South Atlantic Conference

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Current Division-II Conference[edit]


The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) is a NCAA Division-II conference which operates in the Carolinas and Tennessee.

The distant forerunner of the South Atlantic Conference was the North State Atlantic Conference (NSIAC). The NSIAC was formed when the "Little Six", as it was called, broke from the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1930. These charter members included Lenoir-Rhyne College, Atlantic Christian, Catawba College, Guilford College, Elon College, and High Point University. The league took on the name Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) in 1961 when Newberry College was accepted from South Carolina. The South Atlantic Conference was founded in 1975 solely as a football conference. The SAC-8 consisted of Carson-Newman College, Catawba College, Elon College, Gardner-Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Mars Hill College, Newberry College, and Presbyterian College. The conference schools competed in the NAIA through 1991, then moved up to NCAA Division II.

2024 Schools[edit]

map of 2024 schools

Conference Baseball Champions[edit]

Former logo through 2015
Year Regular Season Tournament
1990 Elon College --
1991 Carson-Newman College Elon College
1992 Catawba College Carson-Newman College
1993 Carson-Newman College
Catawba College
Carson-Newman College
1994 Wingate University Wingate University
1995 Wingate University Wingate University
1996 Wingate University Wingate University
1997 Elon College Elon College
Carson-Newman College
1998 Presbyterian College Presbyterian College
Wingate University
1999 Carson-Newman College Newberry College
2000 Wingate University Lenoir-Rhyne College
2001 Lenoir-Rhyne College Lenoir-Rhyne College
2002 Carson-Newman College Catawba College
2003 Carson-Newman College Presbyterian College
2004 Catawba College Catawba College
2005 Tusculum College
Catawba College
Tusculum College
2006 Tusculum College
Catawba College
Catawba College
2007 Tusculum College Carson-Newman College
2008 Catawba College Tusculum College
2009 Tusculum College Catawba College
2010 Wingate University Catawba College
2011 Catawba College Wingate University
2012 Tusculum College Tusculum College
2013 Catawba College Lincoln Memorial University
2014 Catawba College
Wingate University
Catawba College
2015 Catawba College Wingate University
2016 Catawba College Tusculum College
2017 Catawba College Lincoln Memorial University
2018 Catawba College Lincoln Memorial University
2019 Newberry College Catawba College
2020 Season cancelled in March
2021 Catawba College Wingate University
2022 Wingate University Lenoir-Rhyne University
2023 Newberry College Newberry College

Source: South Atlantic Conference

Defunct Division-II Conference[edit]

The first South Atlantic Conference existed from 1973-1974 school year to the 1981-1982 school year.