California Collegiate Athletic Association
|California Collegiate Athletic Association
|Sports fielded||12 (men's: 6; women's: 6)|
|Headquarters||Walnut Creek, California|
The California Collegiate Athletic Association or CCAA is a collegiate athletic conference in the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). All of its current members are public universities, and all except for UC San Diego are members of the California State University system.
It was founded in December 1938 and began competition in 1939. The commissioner of the CCAA is Mike Matthews. CCAA offices are located in Walnut Creek, California, which is also the city where the Pac-12 Conference headquarters are located. The CCAA is the most successful conference in NCAA Division II, as its former and current members have won 152 National Championships.
In some sports, like in men's/women's soccer, the CCAA is split into divisions for conference play.
- North Division members are:
- Cal State-East Bay, Cal State-Monterey Bay, Cal State-Stanislaus, Chico State, Humboldt State, and Sonoma State
- South Division members are:
- Cal Poly-Pomona, Cal State-Dominguez Hills, Cal State-Los Angeles, Cal State-San Bernardino, San Francisco State, and UC-San Diego
(All in California)
(as of 2011)
(as of 2013)
|California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(Cal Poly Pomona)
|California State University, Chico
|California State University, Dominguez Hills
(Cal State Dominguez Hills)
|California State University, East Bay
(Cal State East Bay)
|California State University, Los Angeles
(Cal State Los Angeles)
|Los Angeles||1947||Public||21,051||$19.2 million||Golden Eagles||1950-51,
|California State University, Monterey Bay
(Cal State Monterey Bay)
|California State University, San Bernardino
(Cal State San Bernardino)
|San Bernardino||1965||Public||17,066||$19.7 million||Coyotes||1991-92||22||0|
|California State University, Stanislaus
(Cal State Stanislaus)
|Humboldt State University||Arcata||1913||Public||7,435||$22.0 million||Lumberjacks||2006-07||10||2|
|San Francisco State University||San Francisco||1899||Public||30,125||$49.0 million||Gators||1998-99||1||0|
|Sonoma State University||Rohnert Park||1960||Public||8,769||$34.2 million||Seawolves||1998-99||13||2|
|University of California, San Diego
(UC San Diego)
|La Jolla||1960||Public||20,339||$378.5 million||Tritons||2000-01
* - Cal State Los Angeles left the CCAA after the 1968-69 season to become a charter member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, now known as the Big West Conference. However, the Golden Eagles would re-join the CCAA in the 1974-75 season.
|University of the Pacific||Stockton||1851||Private||6,196||Tigers||1945-46||1948-49
|California State University, Fresno*
|Fresno||1911||Public||22,565||Bulldogs||1939-40[a 1]||1968-69||Mountain West|
|California State University, Long Beach
(Long Beach State)
|Long Beach||1949||Public||36,279||49ers||1956-57||1968-69||Big West|
|San Diego State University*
(San Diego State)
|San Diego||1897||Public||28,789||Aztecs||1939-40||1968-69||Mountain West|
|San Jose State University*
(San Jose State)
|San Jose||1857||Public||30,448||Spartans||1939-40||1949-50||Mountain West|
|University of California, Santa Barbara*
(UC Santa Barbara)
|Santa Barbara||1891||Public||21,927||Gauchos||1939-40||1968-69||Big West|
|California State University, Fullerton
(Cal State Fullerton)
|California State University, Northridge
(Cal State Northridge)
|California Polytechnic State University
(Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
|San Luis Obispo||1901||Public||18,679||Mustangs||1945-46||1993-94||Big West[a 2]|
|University of California, Riverside
|Grand Canyon University||Phoenix
|University of California, Davis
|Davis||1905||Public||31,862||Aggies||1998-99||2003-04||Big West[a 2]|
|California State University, Bakersfield
(Cal State Bakersfield)
* - Charter member
- For two seasons (1955–1957), Fresno State had dual membership in the CCAA and West Coast Athletic Conference (today's WCC).
- Cal Poly and UC Davis are football-only associate members of the Big Sky Conference.
The CCAA sponsors six sports for women and six sports for men. The CCAA sponsors cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, outdoor track & field, and softball for women. For men, the CCAA sponsors cross country, soccer, basketball, golf, outdoor track and field, and baseball. Cross country, soccer and volleyball are autumn sports, basketball is a winter sport, and tennis, golf, outdoor track & field, softball, and baseball are spring sports. Throughout the years, CCAA teams have won 151 NCAA championships in their sports, which is best among all Division II conferences.
The CCAA has a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is made up of student-athletes from each of the eleven member institutions.
Facility capacities taken from conference website unless otherwise noted. (See External Links section.)
- Big West Conference, a Division I conference that consists predominantly of California schools. Seven out of its nine members (Hawaii and UC Irvine being the exceptions) are former members of the CCAA.
- California Pacific Conference, an NAIA Division I conference that consisted entirely of California schools from its formation in 1996 until 2012.
- Golden State Athletic Conference, an NAIA Division I conference that consisted entirely of California schools from its formation in 1986 until 2012.
- "NCAA Division II WebPages". Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- "Quick Facts". CCAA. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- "Commissioner's Office". CCAA. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- "NCAA Champions from the CCAA". CCAA. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. January 17, 2012. p. 21. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- "All-Time CCAA Champions". CCAA. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "NCAA Champions from the CCAA". California Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Los Angeles Sports Council - L.A. Facilities". Lasports.org. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- "California Collegiate Athletic Association". Goccaa.org. Retrieved 2012-04-01.