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Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference

Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
(KJCCC)
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference logo
Established 1923
Association NJCAA
Members 22
Sports fielded 19 (men's: 9; women's: 10)
Region VI
Former names Kansas Public Junior College Association (1923-1962)
Kansas Jayhawk Junior College Conference (1962-1975)
Headquarters Arkansas City, Kansas
Commissioner Bryce Roderick (since 2003)
Website kjccc.org
Locations

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference is a college athletic conference that is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. As of 2007, the KJCCC was home to more than 3,000 student-athletes in the 19 men's and women's sports.

Members

Eastern Division

Institution Main Campus Location Founded Mascot School Colors
Allen Community College Iola 1923 Red Devils Scarlet & Black
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1923 Red Ravens Red & White
Cowley College Arkansas City 1922 Tigers Orange & Black
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1919 Greyhounds Maroon & Grey
Highland Community College Highland 1858 Scotties Navy & Gold
Independence Community College Independence 1925 Pirates Navy Blue & Vegas Gold
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 1967 Cavaliers Maroon & Gold
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 1923 Blue Devils Blue, Red & White
Labette Community College Parsons 1923 Cardinals Red & White
Neosho County Community College Chanute 1936 Panthers Orange & Black

Western Division

Institution Main Campus Location Founded Mascot School Colors
Barton Community College Great Bend 1969 Cougars Blue & Gold
Butler Community College El Dorado 1927 Grizzlies Purple & Vegas Gold
Cloud County Community College Concordia 1965 Thunderbirds Black & Gold
Colby Community College Colby 1964 Trojans Blue & White
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1935 Conquistadors Purple & Gold
Garden City Community College Garden City 1919 Broncbusters Brown, Gold & White
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 1928 Blue Dragons Blue & Red
Pratt Community College Pratt 1938 Beavers Royal Blue & White
Seward County Community College Liberal 1969 Saints Green & White

Football

Only eight of the schools have football: Butler, Coffeyville, Dodge City, Fort Scott, Garden City, Hutchinson, Highland and Independence. The conference is not divided into divisions for football.[1]

The regular-season champion is considered the Jayhawk Conference champion while the playoff champion is considered the Region VI champion.

Division I vs. Division II

KJCCC members can choose to compete in either NJCAA Division I or Division II in any sport (Except football, which does not have a Division II). All members compete in Division I in baseball but other sports are split.

The majority of schools are Division II in volleyball and softball. In these sports, the Western Division consists of the Division I schools while the Eastern Division consists of those choosing to play Division II. This results in an unbalanced alignment. This season (2010), KJCCC softball has 14 members playing softball in the Eastern Division and only 5 in the Western Division.

In men's and women's basketball, only Johnson County, Fort Scott, Kansas City Kansas and Highland currently play Division II. Beginning with the 2013-14 season, those four schools will compete in a separate division (Tentatively called "East Division II"). Butler will move from the Western Division to the Eastern Division to help balance out the divisions.

Notable student-athletes

Olympics

Baseball

Football

References

External links

  • Official KJCCC Website

See also

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