California Collegiate Athletic Association

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California Collegiate Athletic Association
CCAA
California Collegiate Athletic Association logo.svg
Established1938
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members12
Sports fielded
  • 13
    • men's: 6
    • women's: 7
Region California
Headquarters Chico, California
CommissionerMitch Cox
Website goccaa.org
Locations
CCAA map.svg

The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is a collegiate athletic conference at the Division II level [1] of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). All of its current members are public universities, and upon UC San Diego's departure on July 1, 2020, all are members of the California State University system. [2]

Contents

It was founded in December 1938 and began competition in 1939. The commissioner of the CCAA is Mitch Cox. CCAA offices are located in Chico, California. [3] The CCAA is the most successful conference in NCAA Division II, as its former and current members have won 153 National Championships. [4]

Membership

Current members

InstitutionLocation
(California)
FoundedTypeEnrollment
(Fall 2018) [5]
NicknameColorsJoinedDivision
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona 1938 Public 26,443 Broncos          1967South
California State University, Chico Chico 1887Public17,488 Wildcats          1998North
California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson 1960Public15,741 Toros          1980South
California State University, East Bay Hayward 1957Public14,525 Pioneers               2009North
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles 1947Public27,685 Golden Eagles          1950;
1974
South
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside 1994Public7,079 Otters          2004South
California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino 1965Public19,973 Coyotes          1991South
California State University San Marcos San Marcos 1989Public14,511 Cougars          2015South
Stanislaus State University Turlock 1957Public10,214 Warriors               1998North
Humboldt State University Arcata 1913Public7,774 Lumberjacks          2006North
San Francisco State University San Francisco 1899Public29,586 Gators          1998North
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park 1960Public9,201 Seawolves               1998North

Former members

Institutional names and nicknames reflect those used in the final academic year of CCAA membership.

InstitutionLocationFoundedTypeNicknameJoinedLeftCurrent
Conference
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 1901 Public Mustangs 19451994 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield 1965Public Roadrunners 19722007 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
California State University, Fresno Fresno 1911Public Bulldogs 19391969 Mountain West
(NCAA D-I)
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton 1957Public Titans 19671974 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach 1949Public 49ers [lower-alpha 1] 19561969 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
California State University, Northridge Northridge 1958Public Matadors 19611990 Big Sky
(NCAA D-I)
University of California, Davis Davis 1905Public Aggies 19982004 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
University of California, Riverside Riverside 1954Public Highlanders 19692000 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
University of California, San Diego La Jolla 1960Public Tritons 20002020 Big West

(NCAA D-I)

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 1891Public Gauchos 19391969 Big West
(NCAA D-I)
Chapman University Orange 1861 Private Panthers 19781993 Southern California
(NCAA D-III)
Grand Canyon University Phoenix
(Arizona)
1949Private Antelopes 19942004 Western Athletic
(NCAA D-I)
University of the Pacific Stockton 1851Private Tigers 19461949 West Coast
(NCAA D-I)
Pepperdine University Malibu 1937Private Waves 19451954 West Coast
(NCAA D-I)
San Diego State University San Diego 1897Public Aztecs 19391969 Mountain West
(NCAA D-I)
San Jose State University San Jose 1857Public Spartans 19391950 Mountain West
(NCAA D-I)
  1. Long Beach State fully rebranded its athletic program as "The Beach" in 2020–21.

Membership timeline

California Collegiate Athletic Association

 Full member (all sports)  Full member (non-football)  Associate member (football-only)  Associate member (sport) 

Sports sponsored

The CCAA sponsors seven sports for women and six sports for men. Cross country, soccer and volleyball are fall sports; basketball is a winter sport; golf, outdoor track & field, softball, and baseball are spring sports. Throughout the years, CCAA teams have won 153 NCAA championships in their sports, which is best among all Division II conferences.

The CCAA has a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is made up of student-athletes from each member institution.

A divisional format is used for baseball and volleyball.
North Division
  • Cal State East Bay
  • Chico State
  • Humboldt State
  • San Francisco State
  • Sonoma State
  • Stanislaus State
South Division
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • Cal State Monterey Bay
  • Cal State San Bernardino
  • Cal State San Marcos
Conference sports
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball Green check.svg
Basketball Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Cross Country Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Golf Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Soccer Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Softball Green check.svg
Track & Field Outdoor Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Volleyball Green check.svg

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
CCAA
Sports
Cal Poly PomonaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Chico StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Cal State Dominguez HillsGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Cal State East BayGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Cal State Los AngelesGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Cal State Monterey BayGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Cal State San BernardinoGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Cal State San MarcosGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Stanislaus StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Humboldt StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
San Francisco StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Sonoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Totals11129812759

Women's sponsored sports by school

A CSUEB soccer player attempting to take the ball from a University of California, San Diego attacker Sara Yamasaki, Alexa Enlow fighting over ball.jpg
A CSUEB soccer player attempting to take the ball from a University of California, San Diego attacker
School Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Softball Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
CCAA
Sports
Cal Poly PomonaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Chico StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Cal State Dominguez HillsGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Cal State East BayGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Cal State Los AngelesGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Cal State Monterey BayGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Cal State San BernardinoGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Cal State San MarcosGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Stanislaus StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Humboldt StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
San Francisco StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Sonoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Totals121161210121275

Other sponsored sports by school

SchoolMenWomen
Track
& Field
Indoor
WrestlingBeach
Volleyball [lower-alpha 1]
RowingSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack
& Field
Indoor
Water
Polo [lower-alpha 2]
Cal State Dominguez HillsIND
Cal State East Bay PCSC WWPA
Cal State Los AngelesIND IND PWC IND
Cal State Monterey Bay WWPA
Stanislaus State PWC IND
Humboldt State NCRC
San Francisco State RMAC IND
  1. Effective Division I sport; the NCAA championship is open to members of all three NCAA divisions.
  2. Effective Division I sport; the NCAA championship is open to members of all three NCAA divisions.

CCAA championships

Location of current members in California CCAA map - Current members.svg
Location of current members in California
SchoolCCAA
Championships
(thru 6/2014) [6]
Cal Poly Pomona58
Chico State52
Cal State Los Angeles34
Cal State Dominguez Hills31
Cal State San Bernardino24
Sonoma State14
Humboldt State11
Stanislaus State9
Cal State Monterey Bay9
San Francisco State1
Cal State East Bay0
Cal State San Marcos0

Basketball

Football

NCAA championships

SchoolTeamIndividualAppearances
MenWomenTotalMenWomenTotalMenWomenCo–edTotal
Cal Poly Pomona 57 12 1015 25 87750 162
CSU Dominguez Hills 12 3 01 1 26460 72
CSU East Bay 11 2 166 22 41280 69
CSU Los Angeles 40 4 3437 71 77790 156
CSU Monterey Bay 10 1 00 0 9110 20
CSU San Bernardino 00 0 10 1 25290 54
CSU San Marcos 00 0 00 0 020 2
Chico State 60 6 527 59 131850 216
Humboldt State 14 5 108 18 55580 113
San Francisco State 10 1 154 19 70390 109
Sonoma State 21 3 00 0 42630 105
Stanislaus State 00 0 47 11 51470 98
UC San Diego 03 3 1631 47 8311223 218
CCAA221840158116274697674231394

Conference facilities

SchoolBaseball
Stadium
CapacityBasketball
Arena
CapacitySoccer/
Track & Field
Stadium
Capacity
Cal Poly PomonaScolinos Field1,000Kellogg Arena3,000Kellogg Field2,000
Chico State Nettleton Stadium 4,200Acker Gymnasium1,997University Soccer Stadium
& Chico State Stadium
3,800
6,000
Cal State Dominguez HillsToro Field500Torodome / Dave Yanai Court3,602Toro Stadium3,000
Cal State East BayPioneer FieldCSUEB Physical Education Complex3,500 Pioneer Stadium 5,000
Cal State LAReeder Field500 Eagle's Nest Arena 3,400Jesse Owens Track5,000
Cal State Monterey BayCSUMB Baseball/Softball ComplexThe Kelp Bed1,000CSUMB Soccer Complex660
Cal State San Bernardino Fiscalini Field
& San Manuel Stadium
2,000 Coussoulis Arena 4,140Coyote Premier Field300
Cal State San MarcosCSUSM Baseball Field1,000The Sports Center1,400Mangrum Track & Soccer Field
Stanislaus StateWarrior Baseball Field1,500Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena2,000Warrior Stadium & Al Brenda Track2,000
Humboldt State
non-baseball school
Lumberjack Arena2,000 Redwood Bowl
& HSU Soccer Field
7,000
N/A
San Francisco StateMaloney Field100Main Gym at Don Nasser Family Plaza2,000 Cox Stadium 5,000
Sonoma StateSeawolf DiamondOpenThe Wolves' Den2,000Seawolf Field2,000

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