Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AA schools award to players on college ice hockey 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-AA school can mean the differencebetween getting a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA women's ice hockey scholarships that are offered you have to know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was created 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 ice hockey scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-AA Women's Ice Hockey

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 23 23
Total Number of Athletes 315 1,929
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $5,855 $4,876
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $130,847 $110,867
Total Full Time Head Coaches 4 14
Total Part Time Head Coaches 0 12
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 12 33
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 7 63
Average Total Revenue $709,503 $427,450
Average Total Expenses $788,354 $504,191

Use the NCAA Division I-AA women's ice hockey statistics above to decide whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-AA schools compare with the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly the actual number of female athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA women's ice hockey teams in the United States, which helps you determine how aggressive the recruiting process is, especially when you compare and contrast it to the national average. At present there are 315 women participating in ice hockey at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents how much a NCAA Division I-AA college is investing in each player on their women's ice hockey team for things that are important such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NCAA Division I-AA school invests in you as a player will help determine how valuable they feel you are to the ice hockey team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NCAA Division I-AA college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the ice hockey program operational. This will give student athletes a good idea of the level of women's ice hockey programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-AA schools across the nation. The more NCAA Division I-AA colleges invest the better quality you can expect.

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

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-AA colleges can make off their women's ice hockey programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When women's ice hockey programs are more lucrative and well-known NCAA Division I-AA colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will create new ice hockey teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-AA ice hockey 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 ice hockey teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA colleges aggressively recruiting women's ice hockey players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of how much NCAA Division I-AA colleges all around the nation are investing in women's ice hockey programs, thus whether or not ice hockey scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you would like to be a contender for one of the numerous NCAA Division I-AA women's ice hockey 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 with NCAA Division I-AA schools across the country. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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