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 72 Schools sponsored varsity Beach Volleyball programs in 2015

              Athletic Scholarships  
  Number Number of teams Varsity Athletes (1) Average team size limit per team ** Average Athletic
Division  of Schools Men's Women's    Men       Women  Men's Women's    Men       Women  Scholarship (2)
NCAA I               47             -          47             -           760             -          16               -               6  $                     17,236
NCAA II                 6             -            6             -             86             -          14               -               -  $                       8,708
NCAA III                 2             -            2             -             26             -          13               -               -  $                                -
NAIA                 1             -            1             -             11             -          11               -               -  $                     10,909
CCCAA               16             -          16             -           217             -          14               -               -  $                                -
Totals                72             -          72                -       1,100                -          15          $                     12,129

(1)   Statistics report student athlete participation at the collegiate varsity level only and do not reflect club or intramural teams.

** Beach volleyball is recognized by NCAA Division I and II schools as an emerging sport for women and is an equivalency sport which means athletic scholarships can be split into partial awards in any proportion up to the maximum allowed. NCAA Division I schools that do not sponsor traditional (indoor) Women's Volleyball are allowed an annual limit of 8 equivalency scholarships for sand volleyball. See our page on scholarship limits for more information.

(2)  Average athletic scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

 

** Steps to College: A Quick Overview of the Recruiting Timeline **
               
               
              Senior year HS
               
               * Narrow your list of schools to 3 to 5, stay in contact with coaches on a weekly basis.

* Ask coaches for the timeline in which they will make offers.


* Quickly let schools know if you're no longer interested

* Contact players on your short list of schools, get their direct feedback on the school and program.

* Take official visits to schools on your short list, meet coaches and players.

* Complete FAFSA form, get college applications in early and apply to all schools on your short list.

* Keep your grades up - avoid Senior Slump!

* Character is key, make good choices every day. Who are you when no one is looking?

  * Post nothing on social media you may later regret. Don't let a 100 character tweet cost you a $100,000 scholarship!

* Receive,  consider and respond to all written offers from schools

* Make the decision - make sure it's your decision!
          Junior year HS  
             
          * Continue to research schools but  narrow your list to 10 to 15 schools.
 
* Keep in contact with coaches often , let them know of your continued interest and also if you're no longer interested.

* Continue to send videos & grades  to schools you are interested in.  Be your own advocate & keep your name out there!

* Ask coaches where you stand on their recruiting list and their timeline.

* Take SAT/ACT Tests.

* Look to attend Showcase games and tournaments and let coaches know  your schedule.

* Continue to play at the highest level of club/HS team you can. Get feedback on where you can improve skills.


* Make unofficial visits to schools you're interested in.

* Take AP courses, challenge yourself academically!
 
      Sophomore year HS    
           
      * Register with NCAA & NAIA eligibility Centers, complete  recruiting questionnaires for all schools on your list.

* Begin compiling highlight & game videos, consider setting up a channel within YouTube.

* Continue to research and update  your list and write coaches & schools. Send videos and/or links to videos.

*  Consider working with a speech coach to develop and improve communications skills - make a good first impression when you  talk to coaches

* Begin making phone calls to coaches, let them know your game / meet / match schedule  - stay on their  radars!

* Take SAT / ACT practice tests and/or test prep courses, keep your grades up.

* Pick a good attitude and show it. Recognize that nothing is owed to you just because you're a good athlete.
 
   
  Freshman year HS      
         
  * Continue your research  & compile an initial  list of 20 to 30 schools  you're interested in.  Rank schools based on the attributes that are most important to you

*Begin writing coaches of schools you're interested in, get on their radars and get your name out there!

* Play at the highest level of club/HS team you can. Ask your coaches where  you need improvement and set goals.

 * Look for College camps and clinics to attend.

* Good grades are critical ALL 4 years of HS - hit the ground running freshman year!    
 
* Consider working with a personal trainer to improve speed, strength and overall athleticism.
  
     
       
       
8th Grade        
         
* Research & start a list of colleges you're interested in.  Aim to begin writing college coaches during your freshman year of HS.

* Work on study and time   management skills,  important to get good grades beginning with Freshman year of HS!

* Character matters, make good choices … every day. Learn to be very careful of what you put on social media.

* Play at the highest level of club team you can.  Ask your current coach what you need to do athletically to compete well at the HS level.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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This is a quick overview of the recruiting timeline. Timetables may differ somewhat by sport, division, school and gender, but this provides a basic idea of the process. There are some constants that that apply to almost all athletes in all sports: Start the process early,  thoroughly research your schools, take care of your grades,  advocate for but be honest about yourself, be proactive and be responsive.
   
   If you can answer "yes" to these 3 questions, there is a roster spot out there for you:
     
1.  Will I be a positive representative of the team, program and school?  ... Good Character
2.  Will I be a positive addition to the roster and make the team better? ... Athletic Skill
3.  Will I be able to succeed both athletically and academically at this school? ... Solid Academics

 

Interactive Map - US College Beach Volleyball Programs:


Quick Stats -  US Colleges that sponsored varsity Beach Volleyball teams in 2015:

4 Year Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1) Average Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees   SAT Math Avr (3) %
Beach Volleyball Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Scholarship (2)      In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville AL NCAA I         -       12 12,811      6,792        13,584 430 540 83%
Spring Hill College Mobile AL NCAA II         -       12 5,192   30,506        30,506 480 595 52%
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL NCAA I         -       20 16,775      7,510        17,062 490 640 86%
Arizona State University Tempe AZ NCAA I         -       18 19,685      9,484        23,830 520 640 84%
Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ NCAA I         -       18 13,614   16,500        16,500 58%
University of Arizona Tucson AZ NCAA I         -       17 26,539      9,952        28,416 75%
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA NCAA I         -       14 8,921      5,472        16,632 580 680 31%
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA NCAA I         -       13 8,479      5,472        16,632 71%
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach CA NCAA I         -       17 8,499      5,472        16,632 480 600 35%
California State University-Northridge Northridge CA NCAA I         -       15 8,643      5,472        16,632 400 520 53%
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento CA NCAA I         -       15 8,267      5,472        16,632 420 530 73%
Concordia University-Irvine Irvine CA NCAA II         -       18 12,983   29,990        29,990 450 590 86%
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA NCAA I         -       20 23,724   40,680        40,680 560 660 53%
Pepperdine University Malibu CA NCAA I         -       15 27,536   46,440        46,440 570 680 35%
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga CA NCAA I         -       13 18,541   41,230        41,230 500 610 76%
San Jose State University San Jose CA NCAA I         -       14 12,842      5,472        16,632 470 600 60%
Santa Clara University Santa Clara CA NCAA I         -       14 17,921   43,812        43,812 620 710 49%
Stanford University Stanford CA NCAA I         -       18 25,103   44,184        44,184 700 790 5%
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley CA NCAA I         -       12 11,167   11,220        34,098 640 770 16%
4 Year Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1) Average Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees   SAT Math Avr (3) %
Beach Volleyball Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Scholarship (2)      In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA NCAA I         -       28 14,571   11,220        34,098 610 750 19%
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA NCAA I         -       13 41,035   40,996        40,996 530 630 60%
University of Southern California Los Angeles CA NCAA I         -       17 26,305   47,562        47,562 660 760 18%
University of the Pacific Stockton CA NCAA I         -       19 24,761   40,822        40,822 530 683 55%
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction CO NCAA II         -       13 3,345      6,357        16,961 440 540 82%
Eckerd College Saint Petersburg FL NCAA II         -       14 13,858   38,342        38,342 500 610 73%
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL NCAA I         -       14 11,018      2,522        14,374 480 570 66%
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL NCAA I         -       13 14,148      4,191        22,328 480 560 59%
Florida International University Miami FL NCAA I         -       24 16,923      4,721        16,529 490 580 53%
Florida State University Tallahassee FL NCAA I         -       21 12,855      4,640        19,084 560 640 55%
Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL NCAA I         -       16 14,754   31,370        31,370 56%
Stetson University DeLand FL NCAA I         -       19 15,789   39,690        39,690 61%
University of North Florida Jacksonville FL NCAA I         -       20 10,963      4,281        17,999 530 610
Webber International University Babson Park FL NAIA         -       11 10,909   21,686        21,686 430 530 51%
Georgia State University Atlanta GA NCAA I         -       17 14,640      6,490        21,058 480 590 59%
Mercer University Macon GA NCAA I         -       18 16,007   33,480        33,480 550 650 67%
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI NCAA I         -       18 15,875      9,840        28,632 500 610 79%
Boise State University Boise ID NCAA I         -       12 10,603      4,621        17,473 460 570 77%
Principia College Elsah IL NCAA III         -       13 -   26,350        26,350 470 600 79%
4 Year Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1) Average Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees   SAT Math Avr (3) %
Beach Volleyball Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Scholarship (2)      In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Louisiana State University  Baton Rouge LA NCAA I         -       24 27,730      9,722        26,886 510 630 77%
Tulane University  New Orleans LA NCAA I         -       18 40,509   44,425        44,425 620 700 28%
University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe LA NCAA I         -       14 10,458      4,986        17,144 480 630 77%
University of New Orleans New Orleans LA NCAA I         -       13 13,896      6,388        19,998 500 670 44%
Stevenson University Stevenson MD NCAA III         -       13 -   26,976        26,976 450 550 62%
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington NC NCAA I         -       17 8,629      4,026        18,054 560 640 59%
University of Nebraska Lincoln NE NCAA I         -       14 17,522      6,480        20,400 520 660 70%
University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM NCAA I         -       15 14,282      5,646        19,464 485 620 45%
University of Oregon Eugene OR NCAA I         -       13 19,844      8,190        29,160 500 620 75%
University of Portland Portland OR NCAA I         -       12 25,890   38,350        38,350 540 650 63%
College of Charleston Charleston SC NCAA I         -       11 11,779   11,000        28,544 510 610 78%
University of South Carolina Columbia SC NCAA I         -       23 11,363   10,758        29,040 570 660 65%
Carson-Newman University Jefferson City TN NCAA II         -       15 9,418   23,300        23,300 440 583 62%
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN NCAA II         -       14 7,454   19,440        19,440 500 540 74%
Houston Baptist University Houston TX NCAA I         -       12 22,123   27,050        27,050 480 580 36%
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX NCAA I         -       11 10,637      4,679        13,255 440 540 85%
Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX NCAA I         -       15 28,413   38,510        38,510 550 650 49%
University of Washington Seattle WA NCAA I         -       14 17,716   11,305        32,424 580 700 55%
2 Year Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1) Average Athletic  Annual Tuition & Fees   SAT Math Avr (3) %
Beach Volleyball Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Scholarship (2)      In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Antelope Valley College Lancaster CA CCCAA         -       11                           -            1,104               5,664
Cabrillo College Aptos CA CCCAA         -       12                           -            1,358               5,698
El Camino Community College  Torrance CA CCCAA         -       16                           -            1,142               5,678
Feather River Community College  Quincy CA CCCAA         -       19                           -            1,446               7,266
Foothill College Los Altos Hills CA CCCAA         -       13                           -            1,551               8,256
Fullerton College Fullerton CA CCCAA         -       11                           -            1,138               6,010
Gavilan College Gilroy CA CCCAA         -       15                           -            1,196               6,604
Golden West College Huntington Beach CA CCCAA         -       13                           -            1,176               5,472
Grossmont College El Cajon CA CCCAA         -       16                           -            1,387               6,897
Irvine Valley College Irvine CA CCCAA         -       18                           -            1,288               5,992
MiraCosta College Oceanside CA CCCAA         -       14                           -            1,152               5,784
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA CCCAA         -       12                           -            1,184               6,584
Palomar College San Marcos CA CCCAA         -       13                           -            1,336               5,648
San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA CCCAA         -       11                           -            1,104               5,736
Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA CCCAA         -       15                           -            1,142               5,318
West Valley College Saratoga CA CCCAA         -         8                           -            1,104               4,896
                       

 (1)  Statistics report student athlete participation at the collegiate varsity level only and do not reflect club or intramural teams.

(2)  Average athletic scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

(3)  SAT Math Average:  For each school this represents the range where the middle half of the admitted students scored, so 1/4 scored below the lower end (25th percentile) and 1/4 scored above the upper end (75th percentile).

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