ASUN Conference
Established1978
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFCS
Members12 (13 in 2022)
Sports fielded
  • 20
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 11
RegionSouthern United States
Former namesTrans America Athletic Conference (1978–2001)
Atlantic Sun Conference (2001–2016)
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
CommissionerTed Gumbart (since 2007)
Websitewww.asunsports.org
Locations

The ASUN Conference, formerly the Atlantic Sun Conference, is a collegiate athletic conference operating mostly in the Southeastern United States. The league participates at the NCAA Division I level, and will begin sponsoring football at the Division I FCS level in 2022. Originally established as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC) in 1978,[1] it was renamed as the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2001, and then rebranded as the ASUN Conference in 2016.[2] The conference headquarters are located in Atlanta.

The conference has undergone significant growth in membership in recent years. In 2018, the University of North Alabama arrived from the Division II Gulf South Conference,[3] and Liberty University left the Big South for the ASUN.[4] Most recently, in 2020–21 with the arrival of Bellarmine University from the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference[5] and the departure of NJIT to the America East Conference.[6] The ASUN officially announced the addition of the University of Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky University and Jacksonville State University, as incoming members on January 29, 2021, also announcing the addition of football in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The ASUN statement, however, did not specify when conference competition in football would begin.[7] On September 17, 2021, the ASUN announced Austin Peay State University as a new member for the 2022-23 season.[8]

Membership history

Current members

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Bellarmine University Louisville, Kentucky 1950 2020 Private 3,369 Knights    
University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas 1907 2021 Public 10,869 Bears & Sugar Bears    
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky 1874 2021 Public 16,959 Colonels    
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, Florida 1997 2007 Public 15,076 Eagles    
Jacksonville University Jacksonville, Florida 1934 1998 Private 4,213 Dolphins    
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Alabama 1883 1995, 2021[a] Public 9,238 Gamecocks    
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Georgia 1963 2005 Public 41,181 Owls    
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia 1971 2018 Private 15,000 Flames & Lady Flames      
Lipscomb University Nashville, Tennessee 1891 2003 Private 4,620 Bisons    
University of North Alabama Florence, Alabama 1830 2018 Public 7,650 Lions    
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida 1969 2005 Public 16,309 Ospreys    
Stetson University DeLand, Florida 1883 1985 Private 4,330 Hatters    
  1. ^ Jacksonville State had previously been a conference member from 1995 to 2003.

Future members

Institution Location Founded Joining Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tennessee 1927 2022[8] Public 10,344 Governors    

Associate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Nickname Primary
Conference
ASUN Sport(s)
United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) Colorado Springs, Colorado 1954 Military 4,304 2021–22 Falcons Mountain West Men's lacrosse
College of Charleston (Charleston) Charleston, South Carolina 1770 Public 10,468 2021–22[9] Cougars CAA Beach volleyball
Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio 1964 Public 15,648 2021–22 Vikings Horizon Men's lacrosse
Coastal Carolina University Conway, South Carolina 1954 Public 10,484 2021–22[a] Chanticleers Sun Belt Women's lacrosse
Delaware State University Dover, Delaware 1891 Public
(HBCU)
5,054 2021–22[b] Hornets MEAC Women's lacrosse
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, Michigan 1877 Private 5,080 2021–22 Titans Horizon Men's lacrosse
Mercer University Macon, Georgia 1833 Private 8,740 2014–15 Bears SoCon Beach volleyball
Robert Morris University Moon Township, Pennsylvania 1921 Private 4,895 2021–22 Colonials Horizon Men's lacrosse
University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Wilmington, North Carolina 1947 Public 14,765 2021–22[9] Seahawks CAA Beach volleyball
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1850 Public 32,818 2021–22 Utes Pac-12 Men's lacrosse
  1. ^ Coastal had previously been an ASUN women's lacrosse member from 2016–2020 (2017–2020 seasons).[10]
  2. ^ Delaware State had previously been an ASUN women's lacrosse member in the 2017 season (2016–17 school year).[10]

Former members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname Current Conference
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1904 Private 3,770 1978 1979 Chiefs[a 1] Sooner (SAC) (NAIA)
Pan American University[a 2] Edinburg, Texas 1927 Public 19,302 1978 1980 Broncs[a 3] WAC
Northeast Louisiana University[a 4] Monroe, Louisiana 1931 Public 8,405 1978 1982 Indians[a 4] Sun Belt
Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas 1960 Private 2,567 1978 1989 Huskies Southland
Hardin–Simmons University Abilene, Texas 1891 Private 2,435 1978 1990 Cowboys American Southwest (Division III)
Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana 1825 Private 787 1978 1999 Gentlemen (men's)
Ladies (women's)
SCAC (Division III)
Samford University Homewood, Alabama 1841 Private 4,440 1978 2003 Bulldogs SoCon
Northwestern State University Natchitoches, Louisiana 1884 Public 9,244 1979 1984 Demons Southland
University of Arkansas at Little Rock[b 1] Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 Public 13,000 1979 1991 Trojans Sun Belt[b 2]
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia 1906 Public 20,584 1979 1992 Eagles Sun Belt
Nicholls State University[a 5] Thibodaux, Louisiana 1948 Public 7,093 1982 1984 Colonels Southland
Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 1913 Public 32,087 1983 2005 Panthers Sun Belt
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 1969 Public 30,474 1986 1991 Roadrunners C-USA
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, Louisiana 1925 Public 17,800 1991 1997 Lions Southland
Florida International University University Park, Florida 1965 Public 50,394 1990 1998 Golden Panthers[a 6] C-USA
College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina 1770 Public 11,320 1991 1998 Cougars CAA[b 3]
University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida 1963 Public 60,181 1992 2005 Golden Knights[a 7] The American
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida 1961 Public 29,290 1993 2006 Owls C-USA
Troy University Troy, Alabama 1887 Public 29,689 1997 2005 Trojans Sun Belt[b 4]
Gardner–Webb University Boiling Springs, North Carolina 1905 Private 4,300 2002 2008 Runnin' Bulldogs Big South
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina 1887 Private 4,120 1994 2011 Fighting Camels Big South[b 5]
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 1890 Private 6,647 2001 2012 Bruins OVC
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee 1911 Public 15,530 2005 2014 Buccaneers SoCon
Mercer University Macon, Georgia 1833 Private 8,300 1978 2014 Bears SoCon
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Kentucky 1968 Public 15,263 2012 2015 Norse Horizon
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, South Carolina 1967 Public 5,821 2007 2018 Spartans Big South
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1881 Public 11,518 2015 2020 Highlanders America East
Notes

School names and nicknames listed here reflect those used during the schools' time in the TAAC/ASUN. One school has changed both its name and nickname, and three others have changed only their nicknames:

  1. ^ Oklahoma City adopted its current nickname of Stars in 1999.
  2. ^ Pan American adopted its final name of the University of Texas–Pan American in 1989. In 2015, it merged with the University of Texas at Brownsville to form the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
  3. ^ UTRGV inherited UTPA's athletic program, with the nickname being changed from Broncs to Vaqueros. UTRGV also inherited UTPA's membership in the Western Athletic Conference.
  4. ^ a b Northeast Louisiana adopted its current name of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1999. The school adopted its current nickname of Warhawks in 2006, when it joined the Sun Belt Conference.
  5. ^ Nicholls State was a provisional member, and as such was never a full member of the TAAC. The school changed its athletic brand to "Nicholls" in 2017.
  6. ^ FIU dropped the word "Golden" from its nickname in 2010, becoming simply the Panthers.
  7. ^ UCF dropped the word "Golden" from its nickname in 2007, becoming simply the Knights.
  1. ^ The school changed its athletic brand to "Little Rock" in 2015.
  2. ^ Although the Sun Belt Conference competes in football at the Division I FBS level, Little Rock does not sponsor the sport.
  3. ^ Although both the Southern Conference and CAA compete in football at the Division I FCS level, Charleston has never sponsored the sport.
  4. ^ Troy became a Sun Belt football member in 2004, a year before it became an all-sports member.
  5. ^ Although Campbell became a full member of the Big South in 2011, it did not participate in the Big South's football conference until 2018, instead competing in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League.

Former associate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname ASUN sport(s) Primary conference Current conference
in former ASUN sport(s)
University of Akron Akron, Ohio 1870 Public 18,730 2019 2020[11][a] Zips Women's Lacrosse MAC
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 Public 27,693 2015 2017 Chippewas Women's Lacrosse MAC
Coastal Carolina University Conway, South Carolina 1954 Public 10,484 2015 2021 Chanticleers Beach Volleyball Sun Belt C-USA
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, Michigan 1877 Private 5,700 2012 2017 Titans Women's Lacrosse Horizon League MAC
Elon University Elon, North Carolina 1889 Private 6,305 2013 2014 Phoenix Women's Lacrosse CAA
Furman University Greenville, South Carolina 1826 Private 2,668 2014 2017 Paladins Women's Lacrosse SoCon
Howard University Washington, D.C. 1867 Private 9,139 2012 2021[13] Lady Bison Women's Lacrosse MEAC NEC
Kent State University Kent, Ohio 1910 Public 28,122 2018 2020[a] Golden Flashes Women's Lacrosse MAC
Mercer University[b] Macon, Georgia 1833 Private 8,603 2014 2017 Bears Women's Lacrosse SoCon
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 Public 24,932 2014 2018 Monarchs Women's Lacrosse C-USA American
  1. ^ a b Akron and Kent State left ASUN women's lacrosse after the 2020 season to join the newly formed women's lacrosse league of their full-time home of the Mid-American Conference.[12]
  2. ^ Mercer remains an ASUN associate in beach volleyball.

Membership timeline

Austin Peay State UniversityUniversity of UtahUniversity of North Carolina WilmingtonRobert Morris UniversityCleveland State UniversityCollege of CharlestonUnited States Air Force AcademyEastern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of Central ArkansasBellarmine UniversityAkron UniversityKent State UniversityUniversity of North AlabamaLiberty UniversityDelaware State UniversityCentral Michigan UniversityCoastal Carolina UniversityAmerica East ConferenceNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyOld Dominion UniversityElon UniversityHoward UniversityUniversity of Detroit MercyHorizon LeagueNorthern Kentucky UniversityBig South ConferenceUniversity of South Carolina UpstateFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityUniversity of North FloridaKennesaw State UniversitySouthern ConferenceEast Tennessee State UniversityLipscomb UniversityBig South ConferenceGardner-Webb UniversityMissouri Valley ConferenceOhio Valley ConferenceBelmont UniversityJacksonville UniversitySun Belt ConferenceTroy UniversityOhio Valley ConferenceJacksonville State UniversityBig South ConferenceCampbell UniversityConference USASun Belt ConferenceFlorida Atlantic UniversityBig 12 ConferenceAmerican Athletic ConferenceConference USAUniversity of Central FloridaColonial Athletic AssociationSouthern ConferenceCollege of CharlestonSouthland ConferenceSoutheastern Louisiana UniversityConference USASun Belt ConferenceFlorida International UniversityConference USAWestern Athletic ConferenceSouthland ConferenceUniversity of Texas at San AntonioStetson UniversitySun Belt ConferenceColonial Athletic AssociationGeorgia State UniversityNicholls State UniversitySun Belt ConferenceSouthern ConferenceGeorgia Southern UniversitySun Belt ConferenceUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockSouthland ConferenceGulf Star ConferenceNorthwestern State UniversityMercer UniversitySouthern ConferenceOhio Valley ConferenceSamford UniversitySouthern Collegiate Athletic ConferenceSummit LeagueCentenary College of LouisianaAmerican Southwest ConferenceTexas Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationHardin–Simmons UniversitySouthland ConferenceGreat West ConferenceRed River Athletic ConferenceHouston Baptist UniversitySun Belt ConferenceSouthland ConferenceUniversity of Louisiana at MonroeGreat West ConferenceSun Belt ConferenceAmerican South ConferenceUniversity of Texas–Pan AmericanSooner Athletic ConferenceHorizon LeagueOklahoma City University

Full members Full members (non-football) Assoc. members (football only) Assoc. member (Other sports) Other Conference Other Conference

Sports sponsored

As of the 2021–22 school year, the ASUN sponsors championship competition in nine men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[14]

In 2008, the ASUN, in an agreement with the Southern Conference (SoCon), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Big South Conference, formed the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) for schools sponsoring men's and women's swimming and diving within the associated conferences. For the past several years, the ASUN's Commissioner has served as the president of what was initially a swimming & diving-only conference. In 2014 the CCSA expanded to include several other schools from other conferences, and the following year the conference added beach volleyball (women-only at the NCAA level) as a sponsored sport, changing its name to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. Currently the conference has 17 member schools, with five men's swimming and diving teams, nine women's swimming & diving teams, and six beach volleyball teams.[15] The CCSA had

A more recent change to the roster of ASUN sports took place after the 2013–14 school year. Under a cooperative agreement between the ASUN and SoCon, the two leagues agreed to split lacrosse sponsorship. The SoCon took over the ASUN men's lacrosse league, while women's lacrosse sponsorship remained with the ASUN.[16] The full alliance in women's lacrosse amicably ended after the 2017 season, with the SoCon sponsoring that sport from the 2018 season forward, but the two leagues continued in a cross-scheduling agreement until the SoCon dropped women's lacrosse after the 2021 season.

Still more recently, on September 13, 2016, the ASUN and Big South announced a football partnership that allows any ASUN members with scholarship football programs to become Big South football members, provided they are located within the general geographic footprint of the two conferences. At the time of announcement, the only ASUN member with a scholarship football program, Kennesaw State, was already a Big South football member. Should any ASUN member add scholarship football, or any non-scholarship football program of an ASUN school (at the time of announcement, Jacksonville and Stetson) upgrade to scholarship football, that team will automatically join Big South football.[17] North Alabama joined Big South football under the terms of this agreement; although the school's home state of Alabama had no schools in either conference at the time it was announced as a future ASUN member, three of its neighboring states were home to six of the ASUN's eight members at that time.

When the ASUN announced the July 2021 entry of Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville State, it also stated that it would launch a scholarship FCS football league, but did not specify when football competition will begin.[7] No current member is required to add football or change its current football standing.[18] At a press conference on February 23, 2021, the ASUN announced that it had entered into a separate football partnership with the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), which had previously announced the relaunch of its football league at the FCS level in fall 2021 with the arrival of four new FCS member schools. The three incoming ASUN members joined the four incoming WAC members in a round-robin schedule branded as the "ASUN–WAC Challenge". Both conferences proposed an amendment to NCAA bylaws that would allow the alliance to receive an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. The alliance had seven members, one more than the six normally required for an automatic bid, but were not in the same league for an adequate period to meet the current NCAA "continuity" requirement.[19][20] The two leagues' proposal was successful, resulting in an automatic qualifier from the seven-team Challenge, colloquially dubbed "AQ7".[21] With the 2022 arrival of Austin Peay providing the ASUN its sixth scholarship FCS program, the ASUN is now all but certain to start its football league in the 2022 season.

Shortly after the addition of football was announced, the ASUN announced that it would reinstate men's lacrosse in the 2022 season, with the lacrosse partnership with the SoCon retained for the time being. The two full ASUN members with men's lacrosse programs, Bellarmine and Jacksonville, separated for that sport, with Bellarmine joining the new ASUN lacrosse league and Jacksonville remaining in SoCon men's lacrosse. Air Force moved from SoCon men's lacrosse; men's lacrosse independent Utah joined; and all three Horizon League members with men's lacrosse programs also joined, with Detroit Mercy moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Cleveland State and Robert Morris moving from independent status. The SoCon maintained its automatic NCAA tournament berth by adding another lacrosse independent, Hampton. The ASUN men's lacrosse league was initially to be administered through the CCSA while operating under the ASUN name as part of the ASUN's intended plan to split into two conferences.[22][23] This arrangement was scrapped along with the planned conference split once NJIT left for the America East; the men's lacrosse league is now directly administered by the ASUN.

The ASUN added two new beach volleyball members, Charleston and UNCW, in July 2021.[9] At the same time, Coastal Carolina left ASUN beach volleyball for the newly formed Conference USA beach volleyball league.[24] With the demise of SoCon women's lacrosse after the 2021 season, Coastal Carolina and Delaware State returned to the ASUN in that sport after respectively spending one and four seasons in the SoCon.[25]

ASUN Conference teams
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
12
Basketball
12
12
Beach volleyball
11
Cross country
12
12
Football
[a]
Golf
12
11
Lacrosse
6
6
Soccer
8
12
Softball
12
Tennis
9
10
Track and field (indoor)
7
9
Track and field (outdoor)
7
9
Volleyball
12
  1. ^ Launching in 2022 with 6 teams.

Men's sports

Men's sponsored sports by school
School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track &
field
(indoor)
Track &
field
(outdoor)
Total
sports
Bellarmine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Central Arkansas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 7
Eastern Kentucky Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Florida Gulf Coast Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 6
Jacksonville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN[a] Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 5
Jacksonville State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 5
Kennesaw State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Liberty Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Lipscomb Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
North Alabama Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 5
North Florida Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Stetson Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN 6
Totals 12 12 12 12 1+5[b] 8 9 7 7 80+5
Future members
Austin Peay Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN 5
Associate members
Air Force Green tickY 1
Cleveland State Green tickY 1
Detroit Mercy Green tickY 1
Robert Morris Green tickY 1
Utah Green tickY 1

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the league which are played by ASUN schools:

School Football Rifle[c] Rowing Swimming
& Diving
Wrestling
Austin Peay OVC[d] No No No No
Bellarmine No No No CCSA SoCon
Central Arkansas WAC[d] No No No No
Eastern Kentucky WAC[d] No No No No
Kennesaw State Big South[d] No No No No
Jacksonville No No MAAC No No
Jacksonville State WAC[d] IND[e] No No No
Liberty FBS independent No No No No
North Alabama Big South[d] No No No No
Stetson Pioneer League No MAAC No No
  1. ^ Jacksonville will continue to play men's lacrosse in the Southern Conference.
  2. ^ Associate members Air Force, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Robert Morris, and Utah.
  3. ^ NCAA rifle is a coeducational team sport. The NCAA classifies teams that include both men and women as men's teams for purposes of determining the number of sports a school sponsors for each sex.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Football will move to the new ASUN football league in 2022.
  5. ^ Jacksonville State fields a single coed rifle team.

Women's sports

Women's sponsored sports by school
School Basketball Beach volleyball Cross
country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track & field
(indoor)
Track & field
(outdoor)
Volleyball Total
Sports
Bellarmine Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Central Arkansas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Eastern Kentucky Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Florida Gulf Coast Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 8
Jacksonville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Jacksonville State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Kennesaw State Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Liberty Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Lipscomb Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
North Alabama Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 8
North Florida Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Stetson Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 9
Totals 12 8+3[a] 12 11 4+2[b] 12 12 10 9 9 12 111+3
Future members
Austin Peay Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Associate members
Charleston Green tickY 1
Coastal Carolina Green tickY 1
Delaware State Green tickY 1
Mercer Green tickY 1
UNCW Green tickY 1
  1. ^ Associate members Charleston, Mercer, and UNCW.
  2. ^ Associate members Coastal Carolina and Delaware State.

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the league which are played by ASUN schools:

School Field Hockey Rifle[a] Rowing Swimming &
diving
Bellarmine MAC[26] No No CCSA
Florida Gulf Coast No No No CCSA
Jacksonville No No MAAC No
Jacksonville State No IND[b] No No
Liberty Big East No No CCSA
North Florida No No No CCSA
Stetson No No MAAC No
  1. ^ NCAA rifle is a coeducational team sport. The NCAA classifies teams that include both men and women as men's teams for purposes of determining the number of sports a school sponsors for each sex.
  2. ^ Jacksonville State fields a single coed rifle team.

Facilities

Future members in gray.

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity
Austin Peay Fortera Stadium 10,100 Winfield Dunn Center 7,257 Raymond C. Hand Park 777 Morgan Brothers Soccer Field 800
Bellarmine Non-football school Freedom Hall 18,252 Knights Field N/A Owsley B. Frazier Stadium 2,000
Central Arkansas Estes Stadium 9,000 Farris Center 6,000 Bear Stadium 1,000 Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex 1,000
Eastern Kentucky Roy Kidd Stadium 20,000 McBrayer Arena 6,300 Turkey Hughes Field 500 EKU Soccer Field 400
Florida Gulf Coast Non-football school Alico Arena 4,633 Swanson Stadium 1,500 FGCU Soccer Complex 1,500
Jacksonville Non-football school Swisher Gymnasium 1,500 John Sessions Stadium 1,500 Ashley Sports Complex 500
Jacksonville State JSU Stadium 24,000 Pete Mathews Coliseum 5,800 Rudy Abbott Field 1,000 JSU Soccer Field 500
Kennesaw State Fifth Third Bank Stadium 8,300 KSU Convocation Center 4,792 Fred Stillwell Stadium 1,200 Fifth Third Bank Stadium 8,300
Liberty Plays FBS football; see NCAA Division I FBS independent schools Liberty Arena (primary)
Vines Center
4,000
9,547
Liberty Baseball Stadium 2,500 Osborne Stadium 1,000
Lipscomb Non-football school Allen Arena 5,028 Ken Dugan Field 1,500 Lipscomb Soccer Complex 600
North Alabama Braly Municipal Stadium 14,215 Flowers Hall 3,900 Mike D. Lane Field N/A Bill Jones Athletic Complex N/A
North Florida Non-football school UNF Arena 5,800 Harmon Stadium 1,000 Hodges Stadium 9,300
Stetson Plays non-scholarship football in the Pioneer Football League Edmunds Center 5,000 Melching Field at Conrad Park 2,500 Stetson Soccer Complex 500

All Sports Championships

The Jesse C. Fletcher and Sherman Day Trophies are awarded each year to the top men's and women's program in the conference. The Bill Bibb Trophy, combining the men's and women's results for the best overall program, was first awarded in 2006–07. East Tennessee State won this overall trophy seven of the nine years it has been awarded; Florida Gulf Coast won in 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2015-16.[27]

Men's All Sports: Jesse C. Fletcher Trophy[edit]

Year Champion
1978–79 Oklahoma City
1979–80 Northeast Louisiana
1980–81 Northeast Louisiana
1981–82 Northeast Louisiana
1982–83 Georgia Southern
1983–84 Centenary
1984–85 Georgia Southern
1985–86 Houston Baptist
1986–87 Georgia Southern
1987–88 Georgia Southern
1988–89 Georgia Southern
1989–90 Georgia Southern
1990–91 Georgia Southern
1991–92 Florida International
1992–93 Florida International
1993–94 Florida International
1994–95 Central Florida
1995–96 Central Florida
1996–97 Florida International
1997–98 Georgia State
1998–99 Central Florida
1999–00 Georgia State
2000–01 Georgia State
2001–02 Georgia State
2002–03 Central Florida
2003–04 Central Florida
2004–05 Central Florida
2005–06 East Tennessee State
2006–07 East Tennessee State
2007–08 East Tennessee State
2008–09 East Tennessee State
2009–10 East Tennessee State
2010–11 East Tennessee State
2011–12 East Tennessee State
2012–13 Florida Gulf Coast
2013–14 East Tennessee State
2014–15 North Florida
2015–16 North Florida
2017–18 North Florida
2018–19 Liberty
2019–20 Liberty
2020–21

Women's All Sports: Sherman Day Trophy[edit]

Year Champion
1978–79 None
1979–80 None
1980–81 None
1981–82 None
1982–83 None
1983–84 None
1984–85 None
1985–86 Stetson, Georgia State
1986–87 Stetson
1987–88 Georgia State
1988–89 Georgia State
1989–90 Georgia State
1990–91 Florida International
1991–92 Florida International
1992–93 Georgia State
1993–94 Florida International
1994–95 Campbell
1995–96 Central Florida
1996–97 Central Florida
1997–98 Georgia State
1998–99 Central Florida
1999–00 Georgia State
2000–01 Georgia State
2001–02 Central Florida
2002–03 Central Florida
2003–04 Central Florida
2004–05 Central Florida
2005–06 Florida Atlantic
2006–07 East Tennessee State
2007–08 Jacksonville
2008–09 Jacksonville
2009–10 Kennesaw State
2010–11 Jacksonville
2011–12 Kennesaw State
2012–13 Florida Gulf Coast
2013–14 Jacksonville
2014–15 Florida Gulf Coast
2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast
2016–17 Florida Gulf Coast
2017–18 Florida Gulf Coast
2018–19 Liberty
2019–20 Liberty
2020–21

Combined All Sports: Bill Bibb Trophy[edit]

Year Champion
2006–07 ETSU
2007–08 ETSU
2008–09 ETSU
2009–10 ETSU
2010–11 ETSU
2011–12 ETSU
2012–13 FGCU
2013–14 ETSU
2014–15 FGCU
2015–16 FGCU
2016–17 FGCU
2017–18 Kennesaw State
2018–19 Liberty
2019–20 Liberty
2020–21

Championships

Men's basketball

This is a partial list of the last 10 champions. For the full history, see ASUN Men's Basketball Tournament.[28]

Season Regular Season Champion(s) Tournament Champion
2011–12 Belmont Belmont
2012–13 Mercer Florida Gulf Coast
2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast
Mercer
Mercer
2014–15 North Florida North Florida
2015–16 North Florida Florida Gulf Coast
2016–17 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2017–18 Florida Gulf Coast Lipscomb
2018–19 Lipscomb
Liberty
Liberty
2019–20 Liberty
North Florida
Liberty
2020–21 Liberty Liberty

Women's basketball

This is a partial list of the last 10 champions. For the full history, see ASUN Women's Basketball Tournament.[29]

Season Regular Season Champion(s) Tournament Champion
2011–12 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2012–13 Florida Gulf Coast Stetson
2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2014–15 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast Jacksonville
2016–17 Stetson Florida Gulf Coast
2017–18 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2018–19 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2019–20 Florida Gulf Coast None (COVID-19)
2020–21 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast

Baseball

Notes and references

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  2. ^ "Conference Student-Athletes Unveil New ASUN Brand Identity". ASUN Conference. April 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "UNA Accepts ASUN Division I Invitation" (Press release). North Alabama Lions. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "ASUN Conference Announces Liberty University as League Member for 2018-19" (Press release). ASUN Conference. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "ASUN Conference Announces Addition of Bellarmine University" (Press release). ASUN Conference. June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "NJIT to Join America East Conference as 10th Member Institution - NJIT Highlanders". NJIT Highlanders. 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  7. ^ a b "ASUN Conference Announces Three New Institutions; Adds Football as 20th Sport" (Press release). ASUN Conference. January 29, 2021. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
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