You sir are an idiot if you think that winning an NCAA title means you will most likely start out with a six figure salary. I have ran and trained with multiple NCAA champions who were just getting by. We are in a recession if you did not know, and six figure contracts are very rare to most NCAA champion college graduates entering the professional running scene.
Sprinters are a different story than long distance runners. Also, add in the fact that if you're not American, you're looking at even less money for whatever contract you sign. Ask Josh McAdams, Barbara Parker, Josh Rohatinsky, Barnabus Kirui if they signed six figure contracts. Mrs. Parker was initially on around 15k a year and kit when she first signed with New Balance and she was an incredible runner setting the 3k steeple chase british record. Better yet, ask Matt Hughes who has won 2 National Championships in the steeple chase if he's been offered six figures from anyone yet.
I know you post a lot and are just "keeping it real". But I promise you, from personal experience and having close relationships with National Champion athletes you're assertions are incorrect. There is a great deal more money in womens soccer than you would believe. Many high school runners come out highly rated and find out they don't stack up at the next level, just as in soccer. Look at AJ Acosta, a phenom and high school and great runner in college who still is struggling to get a contract that will provide just a little more than kit.
(..."just keeping it real"...)