Track and Field

College Track and Field Recruiting

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Get Recruited to Run Track and Field in College

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If your dream is to run track & field in college, you’ve taken a great first step.  Getting recruited to run track & field is not easy, however, it is certainly achievable if you know how to navigate the college recruiting process.  We teach you how to successfully do just that and realize your dream of running in college.

The total number of scholarships offered by the NCAA apply to Track & Field and Cross Country combined. They are equivalency sports which mean partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the NCAA limit per school.  For example, an NCAA Division II school can award 18 players each a 1/2 equivalent scholarship and still meet the team limit of 9.

START YOUR RECRUITING EARLY AND WITH A PLAN! The earlier you begin, the better your chances of being seen by college coaches, evaluated, and ultimately offered a scholarship.

How To Get Recruited To Run Track & Field In College
  1. Create Your Athletic Profile
  2. Set Realistic Expectations (Division of play & Geography)
  3. Connect with college coaches
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3

Academics are critical! At first glance, the number of track & field scholarships looks attractive compared to average size of the team, however, after you combine the cross country team numbers, there are less scholarships offered than the total number of team members.  This means most runners will not receive full track & field scholarships and there will be a deficit the family still has to pay the college. Academics can be a huge piece here. The higher your GPA and SAT and/or ACT, the more “academic” money you can receive from each college in case you do not receive a full athletic scholarship. This will decrease the amount you will owe out of pocket.  College Basketball by the Numbers

Track & Field By The Numbers


  • NCAA Division I - 286 Teams - 12.6 Scholarships - 34 Average Roster Size College recruiting
  • NCAA Division II - 215 Teams - 12.6 Scholarships - 26 Average Roster Size
  • NCAA Division III - 316 Teams - 0 Scholarships - 33 Average Roster Size
  • NAIA - 166 Teams - 12 Scholarships - 24 Average Roster Size
  • NJCAA - 70 Teams - 20 Scholarships - 17 Average Roster Size   

Total Men’s College Track & Field Programs ~ 1,122

Total Men’s College Track & Field Runners ~ 32,744


  • NCAA Division I - 337 Teams - 18 Scholarships - 33 Average Roster Size
  • NCAA Division II - 247 Teams - 18 Scholarships - 26 Average Roster Size
  • NCAA Division III - 324 Teams - 0 Scholarships - 27 Average Roster Size
  • NAIA - 170 Teams - 12 Scholarships - 20 Average Roster Size
  • NJCAA - 72 Teams - 20 Scholarships - 11 Average Roster Size

Total Women’s College Track & Field Programs ~ 1,221

Total Women’s College Track & Field Runners ~ 31,575


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