Great Northwest Athletic Conference
|Great Northwest Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)|
|Region||Northwestern United States, British Columbia|
|Commissioner||David Haglund (since 2011)|
The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) is a collegiate athletic conference which has historically operated in the northwestern United States, but also currently includes four schools in areas not usually considered part of that region—two in Alaska (neither of which is located in Southeast Alaska, an area often considered part of the Northwest), one in eastern Montana (almost never considered part of the region), and one in the Canadian province of British Columbia (an area included with the Northwest U.S. in the larger Pacific Northwest region).
The conference was formed in 2001 when its original ten members split from the Pacific West Conference.
- 1 Member schools
- 2 Sports sponsored
- 3 Football champions
- 4 References
- 5 External links
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Fairbanks, Alaska||1917||9,380||Nanooks||2001|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||Anchorage, Alaska||1954||16,242||Seawolves||2001|
|Central Washington University||Ellensburg, Washington||1891||10,145||Wildcats||2001|
|Montana State University Billings||Billings, Montana||1927||4,600||Yellowjackets||2007|
|Northwest Nazarene University||Nampa, Idaho||1913||1,630||Crusaders||2001|
|Saint Martin's University||Lacey, Washington||1895||1,628||Saints||2001|
|Seattle Pacific University||Seattle, Washington||1891||3,773||Falcons||2001|
|Simon Fraser University||Burnaby, British Columbia||1965||35,604||Clan||2010|
|Western Oregon University||Monmouth, Oregon||1856||6,233||Wolves||2001|
|Western Washington University||Bellingham, Washington||1893||13,070||Vikings||2001|
|Concordia University–Portland||Portland, Oregon||1905||3,500||Cavaliers||2015|
- Provisional member in red.
|Azusa Pacific University||Azusa, California||1899||9,258||Cougars||2012||football||Pacific West|
|Dixie State University||St. George, Utah||1911||8,570||Red Storm||2008||football||Pacific West|
|Humboldt State University||Arcata, California||1913||7,773||Lumberjacks||2006||football||California Collegiate|
|University of Mary||Bismarck, North Dakota||1959||2,758||Marauders||2012||soccer (M)||Northern Sun|
|South Dakota School of Mines and Technology||Rapid City, South Dakota||1885||1,576||Hardrockers||2013
- Dixie State — football will join the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2016.
- Humboldt State — was a full member from 2001–2006.
- South Dakota Mines — has joined the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference; soccer (M) will leave in 2015, football will leave in 2016.
|Seattle University||Seattle, Washington||1891||Redhawks||2001||2008||Western Athletic
Former affiliate members
|University of Sioux Falls||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||1883||Cougars||2012||2013||soccer (M)||Northern Sun|
Full member (all sports) Full member (non-football) Associate member (football-only) Associate member (sport)
- The GNAC did not sponsor football in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. Therefore, Central Washington and Western Washington competed in North Central Conference (NCC); while Dixie State, Humboldt State and Western Oregon were Independents.
|Track & Field Indoor|
|Track & Field Outdoor|
Men's sponsored sports by school
|South Dakota Mines||2|
Women's sponsored sports by school
Other sponsored sports by school
|Tennis||Rifle ‡||Rodeo||Skiing ‡|
- ‡ — D-I sport
- PCSC — Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference