Heart of America Athletic Conference
|Heart of America Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||20 (men's: 10; women's: 10)|
|Region||Region V of the NAIA|
|Headquarters||Kansas City, Kansas|
The Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in the United States.
The HAAC's earliest ancestor was the Missouri College Athletic Union, which was formed in 1924 when the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association (now the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association) split in two. The state teachers' colleges stayed in the MIAA, while the private schools created the new conference. It was reorganized as the HAAC in 1971 when it began admitting schools outside Missouri. However, the HAAC does not presently claim the Athletic Union's history as its own.
The HAAC sponsors intercollegiate competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's indoor AND outdoor track and field and women's volleyball.
Member schools 
Current members 
|Avila University||Kansas City, Missouri||1916||Private/Catholic||1,939||Eagles||2000|
|Baker University||Baldwin City, Kansas||1858||Private/Methodist||4,112||Wildcats||1971|
|Benedictine College||Atchison, Kansas||1858||Private/Catholic||2,012||Ravens||1991|
|Central Methodist University||Fayette, Missouri||1854||Private/Methodist||4,500||Eagles||1971*|
|Culver–Stockton College||Canton, Missouri||1853||Private/Disciples of Christ||810||Wildcats||1980|
|Evangel University||Springfield, Missouri||1955||Private/Assemblies of God||1,911||Crusaders||1987|
|Graceland University||Lamoni, Iowa||1895||Private/non-sectarian||2,444||Yellowjackets||1971|
|MidAmerica Nazarene University||Olathe, Kansas||1966||Private/Nazarene||1,743||Pioneers||1980|
|Missouri Valley College||Marshall, Missouri||1889||Private/Presbyterian||1,727||Vikings||1971|
|Peru State College||Peru, Nebraska||1865||Public||2,124||Bobcats||2011|
* - Central Methodist withdrew from the HAAC following the 1985-86 season, but re-joined back in the 1991-92 season.
Former members 
|Institution||Membership Type||Location||Founded||Type||Enrollment||Nickname||Joined||Left||Current Conference||Classification|
|College of Emporia||Charter Member||Emporia, Kansas||1882||Private||?||Fighting Presbies||1971||1974||ceased operations in 1974|
|Lindenwood University||Full Member||St. Charles, Missouri||1827||Private||17,351||Lions||1996||2011||MIAA||NCAA Division II|
|Ottawa University||Charter Member||Ottawa, Kansas||1865||Private||730||Braves||1971||1981||KCAC||NAIA Division II|
|Tarkio College||Charter Member||Tarkio, Missouri||1883||Private||?||Owls||1971||1992||ceased operations in 1992|
|William Jewell College||Charter Member||Liberty, Missouri||1849||Private||1,100||Cardinals||1971||2011||GLVC||NCAA Division II|
Membership timeline 
See also