Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

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Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
(CCAC)
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference logo
Established 1949
Association NAIA
Division Division II
Members 15
Sports fielded 16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)
Region Midwestern United States
Region VII of the NAIA
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commissioner Dennis Fox
Website ccacsports.com
Locations
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference locations

The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Its 14 members are located in the Midwestern United States. In many sports, the conference is structured as part of the Region VII of the NAIA, while in some sports the conference champion qualifies directly for national competition.

The CCAC sanctions play in four men's sports which are soccer, cross country, basketball, and baseball. There are five sanctioned women's sports which are soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, and softball.

In all sports, it sanctions regular season league play as well as a post-season tournament. It is the only conference in the NAIA nationally to be affiliated in both divisions of men's and women's basketball.

Member schools[edit]

A divisional format is used only for men's and women's basketball.

North Division
  • Cardinal Stritch
  • Judson
  • Robert Morris
  • Roosevelt
  • St. Ambrose
  • Saint Xavier
  • Trinity Christian
  • Trinity International
South Division
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Holy Cross College
  • Indiana–South Bend
  • Olivet Nazarene
  • Purdue–Calumet
  • Purdue–North Central
  • St. Francis

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined
Calumet College of St. Joseph Whiting, Indiana 1951 1,292 Crimson Wave 2001
Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1931 4,407 Wolves 1997
Governors State University University Park, Illinois 1969 7,775 Jaguars 2016
Holy Cross College Notre Dame, Indiana 1966 500 Saints 2008
Indiana University South Bend South Bend, Indiana 1966 8,394 Titans
Judson University Elgin, Illinois 1963 1,231 Eagles 1996
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois 1907 4,579 Tigers 1996
Purdue University Calumet Hammond, Indiana 1946 10,133 Peregrines
Purdue University North Central Westville, Indiana 1967 4,463 Panthers
Robert Morris University Chicago, Illinois 1913 3,156 Eagles
Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois 1945 7,500 Lakers 2010
St. Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa 1882 3,343 Fighting Bees
&
Queen Bees
2015
University of St. Francis Joliet, Illinois 1920 3,764 Fighting Saints
Saint Xavier University Chicago, Illinois 1846 4,252 Cougars 1973
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, Illinois 1959 1,380 Trolls 1987
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois 1897 2,688 Trojans 1996

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined Left current conference
Aurora University Aurora, Illinois 1893 5,000 Spartans 1954 ? Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA Division-III
Barat College Lake Forest, Illinois 1858 ? Bulldogs ? ? Closed in 2005
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1890 15,312 Maroons 1949 ? University Athletic Association
NCAA D-III
Chicago State University Chicago, Illinois 1867 4,767 Cougars ? 1980 Western Athletic Conference
NCAA D-l
Rosary College* River Forest, Illinois 1901 3,900 Stars ? ? Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D-III
Eureka College Eureka, Illinois 1855 785 Red Devils ? ? St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D-III
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois 1890 7,790 Scarlet Hawks 1949 2013 NCAA Division III independent
University of Illinois-Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1858 29,048 Flames 1949 1980 Horizon League
NCAA D-I
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, Indiana 1930 9,652 Warriors ? ? Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Kendall College Chicago, Illinois 1934 1,711 ? ? ? In 2008 the school was purchased by Laureate International Universities
Lewis College Romeoville, Illinois 1932 6,800 Flyers 1954 1980 Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA D-II
Mundelein College Chicago, Illinois 1930 ? ? 1982 ? merged with Loyola University Chicago in 1991
National-Louis University (National College of Education) Chicago, Illinois 1886 4,780 ? 1982 ? Dropped athletics in the 90's
North Park College Chicago, Illinois 1891 3,136 Vikings 1959 ? College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D-III
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Illinois 1867 12,000 Golden Eagles 1949 ? Dropped Athletics in 1997

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