New Jersey Athletic Conference
NJAC
New Jersey Athletic Conference logo
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
New Jersey Athletic Conference locations

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.

History

New Jersey Athletic Conference is located in New Jersey
Montclair
Montclair
NJCU
NJCU
Ramapo
Ramapo
Rutgers-Newark
Rutgers-Newark
WPU
WPU
TCNJ
TCNJ
Kean
Kean
Rowan
Rowan
Rutgers-Camden
Rutgers-Camden
Stockton
Stockton
NJAC full members:
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north division full member
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south division full member

Chronological timeline

Member schools

Current members

The NJAC currently has ten full members, all are public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors Football
North Division
Montclair State University Upper Montclair, New Jersey 1908 Public 16,660 Red Hawks 1957     Yes
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey 1929 7,300 Gothic Knights 1957;
2005[a]
    No
Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey 1969 5,233 Roadrunners 1976     No
Rutgers University–Newark Newark, New Jersey 1945 10,500 Scarlet Raiders 1985     No
William Paterson University Wayne, New Jersey 1855 10,970 Pioneers 1957     Yes
South Division
Kean University Union, New Jersey 1855 Public 15,000 Cougars 1957     Yes
Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey 1923 18,500 Profs 1957     Yes
Rutgers University–Camden Camden, New Jersey 1950 5,450 Scarlet Raptors 1985     No
Stockton University Pomona, New Jersey 1969 7,450 Ospreys 1977       No
The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey 1855 7,400 Lions 1957     Yes
Notes
  1. ^ New Jersey City left the NJAC after the 2003–04 school year to compete as an NCAA D-III Independent; which would later re-join back, effective in the 2005–06 school year.

Affiliate members

The NJAC currently has nine affiliate members, all but one are public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Primary
conference
NJAC
sport
Christopher Newport University Newport News, Virginia 1961 Public 5,186 Captains 2015–16 Coast to Coast (C2C) football
Farmingdale State College East Farmingdale, New York 1912 Public 7,000 Rams 2011–12m.i.t.f.
2011–12m.o.t.f.
2011–12w.i.t.f.
2011–12w.o.t.f.
Skyline men's indoor track & field
men's outdoor track & field
women's indoor track & field
women's outdoor track & field
Penn State–Harrisburg Lower Swatara, Pennsylvania 1966 Public 5,046 Lions 2019–20m.i.t.f.
2019–20m.o.t.f.
2019–20w.i.t.f.
2019–20w.o.t.f.
United East (UEC) men's indoor track & field
men's outdoor track & field
women's indoor track & field
women's outdoor track & field
St. Joseph's College–Long Island Patchogue, New York 1916 Private 3,810 Golden Eagles 2011–12m.i.t.f.
2011–12m.o.t.f.
2011–12w.i.t.f.
2011–12w.o.t.f.
Skyline men's indoor track & field
men's outdoor track & field
women's indoor track & field
women's outdoor track & field
Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland 1925 Public 8,657 Sea Gulls 2015–16 Coast to Coast (C2C) football
State University of New York at Oneonta Oneonta, New York 1889 Public 6,543 Red Dragons 2019–20 New York State (SUNYAC) men's tennis
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wisconsin 1916 Public 10,737 Blugolds 2019–20 Wisconsin (WIAC) men's tennis
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse La Crosse, Wisconsin 1909 Public 10,679 Eagles 2019–20 Wisconsin (WIAC) men's tennis
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Whitewater, Wisconsin 1868 Public 12,346 Warhawks 2019–20 Wisconsin (WIAC) men's tennis

Former affiliate members

The NJAC has eight former affiliate members, all but two were public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Primary
conference
NJAC
sport
Buffalo State College[a] Buffalo, New York 1871 Public 11,000 Bengals 2006–07 2011–12 New York (SUNYAC) football
Frostburg State University[b] Frostburg, Maryland 1898 Public 5,215 Bobcats 2015–16 2018–19 Mountain East (MEC)
(NCAA D-II)
Southern Virginia University[c] Buena Vista, Virginia 1867 LDS Church 1,106 Knights 2014–15 2018–19 USA South
State University of New York at Brockport[d] Brockport, New York 1867 Public 6,962 Golden Eagles 2008–09 2013–14 New York (SUNYAC)
State University of New York at Cortland[e] Cortland, New York 1868 Public 6,199 Red Dragons 2000–01 2014–15 New York (SUNYAC)
State University of New York at Morrisville[e] Morrisville, New York 1908 Public 3,356 Mustangs 2008–09 2014–15 United East (UEC)
Wesley College Dover, Delaware 1873 United Methodist 2,320 Wolverines 2015–16 2020–21 N/A[f]
Western Connecticut State University[g] Danbury, Connecticut 1903 Public 6,000 Colonials 2004–05 2012–13 Little East (LEC)
Notes
  1. ^ Buffalo State left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after the 2011 football season (2011–12 school year).
  2. ^ Frostburg State left the NJAC to begin a transition to NCAA Division II and joined the Mountain East Conference after the 2018 football season (2018–19 school year).[1]
  3. ^ Southern Virginia left the NJAC to join the Old Dominion Athletic Conference after the 2018 football season (2018–19 school year), and would later become an all-sports member of the USA South Athletic Conference, effective in the 2021–22 school year.
  4. ^ SUNY Brockport left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after the 2013 football season (2013–14 school year).
  5. ^ a b SUNY Cortland and SUNY Morrisville left the NJAC to join the Empire 8 after the 2014 football season (2014–15 school year).
  6. ^ Wesley was acquired by Delaware State University after the 2020–21 school year.
  7. ^ Western Connecticut left the NJAC to join the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) after the 2012 football season (2012–13 school year).

Membership timeline

University of Wisconsin–OshkoshUniversity of Wisconsin–La CrosseUniversity of Wisconsin–Eau ClaireState University of New York at OneontaPenn State HarrisburgWesley College (Delaware)Salisbury UniversityFrostburg State UniversityChristopher Newport UniversitySouthern Virginia UniversityFarmingdale State CollegeSt. Joseph's College (Brooklyn/Patchogue, New York)Farmingdale State CollegeState University of New York at MorrisvilleThe College at Brockport, State University of New YorkBuffalo State CollegeWestern Connecticut State UniversityState University of New York College at CortlandRutgers University–NewarkRutgers University–CamdenStockton UniversityRamapo CollegeWilliam Paterson UniversityThe College of New JerseyRowan UniversityNew Jersey City UniversityMontclair State UniversityKean University

Sports

The NJAC sponsors championships in the following sports:

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
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Basketball
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Cross Country
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Field Hockey
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Football
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Lacrosse
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Soccer
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Softball
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Swimming
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Tennis
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Track and field (indoor)
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Track and field (outdoor)
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Volleyball
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National championship teams

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

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

Rowan: 1996

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

Ramapo: 1982

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

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

TCNJ: 1993, 1994, 2000

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

TCNJ: 1986

Rowan: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

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 September 8, 2015.