North Atlantic Conference Adds UMPI, SUNY-Canton
The North Atlantic Conference will add UMaine Presque Isle and SUNY-Canton (NY) as full members as of July 2018 to get the league back to eight schools.
“Together with fellow NAC presidents I am delighted to welcome both SUNY Canton and UMPI into the North Atlantic Conference,” said Dr. Kathryn A. Foster, President of the University of Maine at Farmington and chair of the NAC Presidents’ Council. “I know from the application process and speaking to the presidents of both institutions that these entrants are firmly committed to the NAC's emphasis on a student-centered mission, placing greatest priority on academics." - NAC Press Release
The two schools joins Husson University, UMaine Farmington, Johnson State, Lyndon State, Maine Maine Maritime Academy and Thomas College to make up the new-look NAC that began in 1999.
Several schools have announced in recent months that they are leaving the NAC - Castleton, Colby-Sawyer, New England College and Green Mountain College.
UMaine Presque Isle (Owls) offers 12 intercollegiate sports, all align with the NAC sports.
SUNY-Canton (Kangaroos) offers 15 sports, 12 of them align with NAC sports.