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Southern States Athletic Conference
(SSAC)
Established1999
AssociationNAIA
DivisionDivision I
Members12
Sports fielded15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)
RegionSoutheastern United States
Region XIII of the NAIA
Former namesGeorgia Alabama Carolina Conference (1999–2004)
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
CommissionerMike Hall
Websitessacsports<wbr/>.com
Locations

The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. The 12 member universities compete in 13 sports in the NAIA. Basketball teams compete in Division I of the NAIA.

HistoryEdit

The Southern States Athletic Conference was established as the Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference on March 16, 1999. On June 27, 2004, the conference changed its name to the Southern States Athletic Conference.[1]

Member schoolsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined
Bethel University McKenzie, Tennessee 1842 2,975 Wildcats 2013
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, Mississippi 1873 505 Toppers 2013
Brewton–Parker College Mount Vernon, Georgia 1904 1,050 Barons 1999
Dalton State College Dalton, Georgia 1963 5,047 Roadrunners 2014
Faulkner University Montgomery, Alabama 1942 3,703 Eagles 1999
Florida College Temple Terrace, Florida 1946 558 Falcons 2018
Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 1904 4,858 Wolf Pack 2010
Martin Methodist College Pulaski, Tennessee 1870 1,001 Red Hawks 2013
Middle Georgia State University Cochran, Georgia[1] 2013 7,796 Knights 2014
University of Mobile Mobile, Alabama 1961 1,577 Rams 2010
Stillman College Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1876 1,000 Tigers 2018
William Carey University Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1906 3,250 Crusaders 2010
  1. ^ Middle Georgia State's main campus is in Macon, where the women's cross-country and volleyball teams and men's and women's tennis teams are housed; the other intercollegiate athletics teams compete on the Cochran campus.

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, Alabama 1967 Warhawks 1999 2016 Gulf South
(NCAA D-II)
Belhaven University Jackson, Mississippi 1883 Blazers 2010 2015 American Southwest
(NCAA D-III)
Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia 1902 Vikings 2004 2010 Southern Athletic
(NCAA D-III)
Brenau University Gainesville, Georgia 1878 Golden Tigers 1999 2017 Appalachian
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick, Georgia 1961 Mariners 2012 2017 The Sun
Columbia College Columbia, South Carolina 1854 Fighting Koalas 2005 2011 Appalachian
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs, Georgia 1919 Lions 1999 2014 Carolinas
(NCAA D-II)
Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, Georgia 1906 Hurricanes 1999 2006 Peach Belt
(NCAA D-II)
Lee University Cleveland, Tennessee 1918 Flames 2004 2013 Gulf South
(NCAA D-II)
North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega, Georgia 1873 Saints 1999 2004 Peach Belt
(NCAA D-II)
Reinhardt University Waleska, Georgia 1883 Eagles 1999 2008 Appalachian
Shorter University Rome, Georgia 1873 Hawks 1999 2012 Gulf South
(NCAA D-II)
Southern Polytechnic State University Marietta, Georgia 1948 Runnin' Hornets 1999 2014 Consolidated with
Kennesaw State University
Southern Wesleyan University Central, South Carolina 1906 Warriors 1999 2014 Carolinas
(NCAA D-II)
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama 1830 Badgers 2010 2014 Southern Intercollegiate
(NCAA D-II)
Truett-McConnell College Cleveland, Georgia 1946 Bears 2010 2013 Appalachian

Membership timelineEdit

 Full member (non-football) 

SportsEdit

The SSAC holds championships in the following 15 sports:

Conference sports
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball 13pxY
Basketball 13pxY 13pxY
Cross Country 13pxY 13pxY
Golf 13pxY 13pxY
Soccer 13pxY 13pxY
Softball 13pxY
Tennis 13pxY 13pxY
Track & Field Outdoor 13pxY 13pxY
Volleyball 13pxY

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