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

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

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division II Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 9 10
Total Number of Athletes 521 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $863 $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $6,941 $7,420
Total Full Time Head Coaches 0 15
Total Part Time Head Coaches 9 173
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 2
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 30 316
Average Total Revenue $39,639 $35,163
Average Total Expenses $39,352 $36,161

Utilize the NAIA Division II women's cross country statistics above to decide whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division II schools compare to the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly how many female athletes are on NAIA Division II women's cross country teams in the United States, which helps you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. At present there are 521 women participating in cross country at NAIA Division II schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to how much a NAIA Division II college is spending on each player on their women's cross country team for things that are important such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NAIA Division II school invests in you as a player will help determine how beneficial they feel that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they offer each player.

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

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

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division II colleges can make off their women's cross country programs the more likely it is that they will grow them. When women's cross country programs are more successful and well-known NAIA Division II colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division II colleges will establish new cross country teams of their own. More NAIA Division II cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and growing women's cross country teams at NAIA Division II schools? Are NAIA Division II colleges aggressively recruiting women's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of just how much NAIA Division II colleges around the nation are spending on women's cross country programs, thus if cross country scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

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

States in NAIA Division II

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