Scenic West Athletic Conference

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The Scenic West Athletic Conference (also known as the Scenic West Conference) is a sports association for junior colleges located in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. The conference is a member of the NJCAA and sponsors 9 sports, 4 for men and 5 for women. It is the sole conference in the NJCAA's Region 18.

History[edit]

The origins of the Scenic West started in 1986, as the nine schools in the region resumed round-robin competition after discontinuing it in 1985. Salt Lake Community College began play in 1987, and the conference adopted its current name in 1990.

Region 18 itself was formed in 1968, as Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington were split off from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, which remained in the NJCAA's Region 1. When almost all of the Oregon and Washington schools left the NJCAA to form the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges in 1983, the next year Nevada, Utah, and far western Colorado were added to Region 18 to keep the region feasible. This year broguht the initial round-robin schedule, but the next year the addition of Flathead Community College of Montana caused that schedule to be dropped. This was short-lived, as Flathead's team disbanded during the season, and the remaining regional schools joined to form the current Scenic West.[1]

Member schools[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Enrollment Joined Previous Conference
Colorado Northwestern Rangely, CO Spartans 1962 1,291 1984 Colorado Community College
North Idaho Coeur d'Alene, ID Cardinals 1933 7,800 1968 Region 1
Salt Lake Salt Lake City, UT Bruins 1948 30,112 1987 new program
Snow Ephraim, UT Badgers 1888 3,244 1984 Region 1
Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID Golden Eagles 1965 9,100 1968 Region 1
Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV Coyotes 1971 28,820 2002 Independents
Utah State-Eastern1 Price, UT Golden Eagles 1937 2,173 1984 Region 1
Western Nevada Carson City, NV Wildcats 1971 4,168 2006 new program
  1. known as College of Eastern Utah until 2010.

Former members[edit]

Scenic West[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Enrollment Joined Previous Conference Left Current Conference
Dixie State1 St. George, UT Rebels 1911 10,000 1984 Region 1 2006 Pacific West
NCAA Division II
BYU-Idaho2 Rexburg, ID Vikings 1888 16,773 1968 Region 1 2002 dropped athletics
Treasure Valley Ontario, OR Chukars 1962 2,559 1968 Region 1 2002 NWAACC Eastern
Utah Valley State Orem, UT Wolverines 1941 31,556 1984 Region 1 2003 Great West (2008)
WAC (2013)
NCAA DI
  1. Known as Dixie College until 2001.
  2. Known as Ricks College until 2001.

schools leaving before Region 18 became the SWAC[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Enrollment Joined Previous Conference Left Current Conference
Bellevue Bellevue, WA Bulldogs 1966 37,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Northern
Big Bend Moses Lake, WA Vikings 1962 5,400 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Eastern
Blue Mountain Pendleton, OR Timberwolves 1962 10,600 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Eastern
Central Oregon Bend, OR Broncos 1949 18,339 1968 Region 1 1982 dropped sports
Chemeketa Salem, OR Storm 1969 50,000 1969 new program 1983 NWAACC Southern
Clackamas Oregon City, OR Cougars 1966 25,029 1968 new program 1984 NWAACC Southern
Clatsop Astoria, OR Patriots 1958 1,550 1968 new program 1976 dropped sport
Columbia Basin Pasco, WA Hawks 1955 13,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Eastern
Columbia Christian Eugene, OR Thunderbirds 1956 N/A 1968 1971
Centralia Centralia, WA Trailblazers 1925 4,803 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Clark Vancouver, WA Penguins 1933 14,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Concordia Portland, OR Cavaliers 1905 3,111 1968 1970
Edmonds Edmonds, WA Tritons 1967 12,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Northern
Everett Everett, WA Trojans 1941 19,666 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Northern
Flathead Kalispell, MT Braves 1967 2,495 1985 new program 1986 dropped sports
Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA Raiders 1967 21,643 1968 new program 1983 NWAACC Western
Grays Harbor Aberdeen, WA Chokers 1930 2,088 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Green River Auburn, WA Gators 1963 9,212 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Highline Des Moines, WA Thunderbirds 1961 18,993 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Judson Baptist The Dalles Bobcats 1956 N/A 1968 1980 school closed
Lane Eugene, OR Titans 1964 18,678 1968 new program 1983 NWAACC Southern
Linn-Benton Albany, OR Roadrunners 1966 12,360 1970 new program 1983 NWAACC Southern
Lower Columbia Longview, WA Red Devils 1934 8,465 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Mt. Hood Gresham, OR Saints 1966 8,370 1968 new program 1983 NWAACC Southern
Olympic Bremerton Rangers 1946 12,285 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Northern
Peninsula Port Angeles, WA Pirates 1961 10,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Northwen
Seattle Central Seattle, WA Cougars 1946 18,800 1969 new program 1981 dropped sports
Shoreline Shoreline, WA Dolphins 1964 13,795 1968 new program 1983 NWAACC Northern
Skagit Valley Mount Vernon, WA Cardinals 1926 5,136 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Northern
Southwestern Oregon Coos Bay, OR Lakers 1941 14,500 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Southern
Spokane Spokane Sasquatch 1963 38,600 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Eastern
Spokane Falls Spokane, WA Bigfoot 1967 8,356 1970 new program 1976 dropped sports
Tacoma Tacoma, WA Titans 1965 15,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Western
Umpqua Winchester, OR Riverhawks 1964 13,300 1968 new program 1983 NWAACC Southern
Walla Walla Walla Walla, WA Warriors 1967 13,000 1968 new program 1983 NWAACC Eastern
Wenatchee Valley Wenatchee, WA Knights 1939 3,353 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Eastern
Yakima Valley Yakima, WA Yaks 1941 10,000 1968 Region 1 1983 NWAACC Eastern

Region 18 Divisions[edit]

1968-69

Eastern Oregon Washington
Eastern Western Eastern Western
Northern Idaho Blue Mountain Clackamas Bellevue Centralia
Ricks Central Oregon Clatsop Big Bend Clark
Southern Idaho Columbia Christian Concordia Columbia Basin Edmonds
Treasure Valley Judson Baptist Lane Everett Fort Steilacoom
Mt. Hood Southwest Oregon Shoreline Grays Harbor
Umpqua Skagit Valley Green River
Spokane Highline
Walla Walla Lower Columbia
Wenatchee Valley Olympic
Yakima Valley Peninsula
Tacoma

1969-70

Eastern Oregon Washington
Eastern Western Coastal Cross-State
Northern Idaho Blue Mountain Clackamas Bellevue Big Bend
Ricks Central Oregon Clatsop Centralia Columbia Basin
Southern Idaho Chemeketa Concordia Clark Fort Steilacoom
Treasure Valley Columbia Christian Lane Edmonds Green River
Judson Baptist Southwest Oregon Everett Highline
Mt. Hood Umpqua Grays Harbor Olympic
Lower Columbia Spokane
Peninsula Tacoma
Seattle Central Walla Walla
Shoreline Wenatchee Valley
Skagit Valley Yakima Valley

1970-71

Eastern Oregon Washington
Northern Southern Coastal Cross-State
Northern Idaho Blue Mountain Central Oregon Bellevue Big Bend
Ricks Clackamas Chemeketa Centralia Columbia Basin
Southern Idaho Clatsop Lane Clark Fort Steilacoom
Treasure Valley Columbia Christian Linn-Benton Edmonds Green River
Judson Baptist Southwest Oregon Everett Highline
Mt. Hood Umpqua Grays Harbor Olympic
Lower Columbia Spokane
Peninsula Spokane Falls
Seattle Central Tacoma
Shoreline Walla Walla
Skagit Valley Wenatchee Valley
Yakima Valley

1971-74

Eastern Northwestern Oregon
Coastal Eastern Puget Sound
Northern Idaho Centralia Big Bend Bellevue Blue Mountain
Ricks Clark Columbia Basin Edmonds Central Oregon
Southern Idaho Grays Harbor Mt. Hood Everett Chemeketa
Treasure Valley Lower Columbia Spokane Fort Steilacoom Clackamas
Highline Spokane Falls Green River Clatsop
Olympic Walla Walla Seattle Central Judson Baptist
Peninsula Wenatchee Valley Shoreline Lane
Yakima Valley Skagit Valley Linn-Benton
Tacoma Southwest Oregon
Umpqua

1974-76

Eastern Northwestern Oregon
Coastal Eastern Puget Sound
Northern Idaho Centralia Big Bend Bellevue Blue Mountain
Ricks Clark Columbia Basin Edmonds Central Oregon
Southern Idaho Grays Harbor Spokane Everett Chemeketa
Treasure Valley Highline Spokane Falls Fort Steilacoom Clackamas
Lower Columbia Walla Walla Green River Clatsop
Mt. Hood Wenatchee Valley Seattle Central Judson Baptist
Olympic Yakima Valley Shoreline Lane
Peninsula Skagit Valley Linn-Benton
Tacoma Southwest Oregon
Umpqua

1976-78

Eastern Northwestern Oregon
Coastal Eastern Puget Sound
Northern Idaho Centralia Big Bend Bellevue Blue Mountain
Ricks Clark Columbia Basin Edmonds Central Oregon
Southern Idaho Grays Harbor Spokane Everett Chemeketa
Treasure Valley Highline Spokane Falls Fort Steilacoom Clackamas
Lower Columbia Walla Walla Green River Judson Baptist
Mt. Hood Wenatchee Valley Seattle Central Lane
Olympic Yakima Valley Shoreline Linn-Benton
Peninsula Skagit Valley Southwest Oregon
Tacoma Umpqua

1978-79

Eastern Northwestern Oregon
Coastal Eastern Puget Sound
Northern Idaho Centralia Big Bend Bellevue Blue Mountain
Ricks Clark Columbia Basin Edmonds Central Oregon
Southern Idaho Grays Harbor Spokane Everett Chemeketa
Treasure Valley Highline Walla Walla Fort Steilacoom Clackamas
Lower Columbia Wenatchee Valley Green River Judson Baptist
Mt. Hood Yakima Valley Seattle Central Lane
Olympic Shoreline Linn-Benton
Peninsula Skagit Valley Southwest Oregon
Tacoma Umpqua

1979-81

Eastern Northwestern Oregon
Coastal Eastern Puget Sound
Northern Idaho Centralia Big Bend Bellevue Blue Mountain
Ricks Clark Columbia Basin Edmonds Central Oregon
Southern Idaho Grays Harbor Spokane Everett Chemeketa
Treasure Valley Highline Walla Walla Fort Steilacoom Clackamas
Lower Columbia Wenatchee Valley Green River Judson Baptist (-80)
Olympic Yakima Valley Seattle Central Lane
Peninsula Shoreline Linn-Benton
Skagit Valley Mt. Hood
Tacoma Southwest Oregon
Umpqua

1981-83

Eastern Northwestern Oregon
Coastal Eastern Puget Sound
Northern Idaho Centralia Big Bend Bellevue Blue Mountain
Ricks Clark Columbia Basin Edmonds Central Oregon (-82)
Southern Idaho Grays Harbor Spokane Everett Chemeketa
Treasure Valley Highline Walla Walla Fort Steilacoom Clackamas
Lower Columbia Wenatchee Valley Green River Lane
Olympic Yakima Valley Shoreline Linn-Benton
Peninsula Skagit Valley Mt. Hood
Tacoma Southwest Oregon
Umpqua

Post-NWAACC Alignments

1983-84 1984-85 1985-86
Northern Southern Northern Southern
Clackamas North Idaho Colorado Northwestern Flathead Colorado Northwestern
North Idaho Ricks Dixie North Idaho Dixie
Ricks Southern Idaho Eastern Utah Ricks Eastern Utah
Southern Idaho Treasure Valley Snow Southern Idaho Snow
Treasure Valley Utah Valley State Treasure Valley Utah Valley State

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coming a long way: Evolution of a mighty JC conference". Carbon County (UT) Sun Advocate. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 

Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges

NWAACC Men's Basketball Past Standings

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