Recruiting Resources

Thank you to our friends at the Georgia TFXCCA for inspiring this page

College Scholarship Numbers

***The numbers below represent the maximum number of scholarships available, not necessarily what each program has available. You must investigate with each individual college coaching staff your individual scholarship opportunities. As well, your grades and test scores may also earn you scholarships and grants. NCAA DI and DII XC scholarship limits include TF.  [The charts below from the GATFXCCA website.]

**NJCAA D1 - the maximum amount of letters of intent allowed per gender for cross country is 10 for the 2020-21 school year.

You are your own best advocate in the recruiting process. No one knows you better than you. Take it upon yourself to do the research, to contact the coaches, to clean up your social media platforms. Great programs and coaches exist all ALL levels - find those comfortable for you, make a plan, get organized, and enjoy the journey. 

Take advantage of available resources like BeRecruited and Hudl. Explore TFRRS to see where your marks and times fit in with the current collegians. You might even explore recruiting services, like NCSA. [We are not promoting or advocating for any recruiting service. These are decisions for you and your family.] 

Good luck on your journey, and we wish you great success at the next level!

Do's and Don'ts when Contacting Coaches

  • If you do not have one, create a professional email account with something as simple as your name as the address.

  • Fill out the Recruiting Questionnaire on the school's respective website.

  • Address your email to both the Head Coach and your specific event coach. 

  • Edit and proofread your email. Run it through Grammarly or a similar editing platform. And make sure ALL names are spelled correctly! [Editing = scrutinizing content. Proofing = scrutinizing grammar, punctuation, etc.]

  • Send your MileSplit or Athletic.net link showing your times and/or marks.

  • Introduce yourself, and include your graduation year, name of your high school and what attracts you to the college / university to whom you're writing.

  • Include your GPA, SAT/ACT scores. If you haven't taken a standardized test, let them know when you plan to take them.

  • Include contact information (email preferably) for your high school coach and perhaps your club coach.

  • Provide your contact information: phone and email.

  • If you have registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse, include your account number

  • It's okay to include interest in a potential major or minor. 

  • DO NOT address a coach by his or her first name.

  • DO NOT use a questionable or inappropriate email address.

  • DO NOT send an email without having edited and proofread multiple times. 

  • DO NOT send mass emails. Each coach deserves to be contacted personally.

  • DO NOT include irrelevant information. Keep your email concise, yet persuasive. 

Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

   Social media is an amazing tool, and its uses to our daily lives will continue to increase and evolve. Social media has helped spark revolutions, and social media has distributed information at speeds never conceived of just a few years ago. 

   However, social media can also deter a coach from offering a scholarship. 

   

   CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

   Go through every social media app you subscribe to, and scrutinize every post, 'like' and retweet. If your grandmother and pastor would object, as the adage goes, delete it. 

  • Are you holding an alcoholic beverage?

  • Are you smoking a cigarette or advocating illegal drugs?

  • Are you posing in sexually promiscuous photos?

  • Is there anything controversial in any of your posts, 'likes', retweets?

  • Are you bullying?

  • Are you saying anything disparaging about anyone?

A coach and his or her athletic program is investing time and money into your academic and athletic career for the next four years. DO NOT give the coach a reason to not even consider your academic and athletic talents because of bad judgement on Twitter or Facebook or Snapchat, etc. 

Below is part of TCU's Recruiting Questionnaire. Notice the bottom right-hand corner in regards to social media. Take the time to clean yours up!
For information about Jacksonville College and North Central Texas College, please scroll to the bottom.
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Abilene Christian University

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

325-674-2323

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Angelo State University

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

325-942-2091

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Dallas Baptist University

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

214-333-5324

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East Texas Baptist University

DIII - American Southwest Conference, South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

903-923-2242

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Houston Baptist University

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

281-649-3205

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Huston-Tillotson University

NAIA

Red River Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

512-505-3000

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Baylor University

DI - Big 12, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

254-710-3053

Concordia University

DIII - American Southwest, South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

512-313-4524

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Hardin Simmons University

DIII - American Southwest Conference, South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

325-670-1000

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University of Houston

DI - American Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

713-743-9370

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University of the Incarnate Word

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

210-930-8013

Jarvis Christian College

NAIA

Red River Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

903-730-4890

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Lamar University

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

409-880-2248

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Midwestern State University

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

940-397-4779

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LeTourneau University

DIII - American Southwest Conference, South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

800-759-8811

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University of North Texas

DI - Conference USA,

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

940-565-2662

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Our Lady of the Lake University

NAIA 

Red River Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

210-434-6711

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Sam Houston State University

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

936-294-1111

Prairie View A&M University

DI - SWAC

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

936-261-3311

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Southern Methodist University

DI - American Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

214-768-2000

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Southwestern University

DIII - SCAC Southwest Conference, Southeast Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

512-863-6511

Southwestern Christian College

DI - NJCAA 

Region 5

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

972-524-3341

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Tarleton State University

DI - Western Athletic Conference,

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

254-968-9000

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Texas A&M University

DI - SEC,

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

979-845-3211

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Lubbock Christian University

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

806-796-8800

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University of North Texas - Dallas

NAIA

Sooner Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

972-780-3600

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Ranger College

DI - NJCAA 

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

254-647-3234

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South Plains College

DI - NJCAA

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

806-716-2221

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St. Edward's University

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

512-448-8400

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McMurry University

DIII - American Southwest Conference, South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

325-793-3800

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Odessa College

DI - NJCAA 

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

432-335-6566

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Rice University

DI - Conference USA

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

713-348-0000

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University

NAIA, NCCAA - Sooner Athletic Conference, 

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

888-YES-SAGU

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Stephen F. Austin University

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

936-468-3401

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Texas A&M University - Commerce

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

903-886-5102

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

DI - Southland Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

361-825-5700

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Texas A&M University - Kingsville

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

361-593-2111

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University of Texas - RGV

DI - Western Athletic Conference,

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

956-203-0500

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Texas Christian University

DI - Big 12

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

817-257-7000

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Texas College

NAIA - Red River Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

800-306-6299

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Texas Lutheran University

DIII - SCAC

South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

830-372-8000

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Texas Southern University

DI - SWAC 

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

Office: 800-759-8811

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Texas State University

DI - Sunbelt Conference

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

512-245-2111

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Texas Tech University

DI - Big 12

Mountain Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

806-742-8324

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Texas Wesleyan University

NAIA - Sooner Athletic  Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

817-531-4444

Trinity University

DIII - SCAC

South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

210-999-7011

University of Dallas

DIII - SACA / USCAA

South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

972-721-5000

University of Texas - Arlington

DI - Sunbelt Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

817-272-2011

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University of Texas

DI - Big 12

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

512-471-3434

University of Texas - Dallas

DIII - American Southwest Conference, South/SE Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

972-883-2111

University of Texas - El Paso

DI - Conference USA Mountain Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire -M

Recruiting Questionnaire -W

915-747-5000

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University of Texas - San Antonio

DI - Conference USA

South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

210-458-4011

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University of Texas - Tyler

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

903-566-7180

Wayland Baptist University

NAIA - Sooner Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

806-291-1000

West Texas A&M University

DII - Lone Star Conference, South Central Region

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

806-651-0000

Western Texas College

DI - NJCAA

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

325-573-8511

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Wiley College

NAIA - Red River Athletic Conference

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

903-927-3300

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Jacksonville College

NJCAA

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

903-586-2518

North Central Texas College

DI - NJCAA

Campus Virtual Tour

Application

Recruiting Questionnaire

940-668-7731

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