College Recruiting Informational Links

Carolina Storm Volleyball is proud of the players who have moved on to play volleyball at the next level in college. If you would like to discuss college recruiting with Carolina Storm, please email Ralph Viegelmann at:

Players and parents should familiarize yourselves with the information contained in these links:

NCAA College-Bound Student Athlete Guide

NCAA List of Schools

NCAA Freshmen Eligibility Standards Quick Reference Guide

NCAA Division I Resources

NCAA Division II Resources

NCAA Division III Resources

NCAA Eligibility Center

What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions. It does this by reviewing the student-athlete's academic record, SAT® or ACT scores, and amateur status to ensure conformity with NCAA rules. The Eligibility Center determines if a player has taken all the requisite classes to be eligible to compete in college. They have to be cleared by the Eligibility Center to be eligible to play in college. In order to complete the Eligibility Center process, the student athlete will need to send in final transcripts and test scores in order to be cleared. That should happen right after they graduate. Again, the Eligibility Center is for eligibility and the avenue for which the NCAA makes sure that players are amateurs.

What are NCAA Divisions I, II, and III? The NCAA is the governing body of many intercollegiate sports. Each college regulated by the NCAA has established rules on eligibility, recruiting and financial aid and falls into one of the three membership divisions (Divisions I, II and III). Divisions are based on college size and the scope of their athletic programs and scholarships.

How do students register? Students must register online at the NCAA Eligibility Center. They will have to enter personal information, answer questions about their course work and sports participation outside of high school and pay a registration fee.

At what age/year in school should a volleyball player sign up with the Eligibility Center? They should register for the Eligibility Center as soon as they want (sophomore or junior year is a good time depending on the level of the academic qualifications for the University).

When do Colleges actually look at the Eligibility Center? Not until you are scheduled to come on an official visit. That is really the first time that schools will check it.