Southern States Athletic Conference
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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 10
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 Mike Hall
Southern States Athletic Conference locations

The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. The 10 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 on March 16, 1999. On June 27, 2004, the conference changed its name to the Southern States Athletic Conference.[1]

Member schools

Current members

Former members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, Alabama 1967 Warhawks 1999 2016 Gulf South
Belhaven University Jackson, Mississippi 1883 Blazers 2010 2015 American Southwest
Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia 1902 Vikings 2004 2010 Southern Athletic
Brenau University Gainesville, Georgia 1878 Golden Tigers 1999 2017 Appalachian
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick, Georgia 1961 Mariners 2012 2017 The Sun
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

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 2009. 

External links

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