Eastern College Athletic Conference

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) was founded in 1938 and is the nation's largest athletic conference with 320 members from Maine to North Carolina and west to Illinois. ECAC members represent NCAA Divisions I, II and III, the ACC, Atlantic-10, Big East and Ivy league.

Over 2,500 varsity teams and 122,000 student-athletes compete at ECAC member institutions. Slightly over 25% of the members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) also belong to the ECAC.

The ECAC offers 90 championship events for men and women each academic year and selects a player of the week in football, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's swimming & diving and men's and women's track & field, along with regional all-star teams in Divisions I, II and III.

The ECAC is responsible for more than 20,000 officiating assignments each year and provides its members with a legislative services department and public relations assistance.

In October of 1995 Williams College was awarded the ECAC's first Jostens Institution of the Year Award for outstanding achievement in academics and athletics. The Jostens Institution of the Year Award is the most prestiigious honor bestowed by the ECAC.

Only Williams (7) and Princeton (3) have won the Jostens Institution of the Year Award more than once.

ECAC Jostens Institution of the Year Award Winners:
2012 Williams College
2011 Princeton University
2010 Williams College
2009 Williams College
Duke University


Stevens Institute of Technology


Brandeis University


New York University


Keene State College


Williams College


Harvard University


University of Maryland


Williams College


Georgetown University


Williams College


Princeton University


Middlebury College


Princeton University


Williams College