|Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference |
|Sports fielded||22 (men's: 11; women's: 11)|
The Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) is a college athletic conference of twelve colleges and universities in the U.S. states of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Founded in 1992, the conference was created as a successor group for the now-defunct NAIA District 23. The conference is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.
The WHAC announced on January 27, 2012, that it is making history by adding bowling and lacrosse for both men and women as conference sports effective the fall of 2012, becoming the first NAIA conference to offer championships in these sports.
On October 13, 2016, the Council of Presidents unanimously voted to accept Rochester College (now Rochester University) into the Conference beginning with the 2017–2018 academic year.
The WHAC again made history in July 2017, by adding men's ice hockey as conference sports effective the fall of 2017. The WHAC became the first conference in the NAIA to offer the sport as a conference championship sport. Initially, the five conference members that sponsor ice hockey will participate in a conference championship. In July 2017, Concordia University Ann Arbor announced that the university will begin an ice hockey program and begin competition in the NAIA Division and WHAC Hockey Conference in the 2018-19 season.
Member schools[edit | edit source]
Current members[edit | edit source]
|Aquinas College||Grand Rapids, Michigan||1886||2,300||Saints||1992|
|Cleary University||Howell, Michigan||1883||Unknown||Cougars||2018|
|Concordia University Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor, Michigan||1963||1,055||Cardinals||1992|
|Cornerstone University||Grand Rapids, Michigan||1941||2,600||Golden Eagles||1992|
|Indiana Institute of Technology||Fort Wayne, Indiana||1930||3,207||Warriors||1998|
|Lawrence Technological University||Southfield, Michigan||1932||4,489||Blue Devils||2012|
|Lourdes University||Sylvania, Ohio||1958||2,616||Gray Wolves||2011|
|Madonna University||Livonia, Michigan||1930||4,000||Crusaders||1997|
|University of Michigan–Dearborn||Dearborn, Michigan||1959||9,083||Wolverines||2004|
|University of Northwestern Ohio||Lima, Ohio||1920||4,200||Racers||2010|
|Rochester College||Rochester Hills, Michigan||1959||1,059||Warriors||2017|
|Siena Heights University||Adrian, Michigan||1919||2,274||Saints||1992|
Former members[edit | edit source]
|Davenport University||Grand Rapids, Michigan||1866||Panthers||2005||2017||GLIAC|
|Spring Arbor University||Spring Arbor, Michigan||1873||Cougars||1992||2004||Crossroads|
|Trine University||Angola, Indiana||1884||Thunder||1992||2003||MIAA|
|Marygrove College||Detroit, Michigan||1899||Mustangs||2012||20181||Discontinued athletics1|
1 - Marygrove announced that all athletics would cease after the 2017 fall season (with men's & women's soccer and volleyball remaining) of the 2017-18 academic year; with their August 2017 announcement of the closing of school's undergraduate programs.
Membership timeline[edit | edit source]
Sports[edit | edit source]
WHAC offers 11 men's and 11 women's sports.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "WHAC Adds Two Conference Sports for 2012-13". WHAC. http://www.whac.net/article/2090.php. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- "Rochester College Unanimously Accepted Into Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference". Rochester College. http://www.rochestercollegewarriors.com/article/1047.php. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
- "WHAC adds hockey and Tech gets tourney". The Journal Gazette. 2017-07-05. http://www.journalgazette.net/blog/on-campus/20170705/whac-adds-hockey-and-tech-gets-tourney. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
- "2017-18 MEN'S ICE HOCKEY". WHAC. 2017. http://www.whac.net/sport/0/33.php. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
- "HOCKEY TO BE ADDED TO CUAA ATHLETIC PROGRAM OFFERINGS". Concordia University Ann Arbor. 2017-06-23. http://www.concordiacardinals.com/article/2966.php. Retrieved 2017-07-21.