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CHAMPIONS & EXCELLENCE

While the Austin Champions is a relatively new team, our coaches have many years of coaching experience and have been blessed with some great teams.  Our coaches have also had exceptional athletes who have pursued their goals of playing their sport at the collegiate level.  

Mens Cross Country 

Andres Uriegas, 2017, University of Texas at Dallas

Will Hilscher, 2019, LeTourneau  University

Womens Cross Country 

Elizabeth "Libby" Regnerus, 2018, University of Dallas

Lisbeth Britt, 2018, Dallas Baptist University

Hannah Manning, University of Arkansas (Little Rock)

 

 

Be Ready to Play at the Collegiate Level

Student athletes need to understand that there is a process between playing high school sports as an Austin Champion and then playing their sport as a collegiate athlete.

The journey for most student athletes begins their Freshman (9th grade) year based on the sport the athlete would like to pursue.

There are three level of collegiate opportunities.  Most athletes are familiar with the NCAA but are not familiar with NAIA or consider the NJCAA opportunities.  Athletes need to understand that there are many different opportunities that may allow athletes to continue playing the sport they love and have learned during high school.

Each collegiate level: NJCAA, NAIA, and NCAA have their own recruitment guidelines.  Within the levels each one has three divisions: I, II, II.  The scholarship opportunities vary with each division of each collegiate level.

 

 

National Collegiate

Athletic Association

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

National Junior College Athletic Association

NCAA

NAIA

NJCAA

to play NCAA sports athletes must meet eligibility requirements and register with the NCAA.

To play NAIA sports players must meet NAIA eligibility rules and register with the NAIA.

To learn about NJCAA eligibility rules and to register with the NJCAA.

GO TO NCAA

GO TO NAIA

GO TO NJCAA

 

 

Recruiting Books to Read

The College Bound Sports High School Athlete's Guide to College Sports,
Taylor Trade Publishing, ISBN 1-58979-192-4

The Student Athlete's Guide to Getting Recruited,
Steward Brown, ISBN 978-1-032662-29-0

Put Me In, Coach,
Laurie A. Richter, ISBN 978-0-615-21333-0

 

 

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