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Encyclopedia > Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Image:MIACSTATElogo.jpg
Data
Classification NCAA Division III
Established 1920
Members 13
Sports fielded 22 (11 men's, 11 women's)
Region Midwestern United States
State Minnesota
Headquarters St. Paul, Minnesota


The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota; also, all of the member schools are private, with all but two having a religious affiliation. Image File history File links MIACSTATElogo. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... Midwest as shown by U.S. Census Bureau official map from [3] Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... NCAA conferences Division I Division I-A football Bowl Championship Series conferences Atlantic Coast Conference Big Ten Conference Big Twelve Conference Big East Conference Pacific Ten Conference Southeastern Conference Non BCS conferences Conference USA Mid-American Conference Mountain West Conference Sun Belt Conference Western Athletic Conference NCAA Division I-A... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...

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History

On March 15, 1920, a formal constitution was adopted and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was born, with Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. John's University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


Concordia College-Moorhead joined the MIAC in 1921, Augsburg College in 1924 and St. Mary's University in 1926. Carleton dropped membership in 1925, rejoining in 1983. St. Olaf left in 1950, returning in 1975. University of Minnesota Duluth was a member of the MIAC from 1951 to 1975. Bethel University joined in 1977. Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a regional university part of the University of Minnesota System located in Duluth, Minnesota. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


The MIAC initiated women's competition in 1982, and it was at that time that the College of St. Benedict and the College of St. Catherine joined the league. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Member schools

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
Augsburg College Auggies Minneapolis, Minnesota 1869 Private/Lutheran 3,564
Bethel University Royals Arden Hills, Minnesota 1871 Private/Baptist 2,900
Carleton College Knights Northfield, Minnesota 1866 Private/Non-sectarian 1,750
Concordia College Cobbers Moorhead, Minnesota 1891 Private/Lutheran 2,826
Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties St. Peter, Minnesota 1862 Private/Lutheran 2,536
Hamline University Pipers St. Paul, Minnesota 1854 Private/Methodist 1,944
Macalester College Scots St. Paul, Minnesota 1874 Private/Non-sectarian 1,700
College of Saint Benedict Blazers St. Joseph, Minnesota 1961 Private/Catholic 2,006
College of Saint Catherine Wildcats St. Paul, Minnesota 1905 Private/Catholic 4,600
Saint John's University Johnnies Collegeville, Minnesota 1857 Private/Catholic 1,684
St. Mary’s University Cardinals Winona, Minnesota 1912 Private/Catholic 1,350
St. Olaf College Oles Northfield, Minnesota 1874 Private/Lutheran 2,900
University of St. Thomas Tommies St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Private/Catholic 5,304

St. Mary's discontinued its football program in 1955. Macalester left the MIAC for football in 2002, but still retains its MIAC membership in other sports. St. Catherine and St. Benedict, being both women's colleges, also do not sponsor football. Together with St. John's (one of only a handful of men's colleges), St. Benedict forms a joint academic institution, known commonly by the acronym CSB/SJU. Augsburg College is a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Bethel University is a leader in Christian higher education with approximately 6,000 students from 36 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. ... Arden Hills is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ... Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton College Carleton College is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. The school was founded on November 14, 1866, by the Minnesota Conference of Congregational Churches as Northfield College. ... Northfield is a city in Rice County, Minnesota. ... For other academic instutions named Concordia, see Concordia (disambiguation). ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college founded in Red Wing, Minnesota, in 1862 by Eric Norelius and was originally named Minnesota Elementar Skola. ... Location in the state of Minnesota. ... Hamline University was founded in 1854 in Red Wing, Minnesota as the first institution of higher education in the state. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Macalester College (commonly called Mac by those affiliated with the college) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) are partenered liberal arts colleges located in Collegeville, Minnesota. ... St. ... The College of St. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) are partenered liberal arts colleges located in Collegeville, Minnesota. ... Collegeville Township is a township located in Stearns County, Minnesota. ... Saint Marys University of Minnesota is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university with an undergraduate campus in the city of Winona, Minnesota. ... Winona is the county seat of Winona County6. ... St. ... Northfield is a city in Rice County, Minnesota. ... University of Saint Thomas can refer to: University of Saint Thomas (Texas) University of Saint Thomas (Minnesota) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...


Sports

Member teams compete in football (mens), soccer (mens and womens), cross country (mens and women), golf (mens and women), volleyball (womens), basketball (mens and women), ice hockey (mens and women), indoor track and field (mens and women), swimming and diving (mens and women), baseball (mens), tennis (mens and women), track and field (mens and women) and softball (womens). The conference no longer sponsors men's wrestling or mens and womens Nordic skiing. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Swimming is a technique that humans and animals use to move through water using only movements of the body, often for exercise, fun and competition. ... Diving refers to the sport of acrobatically jumping or falling into water. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... FILA Greatest Wrestler of 20th Century (Greco-Roman) Alexander Karelin throws Olympian Jeff Blatnick with his Karelin Lift Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... Nordic skiing is a winter sport that encompasses all types of skiing where the heel of the boot cannot be fixed to the ski. ...


Football trophies games

  • The Goat Trophy (Carleton College v. Saint Olaf College)
  • The Hammer (Augsburg College v. Hamline University) started 2005
  • The Holy Grail (St. John's University v. University of St. Thomas)
  • The Troll (Concordia College v. Saint Olaf College)

Trophy games betweem MIAC football members and non football members

  • The Old Paint Bucket (Macalester College v. Hamline University)
  • Book of Knowledge (Carleton College v. Macalester College) started 1999

MIAC football titles won (1920-2006)

Team Championships Years won
St. John's 29 1932, 1935c, 1936c, 1938, 1953c, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971c, 1974c, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979c, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995c, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001c, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006c
Gustavus Adolphus 22 1926, 1927, 1933, 1935c, 1936c, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952c, 1953c, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1971c, 1972, 1987
Concordia 18 1931, 1934, 1942c, 1952c, 1957, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1974c, 1978c, 1979c, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1988c, 1990c, 1995c, 2004
St. Thomas 14 1922c, 1929, 1930c, 1939, 1941, 1942c, 1947c, 1948, 1949, 1956, 1973c, 1979c, 1983, 1990
St. Olaf 6 1922c, 1923, 1930c, 1935c, 1978c, 1979c
Hamline 5 1920, 1921, 1966, 1984, 1988c
Bethel 3 2000, 2001c, 2006c
UM-Duluth* 3 1960, 1961, 1973c
Augsburg 2 1928c, 1997
Carleton 2 1924, 1992
Macalester** 2 1925, 1947c
St. Mary's** 1 1928c
  • c = shared championship
  • * No Longer a MIAC member
  • ** No Longer competes in MIAC football

no football played in 1943-1944 due to World War II


MIAC men's basketball titles won (1920-21 to 2005-06)

Team Championships Years won
St. Thomas 21 1924, 1946c, 1949c, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1981c, 1989c, 1990, 1991c, 1992c, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006c
Hamline 19 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938c, 1939c, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1949c, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1960
Gustavus Adolphus 16 1925, 1926, 1928, 1938c, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1968, 1975c, 1988, 1991c, 1992c, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005
Augsburg 13 1927, 1946c, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1975c, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 1999
St. John's 7 1969, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1993, 2001
Carleton 4 1921, 1922, 1923, 2006c
UM-Duluth* 4 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962
St. Olaf 3 1929, 1930, 1989c
Concordia 3 1931, 1982, 1983
Macalester 2 1937, 1981c
St. Mary's 2 1939c, 1940
  • c = shared championship
  • * No Longer a Member of the MIAC

MIAC hockey titles won or shared

Men's hockey (1922 - 2006)

School Number Last Won Years Won
St. Thomas 27 2006 1923c, 1934, 1938c, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1949, 1951c, 1952, 1953c, 1974, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993c, 1994, 1995, 1998c, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006
Gustavus Adolphus 13 1993 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977c, 1984, 1993c
%Macalester 12 1963 1923c, 1930, 1931, 1932c, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1939c, 1950c, 1951c, 1962, 1963
*UM-Duluth 9 1961 1953c, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
Augsburg 8 1998 1928, 1977c, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981c, 1982, 1998c
St. John's 7 2005 1935, 1950c, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005
St. Mary's 4 1988 1929, 1964, 1965, 1988
Hamline 3 1948 1923c, 1932c, 1948
Concordia 2 1987 1981c, 1987
St. Olaf 2 1939 1938c, 1939c
  • c = shared championship
  • * No longer a member of the MIAC
  • % No longer a hockey member - played as a club team

Women's hockey (1998 - 2006)

School Number Last Won Years Won
Gustavus 5 2006 1999c, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006
St. Thomas 2 2004 2003, 2004
Augsburg 2 2000 1999c, 2000c
St. Mary's 2 2000 1999c, 2000c
  • c = shared championship

Conference Facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Hockey arena Capacity
Augsburg Edor Nelson Field 1,400 Si Melby Hall 2,200 Augsburg Ice Arena 800
Bethel Royal Stadium 3,500 Robinson Center 2,000 Schwan Super Rink Blaine Ice Palace 1,000
Carleton Laird Stadium 7,500 West Gymnasium 1,850
Concordia Jake Christiansen Stadium 7,000 Memorial Auditorium 3,500 Moorhead Sports Center
Gustavus Adolphus Hollingsworth Field 4,000 Lund Center 3,000 Lund Arena 1,500
Hamline Klas Center 2,000 Hutton Fieldhouse 2,000 Drake Arena 600
Macalester* Macalester Stadium 4,000 Macalester Gymnasium 600
St. Benedict Non-Football School N/A Claire Lynch Hall 1,000 Torrey Arena
St. Catherine Non-Football School N/A Butler Center 500 Ridder Arena 3,400
St. John’s Clemens Stadium 7,000 Sexton Arena 2,964 National Hockey Center 5,763
St. Mary’s Non-Football School N/A St. Mary's Fieldhouse 3,500 St. Mary's Ice Arena
St. Olaf Manitou Field 3,500 Skogland Athletic Center 3,000 Northfield Ice Arena 600
St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Stadium 5,025 Schoenecker Arena 2,200 St. Thomas Ice Arean 1,400

* plays an independent football schedule Ridder Arena is the facility of the womens hockey team at the University of Minnesota. ... National Hockey Center is a 5,763-seat multi-purpose arena in St. ...


Executive Director of MIAC

The Excecutive Director services as the conference "commissioner", the position was created in 1994.

  • Carlyle Carter 1994-2005
  • Dan McKane 2005-

External link

  • MIAC Home Page


NCAA Division III Football Conferences
American Southwest ConferenceAtlantic Central Football ConferenceCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinCentennial ConferenceFreedom Football Conference – Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Illini-Badger Football Conference – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceLiberty LeagueMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationMiddle Atlantic CorporationMidwest ConferenceMinnesota Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceNew England Football ConferenceNew England Small College Athletic ConferenceNew Jersey Athletic ConferenceNorth Coast Athletic ConferenceNorthwest Athletic ConferenceOhio Athletic ConferenceOld Dominion Athletic ConferencePresidents' Athletic ConferenceSouthern California Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceSouthern Collegiate Athletic ConferenceUniversity Athletic AssociationUSA South Athletic ConferenceWisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceIndependents

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Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association - The MIAC Story: Collegiate Athletics at its Best (677 words)
Conference teams are all affiliated with the NCAA Division III and the MIAC is recognized as one of the toughest NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic conferences in the country.
The MIAC is a conference in which the athletes are students first, yet still have the opportunity to reach any height to which their athletic abilities take them.
On March 15, 1920, a formal Constitution was adopted and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was born, with Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. John's University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas as charter members.
Augsburg College - Athletics (772 words)
Among all conference receivers in overall statistics, Neumann led the league in receptions per-game (10.0) and was fifth in receiving yards per-game (74.1).
Among MIAC players in overall statistics, he finished third in receptions per-game (6.10), also finishing third in the category in conference-games-only (6.50).
Augsburg College, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.
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