You have spent years training in cross country and contending for your high school. Now is the time to make sure all of that work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them finance their college degree. For most, it can mean the difference between getting a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many women's cross country scholarships that are available you need to know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in contact with them. In some cases, joining a network of student cross country athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help a great deal. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and getting a women's cross country scholarship.

Women's Cross Country Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Cross Country
Average Number of Athletes 10
Total Number of Athletes 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $7,420
Total Full Time Head Coaches 15
Total Part Time Head Coaches 173
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 2
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 316
Average Total Revenue $35,163
Average Total Expenses $36,161

Use the women's cross country athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know approximately how many female athletes are on women's cross country teams across the U.S., which will help you determine how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for getting recruited to a college cross country team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This describes how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a women's cross country team for things which might be necessary such as uniforms and equipment. The amount a university invests in you as a player can help determine how valuable they feel you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a college to run the day-to-day operations that keep a cross country program up and running. This can give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's cross country programs, facilities and training employees at colleges across the nation. The more colleges invest the greater quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are necessary to assisting you develop your talent and help you remain track educationally and athletically so you can keep your cross country scholarship year after year. The more women's cross country coaches there are, the greater your chances are to get one-on-one training and attention which will help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges can make off their women's cross country programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's cross country programs tend to be profitable and popular colleges will invest more in their present programs and other colleges will create a new cross country teams to get in on the action. More cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there an increasing interest in supporting and growing women's cross country teams? Are colleges aggressively recruiting women's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will provide you with a good idea of how much colleges around the nation are investing in women's cross country programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not cross country scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you know the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Select a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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