The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference today announced a unanimous vote from its council of presidents to conditionally admit Spring Hill College in 2014. Pending entrance into NCAA Division II membership, Spring Hill will be the second Catholic and first non-HBCU member in conference history.
In a release, SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore cited Spring Hill’s cultural mission as a perfect fit for the conference’s profile.
“We are pleased about the prospect of Spring Hill College becoming a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference,” SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore said. “Not only is Spring Hill College an institution with strong academics and athletics, but they were also cited by Dr. King for its commitment to racial justice and equality in his letter from the Birmingham Jail.”
According to SIAC officials, Spring Hill will continue to hold membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) through the 2013-2014 academic year, but and will begin its SIAC schedule beginning in 2014-2015.
Spring Hill is the second school to join the SIAC in the last two months, joining Central State University, which will join as a football associate member of the conference in 2013.