The road to Division 1 womens college basketball goes through ACADEMICS.
ESPN Rise’s Clay Kallam wrote an article describing a necessary process of getting to Division 1.
It all starts at the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org), and the fundamentals of this game are academic. To play Division I basketball as a college freshman, high school athletes must first complete 16 core courses in English (four years), math (three years), science (two years), social science (two years), plus five other courses that qualify as core courses. Oh, and just taking them isn’t enough — a minimum grade-point average is required as well.
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