United States Collegiate
Athletic Association
Formation1966; 58 years ago (1966)
HeadquartersNorfolk, Virginia
Region served
United States
72 institutions
(21 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 72 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 (58 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]


Main article: List of USCAA institutions


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

Postseason 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 track and field

Women's track and field

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

Division I men's 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 November 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d USCAA (2011). "About USCAA" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  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. ^ "USCAA Track & Field Invitational". TFRRS. Retrieved 2022-08-13.
  11. ^ "Dallas Athletic Department Inducts Five Into Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  12. ^ "Mustangs Set for Home Opener as They Host Presentation and the SMSU US Bancorp/McDonald's Classic". smsumustangs.com. November 29, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2024.