Key Dates In SLIAC History


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September 1989: Conference chartered with Blackburn, Fontbonne, Maryville, Parks, Principia, and Webster the original members. 

September 1990: The conference's first year gets underway.  MacMurray and Westminster join the charter members. 

February 1995: Westminster wins the men's basketball tournament title to earn the conference’s first automatic bid to an NCAA Division III national championship event.

September 1995: Greenville begins its first year as a member of the conference, bringing SLIAC membership to nine schools.

March 1996: MacMurray wins the women's basketball tournament title to earn the conference’s first automatic bid to an NCAA Division III women's national championship event.

April 1996: Parks competes in its final conference event. Parks closed after the 1995-96 year and its academic programs were moved to the Saint Louis University campus.

November 1996: Blackburn, MacMurray, and Westminster share the first-ever SLIAC football title.

September 1999: The conference begins its tenth year of operation.

November 1999: The fourth and final (until 2008) conference football title is awarded (six teams needed for conference to sponsor a sport).

September 2006: Eureka and Lincoln Christian begin play as the ninth and tenth members of the conference.

March 2007:  Huntingdon and LaGrange admitted to the Conference as affiliate members in the sport of football.  Conference announces football will return in the fall of 2008 after a nine-year hiatus

May 2007:  William Wolper hired as the Conference’s first full-time Commissioner (officially started in July).

November 2007: With the completion of the fall season, Lincoln Christian departs the Conference.

September 2008: Football begins play as the 13th conference sport after a nine-year hiatus.

September 2008:  Spalding University admitted to the Conference to begin play during the 2009-10 academic year.

April 2009:  Conference announced it would cease its sponsorship of football; five football-playing schools join the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) as associate members for the sport.

June 2010:  University of Dallas admitted to the Conference as an affiliate member in the sports of men’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country.

September 2010: University of Dallas is accepted as a full member into the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and drops its affiliate membership with the SLIAC after the spring men's golf season.

December 2011:  Iowa Wesleyan College admitted to the Conference as a full member to begin play during the 2013-14 academic year.

August 2014: Angie Morenz named SLIAC Commissioner

August 2016: Brian Lovellette becomes first full-time Sports Information Director for the SLIAC

April 2017:   Men's and Women's Track and Field holds first conference sponsored Championship.

June 2017:   Women's Golf added as a conference sponsored sport, becoming the 15th sponsored sport by the SLIAC.

June 2018: Dr. Dick Kaiser named SLIAC Commissioner

April 2019: Grinnell College, Illinois College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, and Monmouth College join SLIAC as affiliate members in men's and women's golf.

June 2019: Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field added as officially sponsored SLIAC Championship.

2009-2010 (9 full members): Blackburn, Eureka, Fontbonne, Greenville, MacMurray, Principia, Spalding, Webster, Westminster