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Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Its 14 members are located in the Midwestern United States. In many sports, the conference is structured as part of the Region VII of the NAIA, while in some sports the conference champion qualifies directly for national competition.

Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
CCAC
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference logo
Established1949
AssociationNAIA
DivisionDivision II
Members14
Sports fielded
  • 16
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 8
RegionMidwestern United States
Region VII of the NAIA
CommissionerJeff Schimmelpfennig
Websiteccacsports.com
Locations
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference locations

The CCAC sanctions play in eight men's and eight women's sports. Men's sports include soccer, cross country, basketball, track and field, tennis, baseball, golf, and volleyball. Women's sports include soccer, volleyball, cross country, track and field, basketball, tennis, golf, and softball.

In all sports, it sanctions regular season league play as well as a post-season tournament. It is the only conference in the NAIA nationally to be affiliated in both divisions of men's and women's basketball.

Contents

Member schoolsEdit

DivisionsEdit

A divisional format is used only for men's and women's basketball.

North Division
  • Cardinal Stritch
  • Judson
  • Robert Morris
  • Roosevelt
  • St. Ambrose
  • Saint Xavier
  • Trinity International
South Division
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Governors State
  • Holy Cross College
  • Indiana South Bend
  • Olivet Nazarene
  • St. Francis
  • Trinity Christian

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joined
Calumet College of St. Joseph Whiting, Indiana 1951 1,292 Crimson Wave 2001
Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1931 4,407 Wolves 1997
Governors State University University Park, Illinois 1969 7,775 Jaguars 2016
Holy Cross College Notre Dame, Indiana 1966 500 Saints 2008
Indiana University South Bend South Bend, Indiana 1966 8,394 Titans 2003
Judson University Elgin, Illinois 1963 1,231 Eagles 1996
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois 1907 4,579 Tigers 1996
Robert Morris University Chicago, Illinois 1913 3,156 Eagles 1995
Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois 1945 7,500 Lakers 2010
St. Ambrose University Davenport, Iowa 1882 3,343 Fighting Bees 2015
University of St. Francis Joliet, Illinois 1920 3,764 Fighting Saints 1973
Saint Xavier University Chicago, Illinois 1846 4,252 Cougars 1973
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, Illinois 1959 1,380 Trolls 1987
Trinity International University Deerfield, Illinois 1897 2,688 Trojans 1996
Viterbo University1 La Crosse, Wisconsin 1890 2677 V-Hawks 2018
  1. Viterbo University is an associate member in Men's Volleyball beginning with the 2019 season.

Future memberEdit

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Year Joining
Indiana University Northwest Gary, Indiana 1959 4,760 Redhawks 2019

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
Aurora University Aurora, Illinois 1893 Spartans 1954 ? Northern Athletics
(NCAA D-III)
Barat College Lake Forest, Illinois 1858 Bulldogs ? 2005 Closed in 2005
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1890 Maroons 1949 ? University Athletic
(NCAA D-III)
Chicago State University Chicago, Illinois 1867 Cougars ? 1980 Western Athletic
(NCAA D-l)
Eureka College Eureka, Illinois 1855 Red Devils ? ? St. Louis
(NCAA D-III)
George Williams College Williams Bay, Wisconsin 1890 Indians 1976 1978 Merged with Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois.
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois 1890 Scarlet Hawks 1949 2013 Independent
(NCAA D-III)
University of Illinois-Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1858 Flames 1949 1980 Horizon
(NCAA D-I)
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, Indiana 1930 Warriors 1978 1988 Wolverine–Hoosier
Kendall College Chicago, Illinois 1934 Vikings 1997[1] 1995 Purchased in 2008 by
Laureate International Universities
Lewis College Romeoville, Illinois 1932 Flyers 1954 1980 Great Lakes Valley
(NCAA D-II)
Mundelein College Chicago, Illinois 1930 Lakers 1982 1991 Merged in 1991 with
Loyola University Chicago
National-Louis University Chicago, Illinois 1886 Eagles1 1982 1994 Dropped sports in 1990's
North Park University Chicago, Illinois 1891 Vikings 1959 ? CCIW
(NCAA D-III)
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Illinois 1867 Golden Eagles 1949 1980 Dropped sports in 1997
Purdue University Northwest2 Hammond, Indiana 1973 Pride 1973 2017 GLIAC
(NCAA D-II)
Rosary College River Forest, Illinois 1901 Stars 1980 ? Northern Athletics
(NCAA D-III)
  1. Team name was Lakers before 1990.
  2. Purdue-Northwest was formed in 2016 by the combining of Purdue-Calumet, located in Hammond, Indiana and playing as the Peregrines, and Purdue-North Central, located in Westville, Indiana and playing as the Panthers. PU-NC joined the CCAC before 2004, and PU-C joined in 1973.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrew Bagnato (1997-02-08). "New Entree On Kendall's Menu: Sports". Chicago (IL) Tribune. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

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