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Can I still be involved in D1 athletics at an HBCU?

Hey team, I've been pretty active in sports throughout high school and don't want to give that up. I know HBCUs have a rich history and community, but I'm wondering if any of them have D1 athletics programs. Would love to not only join an HBCU but also continue competing at a high level.

7 months ago

Absolutely, there are several HBCUs with Division I athletics programs that you can consider. Schools such as Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Florida A&M University, among others, compete in Division I athletics.

I recommend visiting the athletic department's website of the HBCUs you are interested in getting in touch with coaches to learn more about their sports programs, and potentially inquire about their recruitment process. Each coach's contact information should be readily available online—just start with email, rather than a phone call or text, as that can come across as a little overly forward.

Participation in D1 sports can be a demanding, yet rewarding commitment, so be prepared for the balance between your education and sport. Best of luck with your applications and your athletic aspirations!

7 months ago

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