Highlanders NCAA Recognition

2009 - Highlanders NCAA Recognition

NJIT athletics officially gained across-the-board active membership in NCAA Division I, beginning September 1, 2009. As a result of the latest action by the NCAA’s Division I Leadership Council, NJIT, its teams, and student-athletes will enjoy the full benefits of Division I membership, including eligibility for Division I postseason championship competition and the potential inclusion of Highlanders among the national Division I leaders in statistics maintained by the NCAA. The NCAA’s decision that NJIT is a full member of Division I completes a specific timetable that required NJIT and its Department of Athletics to meet a series of annual benchmark standards before proceeding to the next year in the process. In 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09, NJIT’s teams competed at the Division I level and were in full compliance with NCAA Division I rules.