United States Collegiate Athletic Association
HeadquartersNorfolk, VA
Region served
United States
74 institutions
(22 states)
Executive Director
Matthew Simms
Main organ
Governing Body

The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization for the intercollegiate athletic programs of 77 mostly small colleges, including community/junior colleges, across the United States. The USCAA holds 15 National Championships and 2 National Invitationals annually.[1]


In 1966 (56 years ago) (1966), the USCAA was founded as the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA), primarily to sponsor a national basketball tournament for small colleges and junior colleges.[2]

In the 1970s and through the 1980s, as the NLCAA, the USCAA began adding more sports.[2]

In 1989, the NLCAA changed its name to the National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA).[2]

In 2001, the USCAA adopted its current name.[2]


The USCAA sanctions competition in seven men's and six women's sports:[1]

Post–season national championships are held in all sports except football, which has few participating teams.[1]





Former conferences


Men's cross country

Women's cross country

Men's soccer

Men's Division I soccer

Men's Division II soccer

Women's soccer

Women's Division I soccer

Women's Division II soccer

Women's volleyball

Women's Division I volleyball

Women's Division II volleyball

Men's basketball

Men's Division I basketball

Men's Division II basketball

Women's basketball

Women's Division I basketball

Women's Division II basketball


Men's golf


See also


  1. ^ a b c USCAA (2014). USCAA Sports. Retrieved on 2014-11-07 from https://theuscaa.com/landing/index.
  2. ^ a b c d USCAA (2011). "About USCAA". Retrieved on 2012-05-18 from http://www.theuscaa.com/USCAA_Marketing_Packet_-_2011_Updated.pdf.
  3. ^ USCAA, "Past Champions". Accessed: May 18, 2012.
  4. ^ SUNY-ESF, "Mighty Oaks Men Win National Cross-Country Championship," November 11, 2011. Accessed: May 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "SUNY ESF Wins Third Consecutive USCAA Men's Cross Country National Championship." USCAA website. Accessed: January 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "USCAA Men's & Women's Cross Country Past National Champions". USCAA. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Berea College Sweeps the 2015 USCAA Cross Country National Championships," USCAA website, November 6, 2015. Accessed: November 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "NSCAA National Small Coll Ath Assoc Championship 1998". Athletic.net. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Cleary Cougars are National Champions". Clearly University. November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "Dallas Athletic Department Inducts Five Into Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  11. ^ "Mustangs Set for Home Opener as They Host Presentation and the SMSU US Bancorp/McDonald's Classic". Retrieved December 9, 2009.