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Southern States Athletic Conference

Southern States Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference logo
Established 1999
Association NAIA
Division Division I
Members 14
Sports fielded 15 (men's: 7; women's: 8)
Region Southeastern United States
Region XIII of the NAIA
Former names Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference (1999–2004)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Commissioner Kurt Patberg
Southern States Athletic Conference locations

The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. The 14 member universities compete in 13 sports in the NAIA. Basketball teams compete in Division I of the NAIA.


The Southern States Athletic Conference was established as the Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference was March 16, 1999. On June 27, 2004, the conference changed its name to the Southern States Athletic Conference.[1]

Member schools

Current members

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined
Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, Alabama 1967 5,275 Warhawks 1999
Belhaven University Jackson, Mississippi 1883 1,428 Blazers 2010
Bethel University McKenzie, Tennessee 1842 2,975 Wildcats 2013
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, Mississippi 1873 505 Toppers 2013
Brenau University Gainesville, Georgia 1878 2,000 Golden Tigers 1999
Brewton–Parker College Mount Vernon, Georgia 1904 1,050 Barons 1999
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick, Georgia 1961 3,438 Mariners 2012
Dalton State College Dalton, Georgia 1963 5,047 Roadrunners 2014
Faulkner University Montgomery, Alabama 1942 3,703 Eagles 1999
Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 1904 4,858 Wolfpack 2010
Martin Methodist College Pulaski, Tennessee 1870 1,001 Red Hawks 2013
Middle Georgia State College Cochran, Georgia 2013 8,150 Knights 2014
University of Mobile Mobile, Alabama 1961 1,577 Rams 2010
William Carey University Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1906 3,250 Crusaders 2010

Former members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia 1902 Vikings 2004 2010 Southern Athletic
Columbia College Columbia, South Carolina 1854 Fighting Koalas 2005 2011 Appalachian
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs, Georgia 1919 Lions 1999 2014 Carolinas
Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, Georgia 1906 Hurricanes 1999 2006 Peach Belt
Lee University Cleveland, Tennessee 1918 Flames 2004 2013 Gulf South
North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega, Georgia 1873 Saints 1999 2004 Peach Belt
Reinhardt University Waleska, Georgia 1883 Eagles 1999 2008 Appalachian
Shorter University Rome, Georgia 1873 Hawks 1999 2012 Gulf South
Southern Polytechnic State University Marietta, Georgia 1948 Runnin' Hornets 1999 2014 Consolidated with
Kennesaw State University
Southern Wesleyan University Central, South Carolina 1906 Warriors 1999 2014 Carolinas
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama 1830 Badgers 2010 2014 Southern Intercollegiate
Truett-McConnell College Cleveland, Georgia 1946 Bears 2010 2013 Appalachian
  • Columbia College — women's sports only.
  • North Georgia College and State — school name and nickname reflect those used during SSAC membership. NGCSU was consolidated with Nighthawks.

Membership timeline

 Full member (non-football) 


The SSAC holds championships in the following 15 sports:

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY 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


  1. ^ "The Governance Structure of the SSAC". Southern States Athletic Conference. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  2. ^

External links

  • Official website
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