Every year hundreds of university and college coaches go searching for a new group of talented athletes to recruit.
Every year hundreds of top schools award athletes over $1 billion in sports scholarships.
Every year, over 1,800 schools are looking for athletes.
Every year, only 2% of high school student-athletes are awarded an athletic scholarship at a university.
There are roughly 138,000 athletic scholarships available for Division I and Division II sports.
More than 1 million boys play high school football, but there are only about 19,500 football scholarships.
Nearly 603,000 girls compete in track and field in high school, but they’re competing for around 4,500 scholarships.
Female athletes have better grades and higher graduation rates than non-athlete females.
71% of the female students who entered NCAA Division I programs on athletic scholarship graduate within six years of enrollment, as compared to 63% for female students overall.
Young women who participated in sports were more likely to be engaged in volunteering, be registered to vote, feel comfortable making a public statement, follow the news, and boycott than young women who had not participated in sports.
Teenage female athletes are less likely to illicit drugs, less likely to be suicidal, less likely to smoke and more likely to have positive body images than female non-athletes.
Team sports participation is associated with a lower prevalence of sexual risk-taking behaviors for young women.
In 2006 only 42.4% of women’s teams (and less than 2% of men’s teams) were led by a female head coach.
In 2011 100% of Acrobatics and Tumbling Teams are coached by a female head coach.
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