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Head-Count vs. Equivalency Sports

September 1, 2007 | Featured in the September 2007 Issue

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You always thought receiving a scholarship meant “full ride,” but you’ve just been told that your scholly is a partial one. Confused? The NCAA divides sports into two categories: headcount and equivalency.

Head count sports have a set number of scholarships, and they are all full. If your sport offers 15 scholarships and a college gives you one, it has only 14 left to offer.

Equivalency sports have a set number of scholarships, but each one can be divided among two or more student-athletes. Say a sport has three scholarships available. A school could award a full scholarship to one athlete, split the second between two athletes, and divide the third among three or more athletes.

Men’s Sports

Head-count Sports

Team Limits

Basketball

13

Football I-A

85


Equivalency Sports

Team Limits

Baseball

11.7

XC

5

XC/T&F

12.6

Fencing

4.5

Football I-AA

63

Golf

4.5

Gymnastics

6.3

Ice Hockey

18

Lacrosse

12.6

Rifle

3.6

Skiing

6.3

Soccer

9.9

Swimming

9.9

Tennis

4.5

Volleyball

4.5

Water Polo

4.5

Wrestling

9.9

Women’s Sports

Head-count Sports

Team Limits

Basketball

15

Gymnastics

12

Tennis

8

Volleyball

12


Equivalency Sports

Team Limits

Bowling

5

XC

6

XC/T&F

18

Fencing

5

Field Hockey

12

Golf

6

Ice Hockey

18

Lacrosse

12

Rowing

20

Skiing

7

Soccer

12

Softball

12

Swimming

14

Water Polo

8

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