The top players at the NCAA Division 2 tennis college level often times can compete at any level in college. The scholarship limitations at D1 create a favorable situation for D2 women’s tennis colleges, as recruiters can offer D1 level talent a scholarship. D2 women’s tennis schools also can benefit from colleges offering degree programs which is a better fit for the student-athlete. There are other positive reasons to consider a D2 women’s tennis college:
The women’s tennis player with the desire to continue the sport at a competitive level but still wants a college life outside of tennis should not shy away from a D2 tennis program.
With 167 Division 2 women’s tennis colleges, there are plenty of options available for the prospective student-athlete. The NCAA permits a maximum of 4.5 scholarships for D2 women’s tennis programs, which breaks down to just over one scholarship per recruiting class. There is little chance for a full scholarship in tennis, as coaches will offer a variety of partial scholarship packages in order to fill rosters with the best athletes available.
NCSA’s Power Rankings take into consideration various features of a school which contribute to overall student-athlete experience at an educational institution. These rankings are below.
NCSA compiled these rankings to give future student-athletes interested in competing at the D2 level more information when considering a school choice. The NCAA rankings are performance-based, which is valuable information but does not tell the entire story to help find your best college fit.