University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
|Sports fielded||22 (men's: 12; women's: 10)|
|Region||Eastern United States|
|Headquarters||Pittsford, New York|
|Commissioner||Dick Rasmussen (since 1987)|
The University Athletic Association (UAA) is an American athletic conference that competes in the Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York. Due to the academic strength of its members, colloquially it has been called the "egghead eight." (The name "nerdy nine" was also used when Johns Hopkins was a member.)
- Academics 1
Member schools 2
- Current members 2.1
- Former member 2.2
- Membership timeline 2.3
- Conference facilities 3
- Men 4.1
- Women 4.2
- Football champions 5
- References 6
- External links 7
The UAA is the only NCAA conference to have all of its member institutions affiliated with the Association of American Universities, a collection of 60 of the top research institutions in the United States, although the Big Ten Conference and Ivy League are close, with each having only one non-AAU member, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Dartmouth College, respectively. Further, all of the UAA members are ranked in the top 40 of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Rankings.
|USNWR National University Ranking||Endowment||Joined|
|Brandeis University||Waltham, Massachusetts||1948||Private||3,185||5,327||Judges||35||$766,205,000||1987|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1900||Private||6,178||10,875||Tartans||25||$1,371,365,000||1986|
|Case Western Reserve University||Cleveland, Ohio||1826||Private||4,227||9,814||Spartans||38||$1,678,563,000||1986|
|Emory University||Atlanta, Georgia||1836||Private||7,441||12,755||Eagles||21||$6,700,000,000||1986|
|New York University||New York, New York||1831||Private||21,638||42,189||Violets||32||$2,949,000,000||1986|
|University of Chicago||Chicago, Illinois||1890||Private||5,134||14,788||Maroons||4||$6,668,974,000||1986|
|University of Rochester||Rochester, New York||1850||Private||5,643||9,735||Yellowjackets||33||$2,130,829,000||1986|
|Washington University in St. Louis||St. Louis, Missouri||1853||Private||5,997||13,527||Bears||||14||$5,651,860,000||1986|
All of the universities listed above are founding members except Brandeis, which joined shortly before official competition began in October, 1987. Johns Hopkins University was a founding member, but no longer participates in the UAA.
|Institution||Location||Founded||Type||Enrollment||Joined||Left||Nickname||School Colors||Current Conference|
|Johns Hopkins University*||Baltimore, Maryland||1876||Private||19,758||1986||2001||Blue Jays||Centennial|
* - Johns Hopkins had dual athletic conference membership with the Centennial Conference from 1992-93 to 2000-01, then the Blue Jays left the UAA in order to fully align with the Centennial Conference.
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Basketball arenas||Capacity||Baseball stadium||Capacity||Soccer stadium||Capacity|
|Brandeis||Non-Football School||N/A||Auerbach Arena||2,500||Stein Diamond||500||Gordon Field||1,000|
|Carnegie Mellon†||Gesling Stadium||3,900||Skibo Gymnasium||1,500||Non-Baseball School||N/A||Gesling Stadium||3,900|
|Case Western Reserve†||DiSanto Field||2,500||Horsburgh Gym||1,200||Nobby's Ballpark||500||DiSanto Field||2,500|
|Emory||Non-Football School||N/A||Woodruff P.E. Center||2,000||Chappell Park (baseball); George F. Cooper, Jr. Field (softball)||Woodruff P.E. Center|
|New York||Non-Football School||N/A||Coles Sports Center||1,900||MCU Park (Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones)||7,501||Gaelic Park||2,000|
|Chicago||Stagg Field||1,650||Gerald Ratner Athletics Center||1,900||J. Kyle Anderson Field||Stagg Field||1,650|
|Rochester*||Fauver Stadium||5,000||Louis Alexander Palestra||1,889||Towers Field||Fauver Stadium||5,000|
|Washington University||Francis Field||3,300||Field House||3,000||Kelly Field||Francis Field||3,300|
The UAA sanctions competition in the following sports:
* Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon will be affiliate members of the PAC in football by 2014. Chicago and Washington will be affiliate members of the SAA in football by 2015, meaning that the UAA will cease sponsoring football.
|1994||Carnegie Mellon and Washington University||3-1|
|1995||Carnegie Mellon and Washington University||3-1|
|1996||Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve and Washington University||3-1|
|2007||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
|2008||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
|2009||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
|2011||Case Western Reserve||3-0|
- Bowen, William G.; Levin, Sarah A. (2011). Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values. Princeton University Press. p. 32.
- "Washington University in St. Louis New Logotype" (PDF). Washington University in St. Louis: University Libraries.
- "About the UAA (through Oct. 17, 2011)". University Athletic Association. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
- Official website