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March / April 2004

State Legislation Summary—2003
Battleground New Jersey

Late-breaking news

Congress investigates

With the help of others
College sports: Game on For Homeschoolers

What is the NCAA?

Sports organizations
Generation Joshua vision

Election realities

Generation Joshua leadership

Getting involved
Eliminating anonymous tips

Freedom watch
From the heart

From the director:In the armsof amazing love

Impact of the HSF General Fund

Mission Statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus

Elite education: Hope for our national crisis

SAT score comparisons
President's page


HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise



What is the NCAA?

Founded in 1906, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) comprises approximately 1024 schools, classified into three divisions. Division I schools tend to be larger universities, while Division II contains mostly intermediate-sized colleges. Schools in both of these categories offer athletic scholarships. Division III schools do not offer athletic scholarships.

The NCAA sponsors 87 championships in 22 sports. Almost 362,000 student athletes compete annually for the NCAA titles.

Member colleges and universities pay the NCAA to establish and execute standards for determining individual students' initial academic eligibility. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the NCAA has retained the ACT organization, which provides college entrance exams, to run the clearinghouse for determining a student's academic eligibility. A student's academic eligibility determines whether he is able to receive athletic scholarships and participate in NCAA sports.

Even though the scholarship money comes directly from the colleges, the NCAA and other national collegiate organizations (such as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics [NAIA]) determine whether a particular student is academically eligible to receive that money from the school. (The NAIA, comprised of over 300 member universities, operates similarly to the NCAA.)

Sports organizations

>>National Christian Homeschool
Athletic Association (NCHAA)

P.O. Box 623
Wichita, KS 67201-0623
Phone: 316-267-1484
Web: www.geocities.com/nchaasports
>>National Christian Homeschool
Sports Association (NCHSA)

3908 N. Peniel Avenue, Suite 400
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: 405-789-9700, ext. 160
Web: www.homeschoolbasknat.com
>>National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA)

P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222
Phone: 317-917-6222
Web: www.ncaa.org
>>National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

P.O. Box 1325
Olathe, KS 66051
Phone: 913-791-0044
Web: www.naia.org