Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
|Upper Midwest Athletic Conference|
|Members||9 full (8 in 2021), 3 associate|
|Former names||Twin Rivers Conference|
|Headquarters||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Commissioner||Corey Borchardt (since 2008)|
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) is a college-level athletic conference. The UMAC is a conference of NCAA Division III since the 2008–09 season. Prior to that, the UMAC was formerly affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Corey Borchardt is the current commissioner of the UMAC, and was appointed to the position in 2008. The UMAC was started in 1972 as the Twin Rivers Conference, and assumed its current name in 1983. Member institutions are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The UMAC sponsors intercollegiate competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, women's softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's volleyball.
|Bethany Lutheran College||Vikings||Mankato, Minnesota||1927||Private/Lutheran (ELS)||550||15||2004|
|Crown College||Storm||St. Bonifacius, Minnesota||1916||Private/Christian and Missionary Alliance||1,300||18||1994|
|Martin Luther College||Knights||New Ulm, Minnesota||1995||Private/Lutheran (WELS)||800||15||1995|
|University of Minnesota Morris||Cougars||Morris, Minnesota||1960||Public||1,900||16||2003|
|North Central University||Rams
||Minneapolis, Minnesota||1930||Private/Assemblies of God||1,200||15||20131|
|Northland College||LumberJacks (men's)
Church of Christ
|University of Northwestern – St. Paul||Eagles||Roseville, Minnesota||1902||Private/
|College of St. Scholastica2||Saints||Duluth, Minnesota||1912||Private/Catholic||3,309||16||1995|
|University of Wisconsin–Superior||Yellowjackets||Superior, Wisconsin||1893||Public||2,589||15||2015|
1 - North Central was an associate member for several sports from the 2008–09 to the 2012–13 seasons.
|Greenville University||Panthers||Greenville, Illinois||1892||Private/Free Methodist||1,200||14||2009–10||SLIAC||football|
|Iowa Wesleyan University||Tigers||Mt. Pleasant, Iowa||1842||Private/United Methodist||571||12||2013–14||SLIAC[a]||football|
|Westminster College||Blue Jays||Fulton, Missouri||1851||Private/Presbyterian||1,050||8||2009–10[b]||SLIAC||football|
- Iowa Wesleyan will leave the NCAA after the 2020–21 school year and return to the NAIA. The school is to be an NAIA independent and a North Star Athletic Association football affiliate.
- Westminster was formerly an associate member for football from the 2002 to 2007 seasons (ending in the 2007–08 academic year).
Future associate member
|Finlandia University||Lions||Hancock, Michigan||1896||Private/Lutheran (ELCA)||550||10||2021||Coast to Coast||football|
|Concordia University, Saint Paul||Golden Bears||St. Paul, Minnesota||1893||Private||2800||1972||1999||NSIC (NCAA Division II)|
|Dr. Martin Luther College||Lancers||New Ulm, Minnesota||1884||Private||NA||1972||1995||incorporated into Martin Luther College in 1995|
|Loras College||Duhawks||Dubuque, Iowa||1839||Private||1,610||1972||1986||ARC|
|Mount Senario College||Fighting Saints||Ladysmith, Wisconsin||1930||Private||NA||1972||2002||disbanded athletics in December 2001|
closed on August 31, 2002
|Northwestern College (Wisconsin)||Trojans||Watertown, Wisconsin||1865||Private||NA||1972||1995||incorporated into Martin Luther College in 1995|
|Pillsbury Baptist Bible College||Comets||Owatonna, Minnesota||1877||Private||142||1972||1988||closed in 2008|
|Presentation College||Saints||Aberdeen, South Dakota||1922||Private||786||2002||2012||NSAA (NAIA)|
|Viterbo University||V-Hawks||La Crosse, Wisconsin||1890||Private||3,192||1976||1988||NSAA (NAIA)|
School names and nicknames reflect those in use during the final school year in which each competed in the UMAC.
|Blackburn College||Beavers||Carlinville, Illinois||1837||Private||590||2002–03||2007–08||SLIAC||football|
|Eureka College||Red Devils||Eureka, Illinois||1855||Private/Christian Church||680||2009–10||2017-18||SLIAC||football|
|Maranatha Baptist Bible College[a]||Crusaders[b]||Watertown, Wisconsin||1968||Private||950||1974–75||2007–08||D-III Independent||football|
|MacMurray College||Highlanders||Jacksonville, Illinois||1846||Private/United Methodist||683||2009–10||2019-20||closed in 2020||football|
|Principia College||Panthers||Elsah, Illinois||1910||Private||550||2002–03||2007–08||SLIAC||football|
|Rockford College[c]||Regents||Rockford, Illinois||1847||Private||983||2002–03||2007–08||NACC||football|
|Trinity Bible College||Lions||Ellendale, North Dakota||1948||Private||333||1997–98||2007–08||NCCAA Independent||football|
- Known as Maranatha Baptist University since 2013.
- Nickname changed in 2014 to Sabercats.
- Known as Rockford University since 2013.
Full member (all sports) Full member (non-football) Associate member (football-only) Associate member (sport)
|Indoor Track and field|
|Track and field|
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Basketball arena||Capacity|
|Bethany Lutheran||Non-football school||N/A||Sports and Fitness Center||800|
|Crown||Old National Bank Stadium||1,400||Wild Athletic Center||700|
|Greenville||Francis Stadium||2,000||Football-only member|
|Iowa Wesleyan||Evans Field||5,000||Football-only member|
|Martin Luther||MLC Bowl||2,200||Luther Student Center||700|
|Minnesota–Morris||Big Cat Stadium||3,500||Cougar Sports Center (CSC)||4,000|
|North Central||Non-football school||N/A||Clark-Danielson Gymnasium||NA|
|Northland||Non-football school||N/A||Kendrigan Gymnasium||1,000|
|Northwestern||Reynolds Field||1,500||Ericksen Center||1,500|
|St. Scholastica||Duluth Public Schools Stadium and
|Westminster||Priest Field||1,000||Football-only member|
|Wisconsin–Superior||Non-football school||N/A||Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium||2,500|
|1976||Concordia-Saint Paul |
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
|1977||Concordia-Saint Paul |
Dr. Martin Luther College
|1981||Concordia-Saint Paul |
|1982||Concordia-Saint Paul |
|1983||Mount Senario |
|1990||Maranatha Baptist Bible College |
|1996||Maranatha Baptist Bible College |
|1998||Maranatha Baptist |
|2009||North Division: Martin Luther |
South Division: Greenville
Ice hockey affiliations
The UMAC does not sponsor ice hockey. Three UMAC member schools sponsor men's and women's ice hockey as a varsity sport. Northland College and UW-Superior are members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and St. Scholastica is a member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.
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