Originally Posted by andfor
All Men's programs in DI, DII and NAIA are considered partially funded and the coach may give our full or partial tennis scholarships in whatever amount he/she sees fit.Partials for men are the norm, tuition, books and fees or roughly 50%.
Another way to say this is that women's tennis is a "head-count" sport and men's tennis is an "equivalency" sport.
Head count sports are allocated X full scholarships that may be given to no more than X athletes. Football and volleyball are head count sports. In D1 there are currently 85 full scholys available in football and 12 in volleyball for fully-funded programs.
Equivalency sports are allocated the equivalent of X full scholarships that may be divided up and given to no more than a set number of athletes, at the discretion of the coach. Baseball is an equivalency sport. In D1 baseball there is the equivalent of 11.7 full scholys that may be allocated to no more than 27 players.
If men's tennis is fully-funded, there is the equivalent of 4.5 full scholys that may be awarded. If men's tennis is partially funded, there is the equivalent of fewer than 4.5 that may be awarded.
If women's tennis is fully-funded, there are 8 full scholarships that may be awarded to no more than 8 players. If women's tennis is partially funded, then no more than 8 players may receive scholarships in amounts that reflect the proportion of partial funding.