New Jersey Athletic Conference

The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), formerly the New Jersey State Athletic Conference, is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. All of its full members are public universities in New Jersey. Affiliate members (track-only, men's tennis-only, or football-only) are located in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

New Jersey Athletic Conference
NJAC
Established1985
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members10
Sports fielded
  • 21
    • men's: 10
    • women's: 11
RegionNew Jersey
Former namesNew Jersey State Athletic Conference (1957–1985)
HeadquartersPitman, New Jersey
CommissionerTerry Small
Websitenjacsports.com
Locations

Member schools

Montclair
NJCU
Ramapo
Rutgers-Newark
WPU
TCNJ
Kean
Rowan
Rutgers-Camden
Stockton
NJAC, full members

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Football
North Division
Montclair State University Upper Montclair, New Jersey Red Hawks 1908 Public 16,660 1985 Yes
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey Gothic Knights 1929 Public 7,300 1985 No
Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey Roadrunners 1969 Public 5,233 1985 No
Rutgers University–Newark Newark, New Jersey Scarlet Raiders 1945 Public 10,500 1985 No
William Paterson University Wayne, New Jersey Pioneers 1855 Public 10,970 1985 Yes
South Division
The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey Lions 1855 Public 6,800 1985 Yes
Kean University Union, New Jersey Cougars 1855 Public 15,000 1985 Yes
Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey Profs 1923 Public 18,500 1985 Yes
Rutgers University–Camden Camden, New Jersey Scarlet Raptors 1950 Public 5,450 1985 No
Stockton University Pomona, New Jersey Ospreys 1969 Public 7,450 1985 No

Affiliate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary Conference NJAC Sport
Christopher Newport University Newport News, Virginia Captains 1961 Public 5,186 2015–16 Capital Athletic football
Farmingdale State College East Farmingdale, New York Rams 1912 Public 7,000 2011–12 Skyline track & field
Penn State Harrisburg Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania Lions 1966 Public 5,046 2019–20 North Eastern Athletic track & field
Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland Sea Gulls 1925 Public 8,657 2015–16 Capital Athletic football
St. Joseph's College-Long Island Patchogue, New York Golden Eagles 1916 Private 3,810 2011–12 Skyline track & field
State University of New York at Oneonta Oneonta, New York Red Dragons 1889 Public 6,543 2019–20 SUNYAC men's tennis
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wisconsin Blugolds 1916 Public 10,737 2019–20 WIAC men's tennis
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse La Crosse, Wisconsin Eagles 1909 Public 10,679 2019–20 WIAC men's tennis
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Whitewater, Wisconsin Warhawks 1868 Public 12,346 2019–20 WIAC men's tennis
Wesley College Dover, Delaware Wolverines 1873 Private 2,320 2015–16 Atlantic East football

Former affiliate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Primary Conference NJAC Sport
Buffalo State College1 Buffalo, New York Bengals 1871 Public 11,000 2006–07 2011–12 SUNYAC football
Western Connecticut State University2 Danbury, Connecticut Colonials 1903 Public 6,000 2004–05 2012–13 Little East football
State University of New York at Brockport3 Brockport, New York Golden Eagles 1867 Public 6,962 2008–09 2013–14 SUNYAC football
State University of New York at Cortland4 Cortland, New York Red Dragons 1868 Public 6,199 2000–01 2014–15 SUNYAC football
State University of New York at Morrisville5 Morrisville, New York Mustangs 1908 Public 3,356 2008–09 2014–15 NEAC football
Southern Virginia University6 Buena Vista, Virginia Knights 1867 Private 804 2014–15 2018–19 Capital Athletic football
Frostburg State University7 Frostburg, Maryland Bobcats 1898 Public 5,215 2015–16 2018–19 Capital Athletic football
Notes
  1. - Buffalo State left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after the 2011 football season.
  2. - Western Connecticut left the NJAC for the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) after the 2012 football season.
  3. - SUNY Brockport left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after the 2013 football season.
  4. - SUNY Cortland left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after 2014 football season.
  5. - SUNY Morrisville left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after 2014 football season.
  6. - Southern Virginia left the NJAC for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference after the 2018 football season.
  7. - Frostburg State left the NJAC to begin a transition to NCAA Division II and joined the Mountain East Conference after the 2018 football season.[1]

Membership timeline

Sports

The NJAC sponsors championships in the following sports:

Conference sports
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball
Y
Basketball
Y
Y
Cross Country
Y
Y
Field Hockey
Y
Football
Y
Lacrosse
Y
Soccer
Y
Y
Softball
Y
Swimming
Y
Y
Tennis
Y
Y
Track and field (indoor)
Y
Y
Track and field (outdoor)
Y
Y
Volleyball
Y
Y

National championship teams

Since the NCAA established the three division system in 1973, NJAC members have won a total of 63 team championships.[2]

  • Baseball

Kean: 2007
Montclair State: 1987, 1993, 2000
Ramapo: 1984
Rowan: 1978, 1979
William Paterson: 1992, 1996

  • Men's Basketball

Rowan: 1996

  • Field Hockey

Rowan: 2002
TCNJ: 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011

  • Men's Golf

Ramapo: 1982

  • Women's Lacrosse

TCNJ: 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006

  • Men's Soccer

Kean: 1992
Richard Stockton: 2001
Rowan: 1981, 1990
TCNJ: 1996

  • Women's Soccer

TCNJ: 1993, 1994, 2000

  • Softball

Rutgers-Camden: 2006
TCNJ: 1983, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996

  • Women's Tennis

TCNJ: 1986

  • Men's Outdoor Track

Rowan: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

  • Wrestling

Montclair State: 1976, 1986
TCNJ: 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987

References

  1. "Frostburg State Set To Join Mountain East Conference" (Press release). Mountain East Conference. July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  2. "About the NJAC". Retrieved 8 September 2015.
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