2015-16
1Georgia Gwinnett College
2Bellevue University
3Lewis-Clark State College
3Faulkner University
5Tennessee Wesleyan
6Westmont College
7Auburn University Montgomery
8University of South Carolina - Beaufort
9Tabor College
10Missouri Baptist University
RVMidland University
 
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Today
Baseball
Mount Marty vs 12:00 pm
Morningside CST
GPAC Tournament - Briar Cliff Bracket
Softball
Concordia at 12:00 pm
Hastings CST
GPAC Tournament Elimination Round
Concordia vs 12:00 pm
Hastings CST
GPAC Tournament - Elimination Game
Baseball
Concordia vs 3:00 pm
Northwestern CST
GPAC Tournament - Midland Bracket
Hastings at 3:00 pm
Briar Cliff CST
GPAC Conference Tournament
Softball
TBA at 4:00 pm
Doane CST
if necessary game
Baseball
Dakota Wesleyan at 6:00 pm
(RV)Midland CST
GPAC Tournament - Midland Bracket
Today
Baseball
Mount Marty vs 12:00 pm
Morningside CST
GPAC Tournament - Briar Cliff Bracket
Softball
Concordia at 12:00 pm
Hastings CST
GPAC Tournament Elimination Round
Concordia vs 12:00 pm
Hastings CST
GPAC Tournament - Elimination Game
Baseball
Concordia vs 3:00 pm
Northwestern CST
GPAC Tournament - Midland Bracket
Hastings at 3:00 pm
Briar Cliff CST
GPAC Conference Tournament
Softball
TBA at 4:00 pm
Doane CST
if necessary game
Baseball
Dakota Wesleyan at 6:00 pm
(RV)Midland CST
GPAC Tournament - Midland Bracket
Friday, May 6
Men's Outdoor T&F
Doane at  
Day 1 - GPAC Championships (Schedule)
Midland at  
GPAC Outdoor Championships
Briar Cliff at  
Day 1 - GPAC Outdoor Championships (Hastings, NE)
Concordia at  
Day 1 - GPAC Championships
Dakota Wesleyan at  
GPAC Outdoor Championships
Hastings at  
Day 1 - GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Schedule
Morningside at  
Day 1 - GPAC Outdoor Championships
Women's Outdoor T&F
Midland at  
GPAC Outdoor Championships
Briar Cliff at  
Day 1 - GPAC Outdoor Championships (Hastings, NE)
Concordia at  
Day 1 - GPAC Championships
Dakota Wesleyan at  
GPAC Outdoor Championships
Morningside at  
Day 1 - GPAC Outdoor Championships
Doane at  
Day 1 - GPAC Championships (Schedule)
Yesterday
Softball
Midland vs 1
Concordia 3
GPAC Tournament - Elimination Game
Hastings at 4
(15)Morningside 5
GPAC Tournament Winners Bracket
Dakota Wesleyan at 1
(RV)Doane 4
GPAC Tournament - Doane Bracket
Midland at 0
(15)Morningside 4
GPAC Tournament
Nebraska Wesleyan at (5) 0
(RV)Doane 15
GPAC Tournament - Doane Bracket
Dordt vs 0
Dakota Wesleyan 5
GPAC Tournament - Doane Bracket
Concordia vs 9
Hastings 10
GPAC Tournament Opening Round
Monday, May 2
Baseball
Northwestern at 4
Dordt 3
rescheduled from April 30
Dakota Wesleyan at 5
Mount Marty 0
Softball
Mount Marty at 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 0
Women's Tennis
Nebraska Wesleyan vs 8
Mount Marty 1
Softball
Northwestern at 6
Hastings 4
rescheduled from April 30
Baseball
Doane at Cncl
Grace University  
John Stella Field at Brown Park
Nebraska Wesleyan at 1
(RV)Midland 9
Senior Night
Nebraska Wesleyan at 0
(RV)Midland 3
Northwestern at 4
Dordt 1
@ rescheduled from April 30
Softball
Mount Marty at (5) 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 8
Baseball
Dakota Wesleyan at 2
Mount Marty 0
Briar Cliff at 6
Morningside 3
Briar Cliff at 5
Morningside 9
1x7/9
 
The Cougars Are Charter Members of the GPAC
The Cougars Are Charter Members of the GPAC
USF Accepted Into NCAA Division II Candidacy Membership
GPAC - Fri, Jul. 10, 2009
The University of Sioux Falls' application for admittance into the NCAA Division II candidacy period has been accepted, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Friday. USF will begin the three-year transition process during the 2009-2010 athletic seasons.

USF will be a candidate member for the NCAA during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons, but remain an active member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).

When candidacy moves to year three, USF will enter the 2011-12 academic year as an NCAA "provisional status" member. During this one-year provisional status period, USF will be ineligible to compete in post-season play in either the NCAA or NAIA and will also be required to operate under NCAA Division II regulations.

Following each season of the three year transition period, the NCAA will review USF's annual progress report and approve advancement in the transition period.

The NCAA Membership Committee also invited the following schools to enter year one of the candidacy period, effective September 1:

Academyof Art University (San Francisco, California)

CedarvilleUniversity (Cedarville, Ohio)

MinotState University (Minot, North Dakota)

NotreDame College (Cleveland, Ohio)

SimonFraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia)

Universityof Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

WilliamJewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Those schools were among 15 institutions that submitted application materials by the June 1 deadline. Simon Fraser is the first Canadian institution to apply for NCAA membership.

The eight institutions whose applications were not accepted are:

CaliforniaState University, San Marcos (San Marcos, California)

MaloneUniversity (Canton, Ohio)

McKendreeUniversity (Lebanon, Illinois)

MonroeCollege (New York, New York)

Mount VernonNazarene University (Mount Vernon, Ohio)

UrsulineCollege (Pepper Pike, Ohio)

WalshUniversity (North Canton, Ohio)

YoungHarris College (Young Harris, Georgia)

Committee members did not believe those institutions met all of the conditions cited in a set of "minimum expectations" the panel adopted this past year in sports sponsorship, compliance, personnel, strategic planning and financial aid, among others. Those standards were developed as part of the application to ensure that applicants are adequately prepared to enter the membership process and move through the candidacy and provisional periods more efficiently.

"The expectations are meant to provide greater clarity to institutions interested in applying for Division II membership," said Membership Committee Chair Glenn Stokes, the faculty athletics representative at Columbus State. "These benchmarks provide guidance as to what qualities the committee is looking for in an institution that wants to become a part of Division II."

Stokes said the guidelines also support the notion of Division II as "a membership destination."

"The membership-destination ‘slogan' is a purposeful effort to validate for our current members that they are where they belong as much as it is a billboard to attract new members," Stokes said. "It is meant to celebrate a collection of existing and prospective members who feel good about abiding by an agreed-upon set of behaviors. While we want to grow Division II membership, we want to do so strategically. If the minimum expectations appear stringent, it is because we want to build our membership based on the attributes we have worked so hard to identify through our strategic-positioning platform.

"That is not to say that the schools whose applications we did not accept at this meeting are not capable of meeting those standards. Some in fact are very close to being where we think they ought to be."

The committee in fact recommended clarifying the minimum expectations to assist future applicants.

Candidacy and provisional progression

The Membership Committee also reviewed progress from 11 other institutions currently in the membership process.

The committee agreed to move the following schools from the candidacy period to provisional status, effective September 1:

Universityof Arkansas at Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Universityof Illinois at Springfield (Springfield, Illinois)

KingCollege (Bristol, Tennessee)

LincolnUniversity (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania)

St. ThomasUniversity (Miami Gardens, Florida)

UrbanaUniversity (Urbana, Ohio)

The committee also agreed to move the following institutions from year one of the candidacy period to year two, effective September 1:

CaliforniaState University, East Bay (Hayward, California)

DominicanUniversity of California (San Rafael, California)

MaryvilleUniversity of St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri)

OhioDominican University (Columbus, Ohio)

One other institution, Lambuth University (Jackson, Tennessee), was asked to repeat year one of the candidacy period.