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The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. Member institutions are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. As such, it is one of the most geographically widespread non-scholarship athletic conferences in the United States. Prior to 1991, the conference was known as the "Collegiate Athletic Conference." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Member institutions

The SCAC fields competition in cross country, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, golf, softball, tennis, field hockey and track and field. As of 2006, several member schools have announced plans to form varsity lacrosse teams; this, combined with the existing club lacrosse teams at several other member institutions likely makes lacrosse the next sport to be added to this list. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/png) derived from Image:BlankMap-USA-states. ... Austin College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA located in Sherman, Texas, an hour north of Dallas. ... Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus Macropus antilopinus A kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. ... BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation) or Puma (disambiguation). ... Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Historical distribution of tigers (pale yellow) and 2006 (green). ... Articles with similar titles include DePaul University, a school with a similar spelling. ... Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas. ... Drawing of a Thracian peltast of 400 BC A warrior is a person habitually engaged in warfare. ... Millsaps College is a private liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, supported by the United Methodist Church. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Binomial name Oceanites oceanicus Kuhl, 1820 The Wilsons Storm-petrel or Wilsons Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) is a small seabird of the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. ... Rhodes College is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Type species Felis lynx Linnaeus, 1758 The overall range of Lynx species. ... Southwestern University is a private, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, USA. Founded in 1840, Southwestern is the oldest university in Texas. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Trinity University is an independent, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet [[Image:Crosscountryus. ... 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. ... 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. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article is about the sport. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim...


Unlike many Division III conferences, where geography is the primary determining factor for membership, the SCAC is made up of private institutions where the primary focus is on academics; the New England Small College Athletic Conference and University Athletic Association are other athletic associations with similar academic emphasis. Almost all members sport Phi Beta Kappa chapters. Member schools are prominently featured in annual "Best College" rankings; admissions are highly selective. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an athletic conference consisting of eleven highly selective liberal arts colleges located in New England and New York. ... The University Athletic Association (UAA) is an athletic conference which competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA) Division III. Member teams are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio and New York. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ...


In an unusual move for the conference, Colorado College, which offers two Division I (scholarship) sports, was accepted as a member beginning in the 2006-07 season. It is the only SCAC school to offer any sort of scholarship athletics, though naturally the Division I programs will not compete in the SCAC. (In fact, one of the school's two Division I programs is in men's ice hockey, a sport not sponsored by the conference.) The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


The conference has previously announced its desire to expand to a total of twelve members, which would ease scheduling issues and allow the conference to divide into eastern and western divisions. [1] On May 26, 2006, Birmingham-Southern College, one of the smallest Division I schools in the country, announced its intentions to drop scholarship athletics and join the SCAC. [[2]] This is a multi-year process subject to final approval by the NCAA. The SCAC approved BSC's application, pending NCAA approval, on June 8, 2006. BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


Due to the unusual (for Division III) distances between member institutions, travel costs and durations must be factored into any decision to join the conference. Rose-Hulman cited these factors as reasons for leaving the conference when it joined the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2006-7. Austin College readily took RHIT's place, moving from the American Southwest Conference before the 2006-07 season. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (or RHIT) is a private non-sectarian college which specializes in teaching engineering, science, and mathematics. ... The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. ... Austin College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA located in Sherman, Texas, an hour north of Dallas. ... The American Southwest Conference (ASC) is a College Athletic Conference, founded in 1996, whose member schools compete in the NCAAs Division III. The schools are located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. ...


President's Trophy

Each year, the "President's Trophy," a 300-pound railroad bell, is awarded to the school with the best overall sports record. Teams are awarded points for their final position in each sport; the school with the most points is declared the winner. In 2006-2007, the President's Trophy was awarded to DePauw University, which defeated Trinity University by 5 points. The five-point difference represents less than a difference of a single place in a single sport. [3] Articles with similar titles include DePaul University, a school with a similar spelling. ... Trinity University may refer to: Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas Trinity University of Washington, D.C. (formerly Trinity College) There are also several other educational institutions called Trinity College. ...


National championship teams and individuals

The SCAC has had limited success nationally. SCAC members have won a total of five team championships:

  • 1999-2000: Men's Tennis (Trinity); Women's Tennis (Trinity)
  • 2002-2003: Women's Basketball (Trinity), Men's Soccer (Trinity)
  • 2006-2007: Women's Basketball (DePauw)

Individual champions:

  • 1995-1996: Women's tennis, singles (Nao Kinoshita, Rhodes)
  • 1996-1997: Women's tennis, singles (Nao Kinoshita, Rhodes); women's tennis, doubles (Kinoshita, Taylor Tarver, Rhodes)
  • 1999-2000: Women's 1500 meters, indoor (Heather Stone, Sewanee); women's 1500 meters, outdoor (Stone, Sewanee)
  • 2002-2003: Men's 100 meter breaststroke (Matt Smith, Rose-Hulman)
  • 2003-2004: Women's high jump, outdoor (Christyn Schumann, Trinity)
  • 2004-2005: Women's high jump, indoor (Christyn Schumann, Trinity); women's high jump, outdoor (Schumann, Trinity)
  • 2005-2006: Women's high jump, outdoor (Christyn Schumann, Trinity)
  • 2006-2007: Women's tennis, singles (Liz Bondi, DePauw)

This list does not include championships won by schools outside of their period of membership in the SCAC.


Overall success on the national level

While championships have been hard to come by, overall SCAC athletic programs rate favorably when compared against the diverse Division III membership. The NACDA Director's Cup provides one representation of any school's athletic success as compared to its peers. Trinity has ranked in the top five nationally twice, most recently in 2004-2005 when it placed fourth. In 2006-07, DePauw led the way with a 15th place finish, slightly down from the previous season's 13th. Trinity slipped from 8th to 49th; no other SCAC members placed in the top 100. [4] The NACDA Directors Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics. ... Trinity University is an independent, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university in San Antonio, Texas. ... Articles with similar titles include DePaul University, a school with a similar spelling. ...


The SCAC and Division I

On at least two occasions, the SCAC has been used as a role model for academically high-achieving Division I programs considering a move to non-scholarship athletics. In 2004, Rice considered a move to Division III with Trinity cited as a possible model by the Houston Chronicle [5]. That program eventually remained in Division I. In 2006, Birmingham-Southern College elected to leave Division I for Division III, and stated that they would seek membership in the SCAC. [6] This represents the first time in 25 years that a Division I school has changed affiliation to Division III. Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University (commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art) is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas, USA, near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... Trinity University may refer to: Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas Trinity University of Washington, D.C. (formerly Trinity College) There are also several other educational institutions called Trinity College. ... BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


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Austin College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA located in Sherman, Texas, an hour north of Dallas. ... BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Articles with similar titles include DePaul University, a school with a similar spelling. ... Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas. ... Millsaps College is a private liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, supported by the United Methodist Church. ... Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Rhodes College is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The University of the South is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Sewanee, Tennessee. ... Southwestern University is a private, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, USA. Founded in 1840, Southwestern is the oldest university in Texas. ... Trinity University is an independent, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university in San Antonio, Texas. ...

NCAA Division III Football Conferences
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Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (867 words)
As such, it is one of the most geographically widespread non-scholarship athletic conferences in the United States.
Unlike many Division III conferences, where geography is the primary determining factor for membership, the SCAC is made up of private institutions where the primary focus is on academics; the New England Small College Athletic Conference is another athletic association with similar academic emphasis.
Rose-Hulman cited these factors as reasons for leaving the conference when it joined the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2006-7; to be honest, the Engineers' lack of competiveness in SCAC play may have played an equal role in the decision.
List of college athletic conferences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
This conference will disband its football section in 2007, when its football members begin play in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Note: All Division I-A and I-AA football conferences are also basketball conferences, with the exception of the Gateway Football Conference, Great West Football Conference, and the Pioneer Football League.
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