Member Info

The Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) has maintained a long-standing tradition of its members fielding excellent athletic programs with many teams and individuals going on to distinguish themselves on the national stage. Entering the 2017-18 seasons, SAC member institutions have collected 94 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) team championships since the league formed in 1978.

SAC schools consistently have teams ranked in the NAIA's Top 20 and compete regularly for regional and national honors. In addition, numerous SAC schools have hosted NAIA national championships, giving the conference great exposure and the chance to showcase their beautiful campuses.

Under the leadership of Commissioner Stan Wagnon, the SAC continues to assist its member institutions in the maintenance of intercollegiate athletic programs that are compatible with the highest standards of the NAIA.

Originally developed as a five-team conference of Oklahoma-based schools, the SAC now boasts  12 schools in a league that spans four states (Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas), having added Central Christian College and Oklahoma Panhandle State University to the fold for 2017-18.

Throughout the league's 39-year history, the SAC continues to be known as the conference "Where Champions Play."  Various institutions have competed under the SAC banner over the years. Today only the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma -- remain from the original group that was formed when Bethany Nazarene (now Southern Nazarene), Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma Christian and Phillips University withdrew from the old Texoma Conference to form the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Membership has changed over the years with today's current members being admitted as follows: Oklahoma City (1985), Wayland Baptist (1994), John Brown (1995), St. Gregory's (1998), Mid-America Christian (2007), Southwestern Assemblies of God (2013), Texas Wesleyan (2013), Southwestern Christian (2013), Bacone (2014), Central Christian (2017), Oklahoma Panhandle State (2017).

Past members of the SAC include: Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene, Rogers State, Lubbock Christian, Northwestern Oklahoma State and Northwood.

The league also includes associate members on a per-sport basis, with University of Houston-Victoria, University of the Southwest and University of St. Thomas being apart of the SAC in women's golf since 2017.

The SAC in 2017-18 will crown league champions in 13 intercollegiate sports - seven for women and six for men. They include for women: basketball, softball, golf, tennis, cross country, soccer and volleyball. Men compete in basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, cross country and soccer.

List of NAIA National Championships won by SAC Schools (94)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (16)

Oklahoma City (9) – 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
Southern Nazarene (7) – 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004

MEN'S GOLF (12)
Oklahoma City (10) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
Oklahoma Christian (2) – 2009, 2011

MEN'S BASKETBALL (12)
Oklahoma City (6) – 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2007, 2008
Texas Wesleyan (1) – 2017
Mid-America Christian (1) – 2016
Oklahoma Baptist (1) – 2010
John Brown (1) – 2005
Science and Arts (1) – 2002
Bethany Nazarene (1) – 1981

SOFTBALL (11)
Oklahoma City (10) -- 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2016, 2017
Lubbock Christian (1) – 2008

WOMEN'S GOLF (10)
Oklahoma City (8) --  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2017
Southern Nazarene (2) – 2002, 1999

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK (8)
Oklahoma Baptist (6) – 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Wayland Baptist (2) – 2008, 2009

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (7)
Lubbock Christian (4) – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Oklahoma City (3) -- 2013, 2014, 2015

MEN'S TENNIS (5)
Oklahoma City (4) – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Oklahoma Christian (1) – 2003

MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (4)
Oklahoma Baptist (2) – 1990, 2007
Lubbock Christian (1) – 1996
Wayland Baptist (1) – 2010

WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (4)
Wayland Baptist (2) – 2015, 2017
Oklahoma Baptist (2) – 2008, 2009

MEN'S INDOOR TRACK (3)
Wayland Baptist (2) – 2012, 2016
Oklahoma Baptist (1) – 2013

BASEBALL  (2)
Oklahoma City (1) – 2005
Lubbock Christian (1) – 2009

COMPETITIVE CHEER  (1)
Oklahoma City (1) – 2017