It’s a big leap from high school to college


Getting your name listed in the Star-Advertiser’s weekly Hawaii Grown Report is no easy task.

The NCAA recently released a chart giving the percentage chance of playing in college, and the numbers show an uphill road. The two easiest sports to transition from high school and college are not sanctioned by the HHSAA, ice hockey and lacrosse. According to the numbers, swimming is the easiest path to college with seven percent of male prep swimmers heading on to compete in college and 7.4 percent of girls doing so.

Click the chart on the right to enlarge it.

If you are a wrestler, enjoy your time on the mat because it is likely your last time. Grapplers only transition from high school to college 2.6 percent of the time, with girls not listed. Boys volleyball players are almost as unlikely to play at the next level, and as unlikely to play Division I.

Two sports that girls in Hawaii excel the most in, volleyball and basketball, are the toughest to find a spot in the NCAA.

Here is the original link to the NCAA, which breaks the numbers down by division:


  1. SoCal March 3, 2016 11:47 am

    Would be nice to see one done just for Hawaii athletes and the percentages. i.e. Ice hockey and lacrosse don’t mean anything to our kids.

  2. Action Jackson March 3, 2016 4:34 pm

    The NAIA is also an option. Oklahoma City univ., Univ. of British Columbia, and Oregon Tech are big ones. Also Montana-Western, Lewis-Clark State, and Univ. of Southern Oregon are good ones close to home.

  3. Hahashandah March 11, 2016 11:45 am

    This article should be on the front page of this site. Enjoy the HS days cause it may be your last. I hate to be the spoiler, but it is the truth. I was at a HS a while ago and it was a guy from a recruiting site, he asked the kids how many of you want to play D1 ball? A bunch of kids raised their hands. He said, maybe one or more likely none will make it. Its a fact (he said). I think he is right on… Many, many, wont make it. If your investing a lot of money, camps, club, travel. It could be better spent in saving for college if the kid doesn’t have “IT”.

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