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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), founded in 1938, is an association of community college
Community college
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries.-Australia:Community colleges carry on the tradition of adult education, which was established in Australia around mid 19th century when evening classes were held to help adults...

 and junior college
Junior college
The term junior college refers to different educational institutions in different countries.-India:In India, most states provide schooling through 12th grade...

 athletic departments throughout the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It is held as Divisions and Regions. The current NJCAA holds 24 separate regions.

History


The idea for the NJCAA was conceived in 1937 at Fresno
Fresno, California
Fresno is a city in central California, United States, the county seat of Fresno County. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 510,365, making it the fifth largest city in California, the largest inland city in California, and the 34th largest in the nation...

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. A handful of junior college representatives met to organize an association that would promote and supervise a national program of junior college sports and activities consistent with the educational objectives of junior colleges.

The constitution presented at the charter meeting in Fresno on May 14, 1938, was accepted and the National Junior College Athletic Association became a functioning organization.

In 1949, the NJCAA was reorganized by dividing the nation into sixteen regions. The officers of the association were the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, public relations director, and the sixteen regional vice presidents. Ironically, though the NJCAA was founded in California, it no longer operates there and has been supplanted instead by the unaffiliated California Community College Athletic Association
California Community College Athletic Association
The California Community College Athletic Association is a sports association for community colleges in the U.S. state of California. It oversees 103 athletic programs throughout the state....

 (CCCAA) with 100+ colleges participating.

Division History

Years Division
1938-1945 None
1945-1986 Division I
1986-1991 Division I, Division II
1991-present Division I, Division II, Division III

Awards

  • Academic All-American by Sport
  • NJCAA Academic Team of the Year by Sport
  • BJ Graber Female Athlete of the Year by Sport
  • David Rowlands Male Athlete of the Year by Sport
  • Lea Plarski Award by Sport
  • NJCAA Championship Ring National Sponsor by Sport
  • NJCAA Service Awards by Sport

Halls of fame



NJCAA Hall of Fame
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NJCAA Hall of Fame (Region XVI)
See footnote


NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
See footnotes


NJCAA Basketball Hall of Fame
See footnote


NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
See footnote


NJCAA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
See footnote


NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame
See footnote

Conferences



  • Region 1 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
    Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region I is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges. Conference championships are held in most sports and individuals can be named to All-Conference and All-Academic teams.-Members:...

  • Region 2 Bi-State Conference
    Bi-State Conference
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region II is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

  • Region 3 Mid-State Athletic Conference
    Mid-State Athletic Conference
    Located within Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Mid-State Athletic Conference is a junior college conference with 7 member schools, all located in Upstate New York...

    , West New York Athletic Conference, Mountain Valley Athletic Conference (NY) (http://www.region3athletics.org/)
  • Region 4 Illinois N4C Conference
    Illinois N4C Conference
    The Illinois N4C Conference is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and a Junior College American football conference. It is also known as N4C or Region IV.Conference championships are held and individuals can be named to All-Conference and All-Academic...

    , Illinois Skyway Conference (http://www.illinoisskyway.org/), Arrowhead Conference
  • Region 5 Metro Athletic Conference (NJCAA), North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, Western Junior College Athletic Conference
    Western Junior College Athletic Conference
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region IV is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

  • Region 6 Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
    Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
    The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference is a college athletic conference that is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association...

  • Region 7 Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association
    Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region VII is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

  • Region 8 Suncoast Conference
    Suncoast Conference
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region VIII is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

  • Region 9 NJCAA Region 9
    NJCAA Region 9
    Region IX of the National Junior College Athletic Association consists of 22 colleges from Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming.-Colorado Community College Athletic Conference:*Lamar Community College*Northeastern Junior College*Otero Junior College...

    , Mon-Dak Conference
    Mon-Dak Conference
    The Mon-Dak Conference ' is a junior college conference for eight Tech and Community Colleges located in Montana and North Dakota, and is hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Conference championships are held in most sports and some individuals can be named to All-Conference...

  • Region 10 Carolinas Junior College Conference
    Carolinas Junior College Conference
    The Carolinas Junior College Conference is a component of the National Junior College Athletic Association, in which it is also known as Region X . Teams represent various junior colleges, technical colleges, and community colleges...

  • Region 11 Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
    Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
    The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference ' is the Region XI member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Commissioner's Office, headquartered in Ames, Iowa oversees 22 sports...

  • Region 12 Michigan Community College Athletic Association
    Michigan Community College Athletic Association
    The Michigan Community College Athletic Association is an association of community college athletic departments throughout Michigan and northern Indiana....

    , Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
    Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
    The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference or OCCAC is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are community colleges in the state of Ohio. It is a member of Region XII of the National Junior College Athletic Association.-Members:...

  • Region 13 Minnesota College Athletic Conference, Mon-Dak Conference
    Mon-Dak Conference
    The Mon-Dak Conference ' is a junior college conference for eight Tech and Community Colleges located in Montana and North Dakota, and is hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Conference championships are held in most sports and some individuals can be named to All-Conference...

  • Region 14 Southwest Junior College Conference
  • Region 15 Mid Hudson Conference
    Mid Hudson Conference
    Mid Hudson Conference is hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region XV is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

  • Region 16 Missouri Community College Athletic Conference
    Missouri Community College Athletic Conference
    Miwest Community College Athletic Conference ' is a college athletic conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association, a part of Region XVI. Conference championships are held in most sports and individuals can be named to All-Conference and All-Academic teams.-Members:*East Central...

  • Region 17 Georgia Junior College Athletic Association
    Georgia Junior College Athletic Association
    The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association is a college athletic conference and member of the National Junior College Athletic Association in the NJCAA Region XVII. Members of the GCAA include technical and community colleges in the U.S. state of Georgia...

  • Region 18 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges
    Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges
    The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, commonly called the NWAACC , is a sports association for community colleges in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian province of British Columbia....

    , Scenic West Athletic Conference
    Scenic West Athletic Conference
    The Scenic West Athletic Conference is a sports association for junior colleges located in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada...

  • Region 19 Garden State Athletic Conference
    Garden State Athletic Conference
    The Garden State Athletic Conference is a junior college conference for many technical and community colleges in Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. It is the only conference in Region XIX of the National Junior College Athletic Association...

  • Region 20 Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association
    Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association
    The Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association is an athletic conference established in 1979 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a partnership between the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Association and Western Pennsylvania Athletic Association...

    , Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference
    Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference
    The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference exists to govern and conduct championships for the conference’s varsity sports. Chartered in the late 1960s and affiliated with the National Junior College Athletic Association, the MDJUCO is composed of 18 community colleges in the U.S...

  • Region 21 Massachusetts Community College Athletic Association
    Massachusetts Community College Athletic Association
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, also known as Region XXI is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

  • Region 22 Alabama Community College Conference
  • Region 23 NJCAA Region 23
    NJCAA Region 23
    Region XXIII of the National Junior College Athletic Association consists of two conferences, the MISS-LOU Junior College Conference and Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges ...

  • Region 24 Mid-West Athletic Conference
    Mid-West Athletic Conference
    Also known as '. Hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Mid-West Athletic Conference also known as Region XXIV is a junior college conference for many Tech and Community Colleges...

    , Collegiate Conference of Central Illinois

Sports



  • Baseball
    College baseball
    College baseball is baseball that is played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education. Compared to football and basketball, college competition in the United States plays a less significant contribution to cultivating professional players, as the minor leagues primarily...

     (Divisions I, II, III)
  • Basketball
    College basketball
    College basketball most often refers to the USA basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association . Basketball in the NCAA is divided into three divisions: Division I, Division II and Division III....

     (Divisions I, II, III)
  • Softball
    College softball
    College softball is softball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. College softball is normally played by women at the intercollegiate level, whereas college baseball is normally played by men.As with other intercollegiate...

     (Divisions I, II, III)
  • Volleyball
    Volleyball
    Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

     (Divisions I, II, III)
  • Soccer
    College soccer
    College soccer is a term used to describe association football played by teams who are operated by colleges and universities as opposed to a professional league operated for exclusively financial purposes...

     (Divisions I, II)
  • Track and Field
    Track and field
    Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

     (Divisions I, II)
  • Tennis
    Tennis
    Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

     (Divisions I, II)
  • Wrestling
    Collegiate wrestling
    Collegiate wrestling, sometimes known in the United States as Folkstyle wrestling, is a style of amateur wrestling practised at the collegiate and university level in the United States. Collegiate wrestling emerged from the folk wrestling styles practised in the early history of the United States...

     (Divisions I, II)
  • Golf
    Golf
    Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

     (Divisions I, II, III)

  • Cross Country
    Cross country running
    Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

     (Divisions I, II)
  • Ice hockey (Divisions I)
  • Football
    College football
    College football refers to American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities...

     (Divisions I)
  • Bowling
    Bowling
    Bowling Bowling Bowling (1375–1425; late Middle English bowle, variant of boule Bowling (1375–1425; late Middle English bowle, variant of boule...

     (Divisions I)
  • Swimming
    Swimming (sport)
    Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

     (Divisions I)
  • Diving
    Diving
    Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

     (Divisions I)
  • Lacrosse
    Lacrosse
    Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

     (Divisions I)
  • Half Marathon
    Half marathon
    A half marathon is a road running event of . It is half the distance of a marathon and usually run on roads. Participation in half marathons has grown steadily recently. One of the main reasons for this is that it is a challenging distance, but does not require the same level of training that a...

     (Divisions I)


Baseball


  • JUCO World Series
  • JUCO Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame
    Hall of Fame
    A hall of fame, wall of fame, walk of fame, walk of stars or avenue of stars is a type of attraction established for any field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field...


Basketball Championships

  • NJCAA Division I
    NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
    NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships it usually consists of 16 invited teams...

  • NJCAA Division II
    NJCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
    The National Junior Collge Athletic Association Men's Division II Basketball Championships consists of sixteen teams playing over a five-day period in March to determine a National Champion.- About the tournament :...

  • NJCAA Division III
    NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship
    The National Junior Collge Athletic Association Men's Division III Basketball Championships consists of eight teams playing over a three day period in March to determine a National Champion...

  • NJCAA Women's Championship
    NJCAA Women's Basketball Championship
    -1975-1991:*NOTE: From 1975 to 1991, the NJCAA had only one class for women's basketball-Division I:-Division II:-Division III:-See also:*NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship*NJCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship...


Football



Due to the relatively small number of schools fielding teams, some football-only conferences exist. They may be home to teams from multiple regions.
  • The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference includes only schools in Kansas (Region 6). All are members of the conference in other sports.
  • The Midwest Football Conference includes schools from Iowa (Region 11), northern Illinois (Region 4), Michigan (part of Region 12) and North Dakota (part of Region 13).
  • The Minnesota College Athletic Conference, like the KJCCC, includes only schools in Minnesota (part of Region 13), all of which participate in the conference in other sports.
  • The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges only includes schools in that state, which is a part of Region 23. None of the Louisiana members of Region 23 field a football team.
  • The Northeast Football Conference includes schools from Region 3 (Upper New York), 15 (Lower New York, New York City and Long Island), 19 (Lackawanna, Pa.) and 21 (Dean, Mass.) Lackawanna and Dean are the only football-playing schools in their respective regions.
  • The Southwest Junior College Football Conference includes teams from both regions in Texas (5 and 14) and one from Oklahoma (Region 2).
  • Western States Football League
    Western States Football League
    The Western States Football League is a U.S. junior college football league for schools in the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The league is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association.-History:...

     includes teams from Arizona (Region 1), New Mexico (Region 5), and Utah (Region 18).

There are also independent schools in Regions 2 (Arkansas Baptist and Lon Morris), 10 (Louisburg, N.C.), 13 (Dakota-Bottineau), 15 (Globe Tech) and 17 (Georgia Military).

Regions 7, 8, 9, 16, 20, 22 and 24 do not have any football programs.

See also