The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed.
More than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships is distributed each year along with access to medical care, academic support services and first-class training opportunities.
Student-athlete success on the field, in the classroom and in life is at the heart of our mission.
“Lauren Hill’s bravery, enthusiasm and strength were an inspiration not only to those who knew her best but also to the millions of people she touched around the world by sharing her story. Lauren achieved a lasting and meaningful legacy, and her beautiful spirit will continue to live on. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, teammates and coaches.” - Mark Emmert, NCAA president
When teams and their travel parties trek hundreds of thousands of miles on their Road to the Final Four, their every move is charted by travel experts in Waterloo, Iowa, who get the job done using customized software, a color-coded dry-erase board and, always, a large dose of patience. Read More >
"I encourage everyone to cherish every moment with no worry about the past or anxiety about the future because the next moment is never promised. Never leave anything unsaid. I have learned to see the blessings in every moment and through every struggle no matter how tough it might be. Nothing holds me back from living my life and chasing my dreams. I always finish what I start and see it through to the end. Never give up on your dreams, find something to fight for. I fight for others.”
– Lauren Hill, a Mount St. Joseph University student who inspired the nation by achieving her goal of playing in a college basketball game while battling a brain tumor. Lauren lost her fight this week but continues to inspire.
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