National Collegiate Boxing Association


The National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) is a non-profit college sports organization that organizes boxing fights for student athletes. The association falls under the auspices of USA Boxing. After 1960, the NCAA no longer sanctioned boxing. In response, the NCBA was founded in 1976.

National Collegiate Boxing Association
National Collegiate Boxing Association logo.jpg
Legal statusAssociation
HeadquartersColorado Springs, Colorado (under USA Boxing)
Region served
United States of America
Eric Buller
Main organ
Board of Directors

NCBA member schools are encouraged to develop their instructional and intramural programs with emphasis on the teaching of fundamental novice boxing skills. In order to be eligible to participate in an NCBA member school, a collegiate boxer must be a full-time student at an accredited institution at which he/she is attending for graduation.

Participating schoolsEdit

Participating schools are divided into three sub-associations, by region:

Eastern Collegiate Boxing AssociationEdit


Midwest Collegiate Boxing AssociationEdit

Far West Collegiate Boxing AssociationEdit

Weight ClassesEdit

Weight class limit (lbs/kg)[2]
Men Women
112 lb (50.8 kg)
119 lb (54.0 kg) 119 lb (54.0 kg)
125 lb (56.7 kg) 125 lb (56.7 kg)}
132 lb (59.9 kg) 132 lb (59.9 kg)
139 lb (63.0 kg) 139 lb (63.0 kg)
147 lb (66.7 kg) 147 lb (66.7 kg)
156 lb (70.8 kg) 156 lb (70.8 kg)
165 lb (74.8 kg) 165 lb (74.8 kg)
175 lb (79.4 kg)
185 lb (83.9 kg)
195 lb (88.5 kg)
Heavyweight (195+ lbs)

National Tournament[3]Edit

Contestants for the national tournament are decided by a regional tournament for each NCBA region, with the first- and second-place boxer from each weight class in each region advancing to the national tournament. It is possible for a boxer to advance to nationals by walkover if they have no opponent.

At nationals, the team scoring is conducted as follows:

  • Each team automatically receives 1 point.
  • Each boxer who wins a quarterfinal match earns 1 point for their team.
  • Each boxer who wins a semi-final match earns 3 points for their team.
  • Each boxer who wins a final match earns 5 points for their team.

National Team ChampionsEdit

Year Men Women Notes
1976[4] University of Nevada
1977[4] West Chester University
1978[4] University of Nevada
1979[4] West Chester University
1980[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1981[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1982[4] West Chester University
1983[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1984[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1985[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1986[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1987[4] U.S. Naval Academy
1988[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1989[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1990[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1991[4] University of Nevada
1992 U.S. Air Force Academy
1993[4] University of Nevada
1994[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1995[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
1996[4] U.S. Naval Academy
1997[4] U.S. Naval Academy
1998[4] U.S. Naval Academy
1999[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
2000[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
2001[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
2002[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
2003[4] U.S. Air Force Academy
2004 U.S. Air Force Academy
2005 U.S. Naval Academy
2006 University of Nevada-Las Vegas
2007 Lock Haven University
2008 U.S. Military Academy
2009 U.S. Military Academy
2010 U.S. Military Academy
2011 U.S. Military Academy
2012 U.S. Air Force Academy
2013 U.S. Military Academy
2014 [5] U.S. Military Academy Washington First year to include women's championships
2015 [6] University of Nevada Washington
2016 [7] U.S. Military Academy Washington
2017 U.S. Military Academy[8][9] First tournament sweep by a single school
2018 [10] U.S. Military Academy
2019 [11] U.S. Military Academy U.S. Naval Academy
2020 No tournament held Cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.[12]
2022 U.S. Military Academy U.S. Naval Academy
National Men's Championships by School
Air Force 19
Army 11
Navy 5
Nevada 5
West Chester 3
Nevada-Las Vegas
Lock Haven
National Women's Championships by School
Washington 3


  1. ^ "US Coast Guard Academy Boxing Team". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  2. ^ "NCBA Regional & National Competition Weight Classes". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  3. ^ "N.C.B.A. Rules Supplement" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "NCBA National Champions". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  5. ^ "2014 National Collegiate Boxing Championships". U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, United States: CBS Sports Network. 5 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  6. ^ "2015 Tournament Champions". Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  7. ^ "2016 Tournament Champions". Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  8. ^ "Army Women's Boxing team wins first NCBA National Championship". Retrieved 2019-08-22.
  9. ^ "Falcons Earn Four NCBA National Titles". Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  10. ^ "2018 NCBA Collegiate Boxing Championships". Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  11. ^ "Army Men's Boxing earns 10th team National Championship". Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  12. ^ "Events". National Collegiate Boxing Association. Retrieved 2020-03-14.

See alsoEdit