Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Established 1983
Association Independent
Members 10
Sports fielded basketball
Region Upper Midwest
Commissioner Dan Hovestol
Website NIAC website

The Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is an independent college athletic conference. The NIAC is made up of ten schools in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Manitoba. The NIAC sponsors men's and women's basketball for member institutions.

The conference features five Christian colleges (AFLBS, Canadian Mennonite, Oak Hills Christian, Providence and Trinity Bible) as well as four Native American schools: Cankdeska Cikana (Spirit Lake Tribe), Leech Lake Tribal (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), Sisseton Wahpeton College (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and Turtle Mountain (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa).


Leech Lake Tribal and Red Lake Nation joined the NIAC in 2013.[1]

Canadian Mennonite[2] and Cankdeska Cikana were added to the league for the 2016-17 season.

Expansion for 2017-18 included Providence University College, Red River College and Sisseton Wahpeton College bringing the member total to ten.[3]

Member schools

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname
Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary Plymouth, Minnesota 1966 140 Conquerors
Canadian Mennonite University Winnipeg, Manitoba 1999 1,750 Blazers
Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten, North Dakota 1970 177 C4
Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake, Minnesota 1990 267 Lakers
Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji, Minnesota 1927 175 Wolfpack
Providence University College Otterburne, Manitoba 1925 464 Pilots
Red River College Winnipeg, Manitoba 1938 32,000 Rebels
Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton, South Dakota 1979 250 Mustangs
Trinity Bible College Ellendale, North Dakota 1948 333 Lions
Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt, North Dakota 1972 630 Mighty Mikinocks

Former members


Year Men's Champion Score Men's Runner up Host City Women's Champion Score Women's Runner up
2006 Providence
2007 Providence
2008 St. Cloud Technical
2009 St. Cloud Technical St. Cloud Technical
2010 St. Cloud Technical Trinity Bible
2011 Crossroads Trinity Bible
2012 Trinity Bible Trinity Bible
2013 Turtle Mountain Trinity Bible
2014 Trinity Bible 95-81 Turtle Mountain Bemidji, MN Trinity Bible 75-57 Turtle Mountain
2015 Trinity Bible 87-78 AFLBS Ellendale, ND Turtle Mountain 74-33 Leech Lake Tribal
2016 Turtle Mountain 80-70 Trinity Bible Belcourt, ND Trinity Bible 65-57[4][5] Turtle Mountain
2017 Trinity Bible 98-72 AFLBS Bemidji, MN Turtle Mountain 74-67 Trinity Bible


External links

Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference website

@NIACsports on Twitter

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