Great American Conference

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Great American Conference
GAC
Great American Conference logo.svg
Established2011
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members12
Sports fielded
  • 16
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 8
Region South Central
Headquarters Russellville, Arkansas
CommissionerWill Prewitt (since 2010)
Website greatamericanconference.com
Locations
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The Great American Conference (GAC) is a collegiate athletic conference of twelve 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.

Russellville, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census. It is home to Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas Nuclear One, Arkansas' only nuclear power plant. Russellville borders Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River.

National Collegiate Athletic Association Non-profit organization that regulates many American college athletes and programs

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

NCAA Division II

Division II is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It offers an alternative to both the larger and better-funded Division I and to the scholarship-free environment offered in Division III.

Contents

History

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]

Lone Star Conference

The Lone Star Conference (LSC) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level. Member institutions are located in the southwestern United States, with schools in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico; in 2019, it will again expand into Arkansas.

East Central University

East Central University is a public, co-educational teaching university in Ada, in the south central region of Oklahoma. East Central one of the six universities that are part of Oklahoma's Regional University System. Beyond its flagship campus is Ada, the university has courses available in McAlester, Shawnee, Ardmore, and Durant, as well as online courses. Nearly 4,500 students are enrolled in the school's undergraduate and graduate programs. Founded as East Central State Normal School in 1909, its present name was adopted in 1985. Some of its more famous alumni include former NFL player Mark Gastineau, past governors Robert S. Kerr and George Nigh, former U.S. Representative Lyle Boren, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Tom Colbert, and U.S. Army General James D. Thurman.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University university

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, often referred to as Southeastern and abbreviated as SE, or SOSU, is a public university located in Durant, Oklahoma, with an undergraduate enrollment of 5,237 as of Fall 2014.

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]

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) is a public university in Alva, Oklahoma, with satellite campuses in Enid and Woodward. It offers both bachelor's and master's degrees.

Southern Nazarene University Christian liberal arts college located in Bethany, Oklahoma, United States

Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a Christian liberal arts college located in Bethany, Oklahoma, United States.

Sooner Athletic Conference

The Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) is a small college athletics conference affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Originally developed as a five-team conference of Oklahoma-based schools, the SAC now boasts 12 schools in a league that spans four states – Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas.

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 it joined the conference for the 2015–16 season. [5]

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a private Baptist liberal arts university in Shawnee, Oklahoma. It was established in 1910 and is owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America. For the 2018–2019 season, it has 251 member institutions, of which two are in British Columbia, one in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the rest in the conterminous United States. The NAIA, whose headquarters is in Kansas City, Missouri, sponsors 26 national championships. The CBS Sports Network, formerly called CSTV, serves as the national media outlet for the NAIA. In 2014, ESPNU began carrying the NAIA Football National Championship.

Membership

Current members

InstitutionLocationFoundedEnrollmentNicknameColorsJoined
Arkansas Tech University Russellville, Arkansas 190912,009 Wonder Boys & Golden Suns          2011
University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello, Arkansas 19093,659 Boll Weevils & Cotton Blossoms          2011
East Central University Ada, Oklahoma 19094,447 Tigers          2011
Harding University Searcy, Arkansas 19246,009 Bisons & Lady Bisons          2011
Henderson State University Arkadelphia, Arkansas 18903,530 Reddies          2011
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, Oklahoma 18971,857 Rangers          2012
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma 19102,097 Bison          2015
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas 18861,569 Tigers          2011
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, Oklahoma 19093,889 Savage Storm          2011
Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, Arkansas 19094,138 Muleriders          2011
Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Oklahoma 18992,110 Crimson Storm          2012
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, Oklahoma 19015,154 Bulldogs          2011

Affiliate members

Both affiliate members will leave the GAC after the 2018–19 school year, as each will join a conference that sponsors the sports that it now houses in the GAC.

InstitutionLocationFoundedEnrollmentNicknameColorsJoinedSportPrimary
Conference
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 19502,479 Eagles & Lady Eagles          2015track & field outdoor (M);
track & field outdoor (W)
Heartland
(Lone Star in 2019)
Rogers State University Claremore, Oklahoma 19094,227 Hillcats          2015track & field outdoor (M);
track & field outdoor (W)
Heartland
(MIAA in 2019)

Membership timeline

Great American Conference

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

Sports

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

Conference sports
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball Green check.svg
Basketball Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Cross Country Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Football Green check.svg
Golf Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Soccer Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Softball Green check.svg
Tennis Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Track & Field Outdoor Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Volleyball Green check.svg

Men's sponsored sports by school

SchoolBaseballBasketballCross
Country
FootballGolfSoccerTennisTrack
& Field
Outdoor
Total
GAC
Sports
Arkansas TechGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Arkansas–MonticelloGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
East CentralGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
HardingGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
Henderson StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Northwestern Oklahoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Oklahoma BaptistGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
Ouachita BaptistGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Southeastern Oklahoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Southern ArkansasGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Southern NazareneGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Southwestern Oklahoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg4
Totals12127121044566
Affiliate Members
Oklahoma ChristianGreen check.svg1
Rogers StateGreen check.svg1

Women's sponsored sports by school

SchoolBasketballCross
Country
GolfSoccerSoftballTennisTrack
& Field
Outdoor
VolleyballTotal
GAC
Sports
Arkansas TechGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Arkansas–MonticelloGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
East CentralGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
HardingGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
Henderson StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Northwestern Oklahoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Oklahoma BaptistGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
Ouachita BaptistGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
Southeastern Oklahoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
Southern ArkansasGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Southern NazareneGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
Southwestern Oklahoma StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
Totals12129712761277
Affiliate Members
Oklahoma ChristianGreen check.svg1
Rogers StateGreen check.svg1

Other sponsored sports by school

SchoolMenWomen
Swimming
& Diving
Track
& Field
Indoor
WrestlingLacrosseSwimming
& Diving
Track
& Field
Indoor
HardingINDIND
Henderson State NSISC NSISC
Oklahoma Baptist RMAC IND RMAC RMAC IND
Ouachita Baptist NSISC IND NSISC
Southern NazareneINDIND

Awards

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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

YearMaleFemale
2011–12Travis Kincheloe, Football (SOSU)Emily Kennemer, Softball (ECU)
2012–13Mickey Hammer, Cross Country (SAU)Amy Madden, Softball (SNU)
2013–14Kevin Rodgers, Football (HSU)Kristen Celsor, Basketball (HU)
2014–15Davis Richardson, Baseball (HU)Arielle Saunders, Basketball (HU)
2015–16Colin Pasque, T&F Outdoor (SNU)Autumn Suydam, Softball (ECU)
2016–17Colin Pasque, T&F Outdoor (SNU)Kori Bullard, Volleyball / Basketball (OBU)

Athlete of the Year

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

YearMaleFemale
2011–12Johnie Davis, Basketball (ATU)Kayla Jackson, Softball (UAM)
2012–13Kevin Rodgers, Football (HSU)Rosie Silva, Basketball (ATU)
2013–14Kevin Rodgers, Football (HSU)Rebecka Surtevall, Golf (ATU)
2014–15Michael Hearne, Golf (SNU)Rebecka Surtevall, Golf (ATU)
2015–16Corey Wood, Baseball (UAM)Jalissa Gum, Softball (ATU)
2016–17Trevor Rucker, Baseball (SAU)Maddie Dow, Softball (SAU)

All-Sports Trophy

Locations of Great American Conference member institutions GACLocations.png
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.

SeasonSchool
2011–12Arkansas Tech
2012–13Arkansas Tech
2013–14Arkansas Tech
2014–15Arkansas Tech
2015–16Arkansas Tech
2016–17Harding

NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Rankings

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.

The NACDA Learfield Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities in the United States with the most success in collegiate athletics. Points for the NACDA Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored championships or, in the case of Division I Football, media-based polls. The award originated in 1993, and was presented to NCAA Division I schools only. In 1995 it was extended to Division II, Division III, and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools as well, each division receiving its own award.

YearATUUAMECUHUHSUNWOSUOKBUOBUSOSUSAUSNUSWOSU
2011–1217119421619579201
2012–1314711611012523121194
2013–1471228142148188175191176
2014–157417214686109225209230177
2015–16101208214138120196117198261121
2016–1711019021762140180217232235

Conference Champions

Current champions

Total conference championships

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

TeamIndividual
SchoolTotalMenWomenMenWomen
Arkansas Tech163913
Arkansas–Monticello321
East Central176641
Harding2761515
Henderson State137141
Northwestern Oklahoma State
Oklahoma Baptist11
Ouachita Baptist1091
Southeastern Oklahoma State413
Southern Arkansas84211
Southern Nazarene211
Southwestern Oklahoma State7151

Facilities

SchoolFootball
stadium
CapacityBasketball
arena
CapacityBaseball
stadium
Capacity
Arkansas TechThone Stadium at Buerkle Field6,500Tucker Coliseum3,500Tech Field600
Arkansas–MonticelloWillis Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium4,500Steelman Fieldhouse1,500Weevils Field600
East CentralNorris Field5,000Kerr Activities Center3,500Ken Turner Field250
HardingFirst Security Stadium6,500Rhodes Field House3,000Jerry Moore Field311
Henderson StateCarpenter-Haygood Stadium at Ruggles Field9,600Duke Wells Center3,000Clyde Berry Field1,000
Northwestern Oklahoma StateRanger Field6,000Percefull Fieldhouse2,100Myers Stadium500
Oklahoma BaptistCrain Family Stadium2,900Mabee Arena2,400Bison Field at Ford Park400
Ouachita BaptistCliff Harris Stadium5,225Bill Vining Arena2,500Rab Rodgers Field500
Southeastern Oklahoma StatePaul Laird Field9,000Bloomer Sullivan Arena3,600The Ballpark in Durant420
Southern ArkansasWilkins Stadium6,000W.T. Watson Athletic Center2,500Steve Goodheart Field1,000
Southern NazareneSNU Stadium2,500Sawyer Center5,000Cypert Athletic Complex300
Southwestern Oklahoma StateASAP Energy Field at Milam Stadium8,600Pioneer Cellular Event Center4,000Bulldog Field300

National Championships

NCAA Division II

Team and individual titles won prior to joining the GAC or by members in sports not sponsored by the GAC.

YearSchoolSport
2000Southeastern Oklahoma StateBaseball
2015Dallas Smith (OBU)Wrestling

NAIA

Championships and Postseason

Cross Country

GAC Champions

MenWomen
YearSchoolIndividualSchoolIndividual
2011East CentralEzekiel Kissorio (ECU)HardingGladys Kimtai (HU)
2012East CentralMickey Hammer (SAU)East CentralEwa Zaborowska (HU)
2013HardingAndrew Evans (HU)HardingEwa Zaborowska (HU)
2014East CentralJuan Pacheco (ECU)HardingCarli Langley (SAU)
2015East CentralWill Baldwin (ECU)HardingEwa Zaborowska (HU)
2016East CentralKevin Matthews (ECU)East CentralAnna Mora (ECU)

NCAA Championships Results

Football

GAC Champions

YearSchool
2011Ouachita Baptist
2012Henderson State
2013Henderson State
2014Ouachita Baptist
2015Henderson State
2016Harding
2017Ouachita Baptist

GAC All-Time Standings

SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech2629.4730
Arkansas–Monticello1442.2500
East Central2830.4830
Harding4511.80412016
Henderson State487.87332015
Northwestern Oklahoma State1230.2860
Oklahoma Baptist418.1820
Ouachita Baptist4116.71922014
Southeastern Oklahoma State2434.4140
Southern Arkansas3621.6320
Southern Nazarene339.0710
Southwestern Oklahoma State2731.4660

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2012HardingNorthwest Missouri StateL 0–35
Henderson StateMissouri Western StateL 21–45
2013Henderson StateSt. Cloud StateL 35–40
2014HardingPittsburg StateL 42–59
Ouachita BaptistMinnesota–DuluthL 45–48 (OT)
2015Henderson StateSioux FallsW 23–16
Emporia StateL 3–29
2016HardingCentral MissouriW 48–31
Sioux FallsW 27–24
Northwest Missouri StateL 0–35

Bowl Games

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. The Corsicana Bowl which began in 2017 has a at-large selection option with the GAC.

Live United Texarkana Bowl

The Live United Texarkana Bowl, known under a naming rights agreement as the Agent Barry Live United Bowl, is a college football bowl game played annually in Texarkana, Arkansas between teams from NCAA Division II. It is one of four NCAA Division II sanctioned bowl games, the other three are the Mineral Water Bowl, the Corsicana Bowl, and the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl. Profits from the game are donated to the United Way of Greater Texarkana. The game selection committee selects one team from the Great American Conference and one from either the Lone Star Conference or the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association; the MIAA and LSC were previously tied into the Kanza Bowl, which played from 2009 to 2012. The bowl is unusual in that an individual person, agent Dean Barry, owns the naming rights to the event and named it after himself.

C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl

The C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl is the name for two annual American football bowl games played in Central Texas.

Corsicana Bowl

The Corsicana Bowl is an annual NCAA Division II post-season college football bowl game held in Corsicana, Texas at Tiger Stadium. The two participating teams will consist of schools competing in the Lone Star Conference, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and/or the Great American Conference. The inaugural game was held on December 2, 2017 with Central Oklahoma defeating Tarleton State 38 to 31.

YearGameSchoolOpponentScore
2012C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas BowlSouthern ArkansasMcMurryL 35–36
2013C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas BowlOuachita BaptistTarleton StateCancelled
Live United Texarkana BowlHardingTexas A&M–CommerceW 44–3
2014C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas BowlEast CentralTexas A&M–CommerceL 21–72
Live United Texarkana BowlSoutheastern Oklahoma StateCentral MissouriL 21–48
2015C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas BowlArkansas TechEastern New MexicoW 51–35
Live United Texarkana BowlSouthwestern Oklahoma StateCentral OklahomaL 21–38
2016Live United Texarkana BowlSouthern ArkansasTexas A&M–KingsvilleL 17–24

Men's Soccer

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2015Ouachita BaptistOuachita Baptist
2016Oklahoma BaptistHarding

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLTPctTitlesLast
Title
WLTPctTitlesLast
Title
Harding561.4580210.66712016
Oklahoma Baptist840.66712016220.5000
Ouachita Baptist741.62512015210.66712015
Southern Nazarene390.2500020.0000

Women's Soccer

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2011East CentralEast Central
2012Southwestern Oklahoma StateSouthwestern Oklahoma State
2013Southwestern Oklahoma StateSouthwestern Oklahoma State
2014Southern NazareneOuachita Baptist
2015HardingHarding
2016Southwestern Oklahoma StateHarding

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLTPctTitlesLast
Title
WLTPctTitlesLast
Title
East Central24314.44112011122.40012011
Harding33234.58312015441.50022016
Northwestern Oklahoma State3474.09300000
Oklahoma Baptist10131.43800000
Ouachita Baptist36213.6250441.50012014
Southern Nazarene29241.54612014022.2500
Southwestern Oklahoma State39155.70332016522.66722013

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2012Southwestern Oklahoma StateMinot StateW 3–0
Central MissouriL 0–3
2015HardingAugustanaL 1–2
2016HardingFort Hays StateL 1–3

Volleyball

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2011Arkansas TechArkansas Tech
2012HardingHarding
2013HardingArkansas Tech
2014Arkansas TechArkansas Tech
2015Arkansas TechSouthwestern Oklahoma State
2016HardingSouthern Nazarene

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech7515.83332015123.80032014
Arkansas–Monticello2664.289005.0000
East Central2961.322023.4000
Harding7218.8003201685.61512012
Henderson State1278.133001.0000
Northwestern Oklahoma State2054.270001.0000
Oklahoma Baptist257.7810000
Ouachita Baptist5139.567026.2500
Southeastern Oklahoma State4149.456036.3330
Southern Arkansas4446.489045.4440
Southern Nazarene5321.716062.75012016
Southwestern Oklahoma State4743.522055.50012015

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2011Arkansas TechWashburnL 0–3
2013Arkansas TechMinnesota–DuluthL 0–3
2014Arkansas TechMinnesota–DuluthL 0–3
2015Southwestern Oklahoma StateConcordia–St. PaulL 0–3
2016Southern NazareneConcordia–St. PaulL 0–3

Men's Basketball

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2012Arkansas TechArkansas Tech
2013HardingOuachita Baptist
2014Arkansas TechHarding
2015Ouachita BaptistArkansas Tech
2016HardingOuachita Baptist
2017East CentralEast Central

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech7842.65022014104.71422015
Arkansas–Monticello5961.492034.4290
East Central6654.5501201763.66712017
Harding6951.5752201675.58312014
Henderson State5466.450024.3330
Northwestern Oklahoma State4757.452001.0000
Oklahoma Baptist737.1590000
Ouachita Baptist6753.5581201583.72722016
Southeastern Oklahoma State5367.442004.0000
Southern Arkansas5466.450026.2500
Southern Nazarene5747.548003.0000
Southwestern Oklahoma State5565.458045.4440

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2012Arkansas TechWest Texas A&MW 79–68
Tarleton StateW 64–63
Midwestern StateL 61–77
2013Arkansas TechMinnesota State–MankatoL 65–81
HardingCentral MissouriW 75–71
Minnesota State–MankatoL 65–86
2014Arkansas TechCentral MissouriL 44–56
HardingMinnesota State–MankatoL 56–97
2015Arkansas TechAugustana CollegeL 77–104
2016HardingAugustanaL 85–100
Ouachita BaptistNorthwest Missouri StateL 53–78
2017Arkansas TechSouthwest Minnesota StateL 82–93
Arkansas–MonticelloAugustanaL 69–76
East CentralMinnesota State–MoorheadW 115–106 (OT)
Southwest Minnesota StateL 70–74

Women's Basketball

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2012Arkansas TechSouthwestern Oklahoma State
2013Arkansas TechArkansas Tech
2014HardingSouthwestern Oklahoma State
2015HardingHarding
2016Arkansas TechArkansas Tech
2017HardingHarding

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech9525.79232016114.73322016
Arkansas–Monticello4377.358015.1670
East Central6555.542046.4000
Harding9426.78332017114.73322017
Henderson State5268.433005.0000
Northwestern Oklahoma State2975.2790000
Oklahoma Baptist1826.4090000
Ouachita Baptist5169.425014.2000
Southeastern Oklahoma State6258.517026.2500
Southern Arkansas3585.292013.2500
Southern Nazarene4361.413001.0000
Southwestern Oklahoma State7941.6580114.73322014

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2013Arkansas TechMinnesota State–MankatoL 58–72
Southwestern Oklahoma StateCentral MissouriW 73–71
Augustana CollegeL 64–68
2014HardingConcordia–St. PaulL 57–68
Southwestern Oklahoma StateEmporia StateL 65–97
2015Arkansas TechEmporia StateL 51–68
HardingWayne State CollegeL 80–87
2016Arkansas TechMissouri Western StateW 81–80
Pittsburg StateL 80–91 (OT)
2017Arkansas TechHardingL 46–59
HardingArkansas TechW 59–46
Central MissouriW 66–58
Emporia StateW 58–56
Queens CollegeW 73–69
AshlandL 77–90

Baseball

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2012Southern ArkansasSouthern Arkansas
2013Southern ArkansasSouthern Arkansas
2014Arkansas TechSouthern Arkansas
2015Southern ArkansasSouthern Arkansas
2016Southwestern Oklahoma StateArkansas–Monticello
2017Southern ArkansasArkansas–Monticello

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech10868.61412014813.3810
Arkansas–Monticello10173.5800164.80022017
East Central66107.382012.3330
Harding8592.4800610.3750
Henderson State9581.54001210.5450
Northwestern Oklahoma State45110.2900000
Oklahoma Baptist4421.6770000
Ouachita Baptist8191.471068.4290
Southeastern Oklahoma State9280.535069.4000
Southern Arkansas12555.69442017198.70442015
Southern Nazarene32120.2110000
Southwestern Oklahoma State9975.56912016010.0000

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2012Southern ArkansasAngelo StateW 7–2
St. Mary'sL 5–2
Central MissouriL 3–4
2013Southern ArkansasMissouri Western StateW 6–1
St. Cloud StateL 1–2
Central MissouriW 4–1
St. Cloud StateL 4–5
2014Arkansas TechAugustana CollegeW 4–2
Emporia StateL 2–3
Southern ArkansasW 5–0
Minnesota State–MankatoL 2–5
Arkansas–MonticelloSouthern ArkansasL 4–11
Augustana CollegeL 6–8
Southern ArkansasArkansas–MonticelloW 11–4
Minnesota State–MankatoL 3–6
Arkansas TechL 0–5
2015Henderson StateSt. Cloud StateW 10–4
Emporia StateW 4–2
Minnesota State–MankatoW 9–6
St. Cloud StateW 8–7 (10)
Angelo StateW 4–0
Catawba CollegeL 1–5
Angelo StateW 4–1
TampaL 2–5
Southern ArkansasEmporia StateW 9–2
Minnesota State–MankatoL 2–7
St. Cloud StateL 0–4
2016Arkansas–MonticelloMissouri Western StateW 15–0
Minnesota State–MankatoL 6–7
Southwestern Oklahoma StateW 2–1 (10)
Emporia StateW 18–7
Minnesota State–MankatoW 13–6
Central MissouriL 4–7
Southwestern Oklahoma StateCentral MissouriL 1–3
Minnesota–DuluthW 6–3
Arkansas–MonticelloL 1–2 (10)
2017Arkansas–MonticelloEmporia StateL 8–10
Southern ArkansasW 5–4
Minnesota State–MankatoL 5–6
Southern ArkansasLindenwoodL 7–14
Arkansas–MonticelloL 4–5

Golf

GAC Champions

MenWomen
YearSchoolIndividualSchoolIndividual
2012Southwestern Oklahoma StateMatt Jennings (HSU)HardingRebecka Surtevall (ATU)
2013Arkansas TechBrian Belz (ATU)HardingKendall Earp (HSU)
2014Henderson StateMichael Hearne (SNU)Henderson StateRebecka Surtevall (ATU)
2015Henderson StateDrew Greenwood (HSU)Arkansas TechBrittany Marquez (HU)
2016Henderson StateBrice Howard (HSU)Arkansas TechPia Nunbhakdi (ATU)
2017Henderson StateNick Shapiro (HSU)Arkansas TechElin Wahlin (SWOSU)

NCAA Championships Results

Softball

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2012Arkansas–MonticelloArkansas–Monticello
2013Southeastern Oklahoma StateSoutheastern Oklahoma State
2014Southeastern Oklahoma StateSouthern Arkansas
2015Henderson StateEast Central
2016Arkansas TechSouthern Arkansas
2017HardingHarding

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech13188.59812016812.4000
Arkansas–Monticello11394.54612012810.44412012
East Central12886.5980911.45012015
Harding10355.6521201796.60012017
Henderson State116104.527120151412.5380
Northwestern Oklahoma State81107.4310000
Oklahoma Baptist2853.3460000
Ouachita Baptist65151.301038.2730
Southeastern Oklahoma State13675.64522014138.61912013
Southern Arkansas13386.60701610.61522016
Southern Nazarene74119.383056.4550
Southwestern Oklahoma State64154.294024.3330

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2013Southeastern Oklahoma StateWinona StateL 3–11 (6)
Augustana CollegeW 4–3
Minnesota State–MankatoL 0–8
2014Southeastern Oklahoma StateMinnesota State–MankatoW 5–3
Central OklahomaW 5–4
Emporia StateL 2–7
Emporia StateW 6–2
Augustana CollegeW 13–12
Augustana CollegeW 5–4
Dixie StateL 2–3
Wayne StateW 2–0
Armstrong Atlantic StateW 9–3
Valdosta StateL 3–5
Southern ArkansasWinona StateL 2–3
Missouri Western StateL 0–5
2015Arkansas TechHenderson StateL 1–9 (6)
Missouri Western StateW 4–1
Henderson StateL 0–2
East CentralAugustana CollegeL 2–4
Winona StateW 5–2 (8)
Central OklahomaW 4–1
Augustana CollegeL 1–4
Henderson StateArkansas TechW 9–1 (6)
Central MissouriL 2–4
Arkansas TechW 2–0
Central MissouriL 0–2
2016Arkansas TechUpper IowaW 6–0
Minnesota State–MankatoW 2–0 (11)
Upper IowaW 1–0
Southern ArkansasL 1–2 (8)
Southern ArkansasL 1–4
Southern ArkansasCentral OklahomaW 2–0
Missouri Western StateW 6–0
Missouri Western StateW 13–5 (5)
Arkansas TechW 2–1 (8)
Arkansas TechW 4–1
North AlabamaL 0–9 (5)
CharlestonW 7–0
West Texas A&MW 7–4
North AlabamaL 2–10 (5)
2017HardingMissouri Western StateW 8–0 (5)
Southern ArkansasW 7–2
Winona StateL 2–3
Winona StateW 4–3
Minnesota State-MankatoL 0–1 (10)
Minnesota State-MankatoW 3–2
Minnesota State-MankatoL 6–7
Southern ArkansasWinona StateW 5–0
HardingL 2–7
Winona StateL 3–4

Men's Tennis

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2012Ouachita BaptistOuachita Baptist
2013Ouachita BaptistOuachita Baptist
2014Southeastern Oklahoma StateOuachita Baptist
2015Southeastern Oklahoma StateOuachita Baptist
2016Ouachita BaptistSoutheastern Oklahoma State
2017Oklahoma BaptistOklahoma Baptist

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
East Central610.375045.4440
Harding415.211006.0000
Oklahoma Baptist34.42912017201.00012017
Ouachita Baptist145.7373201692.81842015
Southeastern Oklahoma State136.6842201535.37512016

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2012Ouachita BaptistSt. Edward'sW 5–3
Bluefield State CollegeW 5–0
West FloridaL 1–6
2013Ouachita BaptistSouthwest BaptistL 2–5
2015Ouachita BaptistWest FloridaL 0–5
2016Southeastern Oklahoma StateNebraska–KearneyW 5–3
Midwestern StateL 2–5

Women's Tennis

GAC Champions

YearSeasonTournament
2012Arkansas TechArkansas Tech
2013Arkansas TechEast Central
2014HardingHarding
2015Southeastern Oklahoma StateEast Central
2016Oklahoma BaptistSoutheastern Oklahoma State
2017Southeastern Oklahoma StateSoutheastern Oklahoma State

GAC All-Time Standings

ConferenceTournament
SchoolWLPctTitlesLast
Title
WLPctTitlesLast
Title
Arkansas Tech289.7572201365.54512012
East Central2011.645093.75022015
Harding2314.6221201465.54512014
Henderson State927.250016.1430
Oklahoma Baptist111.91712016000
Ouachita Baptist334.081004.0000
Southeastern Oklahoma State2511.6941201574.63612016
Southern Arkansas06.000001.0000
Southern Nazarene1218.400023.4000

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSchoolOpponentScore
2014Arkansas TechHardingW 5–4
Southwest BaptistL 1–5
HardingArkansas TechL 4–5
2015Arkansas TechEast CentralW 5–1
Southwest BaptistL 1–5
East CentralArkansas TechL 1–5
2016Southeastern Oklahoma StateNebraska–KearneyW 5–4
Northeastern StateL 1–5
2017Southeastern Oklahoma StateAugustanaW 5–0
Southwest BaptistW 5–2
New York TechW 5–2
Hawai'i PacificL 0–5

Track & Field Outdoor

GAC Champions

YearMenWomen
2016HardingHarding
2017HardingHarding

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