It’s a historic day for the Colonial Athletic Association as the conference welcomes Hampton University, Monmouth University, North Carolina A&T State University and Stony Brook University as its newest members.

“On behalf of the entire Conference membership, it is with great pride and excitement that we officially welcome Hampton, Monmouth, North Carolina A&T and Stony Brook to the CAA.” CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said. “As a Conference, we have been steadfast in our commitment to build a more competitive and sustainable model within the new ecosystem of intercollegiate athletics. Today we welcome four new members that, like our current members, are committed to the overall academic and athletic success of their student-athletes as well as the overall advancement of the CAA.”

Since its inception in 1985, the CAA has produced teams and student-athletes who have claimed national championships and earned All-America recognition while receiving an education at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country. The addition of Hampton, Monmouth, North Carolina A&T and Stony Brook not only increases the conference’s membership to 13 for the first time, but makes the league even stronger on the playing field and in the classroom.