NEWS RELEASE: (2/5/16) The Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) continues expansion of conference membership by adding a new member college, beginning in 2016-17. Canadian Mennonite University out of Winnipeg, MB was recently approved as the league’s eighth team and only Canadian representative. CMU will be providing men’s and women’s basketball to league play.
“This is an exciting development for our conference” said Dan Hovestol, NIAC President. “Many of our NIAC colleges have had a longstanding relationship with CMU so bringing them on board as a league member made a lot of sense. Canadian Mennonite University has a solid athletics program in addition to being an exemplary institution of higher learning. Their inclusion makes our conference immediately stronger.” The NIAC conference now includes eight institutions from Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba.
NEWS RELEASE: (9/22/15) The Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) has added a new member college, beginning in 2016-17. Cankdeska Cikana Community College out of Fort Totten, ND was approved at a recent NIAC Meeting as the newest member college, providing men’s and women’s basketball to league play.
Dan Hovestol, NIAC President, released a statement regarding the merger; “It is with great pleasure that the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference welcomes Cankdeska Cikana Community College as our newest member institution, beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. Cankdeska was unanimously received as a member which reflects the overall enthusiasm from league schools for the partnership between the NIAC and CCCC.”
The upcoming season is upon us and we plan to keep you better updated on pertinent NIAC information. Be watching for schedules, tournament information, stats and standings in the days ahead!
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