Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
|Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)|
The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) is a collegiate athletic conference with membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Although it was historically a Kentucky-only conference, it has now expanded to include members in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and at various times in the past has also had members in Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The KIAC recognizes hundreds of athletes and staff each year with awards. Awards include weekly players of the week, all conference teams, all conference coaches, all scholar athletes, female athlete of the year, and male athlete of the year. The awards give each KIAC participant a chance to be recognized for on and off the field achievement. The conference embraces the NAIA's Champions of Character, becoming the first conference to offer funding to member schools to pursue projects in their hometown communities. A separate section on the KIAC website profiles the efforts of the conference towards the core values of Champions of Character.
The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference currently fields 15 sports (7 men's and 8 women's):
|Track and field||
|Alice Lloyd College||Eagles||Pippa Passes, Kentucky||1923||Private||600||1983,
|Asbury University||Eagles||Wilmore, Kentucky||1890||Private||1,300||1971|
|Berea College||Mountaineers||Berea, Kentucky||1855||Private||1,514||1926|
|Brescia University||Bearcats||Owensboro, Kentucky||1950||Private||750||1984|
|Carlow University2||Celtics||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1929||Private||2,400||2012|
|Cincinnati Christian University||Eagles||Cincinnati, Ohio||1924||Private||1,100||2008|
|Indiana University East||Red Wolves||Richmond, Indiana||1971||Public||2,700||2007|
|Indiana University Kokomo||Cougars||Kokomo, Indiana||1945||Public||3,719||2013|
|Indiana University Southeast||Grenadiers||New Albany, Indiana||1941||Public||6,840||1994|
|Midway College2||Eagles||Midway, Kentucky||1847||Private||1,800||1991|
|Point Park University||Pioneers||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1960||Private||3,376||2012|
- Alice Lloyd left for the Appalachian Athletic Conference in 1992, then returned in 2005.
- Carlow and Midway participate in women's sports only.
- Kentucky Wesleyan moved to its current site in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1955.
- Mountain State participated as a KIAC member in all sports, except for men's basketball (in which the Cougars participated as an NAIA Independent).