SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced today that the University of Dallas has accepted an invitation to join the Conference. Currently a Division III independent, Dallas will join the SCAC at the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year.
“We are excited and very pleased to have the University of Dallas join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference,” said SCAC commissioner Dwayne Hanberry. “Our foremost goal, when seeking a new member, was to find an institution that shares the vision of our membership, which is a commitment to the overall educational experience where athletics serves as a proper compliment to academics. We are confident that Dallas shares this same vision.”
Dallas, which currently sponsors 14 of 21 SCAC sports, has been
a Division III independent since leaving the American Southwest
Conference following the 2000-2001 academic year.
“It is my pleasure to have the University of Dallas associate with other Division III schools that have similar high academic standards and profiles,” said University of Dallas president Thomas Keefe. “We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”
“I am appreciative of this opportunity that the SCAC has offered the University of Dallas,” said athletics director Dick Strockbine. “Dallas already enjoys a scheduling relationship with several SCAC institutions in a variety of sports. We look forward to establishing those same relationships with the rest of the membership.”
Dallas sponsors 14 intercollegiate varsity programs, including:
baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and
women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and
women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer,
softball, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field
The current members of the SCAC are Austin College in Sherman, Texas, Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala., Centre College in Danville, Ky., Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga., Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., The University of the South (Sewanee) in Sewanee, Tenn., Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.