UJ Joins Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Nov 21, 2023
By Natalie McKenna


  • Athletics

University of Jamestown and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) announced today that UJ has been accepted as a full-time member of the NSIC. The Jimmies will become official members of the league on July 1, 2025, pending their acceptance into NCAA Division II.


The NSIC is comprised of 15 other teams from upper Midwest colleges and universities. UJ would participate in 17 of the NSIC’s 18 sponsored sports beginning in the 2025-26 academic year.


Aerial view of athletic stadium
Charlotte and Gordon Hansen Stadium is where UJ’s football and track and field teams practice and compete.

“I would like to express enormous gratitude to the NSIC Board of Directors, the Conference Council, the site visit team, and especially Commissioner Erin Lind. We couldn’t be more excited to receive an invitation to one of the best conferences in all of Division II. We look forward to a long and competitive future together,” said University of Jamestown President Dr. Polly Peterson.


Athletic Director Ausitn Hieb shared Dr. Peterson’s excitement: “The future is bright for Jimmie Athletics. We recently announced that we will be competing in the North Star Athletic Association in 2024-25 and have now been officially invited to join the NSIC in 2025-26. This will be a great couple of years for our student-athletes, our institution, and our supporters. We could not be more excited for the future. Go Jimmies!”


UJ is expected to file its application with the NCAA by the February 1 deadline and then will officially begin its transition into the conference. With the successful NCAA Division II membership application, UJ will enter a three-year transition period before earning NCAA active membership status.


This picture shows an inflatable building.
The Nelson Sports Bubble was recently inflated on UJ campus to provide year-round space for athletic and wellness activities.

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