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New Jersey Athletic Conference

New Jersey Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference logo
Established 1985
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 10
Sports fielded 18 (men's: 8; women's: 10)
Region New Jersey
Former names New Jersey State Athletic Conference (1957–1985)
Headquarters Pitman, New Jersey
Commissioner Terry Small
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. Full members are located in New Jersey, track-only and football-only members are located in Delaware, New York, and Virginia.


  • Member schools 1
    • Current members 1.1
    • Affiliate members 1.2
    • Former affiliate members 1.3
    • Membership timeline 1.4
  • Sports 2
  • National championship teams 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Member schools

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Football
North Division
Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey Red Hawks 1908 Public 16,660 1985 Yes
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey Gothic Knights 1929 Public 7,300 1985 No
Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey Roadrunners 1969 Public 5,233 1985 No
Rutgers–Newark Newark, New Jersey Scarlet Raiders 1945 Public 10,500 1985 No
William Paterson University Wayne, New Jersey Pioneers 1855 Public 10,970 1985 Yes
South Division
The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey Lions 1855 Public 6,800 1985 Yes
Kean University Union, New Jersey Cougars 1855 Public 15,000 1985 Yes
Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey Profs 1923 Public 12,000 1985 Yes
Rutgers–Camden Camden, New Jersey Scarlet Raptors 1950 Public 5,450 1985 No
Stockton University Pomona, New Jersey Ospreys 1969 Public 7,450 1985 No

Affiliate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary Conference NJAC Sport
Christopher Newport University Newport News, Virginia Captains 1961 Public 5,186 2015-16 Capital Athletic football
Farmingdale State College East Farmingdale, New York Rams 1912 Public 7,000 2011-12 Skyline track & field
Frostburg State University Frostburg, Maryland Bobcats 1898 Public 5,215 2015-16 Capital Athletic football
Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland Sea Gulls 1925 Public 8,657 2015-16 Capital Athletic football
Southern Virginia University1 Buena Vista, Virginia Knights 1867 Private 804 2014-15 Capital Athletic football
St. Joseph's College-Long Island Patchogue, New York Golden Eagles 1916 Private 3,810 2011-12 Skyline track & field
Wesley College Dover, Delaware Wolverines 1873 Private 2,320 2015-16 Capital Athletic football

Former affiliate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Primary Conference NJAC Sport
Buffalo State College2 Buffalo, New York Bengals 1871 Public 11,000 2006-07 2011-12 SUNYAC football
Western Connecticut State University3 Danbury, Connecticut Colonials 1903 Public 6,000 2004-05 2012-13 Little East football
State University of New York at Brockport4 Brockport, New York Golden Eagles 1867 Public 6,962 2008-09 2013-14 SUNYAC football
State University of New York at Cortland5 Cortland, New York Red Dragons 1868 Public 6,199 2000-01 2014-15 SUNYAC football
State University of New York at Morrisville6 Morrisville, New York Mustangs 1908 Public 3,356 2008-09 2014-15 NEAC football
  1. - Southern Virginia became an affiliate football member of the NJAC beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.
  2. - Buffalo State left the NJAC for the Empire 8 Athletic Conference (Empire 8) after the 2011 football season.
  3. - Western Connecticut left the NJAC for the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) after the 2012 football season.
  4. - SUNY Brockport left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after the 2013 football season.
  5. - SUNY Cortland left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after 2014 football season.
  6. - SUNY Morrisville left the NJAC for the Empire 8 after 2014 football season.

Membership timeline


Member teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

National championship teams

Since the NCAA established the three division system in 1973, NJAC members have won a total of 63 team championships.[1]

  • Baseball

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

  • Men's Basketball

Rowan: 1996

  • Field Hockey

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

  • Men's Golf

Ramapo: 1982

  • Women's Lacrosse

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

  • Men's Soccer

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

  • Women's Soccer

TCNJ: 1993, 1994, 2000

  • Softball

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

  • Women's Tennis

TCNJ: 1986

  • Men's Outdoor Track

Rowan: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

  • Wrestling

Montclair State: 1976, 1986
TCNJ: 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987


  1. ^ "About the NJAC". Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
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