Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division III 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 III school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division III women's cross country scholarships that are offered you have to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was designed to supply student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division III school and receiving a women's cross country scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division III Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 14 10
Total Number of Athletes 14 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $498 $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $6,972 $7,420
Total Full Time Head Coaches 0 15
Total Part Time Head Coaches 0 173
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 2
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 0 316
Average Total Revenue $15,399 $35,163
Average Total Expenses $15,399 $36,161

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

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of female athletes are on NAIA Division III women's cross country teams across the nation, which will help you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare it to the national average. Presently there are 14 women taking part in cross country at NAIA Division III schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NAIA Division III 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 III 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 and also the amount of support they offer each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NAIA Division III college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the 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 personnel at NAIA Division III schools across the nation. The more NAIA Division III colleges commit the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to helping you refine your skills and help you stay on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your cross country scholarship year after year. The more NAIA Division III 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 main goal of graduating from a college.

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

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for supporting and expanding women's cross country teams at NAIA Division III schools? Are NAIA Division III colleges aggressively recruiting women's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good idea of how much NAIA Division III colleges all around the nation are investing in 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 want to be a contender for one of the numerous NAIA Division III women's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division III schools in your state compare with NAIA Division III schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division III

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