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Ithaca College’s 27 varsity teams compete at the Division III level of the NCAA.
Beginning on July 1, 2017, Ithaca College officially became the 11th full time member of the Liberty League. The Bombers will compete in their first season as an affiliate of the Liberty League during the 2017 18 academic year. The Liberty League sponsors 10 other full time members, as well as seven associate members, while it hosts 27 championships in 25 different sports.
The move to the Liberty League brings Ithaca College back together with many of its traditional rivals from its time as amember of the Independent College Athletic Conference (ICAC). Among the league’s 10 other full time members are former ICACrivals in Clarkson University, Hobart College, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), St. Lawrence University, and Union College. The remaining full time membership includes Bard College, University of Rochester, SkidmoreCollege, Vassar College, and William Smith College. Associate members of the Liberty League include: Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Springfield College, St. Merchant Marine Academy, Wellesley College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The member institutions of the Liberty Leagueplace the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of its student athletes’ academic programs. Founding members of the league included:Clarkson, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith,University of Rochester, RPI, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, and Union. Vassar joined the Liberty League during the 2000 01 academic year, while Bard and RIT joined prior to the 2011 12 academic year, following the departure of Hamilton in 2010 11.
Prior to joining the Liberty League, the Bombers werecharter members of the Empire 8, along with Alfred University, Elmira College, Hartwick College, Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College and Utica College. Stevens Institute of Technology joined the conference as a full member for the 2007 08 season; Houghton College joined the conference for the 2012 13 season. The Empire 8, which evolved from the Independent College Athletic Conference and Empire Athletic Association (EAA), began as an all sports conference in 1999.
Ithaca is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
The ECAC provides post season competition opportunities in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s indoor track field, men’s and women’s outdoor track field and volleyball.
Ithaca’s track field and cross country teams are members of the New York State Collegiate Track Conference, the men’s and women’s swimming diving teams compete for the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association championship and the wrestling team is a member of the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference.