Collegiate gymnastics is very competitive and some of the student athletes competing in the NCAA are among the best in the world. While on the men’s side there are only 15 NCAA D1 institutions with gymnastics programs, on the women’s side the sport is much more common, with currently 61 teams competing at the division 1 level. Considering the fact that women’s gymnastics teams on average consist of 17 student athletes and that the scholarship limit per team is 12, there are plenty of opportunities available for a full scholarship. If you take into consideration that NCAA D1 gymnastics is a so-called “head count sport“, it is very common that full scholarships are given out to talented athletes.
Since gymnastics has always remained an amateur sport that does not offer the financial benefits that full time athletes receive in soccer or tennis for example, the world’s best gymnasts have come through the american college system. It is therefore no surprise that numerous olympic medal winners have competed in the NCAA, making college gymnastics one of the more prestigious collegiate sports.
Am I eligible?
Having a high enough GPA or SAT/ACT score is the passport to obtaining a gymnastics scholarship. Achievements in the sport will count for nothing if you do not fulfill the academic requirements set by the NCAA and the university of your choice. ASM Scholarships team has the ability and the experience to steer you through the qualification process. It is an integral element of our approach to carefully evaluate and help fulfill your personal potential by working with you to select a university where you can fit in both athletically as well as academically.
Give College Gymnastics a try
So, if you are a talented male or female gymnast and have competed in some big national and international events, coming to college in America might be the perfect option for you. Even though scholarships are not always easy to get because of the somewhat limited number available, coaches constantly reach out to us asking for international student athletes who are either experienced and mature, or who have that one special talent that a coach might be looking for.
The process to securing a gymnastics scholarship
Our team will work with you directly to complete each stage necessary to making sure your future gymnastics pathway in America is easy and without hassle.
Customized recruitment timeline planning
Introduction to your management team members
Online ASM profile development & creation
College recruitment video production & editing
Access to ASM online recruitment academy portal
Review of athlete academic credentials
Identification of necessary exams
SAT registration & prep*
Toefl registration & prep*
ACT registration & prep*
NCAA Clearinghouse registration*
NAIA Clearinghouse registration*
Scheduling of your personal exam tutor prep classes
College marketing & Scholarship commitment
Identification & research of potential schools
Activation of soft recruitment campaign
Evaluation of initial marketing campaign
Activation of hard recruitment campaign
College coach interview prep
Finalizing of all college interest
Organization of college/university official visits*
Sport scholarship final offers
Review of offers & division making support
School application paperwork support
National Letter of Intent support
U.S. Entry prep
I20 preparation & support
Organization of U.S. embassy student visa process
Scholarship & Health insurance guidance & activation
Travel arrangements support
College pre checklist
Support & Pro Career Management
Support during university
University transfer assistance*
Tour gymnastic invites
*Only if required
Career pathway overview
College sports provides athletes the best of both worlds. Study and the ability to play high level sport. During this time we will continue to help manage your future career goals.