Marymount Joins Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Centreville, Mass. – Marymount University athletics will join the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference beginning in the 2013-14 season, as announced by Director of Athletics Debbie Warren on Monday. The Saints will be immediately eligible for all ECAC postseason play and awards in all 14 NCAA Division III sports Marymount offers.
Marymount remains a full and founding member in all sports in the Capital Athletic Conference.
“We are extremely excited to join the ECAC,” Marymount Director of Athletics Debbie Warren said. “The ability to provide increased recognition and championship opportunities for our student-athletes is a huge addition to Marymount athletics.”
Marymount will be eligible for awards and postseason competition in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s golf, men’s and women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s swimming.
The ECAC provides the opportunity for a championship experience by conducting high-level championship tournaments and events. The conference enhances the student-athlete experience by administering nearly 100 preseason and postseason events in 32 men's and women's sports for over 120,000 student-athletes each year. The conference also publicizes the achievements of its member institutions' student-athletes through weekly and postseason awards. Annually, the media relations bureau recognizes more than 2,500 student-athletes. The ECAC publishes the weekly Lambert Football Poll, administers weekly honors, yearly All-Stars and other information highlighting member institutions' student-athletes, coaches and fans.
Other members joining the ECAC with Marymount include CAC newcomer Penn State Harrisburg, former CAC foe Hood, Alvernia, Alfred State and SUNY-Maritime. With the addition of six institutions, the ECAC now has 311 member institutions competing in NCAA Divisions I, II and III.