BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – A new era for Bryn Athyn College athletics began at the stroke of midnight on Sunday as the College officially became a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC).
Bryn Athyn, who accepted the invitation to join the CSAC starting in 2018-19 on August 30, 2017, will participate in 13 of the 17 CSAC sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. Men's ice hockey is not offered by the CSAC and will remain as an independent sport.
The CSAC consists of nine private institutions: Bryn Athyn, Cairn University, Cedar Crest College, Centenary University, Clarks Summit University, Keystone College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Rosemont College, and Wilson College. Cedar Crest and Notre Dame of Maryland are single-gender institutions, meaning that the conference will have nine schools on the women's side and seven on the men's side.
Bryn Athyn joins the CSAC after spending four years as a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
After starting athletics at Bryn Athyn College in 2010, the athletics department has grown from three club sports into 14 varsity programs at the NCAA Division III level. Bryn Athyn College was granted full NCAA Division III status on June 26, 2017. Last December, a turf field and lights were installed on General Ronald K. Nelson Field—the home of Bryn Athyn field hockey, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's lacrosse.
ABOUT BRYN ATHYN COLLEGE
Founded in 1877, Bryn Athyn College is a small, private, liberal arts college dedicated to a New Church approach to education. The curriculum pairs rigorous academics with spiritual inquiry and emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and experiential education. Located on a beautiful 130-acre campus just 15 miles north of Philadelphia, Bryn Athyn College offers NCAA Division III athletics and is home to a diverse, coeducational student body. For more information, visit www.brynathyn.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 267-502-6044.
ABOUT THE COLONIAL STATES ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
The CSAC was founded in 1992 as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference and was rebranded as the Colonial States Athletic Conference in 2008. The CSAC sponsors 17 men's and women's intercollegiate sports in NCAA Division III, including men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field and men's golf. For more information about the CSAC, please visit http://www.csacsports.com/.