Appalachian Athletic Conference
|Appalachian Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)|
|Region||Southeastern United States
Region XII of the NAIA
|Headquarters||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Commissioner||Col. John Sullivan|
The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) is a college athletic conference that competes in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II competition. Members of the conference are located in the Southeastern United States in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.  The conference is the successor to the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), which began in the 1940s; and later the Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC) that operated during the 1980s and 1990s. The Appalachian Athletic Conference was formed in 2001 with the additions of members from Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Bluefield College was a member of the AAC from 2001 until 2012 when it left to join the Mid-South Conference. The Rams will participate in the first season of varsity football since the 1940s in 2012.
The Appalachian Athletic Conference currently fields 15 sports (7 men's and 8 women's):
|Track and field||
The league currently has 12 full members:
† - Columbia College participates in women's sports only.
|Bluefield College||Bluefield, Virginia||1922||Private (Baptist General Association of Virginia)||793||2001||2012||Rams||Mid-South|
|King College (now King University)||Bristol, Tennessee||1867||Private (Presbyterian)||1990||2010||Tornado||Conference Carolinas (NCAA DII)|
Full members Full members (non-football) Assoc. members (football only) Assoc. member (list sports)
- "NAIA Conference Profile: Appalachian Athletic Conference". NAIA. Retrieved July 3, 2011.