WHAT IS THE COLLEGE SPORTS SYSTEM?
When student-athletes combine their studies with competitive sport (called 'athletics' in the US) at the same time at a regional and national league level.
There are 3 main tiers ranging from 4-year to 2-year colleges:
NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
NAIA (National Association of Collegiate Athletics)
NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)
Div I - required to sponsor at a minimum 7 men's sports & 7 women's sports; or 6 men's sports & 8 women's sports
Div II - required to sponsor at a minimum 5 men's sports & 5 women's sports; or 4 men's sports & 6 women's sports
Div III - Predominantly are made up of private schools
NAIA - mostly comparable with NCAA Div II & III schools in terms of level of competition, size, & number of enrolments
Many universities/colleges offer physiotherapy, fitness coaching, nutrition advice, sports psychology, academic tutoring, & intensive training programs with world class facilities in order to prepare student-athletes for sporting & academic success.
Financial Aid such as a athletic & academic scholarships are available at all levels. There are no athletic scholarships offered for NCAA Div III, NJCCA Div III & CCCAA.
NCAA - More than 500,000 students
NAIA - More than 77,000 students
NJCAA - Approximately 70,000 students
CCCAA - Approximately 24,000 students
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DID YOU KNOW?
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is used for Academic eligibility
Div 1 - 363
Div 2 - 313
Div 3 - 442
NJCAA schools: 525
More than $3.7 billion in athletic scholarships are offered by Div 1 & 2 schools annually.
8 of the top 10 world ranked universities are in the USA.
NJCAA are 2-year colleges offering associate degrees which is often used to transfer to a 4-year college
90% of US colleges have had at least 1 NCSA student-athlete on their roster.
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