- The NCAA holds 88 championships in 23 different sports.
- UCLA has the most team titles of any Division I school, with 104. Stanford leads all institutions with individual titles.
- 95% of the NCAA's revenue come from television and marketing rights.
The NCAA emphasizes the term "student athlete," and states that "when the athlete can no longer play, the student can still succeed." As a Division I athlete, I can speak from experience that academics are emphasized almost as much as athletic abilities. There are GPA requirements, and most schools have academic study centers where the student-athletes are required to put in time outside of class.
There is a lot more to Division I athletics than meets the outsiders eye. All of the behind the scenes work goes unnoticed to many, and that is what truly makes a team successful.