What is the NCAA?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to providing a pathway to opportunity for college athletes.
"The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college." - NCAA
"College bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework." -NCAA
"If you want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II school, start by registering for a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org If you want to play Division II sports or you aren't sure where you want to compete, start by creating a Profile Page at eligibilitycenter.org" -NCAA
For more information: ncaa.org/playcollegesports
Frequently asked questions - ncaa.org/studentfaq
Twitter - @NCAAEC