California Pacific Conference

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California Pacific Conference
California Pacific Conference logo
Established 1996
Association NAIA
Members 10
Sports fielded 9 (men's: 4; women's: 5)
Region Pacific Coast
Region II of the NAIA
Headquarters Oakland, California
Commissioner Don Ott
California Pacific Conference locations

The California Pacific Conference (CAL-PAC) is a college athletics conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The conference commissioner is Don Ott. Conference leadership is shared among the member institutions. The conference president is Themy Adachi of Mills College. The conference vice president is Farnum Smith of William Jessup University. The secretary is Marv Christopher of California Maritime Academy. The conference was formed in 1996.

Conference members range from members of the University of California and California State University systems to religious and liberal arts colleges


Current members[edit]

Institution Location Team Founded Type Enrollment Joined
California Maritime Academy Vallejo, California Keelhaulers 1929 Public (California State University system) 700 1996
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Prescott, Arizona Eagles 1978 Private (Nonsectarian) 1,700 2012
La Sierra University[1] Riverside, California Golden Eagles 1922 Private (Seventh-day Adventist) 2,199 2013
Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes, California Mariners 1932 Private (Catholic) 923 2012
Menlo College Atherton, California Oaks 1927 Private (Nonsectarian) 660 1996
Pacific Union College Angwin, California Pioneers 1882 Private (Seventh-day Adventist) 1,400 1996
Simpson University Redding, California Red Hawks 1921 Private (Christian & Missionary Alliance) 1,280 1996
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, California Lions 2001 Private (Non-sectarian) 363 2012
University of California, Merced
(UC Merced)
Merced, California Golden Bobcats 2005 Public (University of California system) 7,400 2011

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Team Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
California State University, East Bay Hayward, California Pioneers 1957 Public 13,160 1998 2008 CCAA
(NCAA Division II)
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, California Otters 1994 Public 5,182 1996 2004 CCAA
(NCAA Division II)
Dominican University San Rafael, California Penguins 1890 Private 2,270 1996 2008 PacWest
(NCAA Division II)
Mills College* Oakland, California Cyclones 1852 Private 1,555 1999 2011 NCAA D-III Independent
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, California Argonauts 1851 Private 2,001 1998 2006 PacWest
(NCAA Division II)
Bethany University Scotts Valley, California Bruins 1919 Private ? 1996 2011 closed in 2011
Holy Names University Oakland, California Hawks 1868 Private 1,331 1996 2012 PacWest
(NCAA Division II)
Patten University Oakland, California Lions 1944 Private 900 1996 2005 NAIA Independent
William Jessup University Rocklin, California Warriors 1939 Private 900 2004 2014 Golden State (GSAC)
(NAIA Division I)

* - Women's college.

California State University, East Bay, California State University, Monterey Bay, Dominican University, Mills College and Notre Dame de Namur University are former members of the conference that have left the NAIA and the conference for Division II and for Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Sports sponsored[edit]

For men, the Cal-Pac sponsors basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer. For women, the Cal-Pac sponsors basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and volleyball.

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