USHA Collegiate Program Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the United States Handball Association’s Collegiate Program to promote, develop, and expand the sport of handball at the collegiate level. Our goal is to increase awareness of handball’s lifelong benefits to university administrators and student-athletes; and support recruitment and participation in a yearly intercollegiate competition.

View the USHA Collegiate Handball Manual HERE


The Mardak Community Challenge:
(A great way to help college students teach the game to others! Read MORE).


Available Collegiate Handball Scholarships
(Click on each one for more scholarship information):

  • Bob and Sue Delaney Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to any full-time collegiate handball player who plays in Arizona or Illinois and may also be from either state.

  • Mardak Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to any Certified USHA Instructor who is a full-time collegiate handball player and is teaching handball to students or new players

2024 USHA National Collegiate Handball Tournament Information:
Hosted at the University of Minnesota, Feb. 21-25, 2024.

2024 Eligibility Information: USHA Intercollegiate Rules


2024 Entry Information:

  • Enter Online HERE (this is the preferred method of entering the Collegiate Nationals in 2024).
    Step 1: Go to the USHA Web Store (“Buy Gear”) at to pay for entries online. Purchase Collegiate Memberships HERE. 
    Step 2: Once entries and memberships are paid, the USHA will manually send the a link to the purchaser within 24 hours or less after purchase.
    Step 3: Once given the link, enter player(s) info and submit. May submit multiple players. View the collegiate player skill chart HERE. 
    Step 4: Once team/player information is received, team/player entries and info will be submitted in an Excel doc or pdf in order to confirm accuracy.
    Step 5: Verification letters are due by Feb. 8 deadline. Emailed letter is acceptable, provided that the team/player submits the hard copies at the desk.
  • Code of Conduct

Important Deadlines and Dates

  • Monday, January 15 – Hotel reservations deadline for Graduate Hotel and Days Inn.
  • Friday, January 26 – Deadline to file Eligibility Appeals
  • Thursday, February 8 – Deadline to submit entries, verification letters and seeding information
  • Sunday, February 11- Deadline for players to create a Bracket Ace Account
  • Monday, February 12 – Deadline for First Draft of Seeding to Coaches
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Deadline for First Challenges from Coaches
  • Wednesday, February 14 – Deadline for Second Draft of Seeding to Coaches
  • Thursday, February 15 – Deadline for Final Challenges from Coaches
  • Friday, February 16 – Final Seeding information submitted. Coaches told what division they are in.
  • Saturday, February 17- Deadline for coaches to opt up to a higher division.
  • Monday, February 19 – Starting Times and Draws Posted
  • February 21- On-Site Coaches Meeting and Play Begins
  • February 25 (12 pm) – Play ends


  • Seeding will be entered when players enter online. We hope to not just a ranking of players on your team but a sense of their skills and how they compare to other players on your team. When combined with last years results we will create our first draft.
  • Challenges policy-First round challenges do not require any written reason. A written reason for challenges in the second round will require a written reason.
  • Returning player seeding policy-Players will be seeded above where they finished in the previous years unless they zero-pointed in the previous year. Requests to a seed below where they finished must be in writing and include the reason for the request.

Division names

The naming of the divisions will be decided after the entries are received.

To categorize teams for Open, A, or B team titles, you would take the AVERAGE of the players’ seeds. For the 2015 men’s draw, to find the three Divisions you would divide the total number of entrants by 3, e.g. 162 entrants / 3 = 54.

  • Open Division up to 54
  • A Division 55 – 108
  • B Division 109 – 162

To qualify for a team title, a school would still need to have a minimum of three players in a gender. Points would be calculated exactly how they were in 2015. The schools would have been divided as follows in the Men’s 2015 tournament using this method.


Point Distribution


  • Wall chart-Draws will be posted on the wall in a diamond shape to reflect where players move to as the players either win or lose in the first two rounds.
  • Women’s Divisions (template)
  • Men’s Divisions (template)


  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lunch. Saturday Banquet.


  • TBD

Coaches meetings

    • Location-TBD
    • Times – TBD
    • Agendas – TBD


    • All Tournament -(semi and finalist Open division both genders)
    • All American-top 4 (or more in case of tie) American players in top 16 Singles or finalists of Open Doubles
    • Spirit of Handball Award (both genders)
    • Most Improved Player (both genders based on previous year finish)

2024 Results (71st USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
2023 Results (70th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
2022 Results (69th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE
2020 Results (68th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
2019 Results (67th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
2018 Results (66th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
2017 Results (65th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
2016 Results (64th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.
National Collegiate Champions List