Conference Carolinas
FormerlyNorth State Conference (1930–1961)
Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1961–1995)
Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (1995–2007)
AssociationNCAA
Founded1930
CommissionerChris Colvin
Sports fielded
  • 25 (26 in 2025)
    • men's: 12 [13 in 2025]
    • women's: 13
DivisionDivision II
No. of teams14 (15 in 2024, 16 in 2025)
HeadquartersGreenville, South Carolina
RegionNorth Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia
Official websiteconferencecarolinas.com
Locations
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Conference Carolinas, formerly known as the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) or the Carolinas Conference, is a college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) primarily at the Division II level. It is also considered as one of the seven Division I conferences for men's volleyball. Originally formed in 1930, the league reached its modern incarnation in 1994. Member institutions are located in the southeastern United States in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Conference Carolinas membership currently consists of 14 small colleges or universities, 12 private and two public.

History

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Conference Carolinas dates to its inception on December 6, 1930. The conference was formed then as an athletic association "for the greater advantage of the small colleges in North Carolina". The official name given back then was the North State Intercollegiate Conference but known informally as the Old North State Conference. The birthplace was the Washington Duke Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, and the seven charter members were Appalachian, Atlantic Christian (now Barton College), Catawba, Guilford, Elon, High Point, and Lenoir–Rhyne.

The conference followed a policy of expansion for a period of time. Western Carolina became a member in 1933, East Carolina in 1947, Pfeiffer in 1960, Newberry in 1961, and Presbyterian in 1964, followed closely by Mars Hill.

With the acceptance of the first member from South Carolina in Newberry College, a name change became necessary. Thus on May 20, 1961 the official name of the conference was changed to the Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) but commonly known less formerly as the Carolinas Conference.

East Carolina resigned in 1962 to join the Southern Conference and Appalachian and Western Carolina followed. Football sponsorship in the Carolinas Conference was dropped in 1973 when Lenoir–Rhyne, Newberry, Presbyterian, and Mars Hill joined the South Atlantic Conference.

Pembroke State University, now the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, became a first-time member in 1976 followed by Wingate College in 1979, and Lenoir–Rhyne re-joined in 1984.

While Guilford College withdrew in 1988, St. Andrews and Mount Olive were added that same year.

The 1989–90 academic year started a new era as Catawba, Elon, Lenoir–Rhyne and Wingate all withdrew to compete in the first year that the South Atlantic Conference provided championships in all sports, not just football.

The Carolinas Conference then added Belmont Abbey in 1989, Coker College (now Coker University) in 1991, and Lees-McRae in 1993. Pembroke State left in 1992.

The 1993–94 academic year brought a change to the conference national affiliation. The conference began the process of transferring membership to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) after years as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) member. During the transition, it was a dual member of the NCAA's Division II and the NAIA's Division I.

The 1995–96 year brought dramatic change to the conference. First, full membership into NCAA Division II was acquired and NAIA affiliation dropped. Thus, this was the first official year of full competition and championship play for the conference in NCAA D-II status. Secondly, this was also the same year that Erskine, Longwood, and Queens were accepted as full members of the conference. With Longwood becoming the first Virginia member, another name change occurred and the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (known more universally as the 'CVAC') was born.

Following the 1997 academic year High Point resigned to join the NCAA D-I ranks while in 1998 Limestone soon joined and were quickly followed by Anderson in 1999.

In 2003, Longwood University left the conference to explore possibilities in NCAA Division I. Then in 2005 the CVAC added Converse College (becoming Converse University in July 2021) as an affiliate member before becoming a full member starting in the 2007–08 season.

With the lone Virginia school in Longwood leaving, the league decided to go back to its roots and change its name to Conference Carolinas June 1, 2007.

On June 1, 2011, King College and North Greenville University became official members of the conference and opened the conference to its first Tennessee member in King.

In 2013–14, Emmanuel College (Georgia) and Southern Wesleyan University became official members of the conference and opened the conference to its first Georgia member in Emmanuel. Southern Wesleyan began official full NCAA D-II membership in 2016–17 while Emmanuel started in 2018–19.

After 57 years as a league member Pfeiffer University moved down to the NCAA D-III ranks on June 1, 2017.

Conference Carolinas and the South Atlantic Conference entered into a partnership in the 2018–19 school year by which the two leagues would operate as a single conference in field hockey and wrestling, with championships immediately conducted in both sports. The leagues agreed that CC would coordinate the wrestling championship, while the SAC would fill the same role for field hockey. Accordingly, all CC field hockey programs became de facto affiliates of the SAC, while SAC wrestling programs became de facto CC affiliates.[1] The CC–SAC alliance is officially branded as "South Atlantic Conference Carolinas".[2]

After the completion of the 2018–19 athletic year, former Commissioner Alan Patterson retired and was replaced by Chris Colvin. One of the first moves made by Colvin was to move the league headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina to be more centrally located to all member institutions.

The league now has 13 members, with the most recent changes taking place in 2021. Francis Marion University joined for the first time, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke returned after an absence of nearly 30 years.[3] They were the first public schools to join CC since Longwood's 2003 departure. The most recent departure from CC was that of Limestone College (now Limestone University), which moved to the SAC in 2020.[4]

Many institutions have been members of the league during its rich history including Anderson, Appalachian, Barton (formerly Atlantic Christian), Belmont Abbey, Catawba, Coker, Converse, East Carolina, Erskine, Emmanuel, Francis Marion, Guilford, Elon, High Point, King, Lees-McRae, Lenoir–Rhyne, Limestone, Longwood, Mars Hill, Mount Olive, Newberry, North Greenville, Pfeiffer, Presbyterian, Queens, St. Andrews, UNC Pembroke (both as Pembroke State and under its current name), Western Carolina and Wingate.

Barton is the only remaining charter member followed in longevity by Mount Olive's joining in 1988.

For the 2020–21 school year, CC added acrobatics and tumbling, newly added to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program in that same school year, as its newest sport. Initially, five full members and one associate were to start competition,[5] but two more associates were added before competition began.[6]

The arrival of Francis Marion and return of UNC Pembroke were not the only changes to the conference membership in 2021. Converse admitted men to its residential undergraduate program for the first time, and also added men's sports. Converse initially planned to field seven teams,[7] but did not field the initially announced men's volleyball team.[8] Also in 2021–22, current SAC member Lincoln Memorial University added men's wrestling;[2] Emory & Henry College, which sponsors that sport, started a transition from Division III to Division II, joining the SAC (although it did not start full SAC competition until 2022–23);[9] and Mars Hill University became an associate member in acrobatics & tumbling.[10] Emory & Henry and Lincoln Memorial became de facto CC affiliates as part of South Atlantic Conference Carolinas.

Also for the 2021–22 season, CC announced a partnership with the Great Midwest Athletic Conference to conduct joint men's and women's bowling championship events (even though men's bowling is not considered a varsity sport by the NCAA). Each conference organizes its regular season independently, but the postseason is called Conference Carolinas/Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Bowling Championships. CC also announced Lincoln Memorial and Tusculum as new affiliate members for bowling.[11][12]

In December 2021, CC and the SAC jointly announced that they would extend their existing partnership to include two women's sports, triathlon and wrestling, with triathlon competition starting in 2022–23 and wrestling in 2023–24. At the same time, both conferences agreed that after the 2021–22 school year, the SAC would become the only one of the two conferences to sponsor field hockey. The joint men's wrestling league continued to operate through the 2022–23 season. Initial plans were for both conferences to establish their own men's wrestling leagues,[13] but this changed in 2023, when the two conferences agreed that only CC would sponsor men's wrestling from 2023–24.[14]

On June 24, 2022, CC added Wingate as an acrobatics and tumbling affiliate starting with that program's first season in 2023–24.[15]

On January 26, 2023, CC announced the addition of Shorter University as its 15th member for 2024–25 school year. The addition of Shorter gave the Conference Carolinas its sixth football sponsoring institution, and accordingly that same day, it was also announced that the Conference Carolinas would begin sponsoring football in 2025. Sponsoring members would include Shorter and North Greenville, whose programs played in the Gulf South Conference, Barton and Erskine, affiliates of the South Atlantic Conference, UNC Pembroke, affiliate of the Mountain East Conference, and Chowan, up until 2022 was an affiliate of the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association. It was also announced that Chowan will begin affiliation with the Gulf South Conference for the 2023 and 2024 seasons and that Shorter will compete as a D-II football independent for the 2024 season, with Erskine switching affiliations from the SAC to the GSC that season only to take their place, in order to accommodate programs until league play can begin.[16][17] On April 5th, 2024, Ferrum College was announced as the conference's 16th member, as well as its seventh football program for CC's inaugural football season.[18]

Chronological timeline


Member schools

Current members

The CC currently has 14 full members; all but two are private schools.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
(Fall 2022)[23]
Nickname Joined Colors
Barton College Wilson, North Carolina 1902 Disciples of Christ 1,265 Bulldogs 1930 Royal blue and black[24]
   
Belmont Abbey College Belmont, North Carolina 1876 Catholic
(O.S.B.)
1,501 Crusaders 1989 Crimson and white[25]
   
Chowan University Murfreesboro, North Carolina 1848 Baptist 886 Hawks 2019 Royal blue and white[26]
   
Converse University Spartanburg, South Carolina 1889 Nonsectarian 1,284 Valkyries 2007[a] Purple and gold[27]
   
Emmanuel University Franklin Springs, Georgia 1919 Pentecostal 850 Lions 2014[b] Gold and cardinal[28]
   
Erskine College Due West, South Carolina 1839 Reformed
Presbyterian
956 Flying Fleet 1995 Garnet and gold[29]
   
Francis Marion University Florence, South Carolina 1970 Public 4,045 Patriots 2021 Red, white, and blue[30]
     
King University Bristol, Tennessee 1867 Evangelical
Presbyterian
1,359 Tornado 2011 Scarlet and navy[31]
   
Lees–McRae College Banner Elk, North Carolina 1899 Presbyterian 855 Bobcats 1993 Forest green and gold[32]
   
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive, North Carolina 1951 Free Will
Baptist
2,288 Trojans 1988 Green and yellow[33]
   
North Greenville University Tigerville, South Carolina 1891 Baptist 2,125 Trailblazers 2011 Black and red[34]
   
Southern Wesleyan University Central, South Carolina 1908 Wesleyan 1,175 Warriors 2014[c] Blue[35]
 
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina 1887 Public [d] 7,666 Braves 1976;
2021[e]
Black and gold[36]
   
Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia 1886 United Methodist 1,407 Mountain Lions 2023 Purple and white
   
Notes
  1. ^ Converse, traditionally a women's college, did not field men's sports until 2021–22, when it opened its residential undergraduate program to men for the first time. Converse is initially fielding six men's teams.
  2. ^ Emmanuel (Ga.) joined the CC as a provisional member in the 2014–15 school year; before the school later began full NCAA D-II and CC competition for all sponsored sports in 2018–19.
  3. ^ Southern Wesleyan joined the CC as a provisional member in the 2014–15 school year; before the school later began full NCAA D-II and CC competition for all sponsored sports in 2016–17.
  4. ^ Part of the University of North Carolina System.
  5. ^ UNC Pembroke had been a conference member of the CC (then known as the CIAC) from 1976–77 to 1991–92 under its previous name of Pembroke State University.

Future members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joining Colors Current
conference
Ferrum College Ferrum, Virginia 1913 United Methodist Church 760 Panthers 2025 Black and gold[37]
   
ODAC (DIII)
Shorter University Rome, Georgia 1873 Baptist 1,506 Hawks 2024 Royal blue and white
   
Gulf South

Affiliate members

The CC currently has fourteen affiliate members, with all but three being private schools, and two being historically African-American institutions.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors CC
sport(s)
Primary
conference
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina 1870 Nonsectarian (HBCU) 621 Yellow Jackets 2023–24     Men's wrestling SIAC
Bluefield State University Bluefield, West Virginia 1895 Public (HBCU) 1,358 Big Blue 2023–24     Men's wrestling CIAA
Coker University[a] Hartsville, South Carolina 1908 Nonsectarian 1,087 Cobras 2018–19     Men's wrestling South Atlantic (SAC)
2020–21 Acrobatics and tumbling
Emory & Henry College Emory, Virginia 1836 Methodist 1,372 Wasps 2022–23[b]     Men's wrestling South Atlantic (SAC)
Lander University Greenwood, South Carolina 1872 Public 3,825 Bearcats 2020–21     Acrobatics and tumbling Peach Belt (PBC)
Limestone University[c] Gaffney, South Carolina 1845 Christian 1,840 Saints 2020–21     Acrobatics and tumbling South Atlantic (SAC)
Men's wrestling
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee 1897 Nonsectarian 5,118 Railsplitters 2021–22     Bowling South Atlantic (SAC)
Men's wrestling
Mars Hill University[d] Mars Hill, North Carolina 1856 Baptist 1,072 Lions 2021–22     Acrobatics and tumbling South Atlantic (SAC)
University of Montevallo Montevallo, Alabama 1896 Public 2,625 Falcons 2023–24     Men's wrestling Gulf South
Newberry College[e] Newberry, South Carolina 1856 Lutheran ELCA 1,242 Wolves 2018–19     Men's wrestling South Atlantic (SAC)
Salem University Salem, West Virginia 1888 Private for-profit 870 Tigers 2019-20     Men's and women's swimming & diving Independent
Tusculum University Tusculum, Tennessee 1794 Presbyterian 1,494 Pioneers 2021–22     Bowling South Atlantic (SAC)
Wingate University[f] Wingate, North Carolina 1896 Baptist 3,440 Bulldogs 2023–24     Acrobatics and tumbling South Atlantic (SAC)

Future affiliate members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joining Colors CC
sport
Primary
conference
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina 1870 Nonsectarian (HBCU) 621 Yellow Jackets 2024–25     Women's wrestling[g] SIAC
Bluefield State University Bluefield, West Virginia 1895 Public (HBCU) 1,358 Big Blue     CIAA
Emory & Henry College Emory, Virginia 1836 Methodist 1,372 Wasps     South Atlantic (SAC)
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee 1897 Nonsectarian 5,118 Railsplitters     South Atlantic (SAC)
Newberry College[h] Newberry, South Carolina 1856 Lutheran ELCA 1,242 Wolves     South Atlantic (SAC)
Notes
  1. ^ Coker was a full member of CC from 1991–92 to 2012–13.
  2. ^ Emory & Henry started Division II transition in 2021, but started South Atlantic Conference (SAC) competition in 2022.[9]
  3. ^ Limestone was a full member of CC from 1998–99 to 2019–20.
  4. ^ Mars Hill was a full member of CC from 1972–73 to 1975–76.
  5. ^ Newberry was a full member of CC from 1961–62 to 1971–72.
  6. ^ Wingate was a full member of CC from 1979–80 to 1988–89.
  7. ^ Part of the jointly administered "South Atlantic Conference Carolinas" league, facilitated by CC in collaboration with the South Atlantic Conference.
  8. ^ Newberry was a full member of CC from 1961–62 to 1971–72.

Former members

A total of 19 schools are former CC members, with 15 of them being private schools. School names and nicknames reflect those in use during the final year each institution was a member.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
conference
Anderson University Anderson, South Carolina 1911 Baptist 4,008 Trojans 1998 2010 South Atlantic (SAC)
Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina 1899 Public (UNC)[a] 20,641 Mountaineers 1930 1968 Sun Belt[b]
Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina 1851 United Church of Christ 1,207 Indians 1930 1989 South Atlantic (SAC)
Coker College[c] Hartsville, South Carolina 1908 Nonsectarian 1,087 Cobras 1991 2013 South Atlantic (SAC)
East Carolina College[d] Greenville, North Carolina 1907 Public (UNC)[a] 28,021 Pirates 1947 1962 The American[b]
Elon College[e] Elon, North Carolina 1889 Nonsectarian 7,127 Phoenix 1930 1989 Coastal (CAA)[b]
Guilford College Greensboro, North Carolina 1837 Quakers 1,198 Quakers 1930 1988 Old Dominion (ODAC)[f]
High Point University High Point, North Carolina 1924 United Methodist 5,860 Panthers 1930 1997 Big South[b]
Lenoir–Rhyne College[g][h] Hickory, North Carolina 1891 Lutheran ELCA 2,312 Bears 1930;
1984
1975;
1989
South Atlantic (SAC)
Limestone College[i] Gaffney, South Carolina 1845 Christian 1,840 Saints 1998 2020 South Atlantic (SAC)
Longwood University Farmville, Virginia 1839 Public 4,612 Lancers 1995 2003 Big South[b]
Mars Hill College[j] Mars Hill, North Carolina 1856 Baptist 1,072 Lions 1972 1976 South Atlantic (SAC)
Newberry College Newberry, South Carolina 1856 Lutheran ELCA 1,242 Wolves 1961 1972 South Atlantic (SAC)
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, North Carolina 1885 United Methodist 1,185 Falcons 1960[k] 2017 USA South[f]
Presbyterian College Clinton, South Carolina 1880 Presbyterian
(PCUSA)
1,231 Blue Hose 1964[l] 1972 Big South[b]
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina 1857 Presbyterian
(PCUSA)
2,063 Royals 1995 2013 ASUN[b]
St. Andrews University Laurinburg, North Carolina 1958 Presbyterian 887 Knights 1988 2012 Appalachian (AAC)[m]
Western Carolina University Cullowhee, North Carolina 1889 Public (UNC)[a] 11,877 Catamounts 1933 1969 Southern (SoCon)[b]
Wingate College[n] Wingate, North Carolina 1896 Baptist 3,440 Bulldogs 1979 1989 South Atlantic (SAC)
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Appalachian State, East Carolina, and Western Carolina did not become part of the University of North Carolina system until 1972, after all had left the conference.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.
  3. ^ Currently known as Coker University since 2019.
  4. ^ Currently known as East Carolina University since 1967.
  5. ^ Currently known as Elon University since 2001. The "Elon College" name is now applied to the university's college of arts and sciences.
  6. ^ a b Currently an NCAA Division III athletic conference.
  7. ^ Currently known as Lenoir–Rhyne University since 2008.
  8. ^ Lenoir–Rhyne previously withdrew from the CC from 1975–76 to 1983–84.
  9. ^ Currently known as Limestone University since 2020.
  10. ^ Currently known as Mars Hill University since 2013.
  11. ^ Pfeiffer began athletic competition in the CIAC, effective the 1961–62 academic year.
  12. ^ Presbyterian began athletic competition in the CIAC, effective the 1965–66 academic year.
  13. ^ Currently an NAIA athletic conference.
  14. ^ Currently known as Wingate University since 1995.

Former affiliate members

The CC had one former affiliate member.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left CC
sport(s)
Primary
conference
Queens University of Charlotte[a] Charlotte, North Carolina 1857 Presbyterian
(PCUSA)
2,063 Royals 2018–19 2021–22 Field hockey ASUN[b]
Wrestling
Notes
  1. ^ Queens (N.C.) was a full member of the CC from 1995–96 to 2012–13.
  2. ^ Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.

Membership timeline

Ferrum CollegeShorter UniversityUniversity of MontevalloBluefield State UniversityAllen UniversityYoung Harris CollegeTusculum UniversityLincoln Memorial UniversityEmory and Henry CollegeFrancis Marion UniversityLander UniversityEmmanuel UniversityChowan UniversitySouthern Wesleyan UniversityNorth Greenville UniversityKing UniversityConverse UniversityAnderson University (South Carolina)Limestone UniversityQueens University of CharlotteLongwood UniversityErskine CollegeLees–McRae CollegeCoker UniversityBelmont Abbey CollegeSt. Andrews University (North Carolina)University of Mount OliveWingate UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at PembrokeUniversity of North Carolina at PembrokeMars Hill UniversityPresbyterian CollegeNewberry CollegePfeiffer UniversityEast Carolina UniversityWestern Carolina UniversityLenoir–Rhyne UniversityHigh Point UniversityGuilford CollegeElon UniversityCatawba CollegeBarton CollegeAppalachian State University

 Full member   Associate member 

Sports

When Barton became the sixth member to sponsor men's volleyball in 2011–12, Conference Carolinas became the fourth official scholarship-granting conference in NCAA men's volleyball. It also became the first all-sports conference (i.e., one that sponsors men's and women's basketball) ever to sponsor men's volleyball as a scholarship sport,[38] and is also the first men's volleyball conference to consist solely of Division II members. No D-I all-sports conference sponsored the sport until the Big West Conference launched a men's volleyball league in the 2018 season (2017–18 school year).

Conference Carolinas sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in the following sports:

A divisional format is used for women's volleyball.
East
  • Barton
  • Belmont Abbey
  • Chowan
  • Francis Marion
  • Mount Olive
  • UNC–Pembroke
West
  • Converse
  • Emmanuel (Ga.)
  • Erskine
  • King (Tenn.)
  • Lees–McRae
  • North Greenville
  • Southern Wesleyan
Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Acrobatics & tumbling Green tickY
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Bowling Green tickY
Cross country Green tickY Green tickY
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Lacrosse Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Swimming & Diving Green tickY Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & field indoor Green tickY Green tickY
Track & field outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY Green tickY
Wrestling Green tickY

In men's wrestling and women's triathlon, Conference Carolinas and the South Atlantic Conference have operated as a single league known as South Atlantic Conference Carolinas (SACC), holding joint conference tournaments in each sport. SACC will start sponsoring women's wrestling in 2023–24. SACC also operated in field hockey until the two conferences agreed that only the SAC would sponsor that sport starting in 2022–23. As noted previously, the men's wrestling championship was operated by CC through 2022–23; initially, the SAC was to establish its own men's wrestling league, but the two conferences later agreed that only CC would sponsor that sport from 2023–24.

In bowling, Conferences Carolinas and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference made a partnership to make a men's and women's bowling championship (even though men's bowling is not considered a varsity sport by the NCAA). Each conference will organize its regular season independently but the postseason will be called Conference Carolinas/Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Bowling Championships.

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball [a] Wrestling Total
CC
Sports
Barton Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Belmont Abbey Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Chowan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Converse Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Emmanuel Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Erskine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Francis Marion Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
King Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Lees–McRae Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Mount Olive Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
North Greenville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Southern Wesleyan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
UNC Pembroke Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Young Harris Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Totals 12 14 14 10 8 13 5 11 12 11 8 5+8 124
Future member
Ferrum Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Shorter Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Affiliate members
Allen Green tickY 1
Bluefield State Green tickY 1
Coker Green tickY 1
Emory & Henry Green tickY 1
Limestone Green tickY 1
Lincoln Memorial Green tickY 1
Montevallo Green tickY 1
Newberry Green tickY 1
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA operates a combined Division I/II championship in men's volleyball, and scholarship limits in that sport are the same for members of both divisions.

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Acrobatics
& Tumbling
Basketball Bowling[a] Cross
Country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
CC
Sports
Barton Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Belmont Abbey Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Chowan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Converse Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Emmanuel Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Erskine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Francis Marion Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
King Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Lees–McRae Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Mount Olive Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
North Greenville Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Southern Wesleyan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
UNC Pembroke Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Young Harris Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Totals 5+5 14 3+2 14 12 11 14 14 7 12 12 12 14 145
Future member
Ferrum Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Shorter Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Affiliate members
Coker Green tickY 1
Lander Green tickY 1
Limestone Green tickY 1
Lincoln Memorial Green tickY 1
Mars Hill Green tickY 1
Tusculum Green tickY 1
Wingate Green tickY 1
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA operates single championship event in bowling that is open to members of all three divisions. Schools in Divisions I and II operate under the same scholarship limits in that sport.

Other sponsored sports by school

School Men Women
Football[a] Golf Beach
volleyball[b]
Equestrian[c] Field
Hockey
Triathlon[c] Wrestling[c]
Barton SAC
Belmont Abbey SAC IND
Chowan GSC
Converse IND SAC
Emmanuel IND IND[d]
Erskine GSC IND
Francis Marion Southland[e]
Ferrum CC TBA[f] TBA[f] CC
King IND IND[d]
Mount Olive IND[d]
North Greenville GSC
Shorter IND
UNC Pembroke MEC
  1. ^ Will be part of Conference Carolinas in 2025–26.
  2. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA operates a single championship event in beach volleyball that is open to members of all three divisions. Schools in Divisions I and II operate under the same scholarship limits in both sports. Will be a part of Conference Carolinas as a joint conference with SAC in 2024.
  3. ^ a b c Part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program.
  4. ^ a b c Will become part of the new South Atlantic Conference Carolinas women's wrestling league in 2023–24.
  5. ^ Francis Marion men's golf currently plays in Division I.
  6. ^ a b Ferrum has not announced a future affiliation for their equestrian or field hockey programs.

In addition to the above:

See also

References

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