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Student Athlete

Give Back Track is dedicated to inform and educate student athletes and their families about the opportunities track and field gives them as well as valuable resources when preparing for college.

Prospective student athletes need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or Division II school. Student athletes must create a Certification Account to make official visits to Divisions I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent. 

The NCAA provides the specific academic requirements and prospective student-athlete guides through their additional resources. There are specific requirements for Division I, II, and III schools. This information is to assist student-athletes who may want to further pursue their athletic and academic career.


This resource looks at the science behind student athlete mental health, some solutions, and suggestions for the students, their coaches, and their parents.

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The National Student Clearinghouse® relieves the administrative burdens and costs related to student data reporting and exchange. Education leaders rely on the Clearinghouse’s unique national student data resources to better understand student pathways and outcomes in order to help students succeed.

The NAIA is the association made up of 250 member schools dedicated to serving the interest of small colleges. The main goal is to encourage student-athlete enrollment in higher education and financial sustainability. More information about the NAIA is located on their site.

The NJCAA is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization with 500+ organizations. It is a great place for student-athletes to begin their higher education and athletic career, beyond high school. Learn more about what it takes to compete at the NJCAA through the information provided on their site.

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