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New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
NEWMAC
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference logo
Established1985
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members11 full, 6 affiliate (7 in 2023)
Sports fielded
  • 19
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 11
RegionNew England
Former namesNew England Women's 8
New England Women's 6
HeadquartersWellesley, Massachusetts
CommissionerPatrick B. Summers (since 2011)
Websitenewmacsports.com
Locations
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference locations

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

History

The NEWMAC was established in 1998, when the former New England Women's 8 Conference (NEW 8) voted to begin sponsoring conference play and championships for men. At this time, the conference expanded its membership to include Springfield College and the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The NEW 8 began play in 1985-86 as the New England Women's 6 Conference (NEW 6). Charter members were Babson College, Brandeis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Smith College, Wellesley College and Wheaton College. Mount Holyoke College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) joined in 1988 and the name was changed to the NEW 8 Conference. At the conclusion of the 1994-95 academic year, Brandeis University withdrew from the NEW 8 to join the University Athletic Association (where its men's sports competed at that time) and Clark University accepted membership, keeping the NEW 8's membership at eight institutions.

In March 2012, NEWMAC announced the addition of Emerson College as the 11th full member of the league starting in the 2013-14 academic year. With the addition of Emerson the NEWMAC began re-sponsoring the sport of men's lacrosse, adding an affiliate member, Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In July of 2012, the conference welcomed Simmons College as an affiliate member to compete in the sport of rowing.

In April 2015, the conference office announced it would begin sponsoring football in the 2017 season, with Maine Maritime Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Norwich University as affiliate members.[1] On September 29, 2015, NEWMAC announced the addition of The Catholic University of America as another associate member in football effective July 1, 2017,[2] and on June 23, 2021, the conference added the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) as its new football affiliate in 2023, leaving the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference after the 2022 season.[3]

Member schools

Current members

The league currently has 11 full members:

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Acceptance Rate[4]
Babson College Wellesley, Massachusetts Beavers 1919 Private/Non-sectarian 3,200 1985 26%
Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts Cougars 1887 Private/Non-sectarian 3,377 1995 54%
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts Lions 1880 Private/Non-sectarian 4,290 2013 33%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Engineers 1861 Private/Non-sectarian 10,253 1985 8%
Mount Holyoke College+ South Hadley, Massachusetts Lyons 1837 Private/Non-sectarian 2,100 1987 55%
Smith College+ Northampton, Massachusetts Pioneers 1871 Private/Non-sectarian 2,600 1985 42%
Springfield College Springfield, Massachusetts Pride 1885 Private/Non-sectarian 5,062 1998 68%
United States Coast Guard Academy New London, Connecticut Bears 1876 Federal/Military 1,045 1998 18%
Wellesley College+ Wellesley, Massachusetts Blue 1870 Private/Non-sectarian 2,300 1985 30%
Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts Lyons 1834 Private/Non-sectarian 1,650 1985 70%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts Engineers 1865 Private/Non-sectarian 5,575 1987 44%

+ Women's college, therefore does not compete in men's sports.

Future affiliate member

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joining Primary
conference
NEWMAC
sport
State University of New York Maritime College The Bronx, New York Privateers 1874 Public 1,671 2023-24 Skyline football

Affiliate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary
conference
NEWMAC
sport
Simmons College Boston, Massachusetts Sharks 1899 Private 4,933 2013-14 GNAC women's rowing
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York Mariners 1943 US Service Academy 1,011 2017-18 Skyline football
Maine Maritime Academy Castine, Maine Mariners 1941 Public 900 2017-18 NAC football
Norwich University Northfield, Vermont Cadets 1819 Private military college 3,400 2017-18 GNAC football
The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. Cardinals 1887 Private 6,725 2017-18 Landmark football

Former members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current conference
Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts Judges 1948 Private 5,057 1985 1995 UAA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Buccaneers 1891 Public 1,700 2013-14 2019 MASCAC

Membership timeline

State University of New York Maritime CollegeNorwich UniversityUnited States Merchant Marine AcademyMaine Maritime AcademyThe Catholic University of AmericaSimmons CollegeMassachusetts Maritime AcademyEmerson CollegeSpringfield College (Massachusetts)United States Coast Guard AcademyClark UniversityWorcester Polytechnic InstituteMount Holyoke CollegeWheaton College (Massachusetts)Wellesley CollegeSmith CollegeMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyBrandeis UniversityBabson College

Sports

The NEWMAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in the following sports:

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
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Basketball
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Cross Country
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Field hockey
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Football
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Lacrosse
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Rowing
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Soccer
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Softball
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Swimming & Diving
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Tennis
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Track and field
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Volleyball
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References

  1. ^ Brian Magoffin (April 8, 2015). "NEWMAC to Sponsor Football Beginning in 2017".
  2. ^ "NEWMAC Adds Eighth Football Member Catholic University". NEWMAC. September 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Riley Demarell (June 23, 2021). "Maritime Football Set to Join the NEWMAC for 2023 Season". SUNY Maritime College Privateers Athletics. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "NEWMAC Colleges". Go4Ivy. Retrieved 2021.

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