That’s right. If the probability ratios, published by the NCAA holds true, only 93* student athletes currently playing on Hillsborough County Schools Football Fields will go on to complete on Saturdays for an NCAA Division I-III institution.
*6.50% of the 1427 athletes of Varsity Football Teams competing with Hillsborough County Public Schools
Considering the Florida High School Football is actively into the playoffs of its varsity football season, this number is so important. Where do your student athlete(s) fit into this equation?
Many boys and girls grow up dreaming of playing sports in college and the pro ranks. But of the nearly eight million students currently participating in high school athletics in the United States, only 460,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools. And of that group, only a fraction will realize their goal of becoming a professional athlete.
For the rest, the experiences of college athletics and the life lessons they learn along the way will help them as they pursue careers in other fields. Education is a vital part of the college athletics experience, and student-athletes treat it that way. Overall, student-athletes graduate at higher rates than their peers in the student body, and those rates rise each year.
Visit NCAA.org – The Official Site of the NCAA to view the charts showing the probability of competing in athletics beyond high school – both college and professionally. The percentages are based on estimated data.