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 their primary conference not having enough teams in a certain sport to enable sponsorship of the sport by that conference.

Map of full NCAA Division II Independent schools

Full independentsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia 1895 1,800 Big Blues & Lady Blues    
University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón Bayamón, Puerto Rico 1971 5,014 Cowboys      
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1911 12,079 Bulldogs    
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras San Juan, Puerto Rico 1903 15,186 Gallitos & Jerezanas    
Salem University Salem, West Virginia 1888 835 Tigers    

Future memberEdit

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Start date
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia 1836 1,250 Wasps     2021

Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Golf Soccer Tennis Track
& field
outdoor
Volleyball Total
IND
sports
Bluefield State  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Emory & Henry  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
UPR Bayamón  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
UPR Mayagüez  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
UPR Río Piedras  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
Salem  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6

Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Basketball Cross
country
Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track
& field
outdoor
Volleyball Total
IND
sports
Bluefield State  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Emory & Henry  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
UPR Bayamón  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
UPR Mayagüez  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
UPR Río Piedras  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
Salem  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7

Other sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Men Women
Swimming
& diving
Water
polo
Bowling Swimming
& diving
Water
polo
Salem BMC CWPA ECC BMC WWPA
  • — D-I sport

Football independentsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Barton College Wilson, North Carolina Bulldogs Carolinas
Erskine College Due West, South Carolina Flying Fleet
  • Barton — South Atlantic Conference scheduling alliance for the 2020–2021 seasons.[1]

Future membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Start date
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Big Blues None 2021
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022)

Soccer independentsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina Yellow Jackets Southern Intercollegiate  Y
Bluefield State College (2021) Bluefield, West Virginia Lady Blues None  Y
Shaw University Raleigh, North Carolina Bears Central Intercollegiate  Y  Y

Future memberEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022)  Y

Wrestling independentsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina Yellow Jackets Southern Intercollegiate
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts Yellow Jackets Northeast-10
Ashland University Ashland, Ohio Eagles Great Lakes
(Great Midwest in 2021)
Bluefield State College (2021) Bluefield, West Virginia Big Blues None
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio Oilers Great Midwest
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio Storm Great Midwest
Ohio Valley University Vienna, West Virginia Fighting Scots Great Midwest
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Gulf South
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia TBC Great Northwest
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio Dragons Great Lakes

Other sportsEdit

Field hockeyEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Mountain East
Molloy College Rockville Centre, New York Lions East Coast
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York Spartans East Coast

GolfEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Augusta University Augusta, Georgia Jaguars Peach Belt  Y
Bluefield State College (2021) Bluefield, West Virginia Lady Blues None  Y
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast  Y
Francis Marion University Florence, South Carolina Patriots Peach Belt
(Carolinas in 2021)
 Y
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022)  Y  Y
Thomas Jefferson University
(Jefferson)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic  Y
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic  Y
Roberts Wesleyan College Chili, New York Redhawks East Coast  Y
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York Spartans East Coast  Y

RowingEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Assumption University Worcester, Massachusetts Greyhounds Northeast-10
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
Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania Lakers Pennsylvania State

Swimming & divingEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Bluefield State College (2021) Bluefield, West Virginia Big Blues & Lady Blues None  Y  Y
Roberts Wesleyan College North Chili, New York Redhawks East Coast  Y  Y
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Bulldogs None  Y  Y
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia TBC Great Northwest  Y  Y

TennisEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Augustana University Sioux Falls, South Dakota Vikings Northern Sun  Y
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain  Y
Colorado State University–Pueblo Pueblo, Colorado ThunderWolves Rocky Mountain  Y
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022)  Y  Y
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, Colorado Roadrunners Rocky Mountain  Y

Sports not in D-IIEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Sport
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Mountain East Men's volleyball
Belmont Abbey College Belmont, North Carolina Crusaders Carolinas Bowling
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Golden Eagles California Beach volleyball
Carson–Newman University Jefferson City, Tennessee Eagles South Atlantic Beach volleyball
Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina Indians South Atlantic Beach volleyball
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Griffins Central Atlantic Bowling
Coker University Hartsville, South Carolina Cobras South Atlantic Men's volleyball
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain Beach volleyball
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West Beach volleyball
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Men's volleyball
D'Youville College Buffalo, New York Saints East Coast Men's volleyball
Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida Tritons Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Erskine College Due West, South Carolina Flying Fleet Carolinas Beach volleyball
Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida Moccasins Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, Kentucky Panthers Great Midwest Bowling
Limestone University Gaffney, South Carolina Saints South Atlantic Men's volleyball
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee Railsplitters South Atlantic Beach volleyball
Men's volleyball
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, Florida Sailfish Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Bowling
Men's ice hockey
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Royals South Atlantic Men's volleyball
Saint Leo University St. Leo, Florida Lions Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama Badgers Southern Intercollegiate Beach volleyball
University of Tampa Tampa, Florida Spartans Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Kingsville, Texas Javelinas Lone Star Beach volleyball
Tusculum University Tusculum, Tennessee Pioneers South Atlantic Men's volleyball
Ursuline College Pepper Pike, Ohio Arrows Great Midwest Bowling
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio Cavaliers Great Midwest Bowling
Wayne State College Wayne, Nebraska Wildcats Northern Sun Beach volleyball
Wilmington University New Castle, Delaware Wildcats Central Atlantic Bowling
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.

Future membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Sport Joins
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Lady Blues None Bowling 2021
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022) Women's volleyball

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barton, South Atlantic Conference agree to football scheduling alliance". The Wilson Times. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.