U.S. Women’s College Cross Country Scholarships

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What to expect when competing in U.S. college cross country:

Fall Semester:
  • Cross country is a Fall sport, played in the first half of the U.S. school year.
  • Meets are usually between early September and late November.
  • You can expect approximately 5 cross country meets in an average season.
  • As an individual sport, you will travel with the team but compete in different events.
Spring Semester:
  • The Spring semester is the off-season for cross country but student-athletes typically compete in track and field events.
  • You can expect to practice a maximum of 8 hours a week during spring.
  • As an individual sport, cross country schedules will feature solo or small group practices.
  • Weight lifting and conditioning will be required in addition to technical training in preparation for the upcoming fall season.

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Cross Country programs nationwide participate in all levels of intercollegiate athletics.

NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association

The NCAA endorses three divisions of women’s collegiate cross country.

Division I
  • Currently, there are 348 competing women’s teams in Division I cross country
  • 18 full cross country scholarships are available per women’s cross country and track and field team
Division II
  • Currently sponsor 301 women’s cross country programs
  • 18 full cross country scholarships available per women’s cross country and track and field team
Division III
  • Currently sponsor 425 women’s cross country programs
  • Financial aid is available but is not considered athletic scholarship
NAIA – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The NAIA endorses one division of women’s collegiate cross country

  • Currently sponsor 214 women’s cross country programs
  • 12 full cross country scholarships available per women’s cross country and track and field team
NJCAA – National Junior College Athletic Association

The NJCAA endorses three divisions of women’s collegiate cross country.

  • Currently sponsor 152 women’s cross country programs across three divisions
  • 1o full cross country scholarships available across all divisions

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