Concordia College (N.Y.) Quick Facts
Address/Phone: 171 White Plains Rd. Bronxville, NY 10708 (914)-337-9300
Enrollment: 953 (2013-14 Scholastic Year)
President: The Rev. John Arthur Nunes, PhD
Athletic Director: Kathy Laoutaris
Colors: Blue (#0027A0) and Gold (#F6C818)
Conference Affiliation: Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) [2009-Current], East Coast Conference (ECC) [2006-2009] / New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) [1989-2006], Independent (Single-Sport Conferences) [1986-1989], Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) [1984-1986]
National Affiliation: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) [1986-Current], National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) [Unknown-1986]
Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC)
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is a NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia College (N.Y.), Dominican College (N.Y.), Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University, The University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University (Del.).
Off the court and field, the CACC and its student-athletes take pride in the balance between academics and athletics. The CACC finished third nationally among Division II Conferences for the graduation rate of its student-athletes, according to the latest NCAA report. Furthermore, the conference established its inaugural All-Academic team in the fall of 2004 and the number of names on the list continues to grow each year.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is a NCAA Division II Conference. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Its members are committed to balancing the overall educational experience and academic success of student-athletes with high-level competition.
CACC Sportsmanship Statement
As Division II student-athletes, we promote good sportsmanship and a positive game environment at all of our contests. We expect that you, as spectators, will do the same. We request that you cooperate and support participants, coaches, officials and fellow spectators in a positive and mature manner. We encourage you to enthusiastically support your team! However, please refrain from using profanity, racial, ethnic or sexual comments or any other inappropriate behavior including the consumption or possession of alcohol and tobacco, because it will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal from any event. Thank you for your support!
NCAA Division II Quick Facts
The Division II membership is focused on an "academic first" philosophy and the division's commitment to academic excellence supports the primary mission for NCAA schools.
Division II student-athletes consistently graduate at a higher rate than the total student body at Division II schools. This past year, Division II student-athletes on average graduated at a 10-percent higher rate than the total Division II student population.
Division II has 288 member schools - 276 are Active, one is Provisional and 11 are exploratory members. Of the 288 schools, 47% are private institutions and 53% are public institutions.
Division II has 22 active member conferences to which most of the Division II institutions belong; 17 of the active Division II member institutions have no conference affiliation and compete as independents.
Division II has two active member institutions in Alaska, four in Hawaii, and is the only division that has member institutions in Puerto Rico. In addition, the division has approved a pilot program to provide membership access for Canadian institutions.
A regionalization philosophy is used to select teams for Division II national championships brackets from four, six or eight geographic regions of the country. The emphasis on being the best team in your geographic area helps schools prioritize scheduling or regional opponents, limit missed class time and manage travel expenses.
Division II has an average of 370 student-athletes per football playing institutions; for those without football, the average is 217 student-athletes. This Fall 2010, Concordia has 177 Student-Athletes participating in 12 sports.
Division II has eight schools with enrollments over 15,000 and 119 with enrollments below 2,500. The smallest member has a little over 400 students.
Division II has 12 NCAA-sponsored championships for men and 13 for women.
Division II provided approximately $10,000,000 in 2008-09 to member schools to assist with transportation and per diem for coaches and student-athletes participating in its national championships.
Division II provided approximately $400,000 in Degree-Completion Scholarships to Division II student-athletes in 2008-09.
Division II Athletic Programs are Unique Because....
Traditional rivalries with regional institutions dominate schedules of many Division II athletics programs.
Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes.
Many Division II coaches perform other jobs or functions at their institutions, including teaching.
Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings.
Most Division II athletics programs are fully integrated into the institution's operations and budget, like other academic departments.
NCAA Division II Game Environment Pledge
NCAA Division II presidents and chancellors affirm that athletics events should reflect the values of higher education and the mission of each institution. Division II emphasizes learning and development in a personal setting. As chancellors and presidents, we are concerned about the uncivil behavior exhibited at college athletics contests and thereby pledge to work together to make respectful, family-friendly events a standard of the Division II experience.