Southern Athletic Association

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Southern Athletic Association
(SAA)
Southern Athletic Association logo
Established Chartered: 2011
Began play: 2012
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 8
Sports fielded 21 (men's: 10; women's: 11)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Commissioner Jay Gardiner
Website www.saa-sports.com
Locations
Southern Athletic Association locations

The Southern Athletic Association is a college athletic conference in NCAA Division III that began play in the 2012–13 school year. It was formed in 2011 by seven members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and independent Berry College.[1]


Member schools[edit]

Full members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Football?
Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia 1902 Private/Non-denominational 1,937 Vikings           Yes
Birmingham–Southern College Birmingham, Alabama 1856 Private/United Methodist 1,600 Panthers           Yes
Centre College Danville, Kentucky 1819 Private 1,215 Colonels           Yes
Hendrix College Conway, Arkansas 1876 Private/United Methodist 1,400 Warriors           Yes
Millsaps College Jackson, Mississippi 1890 Private/United Methodist 1,146 Majors           Yes
Oglethorpe University Atlanta, Georgia 1835 Private 1,000 Stormy Petrels           No
Rhodes College Memphis, Tennessee 1848 Private/Presbyterian 1,690 Lynx                Yes
Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee 1857 Private/Episcopal 1,384 Tigers           Yes

Affiliate members[edit]

Two schools, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis, have announced their intention to become affiliate members of the conference for football, effective in 2015. Both are members of the University Athletic Association (UAA), which is currently in a football scheduling alliance with the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). However, after the 2012 season, the NCAC will adopt a full round-robin football schedule, making it impossible for that conference to fill in all of its non-conference dates with the four UAA members that sponsor the sport. This conference is one of weakest conference


Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors SAA Sport
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1890 Private/Non-denominational 5,134 Maroons           Football (2015)
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 1853 Private 5,997 Bears           Football (2016)

Membership timeline[edit]

Washington University in St. Louis University of Chicago Sewanee: The University of the South Rhodes College Oglethorpe University Millsaps College Hendrix College Centre College Birmingham–Southern College Berry College

Blue = Full member, Green = Full member except football, Red = Associate member for football

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