California Pacific Conference
|California Pacific Conference|
Region II of the NAIA
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.
Cal State East Bay, Cal State Monterey Bay, Dominican, Mills College, and Notre Dame de Namur 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).
CSUMB and CSUEB left the Cal Pac to join the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in the 2004-05 and 2008-09 seasons, respectively.
Patten left the Cal Pac after eliminating its athletic program.
Notre Dame de Namur left the Cal Pac to join the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference in the 2006-07 season, followed by Dominican in the 2008-09 season.
Mills College moved to NCAA Division III as an Independent in the 2011-12 season.
In June 2011, Bethany announced it was ceasing operations effective immediately, decreasing the CalPac to seven active members.
In 2012, Holy Names left the Cal Pac to join the Pacific West Conference; while Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Marymount California, and Soka University of America joined to increase the conference membership to nine schools.
La Sierra joined in 2013 to bring the conference up to 10 members. William Jessup left in 2014, leaving the conference with nine members. Membership will remain at nine schools in 2015 when Antelope Valley joins and Menlo leaves for the Golden State Athletic Conference.
|University of Antelope Valley||Lancaster, California||2009||1,517||Pioneers||2015|
|Benedictine University at Mesa||Mesa, Arizona||2013||340||Redhawks||2015|
|California State University Maritime Academy||Vallejo, California||1929||700||Keelhaulers||1996|
|University of California, Merced||Merced, California||2005||7,400||Golden Bobcats||2011|
|Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University||Prescott, Arizona||1978||1,700||Eagles||2012|
|La Sierra University||Riverside, California||1922||2,199||Golden Eagles||2013|
|Marymount California University||Rancho Palos Verdes, California||1932||923||Mariners||2012|
|Pacific Union College||Angwin, California||1882||1,400||Pioneers||1996|
|Providence Christian College||Pasadena, California||2002||100||Sea Beggars||2015|
|Sierra Nevada College||Incline Village, Nevada||1969||1,040||Eagles||2015|
|Simpson University||Redding, California||1921||1,280||Red Hawks||1996|
|Soka University of America||Aliso Viejo, California||2001||441||Lions||2012|
|Bethany University||Scotts Valley, California||1919||Bruins||1996||2011||Closed in 2011|
|California State University, East Bay||Hayward, California||1957||Pioneers||1998||2008||California Collegiate
|California State University, Monterey Bay||Seaside, California||1994||Otters||1996||2004||California Collegiate
|Dominican University||San Rafael, California||1890||Penguins||1996||2008||Pacific West
|Holy Names University||Oakland, California||1868||Hawks||1996||2012||Pacific West
|Menlo College||Atherton, California||1927||Oaks||1996||2015||Golden State|
|Mills College||Oakland, California||1852||Cyclones||1999||2011||Great South
|Notre Dame de Namur University||Belmont, California||1851||Argonauts||1998||2006||Pacific West
|Patten University||Oakland, California||1944||Lions||1996||2005||Dropped sports|
|William Jessup University||Rocklin, California||1939||Warriors||2004||2014||Golden State|
- Mills College — women's institution, does not field men's sports.
- Big West Conference, a conference that competes in Division I that consisted entirely of California schools from 2005 to 2012
- California Collegiate Athletic Association, an all-California school conference that competes in Division II
- Golden State Athletic Conference, an NAIA Division I conference that consisted entirely of California schools from its formation in 1986 until 2012.
- McCord, Shanna (June 14, 2011). "Bethany University will close: Private funding didn't materialize". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
- Cal Pac Adds Three New Members for 2012-13
- La Sierra University Becomes 10th Cal Pac Member