The NCAA has sports programs for skiing and rifling so why not skateboarding?
The NCAA currently awards 89 national championships yearly—44 women’s, 42 men’s, and coed championships for fencing, rifle, and skiing.
The NCAA has awarded championships in the following sports:
According to Wikipedia the NCAA adds and removes sports programs every day and here are some of their movements:
Sports added and dropped
The popularity of each of these sports programs has changed over time. Between 1988-89 and 2010-11, NCAA schools had net additions of 510 men’s teams and 2,703 women’s teams. In women’s sports, the sports with the biggest net gains during the 1988-89 to 2010-11 period were soccer (+599 teams), golf, and indoor track and field, while no women’s sports programs experienced double-digit net losses. In men’s sports, the sports with the biggest net gains during the 1988/89 to 2010/11 period were indoor track and field, lacrosse, and cross-country (each with more than 100 net gains), but the men’s sports with the biggest losses were wrestling (-104 teams), tennis, and rifle, and the men’s team sport with the most net losses was water polo. Other reports show that 355 college wrestling programs have been eliminated since 2000, and 212 men’s gymnastics programs have been eliminated since 1969 with only 17 programs remaining as of 2013.