Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
|Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
|Sports fielded||18 (men's: 9; women's: 9)|
|Former names||Northern Athletics Conference|
|Commissioner||G. Steven Larson (since 2006)|
The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), formerly the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC), is a college athletic conference. It participates in the NCAA's Division III and began its first season in the fall of 2006.
The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference sponsors 18 sports. Men's teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field. Women's squads are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and volleyball.
The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference became eligible for automatic NCAA postseason berths in 2008-09. The 12 member institutions competing within the conference is composed of makes it the third largest conference in NCAA Division III.
The newly formed Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference began its first season of competition in the fall of 2006 as the Northern Athletics Conference. The name change took place at the beginning go the 2013-14 academic year. The NACC consists of 12 colleges and universities from the shared-border states of Illinois and Wisconsin. Many have shared traditional rivalries dating back to the NACC's predecessor conferences: the Lake Michigan Conference and the Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference.
Charter members include: Alverno College, Aurora University, Benedictine University, Concordia University Chicago, Concordia University Wisconsin, Dominican University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Marian University, Rockford College and Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Just two changes to the league's full membership have occurred, as the Milwaukee School of Engineering joined the NAC in the fall of 2007, and Maranatha withdrew from the league in the summer of 2013.
|Alverno College†||Milwaukee, Wisconsin
|Inferno||Red, White, & Black||1887||Private/Catholic||1,664||2006|
|Concordia University Wisconsin||Mequon, Wisconsin
|Falcons||Blue & White||1880||Private/Lutheran Missouri Synod||2,473||2006|
|Edgewood College||Madison, Wisconsin
|Eagles||Black, White, & Red||1927||Private/Catholic||1,570||2006|
|Lakeland College||Sheboygan, Wisconsin
|Muskies||Navy Blue & Gold||1949||Private/United Church of Christ||1,023||2006|
|Marian University||Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
|Sabres||Royal Blue, Scarlet, & White||1936||Private/Catholic||1,497||2006|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||Milwaukee, Wisconsin
|Warriors||Forest Green & White||1973||Private/Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod||917||2006|
|Aurora University||Aurora, Illinois
|Spartans||Royal Blue & White||1893||Private/Non-sectarian||2,309||2006|
|Benedictine University||Lisle, Illinois
|Eagles||Cardinal & White||1887||Private/Catholic||2,740||2006|
|Concordia University Chicago||River Forest, Illinois
|Cougars||Maroon & Gold||1864||Private/Lutheran Missouri Synod||1,361||2006|
|Dominican University||River Forest, Illinois
|Stars||Royal Blue, Black, & White||1901||Private/Catholic||1,697||2006|
|Milwaukee School of Engineering||Milwaukee, Wisconsin
|Raiders||Cardinal & White||1903||Private/Non-sectarian||2,122||2007|
|Rockford University||Rockford, Illinois
|Regents||Purple & White||1847||Private/Non-sectarian||765||2006|
† - Women's college, therefore not competing in men's sports
|Maranatha Baptist Bible College||Watertown, Wisconsin
|Crusaders||Royal Blue & Gold||1968||Private/Baptist||765||2006||2013||NCAA D-III Independent|
- men's & women's cross country
- men's football
- men's & women's golf
- men's & women's soccer
- women's tennis
- women's volleyball