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How Strong Do I Need To Be To Compete In College Track & Field

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Becoming part of a college Track & Field team depends on a lot of different factors:

It always starts with your athletic level. If you can’t contribute to the team’s success, coaches will most likely not show a huge amount of interest.

After that, your academic background comes into play. Your grades in high school and your academic test scores determine whether you would be admitted to a school.

Thirdly, unless you are an athlete with the potential to have an immediate impact, a full-ride scholarship is very uncommon and you will need some sort of budget to cover the remaining costs of attendance.

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Information On College Track & Field

There are many different divisions, sponsoring college Track & Field.
Understand the differences:
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Intercollegiate Track & Field Programs

1,227 schools sponsor college Track & Field programs in 6 major divisions:


Maximum Number Of Athletic Scholarships/Team

Maximum Number Of Athletic Scholarships/Team

If the program is fully funded, the college may award:

NCAA D-I 12.6 (Men); 18.0 (Women)
NCAA D-II 12.6 (M); 18.0 (W)
NCAA D-III no athletic scholarships
NAIA 12.0 (M | W)
NJCAA D-I 20.0 (M | W)
NJCAA D-III no athletic scholarships
CCCAA no athletic scholarships

National Champions<br/>Season 2017-2018

National Champions
Season 2017-2018

The winners of the prestigious national titles were:

NCAA D-I Florida, Georgia (M); Georgia, USC (W)
NCAA D-II Pittsburg State, Texas A&M Kingsville (M); West Texas A&M, Lincoln (Mo.) (W)
NCAA D-III Mount Union (M); Umass Boston, George Fox (W)
NAIA Wayland Baptist, Wiley (Tx.) (M); Wayland Baptist, Southern (La.) (W)
NJCAA D-I & D-III Barton CC & Rowan-Gloucester (M); New Mexico & Kingsborough (W)
CCCAA Mt. San Antonio College (M | W)

Multiple winning programs, due to separate indoor and outdoor championships