The Walk-On Mentality
"Walking-on" at a NCAA member institution means that a student-athlete will not receive any athletic aid and often starts from the bottom relative to their scholarship teammates. These athletes must be supremely confident in their ability to outwork those around them while also playing whatever role is necessary for the team's success. These attitudes of perseverance, consistency, and humility are required to succeed as an underdog in any walk of life. This is the walk-on mentality.