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NCAA Triathlon for Administrators

    Why Add Women's Collegiate Triathlon?

    As an Emerging Sport for Women, triathlon is on the precipice of becoming a full-fledged NCAA championship sport that will allow female student-athletes to participate in competitive draft-legal triathlon racing. Women’s collegiate triathlon is a smart addition to any athletic program.

    NCAA Triathlon By the Numbers

    • 3.5

      average GPA of collegiate triathletes

    • 75 Minutes

      typical length of sprint-distance race

    • $3,780

      Average 2023 cost per athlete for Division III schools

    • 400,000

      high school athletes available to recruit

    • $3,500,000

      grant money available from USA Triathlon

    USA Triathlon is providing NCAA member institutions with a $3.5 million USA Triathlon Women's Triathlon Emerging Sport Grant to develop, implement, grow and sustain varsity women's triathlon programs at the NCAA varsity level.

    Emerging Sport Grant Information (PDF)

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    • General Information

    USA Triathlon can provide information and resources to any coach or institution considering an NCAA women's triathlon program. Contact Tim Yount at for more details.

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