In January 2014, the NCAA overwhelmingly approved triathlon as the next Emerging Sport for Women for NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III member institutions.

As an Emerging Sport for Women, triathlon embarks on the journey to become a full-fledged NCAA Championship Sport, allowing female triathletes the opportunity to be official NCAA student-athletes and participate in competitive draft-legal racing.

To assist with this monumental opportunity, USA Triathlon announced in December of 2015 the $2.6 million USA Triathlon Women’s Triathlon Emerging Sport Grant. This grant is distributed to selected NCAA membership institutions to develop, implement, grow and sustain varsity women’s triathlon programs at the NCAA level. Additional information on the Emerging Sport Grant can be found here.

In addition to the Emerging Sport Grant, USA Triathlon is dedicated in leveraging all resources to support women’s triathlon as it develops as an NCAA varsity sport.

Resources are available for all those who wish to be part of, and learn more about, the NCAA movement.

If you wish to inquiry more information about women’s triathlon, please contact NCAA and Collegiate Triathlon Coordinator, Jess Luscinski at or 719-955-2805.

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