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Landmark_Conference

Landmark Conference

Landmark Conference
|- Data
Classification NCAA Division III
Established 2006
Members 8
Sports fielded 11
Region Northeast
States Maryland, New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
District of Columbia,
Headquarters Madison, NJ
Commissioner John A. Reeves
Assistant Commissioner Joel Cookson

The Landmark Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C..

Current members

The league currently has 8 full members:
Institution Location Team Name Founded Affiliation Enrollment
The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. Cardinals 1887 Private/Catholic 5,510
Drew University Madison, New Jersey Rangers 1867 Private/Methodist 2,647
Goucher College Towson, Maryland Gophers 1885 Private/Non-sectarian 1,475
Juniata College Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Eagles 1876 Private/Church of the Brethren 1,449
Moravian College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Greyhounds 1742 Private/Moravian 1,792
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Crusaders 1858 Private/Lutheran 1,900
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York Mariners 1942 Federal 910
University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania Royals 1888 Private/Catholic 5,160

History

The conference was established December 5th, 2005. When the creation of the new conference was officially announced on December 13th, another member institution was included, the Stevens Institute of Technology, but ended up joining the Empire 8. Finally, on November 2006, the University of Scranton became the eighth charter member institution. John A. Reeves began his service as commissioner of the Landmark Conference on September 1, 2006. The first intraconference competition was played September 15, 2007 at Kings Point, New York, when the University of Scranton defeated the United States Merchant Marine Academy 1-2 in men's soccer.

Sports

Football is not sponsored by the Landmark Conference due to only having American football programs at 5 of the institutions. Therefore, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Susquehanna University compete in the Liberty League; Juniata College and Moravian College compete in the Centennial Conference while Catholic University of America plays in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Logo

During January 2007, a contest was announced to design a logo for the newly-formed Landmark athletic conference. The contest was only open to undergraduate students from the conference schools. In a first phase, a panel of judges selected a winner at each of the eight Landmark Conference schools. Winners received $250 each. In a second and final round, on February 6, in Washington, D.C., the presidents of the Landmark schools selected the final design from among the eight first round winners. The logo submitted by Susquehanna University's graphic design major and men’s lacrosse player Tim Storck ’08, of Cockeysville, Md., was selected. Tim was awarded the $1000 additional price. Selected colors were maroon (Pantone 1815) and blue (Pantone 281).

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