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GET RECRUITED FOR TRACK AND FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY

Competing in track and field or running cross country is a great way to stay healthy and meet great friends. It’s also a great opportunity to compete against other athletes at your favorite events. Whether you’re a jumper, sprinter, long distance runner, or thrower, you get the chance to compete against yourself and your PR’s as well as against the competition. If you want to compete at the collegiate level, it’s very important to get your name, results, and grades out to the college coaches. Track and Cross Country are sports where your results really matter and your best times and performances will determine a lot of your recruiting opportunities. If you are serious about getting recruited you must have an online recruiting profile with all of your best times and performances that coaches can view and recruit you. Remember, college coaches can’t recruit you if they don’t know who you are.

HOW TO GET A TRACK AND FIELD OR CROSS COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP

The best way to land an athletic scholarship is to contact coaches with your best times and performances and also continue to update your results and grades on your online recruiting profile. It’s also important to be realistic about what level of competition suits you best. You can go onto different colleges' websites and look up the results of current college athletes to see where you stack up. You will quickly find what division and level of competition suits you best. This will help you decide on which schools to reach out to.

Men’s – Track and Field

  • NCAA Division 1 – 284 programs – 12.6 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 2 – 205 programs – 12.6 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 3 – 300 programs – zero scholarships available
  • NAIA – 153 programs – 12.0 scholarship limit
  • NJCAA – 71 programs – 20.0 scholarship limit

Women’s – Track and Field

  • NCAA Division 1 – 335 programs – 18.0 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 2 – 230 programs – 18.0 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 3 – 310 programs – zero scholarships available
  • NAIA – 156 programs – 12.0 scholarship limit
  • NJCAA – 76 programs – 20.0 scholarship limit

Men’s – Cross Country

  • NCAA Division 1 – 316 programs – 12.6 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 2 – 274 programs – 12.6 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 3 – 404 programs – zero scholarships available
  • NAIA – 191 programs – 12.0 scholarship limit
  • NJCAA – 122 programs – 20.0 scholarship limit

Women’s – Cross Country

  • NCAA Division 1 – 348 programs – 18.0 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 2 – 300 programs – 18.0 scholarship limit
  • NCAA Division 3 – 424 programs – zero scholarships available
  • NAIA – 198 programs – 12.0 scholarship limit
  • NJCAA – 134 programs – 20.0 scholarship limit

For a more detailed scholarship breakdown go to: http://scholarshipstats.com/crosscountry.htm or http://scholarshipstats.com/track.htm

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