Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
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Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference logo
Established 1992
Association NAIA
Division Division II
Members 11
Sports fielded
  • 22
    • men's: 11
    • women's: 11
Region Midwestern United States
Region VIII of the NAIA
Headquarters Livonia, Michigan
Commissioner Rob Miller
Website www.whac.net
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference locations

The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) is a college athletic conference of twelve colleges and universities in the U.S. states of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Founded in 1992, the conference was created as a successor group for the now-defunct NAIA District 23. The conference is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.

The WHAC announced on January 27, 2012, that it is making history by adding bowling and lacrosse for both men and women as conference sports effective the fall of 2012, becoming the first NAIA conference to offer championships in these sports.[1]

On October 13, 2016, the Council of Presidents unanimously voted to accept Rochester College into the Conference beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.[2]

The WHAC again made history in July 2017, by adding men's ice hockey as conference sports effective the fall of 2017. The WHAC became the first conference in the NAIA to offer the sport as a conference championship sport.[3] Initially, the five conference members that sponsor ice hockey will participate in a conference championship.[3][4] In July 2017, Concordia University Ann Arbor announced that the university will begin an ice hockey program and begin competition in the NAIA Division and WHAC Hockey Conference in the 2018-19 season.[5]

Member schools

Current members

Former members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Davenport University Grand Rapids, Michigan 1866 Panthers 2005 2017 GLIAC
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, Michigan 1873 Cougars 1992 2004 Crossroads
Trine University Angola, Indiana 1884 Thunder 1992 2003 MIAA
Marygrove College Detroit, Michigan 1899 Mustangs 2012 20181 Discontinued athletics1

1 - Marygrove announced that all athletics would cease after the 2017 fall season (with men's & women's soccer and volleyball remaining) of the 2017-18 academic year; with their August 2017 announcement of the closing of school's undergraduate programs.[6]

Membership timeline


WHAC offers 11 men's and 11 women's sports.

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Bowling Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Ice Hockey Green tickY
Lacrosse Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Indoor Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY


  1. ^ "WHAC Adds Two Conference Sports for 2012-13". WHAC. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Rochester College Unanimously Accepted Into Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference". Rochester College. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "WHAC adds hockey and Tech gets tourney". The Journal Gazette. 2017-07-05. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "2017-18 MEN'S ICE HOCKEY". WHAC. 2017. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "HOCKEY TO BE ADDED TO CUAA ATHLETIC PROGRAM OFFERINGS". Concordia University Ann Arbor. 2017-06-23. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ http://www.marygrovemustangs.com/article/1823.php

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