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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY Recruiting Page

Track & Field/XC

Team Champions

Students

Athletes

Champions

WHAT IS VCU TRACK & FIELD/XC ALL ABOUT?

In short, we are STUDENT-Athletes, A10 Champions, All-Americans, and Olympians. We are committed to learning on the track and in the classroom. We major in business, engineering, art, exercise-science, social work, education, nursing, pharmacy as well as a whole lot more...

“It’s through the recruitment of talented STUDENT-Athletes, we have been able to find continued success. “

- Jon Riley (Head Coach)

In 2017, both the men and women's track and field teams averaged above a 3.0 GPA for the year.

Our athletes are students first. They strive to achieve their full potential, and the Office of Student-Athlete Support Services is there every step of the way.

Coaching Staff

5x Atlantic 10 Coach of the year, Jon Riley, enters his 11th season as head coach of the VCU Women's Track & Field program and 8th in charge of the Men's team in 2017-18. Riley took over the reigns of the women's program in 2008 and the men's team in 2010, and has overseen a remarkable makeover of both by employing three key ingredients, dedication, commitment and passion. While these three words are often associated with Coach Riley, they are also descriptors of his teams and coaching philosophy.

Take a look at our mens and women’s athletic standards below. Prospective student-athlete that match our standards should fill out our questionnaire.

WOMEN’S STANDARDS

MEN’S STANDARDS

Please take time to completely fill out our VCU Track & Field/Cross Country questionnaire. It will be directed to our coaching staff.

ACADEMICS

VCU is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. We take pride in our nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities we serve and change.

"We are not afraid to break through barriers in the pursuit of excellence."
"We are current, ever-changing, ever-growing"

READY TO APPLY?

New first time freshmen applying to VCU must complete the Common Application. Students who apply using the Common Application can log in to their VCU VIP page to check their application status online to be sure we have received all required materials (admission decisions are not provided online).

"Opportunities abound at VCU. But first you have to apply."

The 7 Steps Toward Becoming a Student-Athlete

  1. Ask your school counselor for a list of your high school’s NCAA core courses to make sure you take the right classes.
  2. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
  3. Check with your counselor to make sure you will graduate on time with the required number of NCAA core courses.
  4. Take the ACT or SAT and submit your scores to the NCAA using code 9999
  5. At the end of junior year, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
  6. Complete all academic and amateurism questions in your NCAA Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
  7. After you graduate, ask your counselor to submit your final official transcript with proof of graduation to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER REGISTRATION TUTORIAL

HOW TO REQUEST FINAL AMATEURISM CERTIFICATION

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