College Bound Athletes
If you are interested in participating in a college level sport, the courses you take are important. You should investigate eligibility requirements as early as freshmen year. The NCAA is the largest collegiate athletic conference. Within the NCAA there are 3 levels: Division I, II, and III. Only Division I and II schools have academic eligibility requirements. Keep in mind that not all courses offered at BHS are NCAA approved courses. Make sure you are on track to fulfill all core course requirements by the NCAA. Remember that meeting NCAA requirements is not the same as meeting admissions requirements, and does not guarantee admission to the school.
Competing at the collegiate level can be a rewarding experience, but make sure you choose a college, not a team. You should choose a school that you will be happy at even if you stop playing a sport.
Click here for NCAA’s Initial Eligibility Information Presentation
Did you know? Only about 2% of high school athletes receive athletic scholarships to compete in college
. For more information on athletic scholarships, click here: NCAA Athletic Scholarships
Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond the High School Interscholastic Level
||Men’s Ice Hockey
|High School Student Athletes
|High School Senior Student Athletes
|NCAA Student Athletes
|NCAA Freshman Roster Positions
|NCAA Senior Student Athletes
|NCAA Student Athletes Drafted
|Percent High School to NCAA
|Percent NCAA to Professional
|Percent High School to Professional
Note: These percentages are based on estimated data and should be considered approximations of the actual percentages. (https://web1.ncaa.org)
The 3 largest collegiate conferences are:
Check their websites for more information by clicking on the links above.
Things to be aware of:
– Pre-Enrollment Amateurism Bylaws
– Recruiting terms
There is also a useful check list here: