Coastal Collegiate Sports Association

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Coastal Collegiate
Sports Association
(CCSA)
Coastal CollegiateSports Association logo
Established 2008
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Members 23 (21 in 2017)
Sports fielded Beach Volleyball, Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Former names Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association
Headquarters Macon, Georgia
Commissioner Mike Hagen (since October, 2015)
Website theccsa.com
Locations
Coastal CollegiateSports Association locations

The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference.

Established in 2008, the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) was originally developed by four regional Division I conferences — the Atlantic Sun Conference, Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and the Southern Conference — to create a centralized home for their members with swimming and diving programs.

In October 2015, the CCSA added the newly recognized NCAA sport of beach volleyball and rebranded itself the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association.

With the addition of two new members in 2016, the CCSA now has 23 member schools, representing ten states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia) and the District of Columbia.

Members[edit]

School Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Beach
Volleyball
Men's
Swimming
& Diving
Women's
Swimming
& Diving
 
University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers 2015 Conference USA
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Campbell University Camels 2008 Big South Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
College of Charleston Cougars 2016 Colonial Athletic Association
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Florida Atlantic University Owls 2015 Conference USA
Green tickY
Green tickY
Red XN
Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Florida International University Panthers 2015 Conference USA
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Florida State University Seminoles 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Gardner–Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs 2008 Big South Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
Georgia Southern University Eagles 2008 Sun Belt Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Georgia State University Panthers 2015 Sun Belt Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Howard University Bison & Lady Bison 2008 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals 2013 Southland Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
Liberty University Lady Flames 2011 Big South Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Louisiana State University Tigers 2015 Southeastern Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers 2013 America East Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Red XN
New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Red XN
University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs 2012 Big South Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Seahawks 2016 Colonial Athletic Association
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
University of North Florida Ospreys 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Old Dominion University Monarchs 2015 Conference USA
Red XN
Green tickY
Red XN
University of South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Southeastern Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Tulane University Green Wave 2015 American Athletic Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Virginia Military Institute Keydets 2008 Southern Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
  • UMBC and VMI will leave the CCSA after the 2016–17 season for the America East Conference (already home to UMBC's other sports), which will add men's swimming & diving for the 2017–18 season. VMI will become an America East associate member in both men's and women's swimming & diving.[1]

Former Members[edit]

School Nickname Joined Left Sport Current
Conference
College of Charleston Cougars 2008 2013 Swimming & Diving (M / W) Colonial Athletic Association
Davidson College Wildcats 2008 2014 Swimming & Diving (M / W) Atlantic 10 Conference
Florida A&M University Rattlers 2008 2011 Swimming & Diving (W) Discontinued
North Carolina A&T University Aggies 2008 2016 Swimming & Diving (W) Discontinued
Radford University Highlanders 2008 2014 Swimming & Diving (W) Discontinued

Membership Timeline[edit]

Swimming & Diving Champions[edit]

[2] [3]

Year Men's
Champion
Women's
Champion
Site
2008 College of Charleston Davidson Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics • Huntersville, NC
2009 College of Charleston Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen NatatoriumAthens, GA
2010 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center • Knoxville, TN
2011 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2012 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2013 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2014 Incarnate Word Liberty Allan Jones Natatorium • Knoxville, TN
2015 Maryland–Baltimore County Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2016 Maryland–Baltimore County Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2017 Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA

Beach Volleyball Champions[edit]

Year Regular Season
Champion (Record)
Tournament
Champion
Tournament
Runner-up
Tournament Site Teams to
NCAA Tournament
2016
[4][5][6]
Florida State (7–0) Florida State Georgia State Lakepoint Sporting Community • Emerson, GA Florida State
Georgia State
2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Swimming & Diving to Return as Championship Sport; VMI Joins as Associate Member" (Press release). America East Conference. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2015-16 CCSA Men's Swimming & Diving Record Book" (PDF). Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2015-16 CCSA Women's Swimming & Diving Record Book" (PDF). Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship Seeds Set; FSU Top Seed". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 17, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Florida State Claims First CCSA Beach Championship". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ "CCSA CHAMPIONS!!!". Florida State University. April 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 

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