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Women’s College Volleyball Recruiting Facts

The following is information I found online about women’s college volleyball  scholarships (but don’t hold me accountable).

A recent NCAA campaign states,

“There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most go pro in something other than sports.”
volleyball-recruitingRecognize your child’s long-term goals and expectations of a university. Be sure it fulfills academic needs, a comfort in the size and location, and be realistic of her volleyball potential. Playing volleyball in college is an incredible opportunity that will provide discipline, lessons, and friendships for a lifetime.

Universities offering Women’s Volleyball:

Division I 324
Division II 275
Division III 420
NAIA 242
Junior Colleges 303

Total                               1,643

Division I volleyball programs can offer 12 full scholarships (not all D-I schools have funding for 12 scholarships). Division II volleyball programs can offer 8 scholarships (not all full scholarships). Division III does not offer athletic scholarships but offers flexibility in academic scholarships for athletes. NAIA can offer 12 full scholarships, and Junior Colleges vary drastically.

An estimate of the total number of scholarships offered by all universities in a single year:

Division I 1,000
Division II 500
Division III (academic only)
NAIA 500
Junior Colleges 250

Total 2,250 scholarships available each year

The 2008 – 2009 Junior Olympic Club and High School season has roughly 500,000 volleyball players ranging from 10 to 18 years old. Approximately, 70,000 will be graduating Seniors. This means 3% or 2,250 of all graduating Seniors will receive some type of scholarship.

The purpose is not to discourage, but to provide facts. Be realistic of your child’s abilities and the appropriate level she can play. If your child wants to play collegiate volleyball, all universities accept walk-on (non-scholarship) athletes. Be sure to discuss this option with the coach and many times if your child exceeds the coach’s expectations as a walk-on in her first season, she may receive a scholarship the following season.

The true fact is your child should be playing for the love of the game and a scholarship is a byproduct of her passion. There is a university for your child to play.

5 comments

  1. litoheone Ulukita

    Hi!! my name is Litoheone Ulukita I am a senior now at El camino high in oceanside. I am searching for more information about scholarship playing volleyball in any college. so please send info about the college that you are coaching now thanks….

  2. litoheone Ulukita

    Hi!! my name is Litoheone Ulukita I am a senior now at El camino high in oceanside. I am searching for more information about scholarship playing volleyball in any college. so please send info about the college that you are coaching now thanks….

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