Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
|No. of teams||8|
|Most recent champion(s)||Loyola Ramblers|
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) is a college athletic conference whose member schools compete in men's volleyball. The conference footprint is centered in the Midwestern United States, stretching from Missouri in the west to Ohio in the east; in addition the MIVA has one member located in Arizona. Many of the conference's schools also participate in the similarly named Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association in men's volleyball at the club level.
The MIVA Tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship which consists of six teams who play single elimination to determine the National Champion. The two other major volleyball conferences, the EIVA (Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) and the MPSF (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) also send their league tournament champions to the tournament. Through the 2013 tournament, each of the three champions received an automatic place in the national semifinals. Starting in 2014, the tournament will expand from four to six teams, with the champion of Conference Carolinas also receiving an automatic bid; the top two seeds will receive a bye into the semifinals and the remaining four teams will play at campus sites for places in the semifinals.
On February 4, 1961 the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Conference, the nation's first men's college volleyball league, was started in Lansing, Michigan by representatives of Ball State University, Detroit Institute of Technology, Earlham College, George Williams College, Lansing College, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and Wittenberg College. The league came about largely through the efforts of Jim Coleman of Wittenberg College and Don Shondell of Ball State University. The league name was later changed to the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA). Over the years, more than forty schools from Divisions I, II, and III, as well as a couple pf junior colleges, have participated as members of the MIVA. The current membership is made up of 5 DI (including 2 charter members) and 3 DII institutions, with another DII school joining in the 2014-15 school year.
|Institution||Location||Founded||Affiliation||Enrollment||Team Nickname||Primary conference|
|Ball State University||Muncie, Indiana||1918||Public||21,401||Cardinals||Mid-American (D-I)|
|Grand Canyon University||Phoenix, Arizona||1949||Private/for-profit Christian||25,000||Antelopes||WAC (D-I)|
|IPFW||Fort Wayne, Indiana||1964||Public||14,326||Mastodons||Summit League (D-I)|
|Lewis University||Romeoville, Illinois||1932||Private/Catholic||5,800||Flyers||GLVC (D-II)|
|Lindenwood University||Saint Charles, Missouri||1827||Private/Presbyterian||11,904||Lions||MIAA (D-II)|
|Loyola University||Chicago, Illinois||1870||Private/Catholic||15,951||Ramblers||MVC (D-I)|
|Ohio State University||Columbus, Ohio||1870||Public||55,014||Buckeyes||Big Ten (D-I)|
|Quincy University||Quincy, Illinois||1860||Private/Catholic||1,169||Hawks||GLVC (D-II)|
|McKendree University||Lebanon, Illinois||1828||Private/Methodist||3.054||Bearcats||GLVC (D-II)|
|Ball State||John E. Worthen Arena||11,500|
|Grand Canyon||Antelope Gymnasium||2,000|
|IPFW||Hilliard Gates Sports Center||2,800|
|Lewis||Neil Carey Arena||1,075|
|Lindenwood||Robert F. Hyland Performance Arena||3,270|
|Loyola-Chicago||Joseph J. Gentile Arena||4,486|
|McKendree||Harry M. Statham Sports Center||1,500|
|Ohio State||St. John Arena||13,276|