Atlantic Sun Conference

The Atlantic Sun Conference, branded as the ASUN Conference, is a collegiate athletic conference operating mostly in the Southeastern United States. The league participates at the NCAA Division I level, and does not sponsor football. Originally established as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC) in 1978,[1] its headquarters are located in Macon, Georgia.

The conference has seen several changes in its membership in recent years. First, the 2014 departure of East Tennessee State University and Mercer University to the Southern Conference left the ASUN with eight members. Northern Kentucky University (transitioning from NCAA Division II sports to Division I) left the conference to join the Horizon League[2] and was replaced by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), previously the only Division I basketball independent, in 2015.[3] The ASUN membership expanded to nine members in 2018. The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) left the ASUN to join the Big South Conference after the 2017–18 season,[4] but two new schools joined. The University of North Alabama arrived from the Division II Gulf South Conference,[5] and Liberty University left the Big South for the ASUN.[6]

Atlantic Sun Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference logo
Established1978
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
Subdivisionnon-football
Members9
Sports fielded
  • 19
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 11
RegionSoutheastern United States and New Jersey
Former namesTrans America Athletic Conference (1978–2001)
HeadquartersMacon, Georgia
CommissionerTed Gumbart (since 2007)
Websitewww.asunsports.org
Locations
Atlantic Sun Conference locations

Membership history

Current members

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, Florida 1997 2007 Public 14,673 Eagles          
Jacksonville University Jacksonville, Florida 1934 1998 Private 3,032 Dolphins          
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Georgia 1963 2005 Public 35,600 Owls          
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia 1971 2018 Private 110,000* Flames               
Lipscomb University Nashville, Tennessee 1891 2003 Private 4,018 Bisons          
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1881 2015 Public 11,423 Highlanders          
University of North Alabama Florence, Alabama 1830 2018 Public 7,233 Lions          
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida 1969 2005 Public 15,944 Ospreys          
Stetson University DeLand, Florida 1883 1985 Private 4,330 Hatters          
  • Liberty has an enrollment over 110,000 that includes both online and residential students.

Associate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Nickname Primary
Conference
ASUN Sport(s)
Coastal Carolina University Conway, South Carolina 1954 Public 10,479 2015–16BV
2016–17WLAX
Chanticleers Sun Belt Beach Volleyball
Women's Lacrosse
Kent State University Kent, Ohio 1910 Public 30,167 2018–19 Golden Flashes MAC Women's Lacrosse
Howard University Washington, D.C. 1867 Private 10,002 2012–13 Lady Bison MEAC Women's Lacrosse
Mercer University Macon, Georgia 1833 Private 8,600 2014–15 Bears SoCon Beach Volleyball

Future associate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joining Nickname Primary
conference
ASUN sports
University of Akron Akron, Ohio 1870 Public 25,177 2019–20[7] Zips MAC Women's Lacrosse

Former members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname New Conference
(Classification)
Current Conference
(Classification)
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1904 Private 3,770 1978 1979 Chiefs[a 1] Midwestern City[b 1]
(NCAA Division I non-football)
Sooner (SAC) (NAIA Division I)
Pan American University[a 2] Edinburg, Texas 1927 Public 19,302 1978 1980 Broncs[a 3] NCAA D-I Independent
(NCAA Division I non-football)
WAC
(NCAA Division I non-football)
Northeast Louisiana University[a 4] Monroe, Louisiana 1931 Public 8,405 1978 1982 Indians[a 4] Southland
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I FBS)
Houston Baptist University Houston, Texas 1960 Private 2,567 1978 1989 Huskies NAIA - Non-Football
Southland
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Hardin–Simmons University Abilene, Texas 1891 Private 2,435 1978 1990 Cowboys TIAA
(NCAA Division III)
American Southwest
(NCAA Division III)
Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana 1825 Private 787 1978 1999 Gentlemen (men's)
Ladies (women's)
NCAA D-I Independent
(NCAA Division I non-football)
SCAC (NCAA D-III)
(NCAA Division III non-football)
Samford University Homewood, Alabama 1841 Private 4,440 1978 2003 Bulldogs OVC
(NCAA Division I FCS)
SoCon
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Northwestern State University Natchitoches, Louisiana 1884 Public 9,244 1979 1984 Demons Southland
(NCAA Division I FCS)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 Public 13,000 1979 1991 Trojans Sun Belt[b 2]
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia 1906 Public 20,584 1979 1992 Eagles SoCon
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I FBS)
Nicholls State University[a 5] Thibodaux, Louisiana 1948 Public 7,093 1982 1984 Colonels Gulf Star
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Southland
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 1913 Public 32,087 1983 2005 Panthers CAA
(NCAA Division I non-football)[b 3]
Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I FBS)
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 1969 Public 30,474 1986 1991 Roadrunners Southland
(NCAA Division I non-football)[b 4]
C-USA
(NCAA Division I FBS)
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, Louisiana 1925 Public 17,800 1991 1997 Lions Southland
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Florida International University University Park, Florida 1965 Public 50,394 1990 1998 Golden Panthers[a 6] Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I non-football)[b 5]
C-USA
(NCAA Division I FBS)
College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina 1770 Public 11,320 1991 1998 Cougars SoCon
(NCAA Division I non-football)[b 6]
CAA[b 6]
University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida 1963 Public 60,181 1992 2005 Golden Knights[a 7] C-USA
(NCAA Division I FBS)
The American
(NCAA Division I FBS)
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida 1961 Public 29,290 1993 2006 Owls Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I FBS)[b 7]
C-USA
(NCAA Division I FBS)
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Alabama 1883 Public 9,490 1995 2003 Gamecocks OVC
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Troy University Troy, Alabama 1887 Public 29,689 1997 2005 Trojans Sun Belt
(NCAA Division I FBS)[b 8]
Gardner–Webb University Boiling Springs, North Carolina 1905 Private 4,300 2002 2008 Runnin' Bulldogs Big South
(NCAA Division I FCS)
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina 1887 Private 4,120 1994 2011 Fighting Camels Big South
(NCAA Division I FCS)[b 9]
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 1890 Private 6,647 2001 2012 Bruins OVC
(NCAA Division I FCS)[b 10]
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee 1911 Public 15,530 2005 2014 Buccaneers SoCon
(NCAA Division I FCS)[b 11]
Mercer University Macon, Georgia 1833 Private 8,300 1978 2014 Bears SoCon
(NCAA Division I FCS) [b 12]
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Kentucky 1968 Public 15,263 2012 2015 Norse Horizon
(NCAA Division I non-football)
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, South Carolina 1967 Public 5,821 2007 2018 Spartans Big South
(NCAA Division I FCS) [b 13]
Notes

School names and nicknames listed here reflect those used during the schools' time in the TAAC/ASUN. One school has changed both its name and nickname, and three others have changed only their nicknames:

  1. ^ Oklahoma City adopted its current nickname of Stars in 1999.
  2. ^ Pan American adopted its final name of the University of Texas–Pan American in 1989. In 2015, it merged with the University of Texas at Brownsville to form the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
  3. ^ UTRGV inherited UTPA's athletic program, with the nickname being changed from Broncs to Vaqueros. UTRGV also inherited UTPA's membership in the Western Athletic Conference.
  4. ^ a b Northeast Louisiana adopted its current name of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1999. The school adopted its current nickname of Warhawks in 2006, when it joined the Sun Belt Conference.
  5. ^ Nicholls State was a provisional member, and as such was never a full member of the TAAC.
  6. ^ FIU dropped the word "Golden" from its nickname in 2010, becoming simply the Panthers.
  7. ^ UCF dropped the word "Golden" from its nickname in 2007, becoming simply the Knights.
  1. ^ The Midwestern City Conference is now known as the Horizon League.
  2. ^ Although the Sun Belt Conference competes in football at the Division I FBS level, Little Rock does not sponsor the sport.
  3. ^ The CAA began an FCS-level football league in 2007, but Georgia State did not sponsor the sport until 2010. It began a transition from FCS to FBS in 2013, and joined the FBS Sun Belt Conference in 2014.
  4. ^ Although the Southland Conference competes in football at the Division I FCS level, UTSA did not sponsor the sport until 2011. It never competed in the Southland Conference in football; it started a two-year transition to FBS in 2011, joined the WAC in 2012, and joined Conference USA (C-USA) in 2013.
  5. ^ The Sun Belt did not start its Division I-A (now FBS) football league until 2001, and FIU did not start a football program until 2002. It competed as a Division I-AA (now FCS) independent until joining Sun Belt football in 2005.
  6. ^ a b Although both the Southern Conference and CAA compete in football at the Division I FCS level, Charleston has never sponsored the sport.
  7. ^ Florida Atlantic joined the Sun Belt for football in the 2005 season before becoming an all-sports member in 2006.
  8. ^ Troy became a Sun Belt football member in 2004, a year before it became an all-sports member.
  9. ^ Although Campbell became a full member of the Big South in 2011, it did not participate in the Big South’s football conference until 2018, instead competing in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League.
  10. ^ Although the OVC competes in football at the Division I FCS level, Belmont does not sponsor the sport.[8]
  11. ^ ETSU, which had left the SoCon to join the ASUN in 2005 after dropping football in 2003. The Buccaneers returned to the SoCon as part of relaunching the dormant football program in 2014; football began play in 2015 as an FCS independent, with SoCon football membership following in 2016.
  12. ^ Mercer joined the SoCon after the football program, which last played a game in 1941, signed its first players in 2012, with full play beginning in 2013.
  13. ^ Although the Big South Conference competes in football at the Division I FCS level, USC Upstate does not sponsor the sport.

Former associate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname ASUN sport(s) Primary conference Current conference
in former ASUN sport(s)
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 Public 27,693 2015 2017 Chippewas Women's Lacrosse MAC SoCon
Delaware State University Dover, Delaware 1891 Public 3,400 2016 2017 Hornets Women's Lacrosse MEAC SoCon
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, Michigan 1877 Private 5,700 2012 2017 Titans Women's Lacrosse Horizon League SoCon
Elon University Elon, North Carolina 1889 Private 6,305 2013 2014 Phoenix Women's Lacrosse CAA
Furman University Greenville, South Carolina 1826 Private 2,668 2014 2017 Paladins Women's Lacrosse SoCon
Mercer University[a] Macon, Georgia 1833 Private 8,603 2014 2017 Bears Women's Lacrosse SoCon
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 Public 24,932 2014 2018 Monarchs Women's Lacrosse C-USA Big East
  1. ^ Mercer remains an ASUN associate in beach volleyball.

Membership timeline

  • Northeast Louisiana became the University of Louisiana at Monroe (Louisiana–Monroe) in 1999.
  • Pan American, later known as Texas–Pan American or UTPA, merged with the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2015 to create the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The new school inherited UTPA's athletic program.

Sports sponsored

The ASUN sponsors championship competition in eight men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[9]

In 2008, the ASUN, in an agreement with the Southern Conference (SoCon), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Big South Conference, formed the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) for schools sponsoring men's and women's swimming and diving within the associated conferences. For the past several years, the ASUN's Commissioner has served as the president of what was initially a swimming & diving-only conference. In 2014 the CCSA expanded to include several other schools from other conferences, and the following year the conference added beach volleyball (women-only at the NCAA level) as a sponsored sport, changing its name to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. Currently the conference has 22 member schools, with eight men's swimming and diving teams, 11 women's swimming & diving teams, and eight beach volleyball teams.[10]

The most recent change to the roster of ASUN sports took place after the 2013–14 school year. Under a cooperative agreement between the ASUN and SoCon, the two leagues agreed to split lacrosse sponsorship. The SoCon took over the ASUN men's lacrosse league, while women's lacrosse sponsorship remained with the ASUN.[11] The full alliance in women's lacrosse amicably ended after the 2017 season, with the SoCon sponsoring that sport from the 2018 season forward, but the two leagues continue in a cross-scheduling agreement.

More recently, on September 13, 2016, the ASUN and Big South announced a football partnership that allows any ASUN members with scholarship football programs to become Big South football members, provided they are located within the general geographic footprint of the two conferences. At the time of announcement, the only ASUN member with a scholarship football program, Kennesaw State, was already a Big South football member. Should any ASUN member add scholarship football, or any non-scholarship football program of an ASUN school (at the time of announcement, Jacksonville and Stetson) upgrade to scholarship football, that team will automatically join Big South football.[12] North Alabama will join Big South football under the terms of this agreement; although the school's home state of Alabama had no schools in either conference at the time it was announced as a future ASUN member, three of its neighboring states were home to six of the ASUN's eight members at that time.

ASUN Conference teams
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
9
-
Basketball
9
9
Beach volleyball
-
7
Cross country
9
9
Golf
8
7
Lacrosse
-
7
Soccer
7
9
Softball
-
8
Tennis
8
8
Track and field (indoor)
5
6
Track and field (outdoor)
5
6
Volleyball
-
9

Men's sports

Men's sponsored sports by school
School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Golf Soccer Tennis Track &
field
(indoor)
Track &
field
(outdoor)
Total
sports
Florida Gulf Coast Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN 6
Jacksonville Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN Red XN 5
Kennesaw State Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick 7
Liberty Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 8
Lipscomb Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 8
NJIT Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 7
North Alabama Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Red XN Red XN 5
North Florida Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 8
Stetson Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN 6
Totals 9 9 9 8 7 8 5 5 60

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the league which are played by ASUN schools:

School Fencing[m 1] Football Lacrosse Rowing Swimming
& Diving
Volleyball
Kennesaw State No Big South No No No No
Jacksonville No Pioneer League SoCon MAAC No No
Liberty No FBS independent No No No No
NJIT MACFA No Independent[m 2] No CCSA EIVA
North Alabama No FCS independent[m 3] No No No No
Stetson No Pioneer League No MAAC No No
  1. ^ Fencing is a coeducational team sport; schools have separate men's and women's teams, but the NCAA awards only a single team championship.
  2. ^ NJIT men's lacrosse will join the Northeast Conference in 2019 (2020 season).[13]
  3. ^ North Alabama will join Big South football in 2019.

Women's sports

Women's sponsored sports by school
School Basketball Beach volleyball Cross
country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track & field
(indoor)
Track & field
(outdoor)
Volleyball Total
Sports
Florida Gulf Coast Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN Green tick 8
Jacksonville Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
Kennesaw State Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
Liberty Green tick Red XN Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 9
Lipscomb Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 9
NJIT Green tick Red XN Green tick Red XN Red XN Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 7
North Alabama Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN Green tick 8
North Florida Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
Stetson Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN Green tick 9
Totals 9 5+2[a] 9 7 4+3[b] 9 8 8 6 6 9 80+5
  1. ^ Associate members Mercer and Coastal Carolina.
  2. ^ Associate members Coastal Carolina, Howard, and Kent State. Akron will join for the 2020 season.

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the league which are played by ASUN schools:

School Fencing[a] Field Hockey Rowing Swimming &
diving
Florida Gulf Coast No No No CCSA
Jacksonville No No MAAC No
Liberty No Big East No CCSA
NJIT Independent No No No
North Florida No No No CCSA
Stetson No No MAAC No
  1. ^ Fencing is a coeducational team sport; schools have separate men's and women's teams, but the NCAA awards only a single team championship.

Facilities

School Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity
Florida Gulf Coast Alico Arena 4,633 Swanson Stadium 1,500 FGCU Soccer Complex 1,500
Jacksonville Swisher Gymnasium 1,500 John Sessions Stadium 1,500 Ashley Sports Complex 500
Kennesaw State KSU Convocation Center 4,792 Fred Stillwell Stadium 1,200 Fifth Third Bank Stadium 8,300
Liberty Vines Center[a] 9,547 Liberty Baseball Stadium 2,500 Osborne Stadium 1,000
Lipscomb Allen Arena 5,028 Ken Dugan Field 1,500 Lipscomb Soccer Complex 600
NJIT Wellness and Events Center 3,500 Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium 6,200 J. Malcolm Simon Stadium 1,000
North Alabama Flowers Hall 3,900 Mike D. Lane Field N/A Bill Jones Athletic Complex N/A
North Florida UNF Arena 5,800 Harmon Stadium 1,000 Hodges Stadium 9,300
Stetson Edmunds Center 5,000 Melching Field at Conrad Park 2,500 Stetson Soccer Complex 500
  1. ^ Liberty is currently planning to open the new Liberty Arena, capacity 4,000, in 2020. It will become the primary home of both basketball teams at that time, with Vines Center remaining in use for high-demand games.

All Sports Championships

The Jesse C. Fletcher and Sherman Day Trophies are awarded each year to the top men's and women's program in the conference. The Bill Bibb Trophy, combining the men's and women's results for the best overall program, was first awarded in 2006–07. East Tennessee State won this overall trophy seven of the nine years it has been awarded; Florida Gulf Coast won in 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2015-16.[14]

Men's All Sports: Jesse C. Fletcher Trophy

Year Champion
1978–79 Oklahoma City
1979–80 Northeast Louisiana
1980–81 Northeast Louisiana
1981–82 Northeast Louisiana
1982–83 Georgia Southern
1983–84 Centenary
1984–85 Georgia Southern
1985–86 Houston Baptist
1986–87 Georgia Southern
1987–88 Georgia Southern
1988–89 Georgia Southern
1989–90 Georgia Southern
1990–91 Georgia Southern
1991–92 Florida International
1992–93 Florida International
1993–94 Florida International
1994–95 Central Florida
1995–96 Central Florida
1996–97 Florida International
1997–98 Georgia State
1998–99 Central Florida
1999–00 Georgia State
2000–01 Georgia State
2001–02 Georgia State
2002–03 Central Florida
2003–04 Central Florida
2004–05 Central Florida
2005–06 East Tennessee State
2006–07 East Tennessee State
2007–08 East Tennessee State
2008–09 East Tennessee State
2009–10 East Tennessee State
2010–11 East Tennessee State
2011–12 East Tennessee State
2012–13 Florida Gulf Coast
2013–14 East Tennessee State
2014–15 North Florida
2015–16 North Florida

Women's All Sports: Sherman Day Trophy

Year Champion
1978–79 None
1979–80 None
1980–81 None
1981–82 None
1982–83 None
1983–84 None
1984–85 None
1985–86 Stetson, Georgia State
1986–87 Stetson
1987–88 Georgia State
1988–89 Georgia State
1989–90 Georgia State
1990–91 Florida International
1991–92 Florida International
1992–93 Georgia State
1993–94 Florida International
1994–95 Campbell
1995–96 Central Florida
1996–97 Central Florida
1997–98 Georgia State
1998–99 Central Florida
1999–00 Georgia State
2000–01 Georgia State
2001–02 Central Florida
2002–03 Central Florida
2003–04 Central Florida
2004–05 Central Florida
2005–06 Florida Atlantic
2006–07 East Tennessee State
2007–08 Jacksonville
2008–09 Jacksonville
2009–10 Kennesaw State
2010–11 Jacksonville
2011–12 Kennesaw State
2012–13 Florida Gulf Coast
2013–14 Jacksonville
2014–15 Florida Gulf Coast
2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast

Championships

Basketball

[15]

Season Regular Season Champion(s) Tournament Champion
1978–79 Northeast Louisiana Northeast Louisiana
1979–80 Northeast Louisiana Centenary (LA)
1980–81 Houston Baptist Mercer
1981–82 Arkansas–Little Rock Northeast Louisiana
1982–83 Arkansas–Little Rock Georgia Southern
1983–84 Houston Baptist Houston Baptist
1984–85 Georgia Southern Mercer
1985–86 Arkansas–Little Rock Arkansas–Little Rock
1986–87 Arkansas–Little Rock Georgia Southern
1987–88 Arkansas–Little Rock
Georgia Southern
Texas–San Antonio
1988–89 Georgia Southern Arkansas–Little Rock
1989–90 Centenary (LA) Arkansas–Little Rock
1990–91 Texas–San Antonio Georgia State
1991–92 Georgia Southern Georgia Southern
1992–93 Florida International
1993–94 College of Charleston Central Florida
1994–95 College of Charleston Florida International
1995–96 College of Charleston (TAAC East)
Samford (TAAC West)
Southeastern Louisiana (TAAC West)
Central Florida
1996–97 College of Charleston (TAAC East)
Samford (TAAC West)
College of Charleston
1997–98 College of Charleston (TAAC East)
Georgia State (TAAC West)
College of Charleston
1998–99 Samford Samford
1999–00 Georgia State
Troy State
Samford
2000–01 Georgia State Georgia State
2001–02 Georgia State
Troy State
Florida Atlantic
2002–03 Belmont (ASUN North)
Mercer (ASUN South)
Troy State (ASUN South)
Troy State
2003–04 Troy State Central Florida
2004–05 Central Florida
Gardner–Webb
Central Florida
2005–06 Belmont
Lipscomb
Belmont
2006–07 East Tennessee State Belmont
2007–08 Belmont Belmont
2008–09 Jacksonville East Tennessee State
2009–10 Belmont
Campbell
Jacksonville
Lipscomb
East Tennessee State
2010–11 Belmont Belmont
2011–12 Belmont Belmont
2012–13 Mercer Florida Gulf Coast
2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast
Mercer
Mercer
2014–15 North Florida North Florida
2015–16 North Florida Florida Gulf Coast
2016–17 Florida Gulf Coast Florida Gulf Coast
2017–18 Florida Gulf Coast Lipscomb

Baseball

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2006-03-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Northern Kentucky University to Join Horizon League in July" (Press release). Horizon League. May 11, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-05-14. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "New Jersey Institute of Technology to Join the Atlantic Sun: #NJITtoASun" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "USC Upstate moving to Big South Conference". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "UNA Accepts ASUN Division I Invitation" (Press release). North Alabama Lions. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "ASUN Conference Announces Liberty University as League Member for 2018-19" (Press release). ASUN Conference. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Akron Women's Lacrosse to Join ASUN" (Press release). Akron Zips. April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Belmont moving to Ohio Valley Conference in 2012-13". USA Today. December 7, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  9. ^ "ASUN Conference". asunsports.org.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-06-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "SoCon, ASUN Partner to Enhance Lacrosse" (Press release). Southern Conference. January 9, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  12. ^ "Big South and ASUN Conference Establish FCS Membership Partnership" (Press release). ASUN Conference. September 13, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "NEC Welcomes NJIT as Men's Lacrosse Associate Member" (Press release). Northeast Conference. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "All Sports Standings - ASUN Conference". asunsports.org.
  15. ^ "TAAC/Atlantic Sun Conference summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.

External links

2009 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2009 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 4–7, 2009 at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN from May 25 through 28. Belmont won its first tournament championship to earn the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Melching Field at Conrad Park on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, FL from May 23 through 26. Belmont won their second consecutive and second overall championship with a 10–4 championship game victory over Kennesaw State. The Bruins joined the Ohio Valley Conference beginning with the 2013 season. Belmont earned the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

2013 Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer season

The 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer season will be the 35th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference. It will be the last A-Sun season for East Tennessee State and Mercer, both of which will move to the Southern Conference in July 2014.

The defending regular season and tournament champions are the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.

2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Swanson Stadium on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida from May 21 through 25. Kennesaw State won their first tournament championship and claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

2014 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament was the 36th edition of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. It took place from March 4 through March 9 in several arenas. All games took place at the higher seed of the two teams competing.

2016 Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer season

The 2016 Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer season was the 39th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference.

The North Florida Ospreys are both the defending regular season and conference tournament champions.

2016 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2016 Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Soccer Tournament is the 38th edition of the tournament. It determines the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic berth into the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship..

2017 Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer season

The 2017 Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer season was the 40th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference. The regular season began on August 25, 2017 and ended on October 28, 2017. The regular season culminated with the 2017 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Tournament, which was held from November 3–11, 2017. The tournament determined the conference's tournament champion, and automatic berth into the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament.

Newly appointed head coach, Kyle Gookins lead the Stetson Hatters to their first Atlantic Sun regular season championship, accumulating a 4-0-2 record. The Hatters edged out traditional A-Sun power, Florida Gulf Coast for the title. In the tournament, Lipscomb earned their first A-Sun championship, and thus, their first berth into the NCAA Tournament. There, they lost in the first round to Butler.

2017 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2017 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament was the conference postseason tournament for the Atlantic Sun Conference. The tournament marked the 38th year the league conducted a postseason tournament. The tournament was held February 27, March 2 and 5, 2017 at campus sites as top seeds host each round. Florida Gulf Coast defeated North Florida, 77–61, in the championship game to receive the conference's automatic trip to the NCAA Tournament.

2018 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2018 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Harmon Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL from May 23 through 26. As the winner of the tournament for the league-best eighth time, Stetson claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

2018 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2018 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament was the conference postseason tournament for the Atlantic Sun Conference. The tournament was the 39th year the league has conducted a postseason tournament. The tournament was held February 26, March 1, and 4, 2018 at campus sites of the higher seeds. Lipscomb defeated regular season champion Florida Gulf Coast in the tournament championship to receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the school's first trip to the NCAA Tournament.

2018–19 Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball season

The 2018–19 Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2018, followed by the start of the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Conference play began in January 2019 and concluded in March 2019. It was the 41st season of Atlantic Sun Conference basketball.

Lipscomb and Liberty tied for the regular season championship and were named co-champions. The Atlantic Sun Tournament was held March 4/10 at campus sites as top seeds hosted each round.

2019 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2019 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament was the conference postseason tournament for the Atlantic Sun Conference. The tournament was the 40th year the league has conducted a postseason tournament. The tournament was held March 4, 7, and 10, 2019 at campus sites of the higher seeds. Liberty upset top-seeded Lipscomb 74–68 in the championship game to win the tournament, and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

The ASUN Conference Baseball Tournament, sometimes referred to simply as the ASUN Tournament, is the conference baseball championship of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. The top six finishers in the regular season of the conference's eight teams advance to the double-elimination tournament, which in 2017 will be held at Melching Field at Conrad Park in DeLand, Florida. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Atlantic Sun Conference's (ASUN) most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1978–79 season, the first year of the ASUN's existence, when it was known as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC). Only one player, Willie Jackson of Centenary, has won the award three times (1982–84).

Centenary has the most all-time winners with six, but they left the conference in 2000, when it was still known as the TAAC. There has been only one tie in the award's history, which occurred in 1997–98 between Mark Jones of Central Florida and Sedric Webber of the College of Charleston. Among the nine current ASUN members, three have had a winner: Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, and North Florida.

Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the ASUN Tournament and formerly known as the Trans America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament between 1979 and 2001) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Sun Conference, branded since the 2016–17 school year as the ASUN Conference. The tournament has been held every year since 1979, except for 1992–93.

It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Lipscomb Bisons

The Lipscomb Bisons are the fifteen sports teams representing Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee in intercollegiate athletics. The Bisons compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Stetson Hatters

The Stetson Hatters are composed of 18 teams representing Stetson University in intercollegiate athletics. The Hatters compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports, except for the football team, which competes in the Pioneer Football League.

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Full members
Women's lacrosse associates
Beach volleyball associates

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