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What is the NAIA?

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Business Hours
M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm Central

Contact Numbers
Phone: 816-595-8300

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.

NCAA and NAIA

NCAA Eligibility Center
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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 requirements
NCAA Contact Information

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Phone Contact U.S. (toll free): 877-262-1492 

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