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Atlantic Sun Conference
(A-Sun)
Established: 1978
Atlantic Sun Conference logo

NCAA Division I
Members 11
Sports fielded 17 (men's: 8; women's: 9)
Region Southeastern United States
Former names Trans America Athletic
Conference (1978-2001)
Headquarters Macon, Georgia
Commissioner Ted Gumbart (since 2007)
Website http://www.atlanticsun.org/
Locations
Atlantic Sun Conference locations

The Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) is a college athletic conference which operates primarily in states on the southeast coast of the United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I; the conference does not sponsor football. The conference was established in 1978 as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC)[1].

Contents

Membership History

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Current members

Locations of current Atlantic Sun Conference full member institutions.
Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 1890 Private 5,800 2001
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina 1887 Baptist 10,471 1994
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee 1911 Public 13,389 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, Florida 1991 Public 10,561 2007
Jacksonville University Jacksonville, Florida 1934 Private 3,100 1997
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Georgia 1963 Public 20,603 2005
Lipscomb University Nashville, Tennessee 1891 Church of Christ 3,054 2003
Mercer University Macon, Georgia 1833 Baptist 7,300 1978
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida 1969 Public 16,509 2005
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, South Carolina 1967 Public 4,507 2007
Stetson University DeLand, Florida 1883 Private 2,273 1986
Teams

Campbell will be leaving the A-Sun for the Big South in 2011.[2]

Former members

Institution Joined Left New Conference Classification
Oklahoma City University 1978-79 1979-80 Sooner Conference NAIA Division I
University of Texas Pan American 1978-79 1980-81 Great West NCAA Division I FCS
University of Louisiana at Monroe 1978-79 1982-83 Sun Belt NCAA Division I FBS
Houston Baptist University 1978-79 1989-90 Great West NCAA Division I FCS
Hardin-Simmons University 1978-79 1990-90 American Southwest NCAA Division III
Centenary College of Louisiana 1978-79 1999-2000 Summit League NCAA Division I
Samford University 1978-79 2003-04 SoCon NCAA Division I FCS
Northwestern State University 1980-81 1984-85 Southland NCAA Division I FCS
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1980-81 1991-92 Sun Belt NCAA Division I FBS[3]
Georgia Southern University 1980-81 1992-93 SoCon NCAA Division I FCS
Georgia State University 1984-85 2005-06 CAA NCAA Division I FCS[4]
University of Texas at San Antonio 1986-87 1991-92 Southland NCAA Division I FCS[5]
Southeastern Louisiana University 1991-92 1997-98 Southland NCAA Division I FCS
Florida International University 1991-92 1998-99 Sun Belt NCAA Division I FBS
College of Charleston 1992-93 1997-98 SoCon NCAA Division I FCS[6]
University of Central Florida 1992-93 2005-06 C-USA NCAA Division I FBS
Florida Atlantic University 1993-94 2006-07 Sun Belt NCAA Division I FBS
Jacksonville State University 1995-96 2003-04 OVC NCAA Division I FCS
Troy University 1997-98 2005-06 Sun Belt NCAA Division I FBS
Gardner-Webb University 2002-03 2008-09 Big South NCAA Division I FCS

Membership Timeline

All Sports Championships

The Jesse C. Fletcher and Sherman Day Trophies are awarded each year to the top men's and women's program in the conference. The Bill Bibb Trophy, combining the men's and women's results for the best overall program, was first awarded in 2006-07; East Tennessee State has won all three years it has been awarded.[7]

Men's All Sports: Jesse C. Fletcher Trophy

Year Champion
1978-79 Oklahoma City
1979-80 Northeast Louisiana
1980-81 Northeast Louisiana
1981-82 Northeast Louisiana
1982-83 Georgia Southern
1983-84 Centenary
1984-85 Georgia Southern
1985-86 Houston Baptist
1986-87 Georgia Southern
1987-88 Georgia Southern
1988-89 Georgia Southern
1989-90 Georgia Southern
1990-91 Georgia Southern
1991-92 Florida International
1992-93 Florida International
1993-94 Florida International
1994-95 Central Florida
1995-96 Central Florida
1996-97 Florida International
1997-98 Georgia State
1998-99 Central Florida
1999-00 Georgia State
2000-01 Georgia State
2001-02 Georgia State
2002-03 Central Florida
2003-04 Central Florida
2004-05 Central Florida
2005-06 East Tennessee State
2006-07 East Tennessee State
2007-08 East Tennessee State
2008-09 East Tennessee State

Women's All Sport: Sherman Day Trophy

Year Champion
1985-86 Stetson, Georgia State
1986-87 Stetson
1987-88 Georgia State
1988-89 Georgia State
1989-90 Georgia State
1990-91 Florida International
1991-92 Florida International
1992-93 Georgia State
1993-94 Florida International
1994-95 Campbell
1995-96 Central Florida
1996-97 Central Florida
1997-98 Georgia State
1998-99 Central Florida
1999-00 Georgia State
2000-01 Georgia State
2001-02 Central Florida
2002-03 Central Florida
2003-04 Central Florida
2004-05 Central Florida
2005-06 Florida Atlantic
2006-07 East Tennessee State
2007-08 Jacksonville
2008-09 Jacksonville


Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity
Belmont Non-Football School N/A Curb Event Center 5,500 Herschel Greer Stadium, Shelby Park 10,052; N/A Whitten Soccer Complex ~500
Campbell Barker-Lane Stadium 1,200 John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center 3,095 Taylor Field N/A Eakes Athletic Complex ~500
East Tennessee State Non-Football School N/A Memorial Center 9,000 Howard Johnson Field 3,800 Summers-Taylor Stadium 850
Florida Gulf Coast Non-Football School N/A Alico Arena 4,500 Swanson Stadium 1,500 FGCU Soccer Complex 1,000
Jacksonville D.B. Milne Field 5,000 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (men)
Swisher Gymnasium (women)
16,000
1,500
John Sessions Stadium 1,500 Ashley Sports Complex 500
Kennesaw State Non-Football School N/A KSU Convocation Center 4,000 Stillwell Stadium 1,200 KSU Soccer Complex 1,500
Lipscomb Non-Football School N/A Allen Arena 5,000 Dugan Field at Marsh Stadium 1,500 Lipscomb Soccer Complex 600
Mercer Non-Football School N/A University Center 3,500 Claude Smith Field 500 Bear Field 500
North Florida Non-Football School N/A UNF Arena 5,800 Harmon Stadium 1,000 Hodges Stadium 9,300
Stetson Non-Football School N/A Edmunds Center 3,000 Melching Field at Conrad Park 2,500 Stetson Soccer Complex 500
USC Upstate Non-Football School N/A G. B. Hodge Center 1,535 Harley Park ~400 County U. Soccer Stadium 300

Championships

Notes and references

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Although the Sun Belt Conference competes in football at the Division I FBS level, Arkansas-Little Rock does not sponsor the sport.
  4. ^ Although the CAA competes in football at the Division I FCS level, Georgia State does not currently sponsor the sport. It will start a football program in 2011.
  5. ^ Although the Southland Conference competes in football at the Division I FCS level, UTSA does not currently sponsor the sport. It will also start a football program in 2011.
  6. ^ Although the Southern Conference competes in football at the Division I FCS level, the College of Charleston does not sponsor the sport.
  7. ^ Atlantic Sun: All Sports Race

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