Capital Athletic Conference
|Capital Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||21 (men's: 10; women's: 11)|
|Commissioner||Tom Byrnes (since 2008)|
The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Delaware.
Formed in 1989, the charter members were The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, the University of Mary Washington, Marymount University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and York College of Pennsylvania. Goucher College joined the CAC in 1991, followed by Salisbury University in 1993. Hood College, Stevenson University, and Wesley College all formally joined the conference for the 2007–08 season, although Hood and Stevenson had already joined for some sports in the 2006–07 season. CUA and Goucher College left the conference in 2007–08 to become members of the new Landmark Conference. Gallaudet left the conference after the 2009-10 season for the North Eastern Athletic Conference for some sports. Stevenson and Hood left the CAC for the Middle Atlantic Conferences effective July 1, 2012. The CAC added three members on July 1, 2013: Christopher Newport University, Penn State Harrisburg, and Southern Virginia University. Southern Virginia is currently transitioning from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and will become eligible for conference championships in the 2014–15 season.
The league currently has 10 full members:
|Christopher Newport University||Newport News, Virginia||Captains||1961||Public||5,186||2013-14|
|Frostburg State University||Frostburg, Maryland||Bobcats||1898||Public||5,215||2010-11|
|University of Mary Washington||Fredericksburg, Virginia||Eagles||1908||Public||4,862||1989-90|
|Marymount University||Arlington, Virginia||Saints||1950||Private/Catholic||3,684||1989-90|
|Penn State-Harrisburg||Lower Swatara, Pennsylvania||Lions||1966||Public||3,441||2013-14|
|St. Mary's College of Maryland||St. Mary's City, Maryland||Seahawks||1840||Public||1,950||1989-90|
|Salisbury University||Salisbury, Maryland||Sea Gulls||1925||Public||7,383||1993-94|
|Southern Virginia University||Buena Vista, Virginia||Knights||1867||Private/LDS||804||2013-14|
|Wesley College||Dover, Delaware||Wolverines||1873||Private/Methodist||2,400||2007-08|
|York College of Pennsylvania||York, Pennsylvania||Spartans||1787||Private/Non-sectarian||5,367||1989-90|
|The Catholic University of America||Washington, D.C.||Cardinals||1887||Private||6,705||1989-90||2006-07||Landmark|
|Gallaudet University||Washington, D.C.||Bison||1864||Private||2,340||1989-90||2009-10||NEAC|
|Goucher College||Towson, Maryland||Gophers||1885||Private||2,375||1989-90||2006-07||Landmark|
|Hood College||Frederick, Maryland||Blazers||1893||Private||3,856||2006-07||2011-12||MAC|
|Stevenson University||Stevenson, Maryland||Mustangs||1947||Private||3,929||2007-08||2011-12||MAC|
The CAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's field hockey, men's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women’s soccer, women's softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, and women's volleyball.
- "Stevenson and Hood to Join MAC". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Capital Athletic Conference Adds Penn State-Harrisburg; The Lions Join CNU & SVU As New Full Members In 2013-14" (Press release). Capital Athletic Conference. July 26, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.