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. On March 3, 2014, Bluefield College announced that it would return to the AAC effective Fall 2014.
The league currently has 12 full members.
|Bluefield College||Bluefield, Virginia||1922||793||Rams||2001;
|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.
|King College||Bristol, Tennessee||1867||Tornado||1990||2010||Carolinas
|Virginia Intermont College||Bristol, Virginia||1884||Cobras||2001||2014||Closed in 2014|
Full member (non-football)
The Appalachian Athletic Conference currently fields 15 sports (7 men's and 8 women's):
|Track & Field Outdoor|
- "NAIA Conference Profile: Appalachian Athletic Conference". NAIA. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
- "Bluefield College returns to Appalachian Athletic Conference". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 5, 2014.