Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference

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Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
(KJCCC)
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference logo
Established 1923
Association NJCAA
Members 22
Sports fielded 19 (men's: 9; women's: 10)
Region VI
Former names Kansas Public Junior College Association (1923–1962)
Kansas Jayhawk Junior College Conference (1962–1975)
Headquarters Arkansas City, Kansas
Commissioner Bryce Roderick (since 2003)
Website www.kjccc.org
Locations
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference locations

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference is a college athletic conference that is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. As of 2007, the KJCCC was home to more than 3,000 student-athletes in the 19 men's and women's sports.

Members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Colors
Eastern Division
Allen Community College Iola 1923 Red Devils          
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1923 Red Ravens          
Cowley Community College Arkansas City 1922 Tigers          
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1919 Greyhounds          
Highland Community College Highland 1858 Scotties          
Independence Community College Independence 1925 Pirates          
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 1967 Cavaliers          
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 1923 Blue Devils          
Labette Community College Parsons 1923 Cardinals          
Neosho County Community College Chanute 1936 Panthers          
Western Division
Barton Community College Great Bend 1969 Cougars          
Butler Community College El Dorado 1927 Grizzlies          
Cloud County Community College Concordia 1965 Thunderbirds          
Colby Community College Colby 1964 Trojans          
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1935 Conquistadors          
Garden City Community College Garden City 1919 Broncbusters          
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 1928 Blue Dragons          
Pratt Community College Pratt 1938 Beavers          
Seward County Community College Liberal 1969 Saints          

Football[edit]

Only eight of the schools have football: Butler, Coffeyville, Dodge City, Fort Scott, Garden City, Hutchinson, Highland and Independence. The conference is not divided into divisions for football.[1]

From 2000 through the 2013 season, the regular-season champion was considered the Jayhawk Conference champion while the playoff champion was considered the Region VI champion. Prior to the 2014 season, the playoffs were eliminated from the schedule so that each Jayhawk Conference team could play a game versus each football-playing school in Iowa. The Jayhawk Conference regular-season champion is now also the Region VI champion.

Division I vs. Division II[edit]

KJCCC members can choose to compete in either NJCAA Division I or Division II in any sport (Except football, which does not have a Division II). All members compete in Division I in baseball but other sports are split.

The majority of schools are Division II in volleyball and softball. In these sports, the Western Division consists of the Division I schools while the Eastern Division consists of those choosing to play Division II. This results in an unbalanced alignment. This season (2010), KJCCC softball has 14 members playing softball in the Eastern Division and only 5 in the Western Division.

In men's and women's basketball, only Johnson County, Fort Scott, Kansas City Kansas, Labette and Highland currently play Division II. In the 2013-14 season, the four schools which were playing in Division II at the time (Labette did not change divisions until 2014-15), competed in a separate division ("East Division II"). Butler moved from the Western Division to the Eastern Division to help balance out the divisions. For 2014-15, the former division structure was restored with the Division I and II schools recombined in the Eastern Division and Butler going back to the Western Division.

Beginning in 2015-16, the basketball divisions were changed once again. All Division I schools were merged into a single division but did not play a full round-robin schedule. All Division II schools were also put into a single division, the same as in 2013-14.

Notable student-athletes[edit]

Olympics

Baseball

Football

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