List of college athletic programs in Virginia Article

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Notes:

  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.

NCAA

Division I

Team School City Conference
George Mason Patriots George Mason University Fairfax Atlantic 10
Hampton Pirates and Lady Pirates Hampton University Hampton Big South
James Madison Dukes James Madison University Harrisonburg CAA
Liberty Flames and Lady Flames Liberty University Lynchburg ASUN
Longwood Lancers Longwood University Farmville Big South
Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk State University Norfolk MEAC
Old Dominion Monarchs and Lady Monarchs [a 1] Old Dominion University Norfolk C-USA
Radford Highlanders Radford University Radford Big South
Richmond Spiders University of Richmond Richmond Atlantic 10
VCU Rams Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Atlantic 10
Virginia Cavaliers University of Virginia Charlottesville ACC
VMI Keydets Virginia Military Institute Lexington Southern
Virginia Tech Hokies Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [a 2] Blacksburg ACC
William & Mary Tribe College of William & Mary Williamsburg CAA
  1. ^ The use of "Lady Monarchs" varies among Old Dominion women's sports:
    • Field hockey and lacrosse use "Monarchs".
    • All other women's teams use "Lady Monarchs".
    • The coeducational team in the non-NCAA sport of sailing uses "Monarchs".
  2. ^ The university prefers the shortened name "Virginia Tech" over its legal name for both athletic and non-athletic purposes.

Division II

Team School City Conference
Virginia State Trojans Virginia State University Petersburg Central Intercollegiate
Virginia Union Panthers Virginia Union University Richmond Central Intercollegitae
Virginia–Wise Highland Cavaliers University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise Mountain East

Division III

Team School City Conference
Averett Cougars Averett University Danville USA South
Bridgewater Eagles Bridgewater College Bridgewater Old Dominion
Christopher Newport Captains Christopher Newport University Newport News Capital
Eastern Mennonite Royals Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Old Dominion
Emory and Henry Wasps Emory and Henry College Emory Old Dominion
Ferrum Panthers Ferrum College Ferrum USA South [a]
Hampden-Sydney Tigers Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney Old Dominion
Hollins (No Nickname) Hollins University Roanoke Old Dominion
Lynchburg Hornets Lynchburg College Lynchburg Old Dominion
Mary Baldwin Fighting Squirrels Mary Baldwin University Staunton USA South
Mary Washington Eagles University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg Capital
Marymount Saints Marymount University Arlington Capital
Randolph Wildcats Randolph College Lynchburg Old Dominion
Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets Randolph-Macon College Ashland Old Dominion
Roanoke Maroons Roanoke College Salem Old Dominion
Shenandoah Hornets Shenandoah University Winchester Old Dominion
Southern Virginia Knights Southern Virginia University Buena Vista Capital
Sweet Briar Vixens Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar Old Dominion
Virginia Wesleyan Marlins Virginia Wesleyan College Virginia Beach Old Dominion
Washington and Lee Generals Washington and Lee University Lexington Old Dominion
  1. ^ Ferrum will leave the USA South for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference after the 2017–18 school year.

NAIA

Team School City Conference
Bluefield Rams Bluefield College Bluefield Appalachian Athletic

NJCAA

Team School City Conference
Bryant & Stratton Bobcats Bryant & Stratton College Virginia Beach Region X
Central Virginia Cougars Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg Region X
Danville Knights Danville Community College Danville Region X
New River Muskies New River Community College Dublin Region X
Northern Virginia Nighthawks Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Region XX
Patrick Henry Patriots Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville Region X
Richard Bland Statesmen Richard Bland College Petersburg Region X
Tidewater Storm Tidewater Community College Norfolk Region X
Wytheville Wildcats Wytheville Community College Wytheville Region X

USCAA

Team School City Conference
The Apprentice School Shipbuilders The Apprentice School Newport News
Christendom Crusaders Christendom College Front Royal
Virginia University of Lynchburg Dragons Virginia University of Lynchburg Lynchburg

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