Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A 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 most student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-A school can mean the differencebetween getting a college degree and having to put that goal on hold.

If you want to be a competitor for one of the many NCAA Division I-A women's cross country scholarships that are offered you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. was designed to provide student athletes with the information they need to increase their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-A school and receiving a women's cross country scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-A Women's Cross Country

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 25 10
Total Number of Athletes 147 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $2,310 $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $50,692 $7,420
Total Full Time Head Coaches 1 15
Total Part Time Head Coaches 0 173
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 2
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 4 316
Average Total Revenue $44,883 $35,163
Average Total Expenses $230,951 $36,161

Utilize the NCAA Division I-A 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 NCAA Division I-A schools compare to the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you approximately how many female athletes are on NCAA Division I-A women's cross country teams across the nation, which will help you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 147 women taking part in cross country at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NCAA Division I-A college is investing in each player on their women's cross country team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NCAA Division I-A school invests in you as a player will help determine how valuable they feel 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 NCAA Division I-A college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the cross country program functioning. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's cross country programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-A schools across the nation. The more NCAA Division I-A colleges invest the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are crucial to helping you sharpen your abilities and help you continue on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your cross country scholarship each year. The more NCAA Division I-A women's cross country coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one coaching and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

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

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and expanding women's cross country teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A 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 how much NCAA Division I-A colleges all around the country are investing in 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 NCAA Division I-A women's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-A schools in your state compare with NCAA Division I-A schools across the country. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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