University Athletic Association

University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
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Established 1986
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 8
Sports fielded 22 (men's: 12; women's: 10)
Region Eastern United States
Headquarters Pittsford, New York
Commissioner Dick Rasmussen (since 1987)
University Athletic Association locations

The University Athletic Association (UAA), also known as the Nerdy Nine and the Egghead Eight, is an American athletic conference that competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division III. Member teams are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York. 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.


Member teams

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname
Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts 1948 Private 5,327 Judges
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1900 Private 10,875 Tartans
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio 1826 Private 9,814 Spartans
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 1836 Private 12,755 Eagles
New York University New York, New York 1831 Private 42,189 Violets
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1890 Private 14,788 Maroons
University of Rochester Rochester, New York 1850 Private 9,735 Yellowjackets
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 1853 Private 13,527 Bears

All of the universities listed above are founding members except Brandeis, which joined shortly before official competition began in October, 1987[1]. Johns Hopkins University was a founding member, but no longer participates in the UAA.

Former member

Institution Location Founded Member of UAA Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 1876 1986-2001 Private 19,758 Blue Jays

Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arenas Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity
Brandeis Non-Football School N/A Auerbach Arena 2,500
Carnegie Mellon Gesling Stadium 3,900 Skibo Gymnasium 1,500 Non-Baseball School N/A Gesling Stadium 3,900
Case Western Reserve Case Field 2,500 Horsburgh Gym 1,200 Nobby's Ballpark 500 Case Field 2,500
Emory Non-Football School N/A Woodruff P.E. Center 2,000 Chappell Park (baseball); George F. Cooper, Jr. Field (softball)
New York Non-Football School N/A Coles Sports Center 1,900 Non-Baseball School N/A Gaelic Park 2,000
Chicago Stagg Field 1,650 Gerald Ratner Athletics Center 1,900 J. Kyle Anderson Field
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
  • Rochester competes in the Liberty League in football as well as numerous other sports.


The UAA sanctions competition in the following sports:



Football champions

Year Champion(s) Conference
1990 Carnegie Mellon 4-0
1991 Carnegie Mellon 4-0
1992 Rochester 4-0
1993 Carnegie Mellon 4-0
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
1997 Carnegie Mellon 4-0
1998 Chicago 4-0
1999 Washington University 4-0
2000 Chicago 4-0
2001 Washington University 4-0
2002 Washington University 4-0
2003 Washington University 3-0
2004 Washington University 3-0
2005 Chicago 3-0
2006 Carnegie Mellon 3-0
2007 Case Western Reserve 3-0
2008 Case Western Reserve 3-0
2009 Case Western Reserve 3-0
2010 Chicago 3-0


  1. ^ "About the UAA (through Oct. 17, 2011)". University Athletic Association. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 

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