Great American Conference

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The Great American Conference is a NCAA Division-II athletic conference that began in the 2011-2012 school year. The conference was formed by three schools in Oklahoma leaving the Lone Star Conference and six schools in Arkansas leaving the Gulf South Conference. The main reasons for forming the new conference were "travel costs and travel time away from classes for student-athletes were factors in formation of the new league." [1]

In May 2011 Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Southern Nazarene University were extended provisional invitations to join the GAC. In July 2011, Southern Nazarene was accepted into the NCAA Division II Membership Process, while NWOSU was denied admittance into the NCAA Division II Membership Process for the 2011-12 cycle. In July 2012, NWOSU was admitted into the NCAA Division II Membership Process for the 2012-13 cycle [2]

2017 Schools[edit]

Conference Champions[edit]

Year Regular Season Tournament
2012 Southern Arkansas University Southern Arkansas University
2013 Southern Arkansas University Southern Arkansas University
2014 Arkansas Tech University Southern Arkansas University
2015 Southern Arkansas University Southern Arkansas University
2016 Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Arkansas-Monticello