NCAA Division II independent schools

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Map of full NCAA Division II Independent schools

NCAA Division II independent schools are four-year institutions that are not formally affiliated with any athletic conference. Schools that are members of a conference may also field intercollegiate teams in football, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, and other sports not affiliated with a conference, usually due to that their primary conference does not have enough teams in a certain sport to enable sponsorship of the sport by that conference.

Full independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors
Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, Alabama 1967 5,079 Warhawks          
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia 1895 1,800 Big Blues & Lady Blues          
Oakland City University Oakland City, Indiana 1885 2,350 Mighty Oaks          
Salem International University Salem, West Virginia 1888 835 Tigers          

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
IND
Sports
Auburn–Montgomery
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Bluefield State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Oakland City Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Salem International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
IND
Sports
Auburn–Montgomery
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Bluefield State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Oakland City Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Salem International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Swimming
& Diving
Water
Polo
Bowling Swimming
& Diving
Salem International BMC CWPA ECC BMC
  • — D-I sport

Football independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, Kentucky Panthers Great Midwest
Limestone College Gaffney, South Carolina Saints Carolinas
Malone University Canton, Ohio Pioneers Great Midwest
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina Braves Peach Belt
North Greenville University Tigerville, South Carolina Crusaders Carolinas
  • Alderson Broaddus, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Malone — football will begin competing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017.
  • Limestone College — has a scheduling alliance with the South Atlantic Conference for the 2015–2018 seasons.[2]
  • North Carolina-Pembroke — will have a scheduling alliance with the South Atlantic Conference for the 2017–2020 seasons.[3]
  • North Greenville — will become an affiliate member of the Gulf South Conference in 2018.

Lacrosse independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, Alabama Chargers Gulf South Green tickY
Concordia University–St. Paul Saint Paul, Minnesota Golden Bears Northern Sun Green tickY
Davis & Elkins College Elkins, West Virginia Senators Great Midwest Green tickY
Felician University Lodi, New Jersey Golden Falcons Central Atlantic Green tickY
Georgian Court University Lakewood, New Jersey Lions Central Atlantic Green tickY
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, California Argonauts Pacific West Green tickY
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Green tickY
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Gulf South Green tickY
Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia Mountain Lions Peach Belt Green tickY

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W) Joins
University of Montevallo Montevallo, Alabama Falcons Gulf South Green tickY 2017
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois Hawks Great Lakes Valley Green tickY 2017
Green tickY 2018

Pending members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W) Joins
Davenport University Grand Rapids, Michigan Panthers Great Lakes Green tickY 2017
  • Davenport — submitting membership application in 2016.

Soccer independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Chowan University Murfreesboro, North Carolina Hawks Central Intercollegiate Green tickY Green tickY
Lincoln University (PA) Oxford, Pennsylvania Lions Central Intercollegiate Green tickY

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W) Joins
Shaw University Raleigh, North Carolina Bears Central Intercollegiate Green tickY Green tickY 2017

Wrestling independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts Yellow Jackets Northeast-10
Long Island University–Post Brookville, New York Pioneers East Coast
Notre Dame College South Euclid, Ohio Falcons Mountain East
Ohio Valley University Vienna, West Virginia Fighting Scots Great Midwest
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas Tigers Great American
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Gulf South
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Clan Great Northwest
West Liberty University West Liberty, West Virginia Hilltoppers Mountain East
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, West Virginia Cardinals Mountain East

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Joins
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio Oilers Great Midwest 2017
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio Storm Great Midwest 2017
  • Findlay, Lake Erie College — wrestling will join the Independents with move to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017.

Pending members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Joins
Cumberland University Lebanon, Tennessee Phoenix Great Midwest unknown
  • Cumberland — NCAA D-II application was denied in 2014.

Other sports[edit]

Field Hockey[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Belmont Abbey College Belmont, North Carolina Crusaders Carolinas
Dowling College Oakdale, New York Golden Lions East Coast
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Royals South Atlantic

Golf[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
California State University, Chico Chico, California Wildcats California Collegiate Green tickY
California State University, East Bay Hayward, California Pioneers California Collegiate Green tickY
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, California Otters California Collegiate Green tickY
California State University San Marcos San Marcos, California Cougars California Collegiate Green tickY
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Green tickY
Dowling College Oakdale, New York Golden Lions East Coast Green tickY
Long Island University–Post Brookville, New York Pioneers East Coast Green tickY
Philadelphia University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic Green tickY
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Green tickY
Roberts Wesleyan College Chili, New York Redhawks East Coast Green tickY
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York Spartans East Coast Green tickY
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California Seawolves California Collegiate Green tickY
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.

Rowing[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Assumption College Worcester, Massachusetts Greyhounds Northeast-10
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons California Collegiate
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma Bronchos Mid-America
University of Charleston Charleston, West Virginia Golden Eagles Mountain East
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire Ravens Northeast-10
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania Lakers Pennsylvania State
Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts Warriors Northeast-10
Philadelphia University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic

Swimming & Diving[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Malone University Canton, Ohio Pioneers Great Midwest Green tickY Green tickY
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina Braves Peach Belt Green tickY
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma Bison Great American Green tickY Green tickY
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Clan Great Northwest Green tickY Green tickY
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W) Joins
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio Oilers Great Midwest Green tickY Green tickY 2017
Hillsdale College Hillsdale, Michigan Chargers Great Midwest Green tickY 2017
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Eagles Heartland Green tickY Green tickY 2017
  • Findlay, Hillsdale College — swimming & diving will join the Independents with move to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017.

Tennis[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Augustana University Sioux Falls, South Dakota Vikings Northern Sun Green tickY
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons California Collegiate Green tickY Green tickY
Cameron University Lawton, Oklahoma Aggies Lone Star Green tickY
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas Mustangs Lone Star Green tickY
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, Texas Falcons Lone Star Green tickY
Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico Mustangs Lone Star Green tickY

Sports not in D-II[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Sport
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Augusta University Augusta, Georgia Jaguars Peach Belt Golf, Women'sWomen's Golf
Belmont Abbey College Belmont, North Carolina Crusaders Carolinas Bowling
Carson–Newman University Jefferson City, Tennessee Eagles South Atlantic Beach Volleyball
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Griffins Central Atlantic Bowling
Coker College Hartsville, South Carolina Cobras South Atlantic Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain Beach Volleyball
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West Beach Volleyball
Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Water Polo, Men'sMen's Water Polo
Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida Tritons Sunshine State Beach Volleyball
Francis Marion University Florence, South Carolina Patriots Peach Belt Golf, Men'sMen's Golf
Soccer, Women'sWomen's Soccer
Holy Names University Oakland, California Hawks Pacific West Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee Railsplitters South Atlantic Beach Volleyball
Long Island University–Post Brookville, New York Pioneers East Coast Fencing (Women's only)
New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, New York Bears East Coast Baseball
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Bowling
Ice Hockey, Men'sMen's Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey, Women'sWomen's Ice Hockey
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama Badgers Southern Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Kingsville, Texas Javelinas Lone Star Beach Volleyball
Ursuline College Pepper Pike, Ohio Arrows Great Midwest Bowling
Wilmington University New Castle, Delaware Wildcats Central Atlantic Bowling
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.
  • Concordia–Irvine — men's volleyball will join the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 2017.

Pending members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Sport Joins
Davenport University Grand Rapids, Michigan Panthers Great Lakes Bowling 2017
Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auburn Montgomery Accepts Invitation to Gulf South Conference". Auburn University at Montgomery Athletics. Retrieved June 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "SAC Announces 2015-18 Football Schedules, Introduces Agreement with Limestone". South Atlantic Conference. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The South Atlantic Conference Announces Football Scheduling Agreement with UNC Pembroke". South Atlantic Conference. Retrieved January 13, 2015.