2015-16
1Georgia Gwinnett College
2Bellevue University
3Faulkner University
4Lewis-Clark State College
5Tennessee Wesleyan
6Auburn University Montgomery
7Westmont College
8University of South Carolina - Beaufort
9Sterling College
10Missouri Baptist University
RVMidland University
 
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Sunday, Aug 14
Women's Soccer
Hastings at 7:00 pm
Creighton CST
Friday, Aug 19
Volleyball
Doane vs 1:00 pm
Saint Thomas University CST
(2 PM EST)
Doane vs 5:00 pm
Florida Memorial College CST
(6 PM EST)
Men's Soccer
Bellevue University at 7:30 pm
Doane CST
Saturday, Aug 20
Volleyball
Doane vs 9:00 am
University of Rio Grande CST
(10 AM EST)
Doane vs 1:00 pm
Warner University CST
(2 PM EST)
Sunday, Aug 21
Women's Soccer
Hastings at 10:00 am
University of Nebraska-Kearney CST
Thursday, Aug 25
Men's Soccer
Univ of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at 5:00 pm
Doane CST
Friday, Aug 26
Volleyball
Doane vs 2:30 pm
Lourdes University CST
Red Raider Classic
Biola University vs 3:00 pm
Hastings CST
Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic (Heartland Events Center)
Doane vs 6:30 pm
University of Jamestown CST
Red Raider Classic
Saturday, Aug 27
Volleyball
Doane vs 9:00 am
Baker University CST
Red Raider Classic
Grand View University vs 12:00 pm
Hastings CST
Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic (Heartland Events Center)
Football
Waldorf University at 1:00 pm
Briar Cliff CST
Volleyball
Doane vs 1:00 pm
Dakota State University CST
Red Raider Classic
Columbia College vs 4:00 pm
Hastings CST
Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic (Heartland Events Center)
Women's Soccer
Univ of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at 5:00 pm
Hastings CST
Men's Soccer
Univ of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at 7:15 pm
Hastings CST
Sunday, Aug 28
Women's Soccer
York College at 7:00 pm
Hastings CST
Wednesday, Aug 31
Men's Soccer
Hastings at 6:00 pm
Baker University CST
Saturday, May 28
Softball
(3)Saint Gregory's University at 9
(15)Morningside 6
NAIA Softball World Series - Morningside Jensen Softball Complex (Elimination Game)
Men's Outdoor T&F
Hastings at 57th of 69
Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship
Briar Cliff at 9th of 68
Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Championships (Gulf Shores, AL)
Women's Outdoor T&F
Briar Cliff at 45th of 66
Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Championships (Gulf Shores, AL)
Hastings at 26th of 71
Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship
Friday, May 27
Softball
(RV)Webber International at 5
(15)Morningside 2
NAIA Softball World Series - Morningside Jensen Softball Complex
Men's Outdoor T&F
Concordia at
NAIA National Championships
Briar Cliff at No Team Score
Day 2 - NAIA Outdoor Championships (Gulf Shores, AL)
Women's Outdoor T&F
Briar Cliff at No Team Score
Day 2 - NAIA Outdoor Championships (Gulf Shores, AL)
Concordia at
NAIA National Championships
Thursday, May 26
Men's Golf
Northwestern at 27th of 30
@ NAIA Men's Golf National Championship
Men's Outdoor T&F
Concordia at
NAIA National Championships
Briar Cliff at No Team Score
Day 1 - NAIA Outdoor Championships (Gulf Shores, AL)
Women's Outdoor T&F
Briar Cliff at No Team Score
Day 1 - NAIA Outdoor Championships (Gulf Shores, AL)
Concordia at
NAIA National Championships
Tuesday, May 24
Men's Golf
Midland at No Team Score
Day 1 - NAIA National Championship - TPC Deer Run - Renen Sahr
Wednesday, May 18
Baseball
(RV)Midland at 9
(14)University of Jamestown 11
NAIA National Championship Opening Round - Elimination Game
Tabor College vs 4
Morningside 1
NAIA National Championship Opening Round (Hutchinson Bracket)
Softball
University of Great Falls at 5
(15)Morningside 8
NAIA National Championship - Opening Round (Morningside Bracket Championship)
Men's Tennis
Hastings vs 0
(12)Lewis-Clark State College 5
NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship Opening Round
 
History of Membership

The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) is an affiliated conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), consisting of 12 private, faith-based colleges and universities in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Originally founded in 1969 as the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC), the league retains five of the six charter members - Concordia, Doane, Hastings, Midland and Nebraska Wesleyan.

Learn more about our GPAC members by clicking the school link on the left.

In 1992, the NIAC added Northwestern and became the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference. Eight years later, Dakota Wesleyan, Dordt, Mount Marty and Sioux Falls joined the conference which became the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in 2000-2001.

Briar Cliff entered the league in 2002-2003 and Morningside joined starting with the 2003-2004 school year.  Both schools are in Sioux City, Iowa.

In the summer of 2010 Dana College ceased operations (Member from 1969-2010) and in 2011 The University of Sioux Falls discontinued membership in the GPAC (Member from 2000-2011).

In 2015 the GPAC added College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, as its 12th member.  

Nebraska Wesleyan's membership in the GPAC will cease after the 2015-2016 academic year.

The GPAC sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports - nine for women and ten for men - and awards an All-Sports Trophy based on the final league standings and conference meet results at the end of each school year.  Competitive Cheer and Dance is offered in the GPAC as an invitational sport (since 2013-2014).

Since the 2005-2006 school year the GPAC has awarded the Christopherson All-Academic Award.  The award is a traveling trophy to be presented annually to the GPAC institution with the best academic performance by its student-athletes in all sports.  The award is named in honor of Dr. Myrvin Christopherson, former President of Dana College.  Christopherson had served as the first chair of the GPAC Council of Presidents. Concordia is the most recent winner of the Christopherson All-Academic Award for their overall GPA in the 2013-2014 academic year.  In conjuction with the Christipherson All-Academic Award annually the GPAC boasts more than 500 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Through our first 15 years as  a conference the GPAC has 22 NAIA team National Champions. 

The GPAC remains committed to Academic and Athletic Excellence!