NCAA Triathlon
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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 the USA Triathlon Foundation Women's Triathlon Emerging Sport Grant. The first round of funding was $2.6 million and then an additional $895,000 was approved, this totals roughly $3.5 million. 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.

If you wish to inquiry more information about women’s triathlon, please contact Jessica Welk, USA Triathlon's NCAA and Club Coordinator, at or 719-955-2824.


Truxes Model Scholarship

USA Triathlon is excited to announce that we have created the Truxes Model Scholarship. This opportunity is awarding $1,000 scholarships to current college students to write proposals for NCAA institutions (Division I, II or III) and having those institutions officially committing with USAT to add the sport. If this looks interesting please review the scholarship document and contact Jessica Welk, USAT’s NCAA and Club Coordinator, at



NCAA Triathlon: A Bright Future

The sport of triathlon received overwhelming support from the NCAA when it was first approved as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women in January of 2014 – but then the hard work began. Full article.


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