What is the NCAA?

The NCAA stands for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. They are a non-profit organisation based in Indianapolis in the USA that governs 1,281 institutions across the country, college conferences, championships and hundreds of thousands of student-athletes that compete in college sport each week.

With-in the NCAA there are three divisions, with colleges belonging to divisions one and two being able to offer sports scholarships to their students. Division three colleges do not offer sports scholarship aid and are only allowed to offer academic scholarships.

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