Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools give to players on college cross country teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone granted $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For some student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division I school can mean the differencebetween obtaining a college education and having to put that dream on hold.

If you wish to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I women's cross country scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. was made to provide student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division I school and receiving a women's cross country scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NAIA Division I Women's Cross Country

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 9 10
Total Number of Athletes 348 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $994 $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $8,663 $7,420
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 15
Total Part Time Head Coaches 15 173
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 2
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 14 316
Average Total Revenue $58,821 $35,163
Average Total Expenses $57,620 $36,161

Make use of the NAIA Division I women's cross country statistics above to decide whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division I schools compare to the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know approximately how many female athletes are on NAIA Division I women's cross country teams across the nation, which helps you see how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. Presently there are 348 women participating in cross country at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates how much a NAIA Division I college is paying for each player on their women's cross country team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NAIA Division I school invests in you as a player will help determine how valuable believe that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program plus the amount of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NAIA Division I college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the cross country program operational. This can give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's cross country programs, facilities and training personnel at NAIA Division I schools across the country. The more NAIA Division I colleges commit the better quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you sharpen your skills and help you stay on track athletically and academically so you can keep your cross country scholarship each year. The more NAIA Division I women's cross country coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one instruction and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division I colleges can earn off their women's cross country programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's cross country programs are more profitable and well-known NAIA Division I colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will establish new cross country teams of their very own. More NAIA Division I cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for supporting and growing women's cross country teams at NAIA Division I schools? Are NAIA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting women's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good indication of how much NAIA Division I colleges around the nation are spending on women's cross country programs, thus whether or not cross country scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you would like to be a contender for one of the numerous NAIA Division I women's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division I schools in your state compare to NAIA Division I schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division I

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