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Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. As the name implies, member teams are located in the state of Minnesota.

Member teams

Member teams compete in football, soccer, cross country, golf, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, wrestling, track and field, swimming and diving, Nordic skiing, baseball, tennis and softball.

History

On March 15, 1920, a formal constitution was adopted and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was born, with Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. John's University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas.

Concordia College-Moorhead joined the MIAC in 1921, Augsburg College in 1924 and St. Mary's University in 1926. Carleton dropped membership in 1925, rejoining in 1983. St. Olaf left in [[1950], returning in 1975. University of Minnesota Duluth was a member was 1951 to 1975. Bethel University joined in 1977.

The MIAC initiated women's competition in 1982, and it was at that time that the College of St. Benedict and the College of St. Catherine joined the league. Macalester began competeing as an independent in football in 2002. St. Mary's dropped football in the mid 1950s.

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