Merchant Marine Mariners

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Merchant Marine Mariners
University United States Merchant Marine Academy
Conference Landmark Conference, Liberty League
NCAA Division III
Athletic director Capt. William G. Fell, Jr., USMS (Interim)
Location Kings Point, NY
Varsity teams 18
Football stadium Captain James Harvey Tomb Field
Basketball arena Edwin J. O'Hara Hall
Baseball stadium Lower Roosevelt Field
Mascot Salty the Sea Eagle
Nickname Mariners
Colors Blue and Gray
         
Website www.usmmasports.com

The United States Merchant Marine Academy's intercollegiate sports teams are called the Mariners and they compete in the Division III of the NCAA, generally as a charter member of the Landmark Conference. In 2016, they will move back to the Skyline Conference in all sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis and track & field. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, swimming & diving, track & field and volleyball.

In football, the teams are an associate member of the Liberty League until 2017, when they will join the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference as an associate member. In collegiate wrestling, they are a member of the Centennial Conference. The USMMA was a member of the Skyline Conference until the 2006–07 season. The football teams also plays for an annual rivalry trophy in football, known as the Secretaries Cup, against the Bears of the United States Coast Guard Academy.

In rugby, the USMMA competes in the MetNy Rugby Football Union where the team was the first division champion from 2005–2006.

The men's swim & dive team has had a long history of success, winning 16 straight conference championships (2000–2015) and are the only team to win the Landmark Conference championship.

The USMMA Varsity Intercollegiate Sailing Team competes at the Division I level and is a member of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) and has fifteen Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) national championships to its credit, as well as nearly two dozen district titles. The Mariners won their first ICSA National (now "North American") Championship in 1979. The Mariners have four dinghy championships in 1979, 1983, 1984, and 1987. Six sailors have received College Sailor of the Year recognition, Jonathan Wright 1971, Alex Smigelski 1979, Morgan Reeser, 1983 & 1984, Jay Renehan 1985, William Hardesty III, 1998. The school has had 32 All American Skippers, 11 Honorable mention skippers, and 10 All American crews.

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