Female College Athletes From These NCAA Conferences Earn The Most NIL Money

In the modern NCAA, choosing where to go to school can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars for top recruits.

To help student athletes maximize their NIL value, the data experts at The Sports Daily have examined the NIL valuations for the top female athletes in order to determine which conferences provide the best money-making opportunities.

Which NCAA Conference Offers Female College Athletes The Most NIL Opportunities?

When analyzing the top-100 NIL valuations for female college athletes, the SEC came away as the overwhelming winner.

The Southeastern Conference had the most female college athletes in the NIL Top-100 with 30.

Despite not being able to lean on its most lucrative sport (football), the SEC’s dominance in women’s sports didn’t stop there.

SEC students earned a whopping 43.6% of the total NIL valuation among the top-100 highest earning female college athletes.

The PAC-12 came in right behind with one-quarter of the NIL list (25) while the 19 athletes represented the ACC in the women’s NIL top-100 list.

Despite having six fewer athletes in the top-100, athletes from the ACC still out-earned PAC-12 student athletes by more than $375,000. While NIL opportunities might be more prevalent on the West Coast, the average ACC female college athlete earned 51% more than athletes from the PAC-12.

Thanks in large part to Paige Bueckers, Big East athletes commanded the most money per post at $5,810.

After the Big East, female athletes from the SEC and ACC were able to command the most money per post.

NCAA Conferences Ranked by Total NIL Valuation:


For top high school recruits, choosing where to go to school can lead to better money-making opportunities, depending on the conference.

As we noted earlier, schools from the SEC proved to be the most lucrative post-secondary institutions to attend.

Female athletes from the SEC totaled an eye-popping $5.89 million NIL valuation. With 30 women in the top-100, the top-earning athletes from the SEC have the potential to earn an average of $196,366.67 over the next year.

The ACC was next on the list with athletes earning a total NIL valuation for $2.94 million while the PAC-12 fell to third place despite generating a combined NIL valuation of $2.56 million.

Check out the NCAA conference ranked by their total NIL valuation for female athletes in the top-100.

  1. SEC — $5,891,000
  2. ACC — $2,939,100
  3. PAC-12 — $2,561,000
  4. Big East — $844,000
  5. Big 12 — $658,000
  6. Big 10 — $607,700

NCAA Conferences Ranked By Average Per Post Value:


For female athletes, comparing NIL valuations for each conference can also provide insights on where they can best maximize their value.

While the Big East finished with the highest per post value at $5,810, that number is skewed by the fact that the conference only had two athletes in the top-100.

Next on the list, athletes from the SEC ($2,768.60) and ACC ($2,130.68) are projected to earn the most money per social media post.

Read on to discover the NCAA conferences ranked by the average per post value among the women’s NIL top-100.

  1. Big East — $5,810
  2. SEC — $2,768.60
  3. ACC — $2,130.68
  4. PAC-12 — $1,464.00
  5. Big 12 — $1,048.33
  6. Big 10 — $635.27

For a complete breakdown of the data, check out the chart below.

Conference

Count Total NIL Valuation Average NIL Value Percentage of Total NIL Value Total Per Post Value Average Value Per Post  Percentage of Total Per Post Value
SEC 30 $5,891,000 $196,366.67 43.63% $83,058

$2,768.60

43.55%

Big East

2 $844,000 $422,000.00 6.25% $11,620 $5,810.00 6.09%
ACC 19 $2,939,100 $154,689.47 21.77%

$40,483

$2,130.68 21.23%

PAC 12

25 $2,561,000 $102,440.00 18.97% $36,600 $1,464.00 19.19%
Big 12 9 $658,000 $73,111.11 4.87% $9,435 $1,048.33

4.95%

Big 10

15 $607,700 $40,513.33 4.50% $9,529 $635.27

5.00%

Ranking The Top Schools for NIL Opportunities in Each NCAA Conference

For the top student athletes in the country, choosing a school can be a life-changing career decision.

In the current NIL landscape, the decision could mean the difference between hundreds of thousands of dollars.

When analyzing the women’s NIL list, Florida had the most student athletes in the top-100 with seven. Three other schools (LSU, UCLA, and NC State) each had five student-athletes in the women’s NIL top-100.

Thanks in part to Olivia Dunne, LSU led all schools with a total NIL valuation of $3.14 million or 23 percent of the total NIL valuation garnered by athletes in the women’s top-100. The Tigers also received 20.44 percent of the total value per post on social media.

While Hanna and Haley Cavinder were the only two Hurricanes on the list, the twins helped Miami (FL) earn the highest average NIL valuation ($801,000) and average value per post on social media ($10,800).

Check out the chart below to view the top performing schools from every conference in each NIL category.

Conference

Leader (Count) Total NIL Valuation Average NIL Valuation Percentage of Total NIL Value Total Per Post Value Average Value Per Post  Percentage of Total Per Post Value
SEC Florida
(7)
$3,114,000
(LSU)
$622,800
(LSU)
23%
(LSU)

$42,988
(LSU)

$8597.60
(LSU)
20.44%
(LSU)

Big East

UConn
(2)
$844,000 (UConn) $422,000
(UConn)
6.25%
(UConn)
$11,620
(UConn)
$5,810
(UConn)
5.52%
(UConn)
ACC NC State
(5)
$1,602,000
(Miami FL)
$801,000
(Miami FL)
11.87%
(Miami FL)
$21,600
(Miami FL)
$10,800
(Miami FL)
10.27%
(Miami FL)

PAC 12

UCLA
(5)
$627,000
(Oregon)
$258,000
(Oregon St)
4.64%
(Oregon)
$15,455
(Utah)
$3,863.75
(Utah)
7.35%
(Utah)
Big 12 Oklahoma
(4)
$213,000
(Baylor)
$213,000
(Baylor)
1.58%
(Baylor)
$2,900
(Baylor)
$2,900
(Baylor)
1.52%
(Baylor)

Big 10

Michigan
(4)
$177,000
(Michigan)
$138,000
(Iowa)
1.31%
(Michigan)
$2,735
(Michigan)
$2,000
(Iowa)
1.30%
(Michigan)
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