Great American Conference
|Great American Conference
|Sports fielded||13 (men's: 6; women's: 7)|
|Commissioner||Will Prewitt (since 2010)|
The Great American Conference is a collegiate athletic conference of eleven schools, with headquarters located in Russellville, Arkansas. It is affiliated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II level. Athletic competition began play during the 2011–12 school year. Member schools are located in Arkansas and Oklahoma in the South Central United States.
The conference's charter members previously competed in the Lone Star Conference (East Central University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University) and the Gulf South Conference (Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Harding University, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University and Southern Arkansas University) before forming the GAC in 2010. The new conference is intended to reduce travel costs for its member universities.
On May 11, 2011, the conference invited Northwestern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene University to the conference for the 2012-13 academic year. The universities will continue to play in the Sooner Athletic Conference during 2011-12 and join the conference in 2012.
Note: Provisional members in red. Provisional members are fully incorporated into regular season schedules, but can not participate in either GAC or NCAA postseason.
Full member (all sports) Provisional member
The GAC sponsors championships in six men's and seven women's sports.
|(M) Swimming & Diving||NSISC||NSISC|
|(M) Indoor Track & Field||LSC||IND|
|(M) Outdoor Track & Field||LSC||IND|
|(W) Swimming & Diving||NSISC||NSISC|
|(W) Indoor Track & Field||LSC||IND|
|(W) Outdoor Track & Field||LSC||IND|
The All-Sports Trophy is presented to the athletic department with the highest point total at the end of the athletic year. Points are recorded in all sponsored sports with six or more participants. The regular season standings will determine the points for the sports of baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, softball, women's tennis, and volleyball. The conference championship will determine the points for the sports of women's cross country, men's golf, and women's golf.
Total conference championships
Total conference postseason championships and football regular season championships won by each school.
|Northwestern Oklahoma State|
|Southeastern Oklahoma State||1||1|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State||4||1||3|
|2011-12||East Central||Ouachita Baptist||Arkansas Tech||Southern Arkansas||Southwestern Oklahoma State||Ouachita Baptist|
|2012-13||East Central||Henderson State||Ouachita Baptist||Southern Arkansas||Arkansas Tech||Ouachita Baptist|
|2011-12||Harding||East Central||Arkansas Tech||Southwestern Oklahoma State||Arkansas-Monticello||Harding||Arkansas Tech|
|2012-13||East Central||Southwestern Oklahoma State||Harding||Arkansas Tech||Southeastern Oklahoma State||Harding||East Central|
|2013-14||Harding||Southwestern Oklahoma State||Arkansas Tech|
|Arkansas Tech||Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field||6,500||Tucker Coliseum||3,500||Tech Field||600|
|Arkansas-Monticello||Willis Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium||4,500||Steelman Fieldhouse||1,500||Weevils Field||600|
|East Central||Norris Field||5,000||Kerr Activities Center||4,000||East Central Field||250|
|Harding||First Security Stadium||6,500||Rhodes Field House||3,000||Jerry Moore Field||311|
|Henderson State||Carpenter-Haygood Stadium||9,600||Duke Wells Center||3,000||Clyde Berry Field||1,000|
|Northwestern Oklahoma State||Ranger Field||6,000||Percefull Fieldhouse||2,100||Myers Stadium||500|
|Ouachita Baptist||A.U. Williams Field||5,225||Bill Vining Arena||2,500||Rab Rodgers Field||500|
|Southeastern Oklahoma State||Paul Laird Field||9,000||Bloomer Sullivan Arena||3,600||The Ballpark in Durant||420|
|Southern Arkansas||Wilkins Stadium||6,000||W.T. Watson Athletic Center||2,600||Steve Goodheart Field||1,000|
|Southern Nazarene||SNU Stadium||2,500||Sawyer Center||5,000||Cypert Athletic Complex||300|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State||Milam Stadium - Fast Lane Field||8,600||SWOSU Event Center (Fall 2013)||4,000||Bulldog Field||300|
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- Staff (February 7, 2011). "Great American Conference Unveils Logo". MonticelloLive.Com. Retrieved April 18, 2011.