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NCAA Headcount Sports

A sport that belongs to the head count sports has an absolute scholarship limit. This means that the number of athletes receiving a scholarship cannot exceed the specified scholarship limit. Head-count sports include basketball (Division I men & women), tennis (Division I women only), football (Division I FBS only), gymnastics (Division I women only) and volleyball (Division I women only). What is unique about head count sports is that they typically award a significantly higher percentage of full scholarships than equivalent sports.


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