SUNYIT is a member of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III), the North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), and the Eastern Collegiate
Athletic Conference (ECAC). The Wildcats also compete in the
United Volleyball Conference (UVC) for men's volleyball.
SUNYIT began its intercollegiate sports program in the early 1980s, practicing and playing at various venues in Utica and at the New York Mills School District's Beekman Gym until the Campus Center athletic facilities opened in late 1988. SUNYIT was accepted as a Division III member of the NCAA in 1990 and into the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) in 1992.
SUNYIT made a successful transition from the SUNYAC to the NEAC during the 2008-09 academic year. Member schools of the NEAC currently include Cazenovia College (Cazenovia, NY), the College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ), Keuka College (Keuka, NY), Morrisville State College (Morrisville, NY), Penn State University - Abington (Abington, PA), Penn State University - Berks (Reading, PA), Penn State University - Harrisburg (Middletown, PA), SUNY Cobleskill (Cobleskill, NY), Wells College (Aurora, NY) and Wilson College (Chambersburg, PA), Gallaudet (Washington, DC), and Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA).
The current roster of SUNYIT sports includes baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, softball, and men's and women's volleyball. Men's and women's lacrosse have been added to the sports offered and began competition in the spring 2012 season.
The college recently completed construction of a $20 million field house and lighted turf field. The field house is the new home for the Wildcat athletic programs and the campus intramural and recreation programs and features a state-of-the-art fitness center, two full-sized basketball courts and four volleyball courts, indoor practice facilities for all Wildcat teams, a running track, an expansive training room, team rooms, and offices for the athletics department's administrative staff and coaches. With seating for 3,500, the field house also accommodates commencement and other large events. Additionally, a new baseball field and improvements to the existing softball field were included in the construction project.
SUNYIT can help meet your needs, be it for intercollegiate team participation, intramural and recreational activities or health and fitness programs. Please be sure to contact me with any questions or concerns.