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Centennial Conference
Centennial Conference
Centennial Conference logo
Established1981
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members11
Sports fielded
  • 24
    • men's: 12
    • women's: 12
RegionMid-Atlantic
HeadquartersLancaster, Pennsylvania
CommissionerSteve Ulrich
Websitecentennial.org
Locations
Centennial Conference locations

The Centennial Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. Member teams are located in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Eleven private colleges compose the Centennial Conference. Five of ten members of the Centennial Conference rank among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges and Johns Hopkins University is tied for tenth among national universities.

On average, Centennial members sponsor 19 varsity teams. Conference members have won thirteen NCAA team titles: Johns Hopkins women's cross country (2012, 2013, 2014), Gettysburg women's lacrosse (2011, 2017, 2018), Haverford men's cross country (2010), Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse (2007, 2009), Ursinus field hockey (2006), Washington men's lacrosse (1998), and Washington men's tennis (1994, 1997).

History

Centennial Conference
Location of Centennial members: Blue pog.svg full, Green pog.svg affiliate

According to the Centennial Conference's web site: "On June 4, 1981, Keith Spalding, then-president of Franklin & Marshall College, made the announcement that "eight private colleges found it timely and appropriate to form a round-robin football schedule among institutions with similar attitudes and practices in intercollegiate football competition." With that statement, the Centennial Conference was born. Those private colleges were Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College, and Western Maryland College (later renamed and now known as McDaniel College).

The conference moved from a football-only conference to an all-sports conference after a 1991 feasibility study. The study also recommended to expand from eight schools to eleven. The other schools recommended were Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and Washington College. Those three schools accepted and became charter members in 1992 as the conference expanded its sports offerings.

All of the charter members defected from the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). Johns Hopkins and McDaniel College both played in the Mason-Dixon Conference prior to entering the MAC in 1975.

Member schools

Current members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Nickname Football
Bryn Mawr College1 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 1885 Private 1,381 1992-93 Owls No
Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania 1783 Private 2,420 1981-82 Red Devils Yes
Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1787 Private 2,255 1981-82 Diplomats Yes
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 1832 Private/
Lutheran
2,384 1981-82 Bullets Yes
Haverford College Haverford, Pennsylvania 1833 Private 1,268 1992-93 Fords No
Johns Hopkins University2 Baltimore, Maryland 1876 Private 20,174 1981-82 Blue Jays Yes
McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland 1867 Private 1,559 1981-82 Green Terror Yes
Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania 1848 Private/
Lutheran
2,408 1981-82 Mules Yes
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 1864 Private 1,543 1981-82 Garnet No
Ursinus College Collegeville, Pennsylvania 1869 Private/
Secular
1,556 1981-82 Bears Yes
Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 1782 Private 1,479 1992-93 Shoremen (men's)
Shorewomen (women's)
No
Notes
  1. Bryn Mawr is a women's college.
  2. Johns Hopkins had affiliate membership for some sports in the University Athletic Association until the end of the 2000-01 season. Additionally, its men's and women's lacrosse teams do not play in the Centennial Conference, but instead play as Division I teams in the Big Ten Conference.

Affiliate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Nickname Primary
conference
Centennial
sport
Cabrini University Radnor, Pennsylvania 1957 Private/
Catholic
1,759 2019-20 Cavaliers AEC women's golf
Juniata College Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 1876 Private/
Church
of the
Brethren
1,568 2007-08 Eagles Landmark football
Marymount University Arlington, Virginia 1950 Private/
Catholic
3,684 2017-18 Saints AEC women's golf
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York 1943 Federal 1,011 2004-05 Mariners Skyline wrestling
Moravian College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1742 Private/
Moravian
1,568 2007-08 Greyhounds Landmark football
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 1858 Private/
Lutheran
2,195 2010-11 River Hawks Landmark football1
Washington and Lee University Lexington, Virginia 1749 Private 1,830 1998-99 Generals ODAC wrestling
Notes
  1. Susquehanna University was also an affiliate member in women's golf from the 2010-11 season until the 2016-17 season.

Former affiliate members

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Nickname Primary
conference
Centennial
sport
Neumann University Aston, Pennsylvania 1965 Private/
Catholic
3,000 2017-18 2018-19 Knights AEC women's golf
New York University New York City 1832 Private 22,280 2011-12 2015-16 Violets UAA wrestling
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey 1870 Private 5,260 2004-05 2018-19 Ducks MAC
Freedom
wrestling

Membership timeline

Cabrini UniversityNeumann UniversityMarymount UniversityNew York UniversitySusquehanna UniversityMoravian CollegeJuniata CollegeStevens Institute of TechnologyUnited States Merchant Marine AcademyWashington and Lee UniversityWashington CollegeHaverford CollegeBryn Mawr CollegeUrsinus CollegeSwarthmore CollegeMuhlenberg CollegeMcDaniel CollegeJohns Hopkins UniversityGettysburg CollegeFranklin & Marshall CollegeDickinson College

Sports

The Centennial Conference sponsors championships in the following sports:

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross country Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming Tennis Track & Field
(indoor)
Track & Field
(outdoor)
Wrestling Total
Dickinson Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 11
Franklin
& Marshall
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Gettysburg Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Haverford Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 9
Johns Hopkins Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN[A] Green tickY Red XN[B] Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
McDaniel Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Muhlenberg Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Swarthmore Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 10
Ursinus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Washington Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 6
Totals 10 10 9 7+3 7 9 10 7 10 9 9 7+2 104+5
Juniata Green tickY 1
Merchant Marine Green tickY 1
Moravian Green tickY 1
Susquehanna Green tickY 1
Washington & Lee Green tickY 1
Notes
  1. ^ Johns Hopkins sponsors men's lacrosse, however, the team does not play in the Centennial Conference, but instead play as Division I teams in the Big Ten Conference.
  2. ^ Johns Hopkins sponsors men's swimming, however, the team is yet to attend a conference championship. They were a member of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference, a Division II swimming conference, from the 2009-10 season until the 2015-16 season, the team now functions as a swimming independent.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Centennial Conference that are played by Landmark schools

School Fencing Rowing Sailing Squash Trap & Skeet Water Polo
Dickinson Red XN Red XN Red XN MASC Red XN Red XN
Franklin & Marshall Red XN MARC Red XN MASC Red XN Red XN
Haverford MACFA Red XN Red XN CSA Red XN Red XN
Johns Hopkins MACFA Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN MAWPC
Washington Red XN MARC MAISA Red XN ACUI Red XN

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross country Field
Hockey
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field
(indoor)
Track & Field
(outdoor)
Volleyball Total
Bryn Mawr Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Dickinson Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Franklin
& Marshall
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Gettysburg Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Haverford Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Johns Hopkins Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN[A] Green tickY Red XN Red XN[B] Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
McDaniel Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Muhlenberg Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Swarthmore Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Ursinus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Washington Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 8
Totals 11 10 11 6+2 10 11 9 8 11 10 10 11 118+2
Cabrini Green tickY 1
Marymount Green tickY 1
Notes
  1. ^ Johns Hopkins sponsors women's lacrosse, however, the team does not play in the Centennial Conference, but instead play as Division I teams in the Big Ten Conference.
  2. ^ Johns Hopkins sponsors women's swimming, however, the team is yet to attend a conference championship. They were a member of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference, a Division II swimming conference, from the 2009-10 season until the 2015-16 season, the team now functions as a swimming independent.

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Centennial Conference that are played by Landmark schools

School Badminton Fencing Gymnastics Rowing Sailing Squash Trap & Skeet
Bryn Mawr Independent Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Dickinson Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN MASC Red XN
Franklin & Marshall Red XN Red XN Red XN MARC Red XN MASC Red XN
Haverford Red XN MACFA Red XN Red XN Red XN CSA Red XN
Johns Hopkins Red XN MACFA Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Swarthmore Independent Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Ursinus Red XN Red XN NCGA Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN
Washington Red XN Red XN Red XN MARC MAISA Red XN ACUI

Current champions

Season Sport Women's Champion Mens Champion
Fall 2019 Cross Country Johns Hopkins (X12) Johns Hopkins (X1)
Field Hockey Johns Hopkins (X2) N/A
Football N/A Muhlenberg (X2)
Soccer Johns Hopkins (X1) Johns Hopkins (X1)
Volleyball Johns Hopkins (X4) N/A
Winter 2019-20 Basketball Haverford (X1) Swarthmore (X1)
Swimming Gettysburg (X1) Franklin & Marshall (X1)
Indoor Track & Field Johns Hopkins (X10) Johns Hopkins (X8)
Wrestling N/A Washington & Lee (X1)
Spring 2019 Baseball N/A Johns Hopkins (X1)
Golf Gettysburg (X9) Gettysburg (X1)
Lacrosse Gettysburg (X2) Ursinus (X1)
Softball Dickinson (X1) N/A
Tennis Johns Hopkins (X13) Johns Hopkins (X13)
Outdoor Track and Field Johns Hopkins (X10) Johns Hopkins (X6)

References

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