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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 2014-15 season, SAC member institutions have collected 80 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) team championships since the league formed in 1977.

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 veteran leadership of Commissioner John Hudson who has led the league since its inception, 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  10 schools in a league that spans three states (Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas). 

Throughout the league's 37-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, two schools – Oklahoma Baptist and University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma -- remain from the original group that was formed when Bethany Nazarene (now Southern Nazarene), 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) and Southwestern Christian (2013).

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

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

List of NAIA National Championships won by SAC Schools (80)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (14)

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

MEN'S GOLF (11)
Oklahoma City (9) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013
Oklahoma Christian (2) – 2009, 2011

MEN'S BASKETBALL (10)
Oklahoma City (6) – 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2007, 2008
Bethany Nazarene (1) – 1981
Science and Arts (1) – 2002
John Brown (1) – 2005
Oklahoma Baptist (1) -- 2010

SOFTBALL (9)
Oklahoma City (8) -- 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007
Lubbock Christian (1) – 2008

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

WOMEN'S GOLF (8)
Oklahoma City (7) --  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
Southern Nazarene (1) – 2002

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

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (5)
Lubbock Christian (4) – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Oklahoma City (1) -- 2013

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

WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (2)
Oklahoma Baptist (2) – 2008, 2009

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

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