PERCENTAGE CHANCE OF PLAYING NCAA COLLEGE SPORTS
HOW MANY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES GET TO COMPETE AT COLLEGE LEVEL
Many high school students play sports – both girls and boys, those that are good start to think they could play their sport at college level. It’s not that easy. The truth is that most high school athletes wont get the opportunity to play. Have you ever stopped to consider what the chances are of earning a scholarship to play college baseball, basketball or even football? Not only must you be tops in your sport but you also need to be a good student because your grades and test scores are vital to your chances of landing a scholarship.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)has compiled the following chart that estimates the probability of high school athletes competing in college athletics.
|Athletes||Women’s Basketball||Men’s Basketball||Baseball||Men’s Ice Hockey||Football||Men’s soccer|
|High School Athletes||452,929||546,335||470,671||36,263||1,071,775||358,935|
|High School senior athletes||129,408||156,096||134,477||10,361||306,221||102,553|
|NCAA Freshman Positions||4,313||4,735||8,219||1,135||17,501||5,655|
|NCAA Senior Athletes||3,355||3,682||6,393||883||13,612||4,398|
|NCAA Senior Athletes Drafted||32||44||600||33||250||75|
|Percentage: High School To NCAA||3.3%||3.0%||6.1%||11.0%||5.7%||5.5%|
|Percentage: NCAA To Professional||1.0%||1.2%||9.4%||3.7%||1.8%||1.7%|
|Percentage: High School To Professional||0.02%||0.03%||0.45%||0.32%||0.08%||0.07%|
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, has estimated that the chances of competing in your chosen sport at the college level is not great. For example, only 3% of high school senior basketball players will play NCAA sponsored basketball. These figures do not take into account the opportunities that are available to compete in the lower divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA.
Note: These percentages are based on estimated data and should be considered as being approximations only of the actual percentages. For further information you should visit the NCAA website. Permission is hereby granted to any not-for-profit or educational website to re-publish this article or any part thereof.