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Great American Conference
(GAC)
Great American Conference logo
Established 2011
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members 12
Sports fielded 16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)
Region South Central
Headquarters Russellville, Arkansas
Commissioner Will Prewitt (since 2010)
Website greatamericanconference.com
Locations
Great American Conference locations

The Great American Conference (GAC) is a collegiate athletic conference of eleven schools, with headquarters located in Russellville, Arkansas. It is affiliated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II level. Athletic competition began play during the 2011–12 school year.[1][2] Member schools are located in Arkansas and Oklahoma in the South Central United States.

Contents

History[edit]

The conference's charter members previously competed in the Lone Star Conference (East Central University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University) and the Gulf South Conference (Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Harding University, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University and Southern Arkansas University) before forming the GAC in 2010. The new conference is intended to reduce travel costs for its member universities.[3]

On May 11, 2011, the conference invited Northwestern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene University to the conference for the 2012–13 academic year. Those universities continued to compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference during the 2011–12 season before joining the conference.[4]

As of July 11, 2014, the NCAA Division II Membership Committee recommended the membership application for Oklahoma Baptist University to set up the move from the NAIA to NCAA Division II and will join the conference in the 2015–16 season.[5]

Membership[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined
Arkansas Tech University Russellville, Arkansas 1909 12,009 Wonder Boys & Golden Suns           2011
University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello, Arkansas 1909 3,659 Boll Weevils & Cotton Blossoms           2011
East Central University Ada, Oklahoma 1909 4,447 Tigers           2011
Harding University Searcy, Arkansas 1924 6,009 Bisons & Lady Bisons           2011
Henderson State University Arkadelphia, Arkansas 1890 3,530 Reddies           2011
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 1897 1,889 Rangers           2012
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma 1910 2,097 Bison           2015
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas 1886 1,569 Tigers           2011
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, Oklahoma 1909 3,889 Savage Storm           2011
Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, Arkansas 1909 4,138 Muleriders           2011
Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Oklahoma 1899 2,110 Crimson Storm           2012
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, Oklahoma 1901 5,154 Bulldogs           2011
  • Reclassifying member in yellow.

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined Sport Primary
Conference
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1950 2,479 Eagles & Lady Eagles           2015 track & field outdoor (M);
track & field outdoor (W)
Heartland
Rogers State University Claremore, Oklahoma 1909 4,227 Hillcats           2015 track & field outdoor (M);
track & field outdoor (W)
Heartland

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 

Sports[edit]

The GAC sponsors championships in eight men's and eight women's sports.

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Football Green tickY
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
GAC
Sports
Arkansas Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Arkansas–Monticello Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
East Central Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Harding Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Henderson State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Northwestern Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Oklahoma Baptist Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Ouachita Baptist Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Southeastern Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Southern Arkansas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Southern Nazarene Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Southwestern Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Totals 12 12 7 12 10 4 4 5 66
Affiliate Members
Oklahoma Christian Green tickY 1
Rogers State Green tickY 1

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
GAC
Sports
Arkansas Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Arkansas–Monticello Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
East Central Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Harding Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Henderson State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Northwestern Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Oklahoma Baptist Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Ouachita Baptist Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Southeastern Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Southern Arkansas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Southern Nazarene Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Southwestern Oklahoma State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Totals 12 12 9 7 12 7 6 12 77
Affiliate Members
Oklahoma Christian Green tickY 1
Rogers State Green tickY 1

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Swimming
& Diving
Track
& Field
Indoor
Wrestling Lacrosse Swimming
& Diving
Track
& Field
Indoor
Harding IND IND
Henderson State NSISC NSISC
Oklahoma Baptist RMAC IND RMAC RMAC IND
Ouachita Baptist NSISC IND NSISC
Southern Nazarene IND IND

Awards[edit]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year[edit]

The male and female scholar-athlete of the year awards are voted upon by the league's faculty athletic representatives or designees.

Year Male Female
2011–12 Travis Kincheloe, Football (SOSU) Emily Kennemer, Softball (ECU)
2012–13 Mickey Hammer, Cross Country (SAU) Amy Madden, Softball (SNU)
2013–14 Kevin Rodgers, Football (HSU) Kristen Celsor, Basketball (HU)
2014–15 Davis Richardson, Baseball (HU) Arielle Saunders, Basketball (HU)
2015–16 Colin Pasque, T&F Outdoor (SNU) Autumn Suydam, Softball (ECU)

Athlete of the Year[edit]

The male and female athlete of the year awards are voted upon by the league's sports information directors or designees.

Year Male Female
2011–12 Johnie Davis, Basketball (ATU) Kayla Jackson, Softball (UAM)
2012–13 Kevin Rodgers, Football (HSU) Rosie Silva, Basketball (ATU)
2013–14 Kevin Rodgers, Football (HSU) Rebecka Surtevall, Golf (ATU)
2014–15 Michael Hearne, Golf (SNU) Rebecka Surtevall, Golf (ATU)
2015–16 Corey Wood, Baseball (UAM) Jalissa Gum, Softball (ATU)

All-Sports Trophy[edit]

Locations of Great American Conference member institutions

The All-Sports Trophy is presented to the athletic department with the highest point total at the end of the athletic year. Points are recorded in all sponsored sports with six or more participants. The regular season standings will determine the points for the sports of baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, women's soccer, softball, women's tennis, and volleyball. The conference championship will determine the points for the sports of men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, and women's golf.

Season School
2011–12 Arkansas Tech
2012–13 Arkansas Tech
2013–14 Arkansas Tech
2014–15 Arkansas Tech
2015–16 Arkansas Tech

NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Rankings[edit]

The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an annual award given by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the U.S. colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics.

Year ATU UAM ECU HU HSU NWOSU OKBU OBU SOSU SAU SNU SWOSU
2011–12 171 194 216 195 79
2012–13 147 116 110 125 231 211 94
2013–14 71 228 142 148 188 175 191 176
2014–15 74 172 146 86 109 225 209 230 177
2015–16 101 208 214 138 120 196 117 198 261 121

Conference Champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Total conference championships[edit]

Total conference postseason championships and football regular season championships won by each school.

Team Individual
School Total Men Women Men Women
Arkansas Tech 15 3 8 1 3
Arkansas–Monticello 2 1 1
East Central 17 6 6 4 1
Harding 24 5 13 1 5
Henderson State 11 6 1 3 1
Northwestern Oklahoma State
Oklahoma Baptist
Ouachita Baptist 10 9 1
Southeastern Oklahoma State 3 1 2
Southern Arkansas 8 4 2 1 1
Southern Nazarene 2 1 1
Southwestern Oklahoma State 6 1 5

Facilities[edit]

School Football
stadium
Capacity Basketball
arena
Capacity Baseball
stadium
Capacity
Arkansas Tech Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field 6,500 Tucker Coliseum 3,500 Tech Field 600
Arkansas–Monticello Willis Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium 4,500 Steelman Fieldhouse 1,500 Weevils Field 600
East Central Norris Field 5,000 Kerr Activities Center 3,500 East Central Field 250
Harding First Security Stadium 6,500 Rhodes Field House 3,000 Jerry Moore Field 311
Henderson State Carpenter-Haygood Stadium at Ruggles Field 9,600 Duke Wells Center 3,000 Clyde Berry Field 1,000
Northwestern Oklahoma State Ranger Field 6,000 Percefull Fieldhouse 2,100 Myers Stadium 500
Oklahoma Baptist Crain Family Stadium 2,900 Mabee Arena 2,400 Bison Field at Ford Park 400
Ouachita Baptist Cliff Harris Stadium 5,225 Bill Vining Arena 2,500 Rab Rodgers Field 500
Southeastern Oklahoma State Paul Laird Field 9,000 Bloomer Sullivan Arena 3,600 The Ballpark in Durant 420
Southern Arkansas Wilkins Stadium 6,000 W.T. Watson Athletic Center 2,600 Steve Goodheart Field 1,000
Southern Nazarene SNU Stadium 2,500 Sawyer Center 5,000 Cypert Athletic Complex 300
Southwestern Oklahoma State ASAP Energy Field at Milam Stadium 8,600 Pioneer Cellular Event Center 4,000 Bulldog Field 300

National Championships[edit]

NCAA Division II[edit]

Team and individual titles won prior to joining the GAC or by members in GAC non-sponsored sports.

Year School Sport
2000 Southeastern Oklahoma State Baseball
2015 Dallas Smith (OBU) Wrestling

NAIA[edit]

Championships and Postseason[edit]

  •      — national tournament game.

Cross Country[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Men Women
Year School Individual School Individual
2011 East Central Ezekiel Kissorio (ECU) Harding Gladys Kimtai (HU)
2012 East Central Mickey Hammer (SAU) East Central Ewa Zaborowska (HU)
2013 Harding Andrew Evans (HU) Harding Ewa Zaborowska (HU)
2014 East Central Juan Pacheco (ECU) Harding Carli Langley (SAU)
2015 East Central Will Baldwin (ECU) Harding Ewa Zaborowska (HU)
2016 East Central Kevin Matthews (ECU) East Central Anna Mora (ECU)

NCAA Championships Results[edit]

Football[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year School
2011 Ouachita Baptist
2012 Henderson State
2013 Henderson State
2014 Ouachita Baptist
2015 Henderson State
2016 Harding

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 26 29 .473 0
Arkansas–Monticello 14 42 .250 0
East Central 28 30 .483 0
Harding 45 11 .804 1 2016
Henderson State 48 7 .873 3 2015
Northwestern Oklahoma State 12 30 .286 0
Oklahoma Baptist 4 18 .182 0
Ouachita Baptist 41 16 .719 2 2014
Southeastern Oklahoma State 24 34 .414 0
Southern Arkansas 36 21 .632 0
Southern Nazarene 3 39 .071 0
Southwestern Oklahoma State 27 31 .466 0

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2012 Harding Northwest Missouri State L 0–35
Henderson State Missouri Western State L 21–45
2013 Henderson State St. Cloud State L 35–40
2014 Harding Pittsburg State L 42–59
Ouachita Baptist Minnesota–Duluth L 45–48 (OT)
2015 Henderson State Sioux Falls W 23–16
Emporia State L 3–29
2016 Harding Central Missouri W 48–31
Sioux Falls W 27–24
Northwest Missouri State L 0–35

Bowl Games[edit]

The GAC has a tie-in with the Live United Texarkana Bowl in which the highest non-playoff team will receive an automatic selection to the game. The C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl began a Division II game in 2012 with the GAC receiving the at-large selection in each of the first four years of the game.

Year Game School Opponent Score
2012 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Southern Arkansas McMurry L 35–36
2013 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Ouachita Baptist Tarleton State Cancelled
Live United Texarkana Bowl Harding Texas A&M–Commerce W 44–3
2014 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl East Central Texas A&M–Commerce L 21–72
Live United Texarkana Bowl Southeastern Oklahoma State Central Missouri L 21–48
2015 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Arkansas Tech Eastern New Mexico W 51–35
Live United Texarkana Bowl Southwestern Oklahoma State Central Oklahoma L 21–38
2016 Live United Texarkana Bowl Southern Arkansas Texas A&M–Kingsville L 17–24

Men's Soccer[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2015 Ouachita Baptist Ouachita Baptist
2016 Oklahoma Baptist Harding

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L T Pct Titles Last
Title
W L T Pct Titles Last
Title
Harding 5 6 1 .458 0 2 1 0 .667 1 2016
Oklahoma Baptist 8 4 0 .667 1 2016 2 2 0 .500 0
Ouachita Baptist 7 4 1 .625 1 2015 2 1 0 .667 1 2015
Southern Nazarene 3 9 0 .250 0 0 2 0 .000 0

Women's Soccer[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2011 East Central East Central
2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State Southwestern Oklahoma State
2013 Southwestern Oklahoma State Southwestern Oklahoma State
2014 Southern Nazarene Ouachita Baptist
2015 Harding Harding
2016 Southwestern Oklahoma State Harding

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L T Pct Titles Last
Title
W L T Pct Titles Last
Title
East Central 24 31 4 .441 1 2011 1 2 2 .400 1 2011
Harding 33 23 4 .583 1 2015 4 4 1 .500 2 2016
Northwestern Oklahoma State 3 47 4 .093 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma Baptist 10 13 1 .438 0 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 36 21 3 .625 0 4 4 1 .500 1 2014
Southern Nazarene 29 24 1 .546 1 2014 0 2 2 .250 0
Southwestern Oklahoma State 39 15 5 .703 3 2016 5 2 2 .667 2 2013

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State Minot State W 3–0
Central Missouri L 0–3
2015 Harding Augustana L 1–2
2016 Harding Fort Hays State L 1–3

Volleyball[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2011 Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech
2012 Harding Harding
2013 Harding Arkansas Tech
2014 Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech
2015 Arkansas Tech Southwestern Oklahoma State
2016 Harding Southern Nazarene

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 75 15 .833 3 2015 12 3 .800 3 2014
Arkansas–Monticello 26 64 .289 0 0 5 .000 0
East Central 29 61 .322 0 2 3 .400 0
Harding 72 18 .800 3 2016 8 5 .615 1 2012
Henderson State 12 78 .133 0 0 1 .000 0
Northwestern Oklahoma State 20 54 .270 0 0 1 .000 0
Oklahoma Baptist 25 7 .781 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 51 39 .567 0 2 6 .250 0
Southeastern Oklahoma State 41 49 .456 0 3 6 .333 0
Southern Arkansas 44 46 .489 0 4 5 .444 0
Southern Nazarene 53 21 .716 0 6 2 .750 1 2016
Southwestern Oklahoma State 47 43 .522 0 5 5 .500 1 2015

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2011 Arkansas Tech Washburn L 0–3
2013 Arkansas Tech Minnesota–Duluth L 0–3
2014 Arkansas Tech Minnesota–Duluth L 0–3
2015 Southwestern Oklahoma State Concordia–St. Paul L 0–3
2016 Southern Nazarene Concordia–St. Paul L 0–3

Men's Basketball[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2012 Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech
2013 Harding Ouachita Baptist
2014 Arkansas Tech Harding
2015 Ouachita Baptist Arkansas Tech
2016 Harding Ouachita Baptist
2017 East Central East Central

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 78 42 .650 2 2014 10 4 .714 2 2015
Arkansas–Monticello 59 61 .492 0 3 4 .429 0
East Central 66 54 .550 1 2017 6 3 .667 1 2017
Harding 69 51 .575 2 2016 7 5 .583 1 2014
Henderson State 54 66 .450 0 2 4 .333 0
Northwestern Oklahoma State 47 57 .452 0 0 1 .000 0
Oklahoma Baptist 7 37 .159 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 67 53 .558 1 2015 8 3 .727 2 2016
Southeastern Oklahoma State 53 67 .442 0 0 4 .000 0
Southern Arkansas 54 66 .450 0 2 6 .250 0
Southern Nazarene 57 47 .548 0 0 3 .000 0
Southwestern Oklahoma State 55 65 .458 0 4 5 .444 0

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2012 Arkansas Tech West Texas A&M W 79–68
Tarleton State W 64–63
Midwestern State L 61–77
2013 Arkansas Tech Minnesota State–Mankato L 65–81
Harding Central Missouri W 75–71
Minnesota State–Mankato L 65–86
2014 Arkansas Tech Central Missouri L 44–56
Harding Minnesota State–Mankato L 56–97
2015 Arkansas Tech Augustana College L 77–104
2016 Harding Augustana L 85–100
Ouachita Baptist Northwest Missouri State L 53–78
2017 Arkansas Tech Southwest Minnesota State L 82–93
Arkansas–Monticello Augustana L 69–76
East Central Minnesota State–Moorhead W 115–106 (OT)
Southwest Minnesota State L 70–74

Women's Basketball[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2012 Arkansas Tech Southwestern Oklahoma State
2013 Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech
2014 Harding Southwestern Oklahoma State
2015 Harding Harding
2016 Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech
2017 Harding Harding

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 95 25 .792 3 2016 11 4 .733 2 2016
Arkansas–Monticello 43 77 .358 0 1 5 .167 0
East Central 65 55 .542 0 4 6 .400 0
Harding 94 26 .783 3 2017 11 4 .733 2 2017
Henderson State 52 68 .433 0 0 5 .000 0
Northwestern Oklahoma State 29 75 .279 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma Baptist 18 26 .409 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 51 69 .425 0 1 4 .200 0
Southeastern Oklahoma State 62 58 .517 0 2 6 .250 0
Southern Arkansas 35 85 .292 0 1 3 .250 0
Southern Nazarene 43 61 .413 0 0 1 .000 0
Southwestern Oklahoma State 79 41 .658 0 11 4 .733 2 2014

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2013 Arkansas Tech Minnesota State–Mankato L 58–72
Southwestern Oklahoma State Central Missouri W 73–71
Augustana College L 64–68
2014 Harding Concordia–St. Paul L 57–68
Southwestern Oklahoma State Emporia State L 65–97
2015 Arkansas Tech Emporia State L 51–68
Harding Wayne State College L 80–87
2016 Arkansas Tech Missouri Western State W 81–80
Pittsburg State L 80–91 (OT)
2017 Arkansas Tech Harding L 46–59
Harding Arkansas Tech W 59–46
Central Missouri W 66–58
Emporia State W 58–56
Queens College W 73–69
Ashland L 77–90

Baseball[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2012 Southern Arkansas Southern Arkansas
2013 Southern Arkansas Southern Arkansas
2014 Arkansas Tech Southern Arkansas
2015 Southern Arkansas Southern Arkansas
2016 Southwestern Oklahoma State Arkansas–Monticello

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 84 59 .587 1 2014 6 10 .375 0
Arkansas–Monticello 79 62 .560 0 11 4 .733 1 2016
East Central 56 85 .397 0 1 2 .333 0
Harding 71 73 .493 0 5 8 .385 0
Henderson State 75 68 .524 0 8 8 .500 0
Northwestern Oklahoma State 37 86 .301 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma Baptist 22 11 .667 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 68 71 .489 0 6 6 .500 0
Southeastern Oklahoma State 79 63 .556 0 6 7 .462 0
Southern Arkansas 97 50 .660 3 2015 16 6 .727 4 2015
Southern Nazarene 27 93 .225 0 0 0 0
Southwestern Oklahoma State 85 59 .590 1 2016 0 8 .000 0

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2012 Southern Arkansas Angelo State W 7–2
St. Mary's L 5–2
Central Missouri L 3–4
2013 Southern Arkansas Missouri Western State W 6–1
St. Cloud State L 1–2
Central Missouri W 4–1
St. Cloud State L 4–5
2014 Arkansas Tech Augustana College W 4–2
Emporia State L 2–3
Southern Arkansas W 5–0
Minnesota State–Mankato L 2–5
Arkansas–Monticello Southern Arkansas L 4–11
Augustana College L 6–8
Southern Arkansas Arkansas–Monticello W 11–4
Minnesota State–Mankato L 3–6
Arkansas Tech L 0–5
2015 Henderson State St. Cloud State W 10–4
Emporia State W 4–2
Minnesota State–Mankato W 9–6
St. Cloud State W 8–7 (10)
Angelo State W 4–0
Catawba College L 1–5
Angelo State W 4–1
Tampa L 2–5
Southern Arkansas Emporia State W 9–2
Minnesota State–Mankato L 2–7
St. Cloud State L 0–4
2016 Arkansas–Monticello Missouri Western State W 15–0
Minnesota State–Mankato L 6–7
Southwestern Oklahoma State W 2–1 (10)
Emporia State W 18–7
Minnesota State–Mankato W 13–6
Central Missouri L 4–7
Southwestern Oklahoma State Central Missouri L 1–3
Minnesota–Duluth W 6–3
Arkansas–Monticello L 1–2 (10)

Golf[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Men Women
Year School Individual School Individual
2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State Matt Jennings (HSU) Harding Rebecka Surtevall (ATU)
2013 Arkansas Tech Brian Belz (ATU) Harding Kendall Earp (HSU)
2014 Henderson State Michael Hearne (SNU) Henderson State Rebecka Surtevall (ATU)
2015 Henderson State Drew Greenwood (HSU) Arkansas Tech Brittany Marquez (HU)
2016 Henderson State Brice Howard (HSU) Arkansas Tech Pia Nunbhakdi (ATU)

NCAA Championships Results[edit]

Softball[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2012 Arkansas–Monticello Arkansas–Monticello
2013 Southeastern Oklahoma State Southeastern Oklahoma State
2014 Southeastern Oklahoma State Southern Arkansas
2015 Henderson State East Central
2016 Arkansas Tech Southern Arkansas

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 102 74 .580 1 2016 6 10 .375 0
Arkansas–Monticello 87 78 .527 1 2012 7 8 .467 1 2012
East Central 106 65 .620 0 9 9 .500 1 2015
Harding 63 51 .553 0 5 6 .455 0
Henderson State 99 79 .556 1 2015 14 10 .583 0
Northwestern Oklahoma State 65 79 .451 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma Baptist 14 28 .333 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 49 125 .282 0 2 6 .250 0
Southeastern Oklahoma State 124 45 .734 2 2014 13 8 .619 1 2013
Southern Arkansas 101 74 .577 0 13 8 .619 2 2016
Southern Nazarene 56 95 .371 0 2 4 .333 0
Southwestern Oklahoma State 52 125 .294 0 2 4 .333 0

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2013 Southeastern Oklahoma State Winona State L 3–11 (6)
Augustana College W 4–3
Minnesota State–Mankato L 0–8
2014 Southeastern Oklahoma State Minnesota State–Mankato W 5–3
Central Oklahoma W 5–4
Emporia State L 2–7
Emporia State W 6–2
Augustana College W 13–12
Augustana College W 5–4
Dixie State L 2–3
Wayne State W 2–0
Armstrong Atlantic State W 9–3
Valdosta State L 3–5
Southern Arkansas Winona State L 2–3
Missouri Western State L 0–5
2015 Arkansas Tech Henderson State L 1–9 (6)
Missouri Western State W 4–1
Henderson State L 0–2
East Central Augustana College L 2–4
Winona State W 5–2 (8)
Central Oklahoma W 4–1
Augustana College L 1–4
Henderson State Arkansas Tech W 9–1 (6)
Central Missouri L 2–4
Arkansas Tech W 2–0
Central Missouri L 0–2
2016 Arkansas Tech Upper Iowa W 6–0
Minnesota State–Mankato W 2–0 (11)
Upper Iowa W 1–0
Southern Arkansas L 1–2 (8)
Southern Arkansas L 1–4
Southern Arkansas Central Oklahoma W 2–0
Missouri Western State W 6–0
Missouri Western State W 13–5 (5)
Arkansas Tech W 2–1 (8)
Arkansas Tech W 4–1
North Alabama L 0–9 (5)
Charleston W 7–0
West Texas A&M W 7–4
North Alabama L 2–10 (5)

Men's Tennis[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2012 Ouachita Baptist Ouachita Baptist
2013 Ouachita Baptist Ouachita Baptist
2014 Southeastern Oklahoma State Ouachita Baptist
2015 Southeastern Oklahoma State Ouachita Baptist
2016 Ouachita Baptist Southeastern Oklahoma State

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
East Central 6 10 .375 0 4 5 .444 0
Harding 3 13 .188 0 0 5 .000 0
Oklahoma Baptist 0 4 .000 0 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 13 3 .813 3 2016 8 1 .889 4 2015
Southeastern Oklahoma State 12 4 .750 2 2015 3 4 .429 1 2016

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2012 Ouachita Baptist St. Edward's W 5–3
Bluefield State College W 5–0
West Florida L 1–6
2013 Ouachita Baptist Southwest Baptist L 2–5
2015 Ouachita Baptist West Florida L 0–5
2016 Southeastern Oklahoma State Nebraska–Kearney W 5–3
Midwestern State L 2–5

Women's Tennis[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Season Tournament
2012 Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech
2013 Arkansas Tech East Central
2014 Harding Harding
2015 Southeastern Oklahoma State East Central
2016 Oklahoma Baptist Southeastern Oklahoma State

GAC All-Time Standings[edit]

Conference Tournament
School W L Pct Titles Last
Title
W L Pct Titles Last
Title
Arkansas Tech 25 6 .806 2 2013 5 4 .556 1 2012
East Central 20 11 .645 0 9 3 .750 2 2015
Harding 19 12 .613 1 2014 5 4 .556 1 2014
Henderson State 7 24 .226 0 0 5 .000 0
Oklahoma Baptist 7 0 1.000 1 2016 0 0 0
Ouachita Baptist 3 28 .097 0 0 3 .000 0
Southeastern Oklahoma State 19 11 .633 1 2015 5 4 .556 1 2016
Southern Arkansas 0 6 .000 0 0 1 .000 0
Southern Nazarene 11 13 .458 0 2 2 .500 0

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Year School Opponent Score
2014 Arkansas Tech Harding W 5–4
Southwest Baptist L 1–5
Harding Arkansas Tech L 4–5
2015 Arkansas Tech East Central W 5–1
Southwest Baptist L 1–5
East Central Arkansas Tech L 1–5
2016 Southeastern Oklahoma State Nebraska–Kearney W 5–4
Northeastern State L 1–5

Track & Field Outdoor[edit]

GAC Champions[edit]

Year Men Women
2016 Harding Harding

References[edit]

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