United States Collegiate Athletic Association

The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization for the intercollegiate athletic programs of 81 mostly small colleges, community colleges and junior colleges, across the United States. The USCAA holds 12 National Championship tournaments in 7 sports.[1]

United States Collegiate Athletic Association
MottoLeveling the playing field for America's small colleges
Legal statusAssociation
HeadquartersNorfolk, VA
Region served
United States
85 institutions
(24 states)
Executive Director
Matthew Simms
Main organ
Governing Body


The USCAA was founded in 1966 as the National Little College Athletic Association, primarily to sponsor a national basketball tournament for small colleges and junior colleges. It began adding more sports in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1989, it changed its name to the National Small College Athletic Association. It adopted its current name in 2001.[2]


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




Post–season national championships are held in all but football and wrestling, both of which have few participating teams. A USCAA national invitational meet is sponsored in wrestling.


Former conferences


Men's cross country

Women's cross country

Men's soccer

Men's Division I soccer

  • 2018 Florida National University

Men's Division II soccer

Women's soccer

Women's Division I soccer

  • 2018 Cleary University

Women's Division II soccer

Women's volleyball

Women's Division I volleyball

  • 2018 Florida National University

Women's Division II volleyball

Men's basketball

Men's Division I basketball

Men's Division II basketball

Women's basketball

Women's Division I basketball

Women's Division II basketball


Men's golf


Men's lacrosse

See also


  1. ^ a b Homepage, USCAA. Accessed: November 7, 2014.
  2. ^ USCAA, "About USCAA". Accessed: 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. ^ http://theuscaa.com/Archives/Cross_Country_Champs
  7. ^ a b "Berea College Sweeps the 2015 USCAA Cross Country National Championships," USCAA website, November 6, 2015. Accessed: November 8, 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.athletic.net/crosscountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=50576
  9. ^ "Cleary Cougars are National Champions". Clearly University. November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "Dallas Athletic Department Inducts Five Into Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  11. ^ "Mustangs Set for Home Opener as They Host Presentation and the SMSU US Bancorp/McDonald's Classic". Retrieved December 9, 2009.

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