Appalachian Athletic Conference

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For the North Carolina high school association formerly known as the "Appalachian Athletic Conference", see Western North Carolina Athletic Conference.
Appalachian Athletic Conference
(AAC)
Appalachian Athletic Conference logo
Established 2001
Association NAIA
Division Division II
Members 12
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
Website aacsports.com
Locations
Appalachian Athletic Conference locations

The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) is a college athletic conference that competes in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II competition.[1] Members of the conference are located in the Southeastern United States in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. [1] The conference is the successor to the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), which began in the 1940s;[1] and later the Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC) that operated during the 1980s and 1990s.[1] The Appalachian Athletic Conference was formed in 2001 with the additions of members from Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.[1]

Bluefield College was a member of the AAC from 2001 until 2012 when it left to join the Mid-South Conference. On March 3, 2014, Bluefield College announced that it would return to the AAC effective Fall 2014.[2]

Member schools[edit]


Current members[edit]

The league currently has 12 full members.

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined
Bluefield College Bluefield, Virginia 1922 793 Rams 2001;
2014
Bryan College Dayton, Tennessee 1930 1,044 Lions 2001
Columbia College Columbia, South Carolina 1854 1,200 Fighting Koalas 2011
Milligan College Elizabethton, Tennessee 1866 1,006 Buffaloes 2001
Montreat College Montreat, North Carolina 1916 1,145 Cavaliers 2001
Point University West Point, Georgia 1937 1,000 Skyhawks 2011
Reinhardt University Waleska, Georgia 1883 1,057 Eagles 2009
St. Andrews University Laurinburg, North Carolina 1958 800 Knights 2012
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 2005 2,000 Bees 2012
Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens, Tennessee 1857 1,103 Bulldogs 2001
Truett-McConnell College Cleveland, Georgia 1946 1,600 Bears 2013
Union College Barbourville, Kentucky 1879 1,368 Bulldogs 2001
  • Bluefield College — left the AAC in 2012, and re-joined in 2014.
  • Columbia College — women's institution, does not field men's sports.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
King College Bristol, Tennessee 1867 Tornado 1990 2010 Conference Carolinas
(NCAA D-II)
Virginia Intermont College Bristol, Virginia 1884 Cobras 2001 2014 Dropped sports

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full member (non-football) 

Conference sports[edit]

The Appalachian Athletic Conference currently fields 15 sports (7 men's and 8 women's):

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY

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