Appalachian Athletic Conference
|Appalachian Athletic Conference|
|Division||Division II/ Division I|
|Region||Southeastern United States
Region XII of the NAIA
|Headquarters||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Commissioner||Col. John Sullivan|
The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) is a college athletic conference that competes in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II competition. Members of the conference are located in the Southeastern United States in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.  The conference is the successor to the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), which began in the 1940s; and later the Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC) that operated during the 1980s and 1990s. The Appalachian Athletic Conference was formed in 2001 with the additions of members from Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Bluefield College was a member of the AAC from 2001 until 2012 when it left to join the Mid-South Conference. On March 3, 2014, Bluefield College announced that it would return to the AAC effective Fall 2014.
This article is incomplete.(March 2015)
The league currently has 13 full members.
|Allen University||Columbia, South Carolina||1870||600||Yellow Jackets||2016|
|Bluefield College||Bluefield, Virginia||1922||793||Rams||2001;
|Bryan College||Dayton, Tennessee||1930||1,044||Lions||2001|
|Columbia College||Columbia, South Carolina||1854||1,200||Koalas||2011|
|Milligan College||Elizabethton, Tennessee||1866||1,006||Buffaloes||2001|
|Montreat College||Montreat, North Carolina||1916||1,145||Cavaliers||2001|
|Point University||West Point, Georgia||1937||1,000||Skyhawks||2011|
|Reinhardt University||Waleska, Georgia||1883||1,057||Eagles||2009|
|St. Andrews University||Laurinburg, North Carolina||1958||800||Knights||2012|
|Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta campus)||Atlanta, Georgia||2005||2,000||Bees||2012|
|Tennessee Wesleyan University||Athens, Tennessee||1857||1,103||Bulldogs||2001|
|Truett McConnell University||Cleveland, Georgia||1946||1,600||Bears||2013|
|Union College||Barbourville, Kentucky||1879||1,368||Bulldogs||2001|
- Columbia College — women's institution, does not field men's sports.
|Asbury University||Wilmore, Kentucky||1890||1,300||Eagles||2015||lacrosse (M);
|University of the Cumberlands||Williamsburg, Kentucky||1887||1,743||Patriots||2015||lacrosse (M);
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology||Beckley, West Virginia||1895||2,252||Golden Bears||2016||swimming (M);
|King College||Bristol, Tennessee||1867||Tornado||1990||2010||Carolinas
|Virginia Intermont College||Bristol, Virginia||1884||Cobras||2001||2014||Closed in 2014|
|Brevard College||Brevard, North Carolina||1853||Tornados||?||2006||South Atlantic Conference
Full member (non-football) Associate member (sport)
The Appalachian Athletic Conference currently fields 15 sports (7 men's and 8 women's):
|Track & Field Outdoor|
- "NAIA Conference Profile: Appalachian Athletic Conference" (PDF). NAIA. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
- "Bluefield College returns to Appalachian Athletic Conference". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 5, 2014.