Composition and Sport Sponsorship of the Membership

2012-13 Composition

 

 

Division I

Division

II

Division

III

Total

I-FBS

I-FCS

I

Total

Active

120

126

100

346

291

439

1,076

Provisional         7 7 14
Candidacy         19   19
Voting Conference

11

11

9

31

23

43

97

Nonvoting Conference

 

3

19

22

 

22

44

Affiliated            

37

TOTAL            

1,287

 

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Definitions

Active Member

An active member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and duly elected to active membership under the provisions of the Association bylaws. Active members have the right to compete in NCAA championships, to vote on legislation and other issues before the Association, and to enjoy other privileges of membership designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association.

Provisional Member

A provisional member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and that has applied for active membership in the Association. Provisional membership is a prerequisite for active membership in the Association. The institution shall be elected to provisional membership under the bylaws of the Association. Provisional members shall receive all publications and mailings received by active members in addition to other privileges designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association.

Member Conference

A member conference is a group of colleges and/or universities that conducts competition among its members and determines a conference champion in one or more sports (in which the NCAA conducts championships or for which it is responsible for providing playing rules for intercollegiate competition), duly elected to conference membership under the provisions of the bylaws of the Association. A member conference is entitled to all of the privileges of active members except the right to compete in NCAA championships. Only those conferences that meet specific criteria as competitive and legislative bodies and minimum standards related to size and division status are permitted to vote on legislation or other issues before the Association.

Affiliated Member

An affiliated member is a nonprofit coaches or sports association whose function and purpose are directly related to one or more sports in which the NCAA conducts championships or an emerging sport for women, or an association that consists of college/university administrators and has a direct connection to either the NCAA or its member institutions.

 


Current Sport Sponsorship

 

MEN'S

 

WOMEN'S

 

MIXED

                             
 

I

II

III

T

 

I

II

III

T

 

I

II

III

T

                             
Baseball 297 266 375 938                    
Basketball 346 312 415  1073   344 314 438 1096
Bowling 1 0 0 1   35 19 8 62          
Cross Country 315 267 394 976   343 295 417 1055        
Equestrian           18 4 16 38          
Fencing 20 2 12 34   23 3 15 41   0 0 0 0
Field Hockey           79 27 161 267          
Football 246 167 242 655                    
(I-FBS 120)                            
(I-FCS 126)                            
Golf 298 231 281 810   260 173 187 620          
Gymnastics 16 0 1 17   62 7 15 84          
Ice Hockey 59 6 73 138   34 3 50 88          
Lacrosse 62 50 205 317   96 75 239 410          
Rifle 4 0 1 5   8 1 1 10   13 4 5 22
Rowing 28 3 29 60   88 18 41 147          
Rugby           2 1 2 5          
Sand Volleyball           20 1 0 21          
Soccer 204 206 407 817   322 258 433 1013          
Softball           289 289 412 990          
Swimming & Diving 136 67 214 417   196 87 249 532        
Tennis 262 176 331 769   321 238 379 939        
Track & Field, Indoor 263 137 248  648   315 160 254 729        
Track & Field, Outdoor 283 181 279 743   323 202 289 814          
Volleyball 23 19 64 106   329 300 430  1059        
Water Polo 22 7 14 43   33 12 16 61          
Wrestling 78 54 88 220                    

Note: These totals include sport sponsorship data provided by active and provisional members.