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The Landmark Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the states of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, plus Washington, D.C.

Landmark Conference
Landmark Conference logo
Established2005
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members8
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 10
RegionNortheast
HeadquartersTowson, Maryland
CommissionerDaniel A. Fisher
Websitelandmarkconference.org
Locations
Landmark Conference locations

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HistoryEdit

The conference was established on December 5, 2005. When the creation of the new conference was officially announced on December 13, another member institution was included, the Stevens Institute of Technology, but ended up joining the Empire 8. Finally, in November 2006, the University of Scranton became the eighth charter member institution. John A. Reeves began his service as commissioner of the Landmark Conference on September 1, 2006. He was succeeded by Daniel A. Fisher in 2012. The first intra-conference competition was played September 15, 2007 at Kings Point, New York, when the University of Scranton defeated the United States Merchant Marine Academy 1-2 in men's soccer.

Elizabethtown College became the newest member of the conference on July 1, 2014.

The Landmark Conference expanded to add Marywood University in men's and women's swimming and diving, and Washington & Jefferson in men's lacrosse.

On May 22, 2015, Merchant Marine announced that it accepted an invitation to rejoin the Skyline Conference—a league in which it had been a charter member—effective with the 2016–17 school year.[1]

Current membersEdit

Full membersEdit

The league currently has eight full members:

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. Cardinals 1887 Private/Catholic – Pontifical 5,510 2007
Drew University Madison, New Jersey Rangers 1867 Private/Methodist 2,647 2007
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Blue Jays 1899 Private/Church of the Brethren 2,416 2014
Goucher College Towson, Maryland Gophers 1885 Private/Non-sectarian 1,475 2007
Juniata College Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Eagles 1876 Private/Church of the Brethren 1,449 2007
Moravian College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Greyhounds 1742 Private/Moravian 1,792 2007
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania River Hawks 1858 Private/Lutheran (ELCA) 2,200 2007
University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania Royals 1888 Private/Catholic – Jesuit 5,160 2007

Associate membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary Conference Landmark Sport
Marywood University Scranton, Pennsylvania Pacers 1915 Catholic 2,470 2011 AEC
women's golf

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current
conference
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York Mariners 1942 Federal 910 2007 2016 Skyline

Membership timelineEdit

Elizabethtown CollegeUniversity of ScrantonSusquehanna UniversityMoravian CollegeUnited States Merchant Marine AcademyJuniata CollegeGoucher CollegeDrew UniversityThe Catholic University of America 

SportsEdit

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
 Y
Basketball
 Y
 Y
Cross Country
 Y
 Y
Field Hockey
 Y
Golf
 Y
 Y
Lacrosse
 Y
 Y
Soccer
 Y
 Y
Softball
 Y
Swimming & Diving
 Y
 Y
Tennis
 Y
 Y
Track and field
 Y
 Y
Volleyball
 Y

FootballEdit

Football is not sponsored by the Landmark Conference due to having football programs at only four of the institutions. Therefore, Juniata College, Moravian College, and Susquehanna University compete in the Centennial Conference. Catholic University, which played football in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference through the 2016 season, moved its football program to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, which began sponsoring football in 2017.

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During January 2007, a contest was announced to design a logo for the newly formed Landmark Conference. The contest was only open to undergraduate students from the conference schools. In a first phase, a panel of judges selected a winner at each of the eight Landmark schools. Winners received $250 each. In a second and final round, on February 6, in Washington, D.C., the presidents of the Landmark schools selected the final design from among the eight first round winners. The logo submitted by Susquehanna University's graphic design major, Manor member, and men’s lacrosse player Tim Storck ’08, of Cockeysville, Maryland, was selected. Storck was awarded the $1000 additional prize. Selected colors were maroon (Pantone 1815) and blue (Pantone 281).

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