NCAA/NAIA College Golf Entrance Program
This program is specifically geared towards the needs of sports scholarship students wishing to enter College Golf Teams of NCAA/NAIA, and is developed by the SD42. The main goal of this program is to be admitted to NCAA/NAIA college sports teams, and it supports every aspect of the student’s academic, athletic, and living needs simultaneously. Throughout the years, this program has produced countless number of golf scholarship students.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA is one of the most well-known and influential college sports model organizations in the United States, which has been actively nurturing students for over a century. The purpose of establishment is to promote fair and safe sportsmanship in competitions, and to utilize sports competitions among colleges as a ground for education. NCAA
currently has approximately 1300 colleges/universities as its member, and over 400,000 college/university sports students participating in 23 different sports. NCAA’s finance is established through TV broadcasting rights, marketing rights fees (90%), and profits from championships (9%). Such profit is used in administration activities, and then distributed to each college/university members to be used as students’ scholarships and educational fees.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is an athletic association that organizes colleges and university level athletic programs. Membership in the NAIA consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States. The NAIA allows colleges and universities outside the USA as members. The NAIA has two members in Canada and at one point had one in the Bahamas, which made it the only international intercollegiate athletic association in North America until 2009. Out of the tournament grew the NAIA, an association of close to 300 member schools and more than 60,000 student-athletes. Currently, the headquarters are located in Kansas City, Missouri. The NAIA sponsors 13 sports and 23 national championships. Providing student-athletes a chance to connect with NAIA schools and coaches helps them make the best decision to prepare them for success in both
college and athletics. The NAIA sponsors $450 million in athletic scholarships and the CBS Sports Network, formerly called CSTV, serves as the national media for the NAIA.
In order to attend NCAA/NAIA affiliated school as a student athlete, certain level of athletics and academics is required. For golf specific, all prospective student athletes are strongly recommended to create their own academic resume, athletic resume (including at least 2 consecutive years of competitive tournament results), and a swing video. Prospective student athletes need to provide these information to the Universities’ golf programs that they poten tially might be interested in participating. Coaches will evaluate the player, and determine whether the player is agood fit for their programs; scholarships are offered depending on the player’s ability to play. In terms of academics, students need to meet the requirements that University’s admission offices require. Admissions offices generally ask the students to provide them the marks from grade 9 -12. Ideally, the cumulative GPA from grade 9-12 needs to be over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Also, most of the Universities in the United States ask for a certain SAT or IBT/IELTS scores to be considered for admissions. To maintain their dignity and positive reputation to the public, most of the North American Universities provide number of benefits to their students such as offering athletic scholarships to their student athletes.
PGA & LPGA Players from NCAA
Approximately 75% of current PGA tour and LPGA tour pro golfers are from NCAA College Golf League, and NCAA College Golf League has become both a shortcut and a mandatory path for any golf studentwho wish to participate in PGA tour.
SD 42 Golf Program I Requirement:
- Age 12-15
- Good Academic Standing
- Reference Letter from School
- Attendance Report
** For students over age 15, but with previous golf experience can still apply for SD 42 Golf Program I. For such students to be admitted to GMJA, they will have to submit the following documents:
- Golf Resume
- Reference Letter from the Coach
- Handicap Card
- Student’s Swing Video
Contact Admission Office for more detail