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NCAA And NAIA

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NCAA Sports

Fall Sports:

Men: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Water Polo

Women: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball

Winter Sports: 

Men: Basketball, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track and Field, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling

Women: Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track and Field, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving

Spring Sports:

Men: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Field, Tennis, Volleyball

Women: Beach Volleyball, Golf, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Field, Rowing, Softball, Tennis, Water Polo

Emerging Sports:

Women: Acrobatics and Tumbling, Equestrian (Divisions I and II only), Rugby, Triathlon, Women’s Wrestling

D1 And D2 Requirements

Division 1 Division 2
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered)
  • 1 year of additional English, math, or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)
  • Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school. Steven of the 10 core courses must be in English, math, or natural/physical science.
  • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.3
  • Earn the ACT/SAT score matching your core-course GPA on the division I sliding scale
  • 3 years of English
  • 2 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered)
  • 3 years of additional English, math, or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy)
  • Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.2
  • Earn the ACT/SAT score matching your core-course GPA on the Division II full qualifier sliding scale

NAIA Sports

NAIA Sports

WHAT IS THE NAIA?

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America.

The NAIA is a smaller association than the NCAA, with just over 60,000 students. It includes two divisions (Division I and II) and Division I in the NAIA is comparable to Division II in the NCAA.

NAIA ELIGIBILITY

To be deemed eligible for participation in NAIA sports, an athlete must achieve a minimum score of 860 on the SAT and a minimum of 18 on the ACT, finish in the top half of his graduating class, and maintain a GPA of 2.00. By satisfying any two of these requirements, an athlete will be deemed eligible to play in the NAIA.