Welcome Stony Brook to the Colonial Athletic Association
RICHMOND, Va. (July 8, 2022) – The Colonial Athletic Association is celebrating Stony Brook University’s entry into the CAA, as the Seawolves officially joined the conference last Friday.
Stony Brook University, located in Stony Brook, New York, has nearly 27,000 enrollment and has won two Commissioner’s Cups during its tenure in the America East Conference. The Seawolves sponsor 18 Division I programs, all of which will join the football team that has competed under the CAA Football banner since 2013.
On the men’s side, Stony Brook sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer, and indoor and outdoor track and field. In women’s competition, the Seawolves will aim for a CAA crown in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball.
“This invitation is a historic milestone for our institution and a testament to our tremendous growth – both academically and athletically – over the past two decades,” said Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis. “It wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our student-athletes and coaches, who led the way in this moment. Our future is bright and we look forward to competing for CAA Championships in the years to come! »
The Seawolves men’s basketball team has reached the NCAA tournament once and the NIT twice in the past decade, while the women’s basketball team has won the America East titles in 2020 and 2021 and made its first trip to the NCAA tournament in 2021. As a member of CAA Football since 2013, the Seawolves reached the FCS playoffs in 2017 and 2018. The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team reached the quarters of four-time NCAA Finals since 2017 and his baseball team qualified for the College World Series in 2012.
“The decision to move to CAA is synchronous with the ambitious nature of our university as well as our department’s vision to positively transform the lives of every student-athlete,” said Stony Brook Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron. We have taken an extremely deliberate approach to this process and believe the outcome reflects the best interests of our entire Stony Brook community.
Stony Brook has been ranked among the top 25 public universities in the nation and, as a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is one of the top 66 research institutions in North America.
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