Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AA schools award 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 NCAA Division I-AA 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 NCAA Division I-AA women's cross country scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. was designed to present student athletes with the information they need to boost their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AA school and receiving a women's cross country scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 13 10
Total Number of Athletes 195 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,322 $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $14,780 $7,420
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 15
Total Part Time Head Coaches 1 173
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 2
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 13 316
Average Total Revenue $110,842 $35,163
Average Total Expenses $105,395 $36,161

Utilize the NCAA Division I-AA 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-AA schools compare with the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of female athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA women's cross country teams across the nation, which helps you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, especially when you compare and contrast it to the national average. At present there are 195 women participating in cross country at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents how much a NCAA Division I-AA college is paying for 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-AA school invests in you as a player will help signify how important they feel that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program plus the amount of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a NCAA Division I-AA 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 level of women's cross country programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-AA schools across the nation. The more NCAA Division I-AA colleges spend the better quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you develop your abilities and help you keep on track athletically and academically so you can keep your cross country scholarship year after year. The more NCAA Division I-AA women's cross country coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one training and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-AA colleges can earn off their women's cross country programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When women's cross country programs are more lucrative and popular NCAA Division I-AA colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will create new cross country teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-AA cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for promoting and growing women's cross country teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA 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 NCAA Division I-AA colleges around the country 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 want to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA women's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AA schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-AA schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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