Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AAA 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 some student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-AAA school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college education and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AAA women's cross country scholarships that are offered you need to know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was designed to present student athletes with the information they need to increase their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AAA school and receiving a women's cross country scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AAA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 14 10
Total Number of Athletes 355 7,042
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,083 $748
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $14,358 $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 15 316
Average Total Revenue $76,178 $35,163
Average Total Expenses $82,257 $36,161

Utilize the NCAA Division I-AAA women's cross country statistics above to determine whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-AAA schools compare with the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know approximately how many female athletes are on NCAA Division I-AAA women's cross country teams in the United States, which helps you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, especially when you do a comparison of it to the national average. At present there are 355 women participating in cross country at NCAA Division I-AAA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents how much a NCAA Division I-AAA 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 NCAA Division I-AAA school spends on you as a player will help signify how valuable believe that that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program and also the degree of support they offer each player.

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

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are crucial to helping you develop your abilities and help you stay on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your cross country scholarship year after year. The more NCAA Division I-AAA 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-AAA colleges can earn 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 profitable and popular NCAA Division I-AAA colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AAA colleges will create new cross country teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-AAA 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 NCAA Division I-AAA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AAA colleges aggressively recruiting women's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good idea of just how much NCAA Division I-AAA 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 want to be a contender for one of the numerous NCAA Division I-AAA women's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AAA schools in your state compare with NCAA Division I-AAA schools across the country. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AAA

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