NJCAA Region 13 Information

Region 13  and Information regarding the Organization of NJCAA Regions

Region 13  Is comprised of NJCAA programs in Minnesota, North Dakota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, eastern Montana and northern Wisconsin. The MCAC represents the Region XIII Division III (non-scholarship) two-year college athletic programs found within the Minnesota State College & University system, as well as select colleges in North Dakota & Wisconsin.  

Click here for the NJCAA Men's Region XIII Handbook or go to: https://mcac.prestosports.com/general/2019-20_Region_XIII_Men-s_Region_Hanbook.pdf

Click here for the NJCAA Women's Region XIII Handbook or go to: https://www.mcacsports.org/general/2020-21/files/NJCAA_Region_XIII_Women-s_Handbook_2021-21.docx

Click here for information regarding the NJCAA Board of Regents governance structure, adopted in 2018.  It is also at: http://njcaa.org/general/2018-19/releases/20180801jn0dd0

Sport & Standing Committees hear grievances and are convened when needed for issues which arise in a sport season For current committee members, click here or go to: https://mcac.prestosports.com/general/2019-20/MCAC_SPORT_STANDING_COMMITTEES_FOR_2019.pdf

The NJCAA Region XIII Board of Regents representative is Steve Crittenden, campus dean at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.  Contact email address: Steve.Crittenden@anokaramsey.edu

The Men's Region XIII Director is Buster Gillis, Bismarck State College.  Contact Email: Buster.Gilliss@bismarckstate.edu

The Women's Region XIII Director is Danny Mertens, Lake Region State College.  Contact Email: Daniel.Mertens@lrsc.edu

Member colleges of the NJCAA are allotted to a specific NJCAA Region upon membership to the association. Unlike other collegiate organizations that defer to conference affiliation, the NJCAA guarantees each member college's membership within the regional structure of the association. In most cases, region assignment is based upon geographic location of the college.  In 2018, the NJCAA adopted a Board of Regents Governance Structure to compliment the Region Director model.   For more on the NJCAA Board of Regents, please visit: 

Each NJCAA Region appoints two directors to serve on the association’s board of directors and national committees. Regions also appoint two assistant directors that are also available to serve on national committees. Within each region, member colleges can adopt and formulize regulations, rules and procedures as long as they are not in conflict with the current NJCAA constitution and bylaws. Click here to view the association's leadership directory

The region structure of the NJCAA is the primary method used by all sponsored sports of the association in determining qualification for national championship tournaments. In certain sports, two or more regions are partnered to form a competition 'district', which is then used for national championship qualification. The organization of districts varies per sport and is formulated every two years under the authority of the association's board of directors. 

 Region Structure of the NJCAA

Region 1 Arizona
Region 2 Arkansas and Oklahoma
Region 3 Upper New York State
Region 4 Upper Illinois and Southern Wisconsin
Region 5 New Mexico and Western Texas
Region 6 Kansas
Region 7 Tennessee
Region 8 Florida
Region 9 Colorado east of the Continental Divide, Eastern Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming
Region 10 North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and South West Virginia
Region 11 Iowa and Northeast Nebraska
Region 12 Indiana, Lower Michigan and Ohio
Region 13 Minnesota, North Dakota, Upper Michigan Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin
Region 14 Eastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana
Region 15 Lower New York
Region 16 Missouri
Region 17 Georgia
Region 18 Colorado west of the Continental Divide, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana and Utah
Region 19 Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Region 20 Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Panhandle
Region 21 Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Region 22 Alabama
Region 23 Mississippi and Louisiana
Region 24 Lower Illinois