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The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern United States
Midwestern United States
The Midwestern United States is one of the four U.S. geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, providing an official definition of the American Midwest....

. Nine of its members are in Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state...

, with two members in South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. Once a part of Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. The state has an area of and an estimated population of just over...

 and one member each in the states of Iowa
Iowa
Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". It derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many American Indian tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa was a part of the French colony of New...

, Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

 and North Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, along the Canadian border. The state is bordered by Canada to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south and Montana to the west. North Dakota is the 19th-largest state by area in the U.S....

. It participates in the NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

's Division II. It was founded in 1932. With the recent NSIC expansion, the original six member schools have been reunited. With the inclusion of the four new member institutions, it is one of the largest Division II conferences in the country.

The conference sponsors 17 sports; nine for women and eight for men. Both men and women compete in basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

, cross country
Cross country running
Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

, golf
Golf
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

, indoor and outdoor track and field
Track and field
Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

. Men compete in baseball
Baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

, football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

 and wrestling
Collegiate wrestling
Collegiate wrestling, sometimes known in the United States as Folkstyle wrestling, is a style of amateur wrestling practised at the collegiate and university level in the United States. Collegiate wrestling emerged from the folk wrestling styles practised in the early history of the United States...

. Women compete in soccer
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

, softball
Softball
Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand...

, tennis
Tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

 and volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

.

History


The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference was founded in 1932 as the Northern Teachers Athletic Conference. Charter members included Bemidji State Teachers College (Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University is a public state university in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA, located on the shores of Lake Bemidji. It is a part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities .-History:BSU was founded in 1919 as Bemidji State Normal School...

), Duluth State Teachers College (University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota Duluth is a regional branch of the University of Minnesota system located in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. As Duluth's public research university, UMD offers 13 bachelor's degrees in 74 majors, graduate programs in 24 different fields, a two-year program at the School of...

), Mankato State Teachers College (Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a public four-year university located in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of 53,000 located southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. As of Fall 2011, the student body is the third-largest in the state of Minnesota with over 15,000 students...

), Moorhead State Teachers College (Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a four-year, public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota. The school has an enrollment of nearly 7,500 students and 337 full-time faculty members. MSUM is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system...

), St. Cloud State Teachers College (St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University is a four-year public university founded in 1869 on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. The university is the largest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system which is the largest single provider of higher...

) and Winona State Teachers College (Winona State University
Winona State University
Winona State University is a comprehensive public university in Winona, Minnesota, United States, a college and river town located in picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River, with around 8,900 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students...

). In 1942 the conference name was changed to the State Teacher's College Conference of Minnesota. The conference switched its name to the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC) in 1962. In the spring of 1992 the NSIC was formed out of the merger of the NIC, the men's conference, and the women's Northern Sun Conference (NSC). The NSC had existed since 1979.

In the 1998-99 academic year, the NSIC became an expanded eight-team league from a previous seven-member conference by adding Wayne State College
Wayne State College
Wayne State College is a four-year public college in the Nebraska State College System in Wayne, Nebraska. The current enrollment is 3,571. The college opened as a State Normal School in 1910 after the State purchased the private Nebraska Normal College . The State Normal College became State...

, and in 1999-2000 became a 10-member conference by adding Concordia University, St. Paul, and the University of Minnesota Crookston
University of Minnesota Crookston
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a four-year university located in Crookston, Minnesota. With 1,600 undergraduate students , it is one of five campuses in the University of Minnesota system. Currently, students from 29 countries and 40 states are enrolled .Located on the northern edge of...

. The conference existed as an eight-member league from 2004-05 until 2005-06 with the departure of the University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota Duluth is a regional branch of the University of Minnesota system located in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. As Duluth's public research university, UMD offers 13 bachelor's degrees in 74 majors, graduate programs in 24 different fields, a two-year program at the School of...

 to the now defunct North Central Conference, and the University of Minnesota Morris to NCAA Division III.

In 2007 the NSIC Board of Directors voted to expand the conference to 14 schools. League presidents voted to accept into membership Augustana College
Augustana College (South Dakota)
Augustana College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. The campus makes the school the largest private university in South Dakota...

, St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University is a four-year public university founded in 1869 on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. The university is the largest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system which is the largest single provider of higher...

, the University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota Duluth is a regional branch of the University of Minnesota system located in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. As Duluth's public research university, UMD offers 13 bachelor's degrees in 74 majors, graduate programs in 24 different fields, a two-year program at the School of...

, and Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a public four-year university located in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of 53,000 located southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. As of Fall 2011, the student body is the third-largest in the state of Minnesota with over 15,000 students...

. These four schools were members of the North Central Conference
North Central Conference
The North Central Conference , also known as North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was a college athletic conference which operated in the north central United States. It participated in the NCAA's Division II.-History:...

 which disbanded after the 2007-2008 academic year. They became official members of the NSIC on July 1, 2008.

On January 20, 2010 the NSIC Board of Directors voted to expand the conference again, this time to 16 members. The league accepted into membership the University of Sioux Falls
University of Sioux Falls
The University of Sioux Falls is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. It is also commonly called USF.-History:...

 and Minot State University
Minot State University
Minot State University is a four-year institution of higher learning in Minot, North Dakota. Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.Minot State University was founded in 1913...

. Both schools are moving from the NAIA, with USF leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference, and Minot State leaving the Dakota Athletic Conference. The two schools will become active members in the 2012-13 academic year.

The NSIC and its member institutions have been members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is an athletic association that organizes college and university-level athletic programs. Membership in the NAIA consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States. The NAIA allows colleges and universities outside the USA...

 (NAIA). Mankato State
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a public four-year university located in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of 53,000 located southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. As of Fall 2011, the student body is the third-largest in the state of Minnesota with over 15,000 students...

 won wrestling national titles in 1958 and 1959, while Moorhead State
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a four-year, public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota. The school has an enrollment of nearly 7,500 students and 337 full-time faculty members. MSUM is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system...

 won a wrestling national title in 1964. 41 wrestlers have claimed individual national titles in wrestling Nine individuals have won national titles in Men's Swimming and Diving. Northern State claimed national titles in women's basketball in 1992 and 1994. Seven individuals have won individual titles in men's indoor track and field. Four individuals have won national titles in women's indoor track and field. 11 athletes have won national titles in men's outdoor track and field. Six female athletes have won individual titles in outdoor track and field. Winona State won two team titles in women's gymnastics. In 1992, the NSIC entered the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

 (NCAA). In the Fall of 1995, the NSIC and its member institutions became eligible for championship competition in the NCAA Division II ranks. The Northern Sun earned its first Division II national championship in a team sport sponsored by the conference when Winona State won the men's basketball championship in 2005-06.

Since becoming affiliated with NCAA Division II, NSIC members have won ten team national championships and has also crowned 33 individual national champions.

The highest ranking team in the NSIC in football that does not make the playoffs plays in the Mineral Water Bowl
Mineral Water Bowl
The Mineral Water Bowl is an annual American NCAA Division II college football bowl game between teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association hosted in Excelsior Springs, Missouri at Tiger Stadium....

, against the highest ranking team from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association is a college athletic conference which operates in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and effective in 2012 in Oklahoma in the Midwestern United States. The conference was formerly known as the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic...

 that does not make the playoffs.

Membership evolution


Since 1932, 18 institutions have competed in the NSIC. Although all six charter members are in the conference today, only three of them have remained in the conference for the 79 years of its existence: Bemidji State, Minnesota State Moorhead and Winona State.
  • 1932: The Northern Teacher's Athletic Conference was founded with six charter members: Bemidji State Teachers College, Duluth State Teachers College, Mankato State Teachers College, Moorhead State Teachers College, St. Cloud State Teachers College, and Winona State Teachers College.

  • 1942: The conference changes its name to the State Teacher's College Conference of Minnesota.

  • 1947: Duluth State Teachers College is renamed the University of Minnesota Duluth.

  • 1951: Minnesota Duluth leaves for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
    Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
    The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota...

     (MIAC). The conference is left with five teams.

  • 1957: The Michigan College of Mining and Technology joins the conference to give the league six members. Bemidji State Teachers College is renamed Bemidji State College. Mankato State Teachers College is renamed Mankato State College. Moorhead State Teachers College becomes known as Moorhead State College. St. Cloud State Teachers College becomes St. Cloud State College and Winona State Teachers College becomes Winona State College.

  • 1962: The conference changes its name to the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC).

  • 1964: The Michigan College of Mining and Technology renames itself to Michigan Technological University.

  • 1966: The University of Minnesota Morris joins, membership stands at seven schools.

  • 1968: Mankato State leaves to join the North Central Conference
    North Central Conference
    The North Central Conference , also known as North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was a college athletic conference which operated in the north central United States. It participated in the NCAA's Division II.-History:...

    , leaving the conference with six members.

  • 1969: Southwest Minnesota State College joins as the seventh member.

  • 1975: Minnesota Duluth rejoins, giving the NIC eight teams. Bemidji State College is renamed Bemidji State University. Mankato State College is renamed Mankato State University and Moorhead State College is renamed Moorhead State University. Also, St. Cloud State College becomes St. Cloud State University and Winona State College is renamed to Winona State University. Southwest Minnesota State College also undergoes a name change, becoming Southwest State University.

  • 1978: Mankato State rejoins the NIC and Northern State College joins the league as the ninth and tenth teams, respectively.

  • 1979: The Northern Sun Conference (NSC) is created for women's athletics.

  • 1980: Michigan Tech leaves for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
    Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
    The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a competitive intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. Member institutions are located in the midwestern United States in the States of Michigan and Ohio, with affiliate...

     (GLIAC), leaving the NIC with nine teams.

  • 1981: St. Cloud State and Mankato State leave for the North Central Conference
    North Central Conference
    The North Central Conference , also known as North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was a college athletic conference which operated in the north central United States. It participated in the NCAA's Division II.-History:...

    . The league is left with seven members.

  • 1989: Northern State College is renamed to Northern State University.

  • 1992: The Northern Intercollegiate Conference (men's conference) and the Northern Sun Conference (women's conference) merged to form the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

  • 1995: The NSIC becomes eligible for NCAA Division II championship competition, having moved from the NAIA level.

  • 1998: Wayne State College joins as the NSIC's eighth member.

  • 1999: Concordia University, St. Paul and the University of Minnesota Crookston join to give the NSIC 10 teams. Mankato State University is renamed Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • 2000: Moorhead State University is renamed the Minnesota State University Moorhead.

  • 2003: Minnesota Morris leaves the conference and drops down to the NCAA Division III level and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
    Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
    The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference is a college-level athletic conference. The UMAC is a member-conference of the NCAA Division III. The UMAC was formerly affiliated with the NAIA. Corey Borchardt is the current commissioner of the UMAC, and was appointed to the position in 2008...

    , dropping NSIC membership to nine teams. Also, Southwest State University changes its name to Southwest Minnesota State University.

  • 2004: Minnesota Duluth leaves the conference to join the North Central Conference
    North Central Conference
    The North Central Conference , also known as North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was a college athletic conference which operated in the north central United States. It participated in the NCAA's Division II.-History:...

    , leaving the NSIC with eight schools.

  • 2006: The University of Mary (NAIA) and Upper Iowa University (NCAA Division III) move up to Division II and join the conference to bring membership back up to 10 schools.

  • 2008: The North Central Conference disbands as various members in that league make a move to NCAA Division I. Former NSIC members Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State, Mankato, and St. Cloud State rejoin the Northern Sun. Another NCC refugee, Augustana College joins the NSIC for the first time. This gives the NSIC its largest membership total to date at 14 schools.

  • 2012: Minot State University and the University of Sioux Falls will begin membership after joining NCAA Division II from the NAIA. This will give the league 16 members.

Membership timeline


Current Members = Powder Blue

Former Members = Orange

Future Members = Green

Member schools

Institution Location - City Location - State Founded Type Enrollment Joined School Colors Nickname Men's Sports Women's Sports
Augustana College
Augustana College (South Dakota)
Augustana College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. The campus makes the school the largest private university in South Dakota...

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Sioux Falls is the county seat of Minnehaha County, and also extends into Lincoln County to the south...

South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. Once a part of Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. The state has an area of and an estimated population of just over...

1860 Private 1,745 2008 Blue & Gold Vikings 9 9
Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University is a public state university in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA, located on the shores of Lake Bemidji. It is a part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities .-History:BSU was founded in 1919 as Bemidji State Normal School...

Bemidji
Bemidji, Minnesota
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was at 13,431 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Beltrami County. Bemidji is the most major city in North Central Minnesota and the largest commercial center between Grand Forks, North Dakota and Duluth,...

Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. The twelfth largest state of the U.S., it is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.3 million residents. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state...

1919 Public 5,365 1932 Green & White Beavers 7 10
Concordia University, Saint Paul
Concordia University, Saint Paul
Concordia University is a liberal arts university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Concordia University was founded in 1893 and currently enrolls approximately 2,800 students...

Minnesota 1893 Private 2,800 1999 Blue & Gold Golden Bears 7 8
Bismarck
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. It is the second most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo. The city's population was 61,272 at the 2010 census, while its metropolitan population was 108,779...

North Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, along the Canadian border. The state is bordered by Canada to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south and Montana to the west. North Dakota is the 19th-largest state by area in the U.S....

1959 Private 2,758 2006 Royal Blue, White, & Orange Marauders 8 8
Crookston
Crookston, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,192 people, 3,078 households, and 1,819 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,658.8 people per square mile . There were 3,382 housing units at an average density of 684.8 per square mile...

Minnesota 1906 Public 2,775 1999 Maroon & Gold Golden Eagles 4 7
Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Saint Louis County. The fourth largest city in Minnesota, Duluth had a total population of 86,265 in the 2010 census. Duluth is also the second largest city that is located on Lake Superior after Thunder Bay, Ontario,...

Minnesota 1902, 1947 Public 11,729 2007 Maroon & Gold Bulldogs 7 9
Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 39,309 at the 2010 census, making it the fourth largest city in Minnesota outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The county seat of Blue Earth County, it is located...

Minnesota 1868 Public 15,649 2007 Purple & Gold Mavericks
Minnesota State Mavericks
The athletic teams of Minnesota State University, Mankato are known as the Mavericks. More than 600 students participate each year in athletics for the university. Most of the university's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division II level in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference...

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Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota
Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota. The population was 38,065 at the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Clay County....

Minnesota 1888 Public 7,497 1932 Red & White Dragons 6 10
Northern State University
Northern State University
Northern State University is a four-year public university located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. NSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents and offers 38 majors and 42 minors, as well as six associate, eight pre-professional and nine graduate degrees.-History:Founded on the...

Aberdeen
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, about 125 mi northeast of Pierre. Settled in 1880, it was incorporated in 1882. The city population was 26,091 at the 2010 census. The American News is the local newspaper...

South Dakota 1901 Public 3,500 1978 Maroon & Gold Wolves 8 10
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University is a four-year public university founded in 1869 on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. The university is the largest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system which is the largest single provider of higher...

Minnesota 1869 Public 17,231 2007 Cardinal & Black Huskies
St. Cloud State Huskies
The St. Cloud State Huskies are the athletic teams for St. Cloud State University.The university currently sponsors 18 Division II teams and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference . SCSU competes in the for women's Nordic skiing. The St...

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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University is a public, four-year university that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. It is located in Marshall, Minnesota, United States, a city of 13,000 people. The school has a full-time enrollment of approximately 3,500 students and...

Marshall
Marshall, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,735 people, 4,914 households, and 2,914 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,537.0 people per square mile . There were 5,182 housing units at an average density of 625.4 per square mile...

Minnesota 1967 Public 3,700 1969 Vegas Gold & Brown Mustangs 5 7
Upper Iowa University
Upper Iowa University
Established in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private institution of higher education with its residential campus located in northeast Iowa near the Volga River in the rural community of Fayette, where around 900 students are enrolled....

Fayette
Fayette, Iowa
Fayette is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,300. It was named after the Marquis de la Fayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War. Fayette is the home of Upper Iowa University, a small private college...

Iowa
Iowa
Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". It derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many American Indian tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa was a part of the French colony of New...

1857 Private 3,600 2006 Peacock Blue & White Peacocks 6 6
Wayne State College
Wayne State College
Wayne State College is a four-year public college in the Nebraska State College System in Wayne, Nebraska. The current enrollment is 3,571. The college opened as a State Normal School in 1910 after the State purchased the private Nebraska Normal College . The State Normal College became State...

Wayne
Wayne, Nebraska
Wayne is a city in Wayne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,660 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wayne County and the home of Wayne State College.-Geography:Wayne is located at ....

Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

1910 Public 3,571 1998 Black & Gold Wildcats 7 8
Winona State University
Winona State University
Winona State University is a comprehensive public university in Winona, Minnesota, United States, a college and river town located in picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River, with around 8,900 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students...

Winona
Winona, Minnesota
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the U.S. State of Minnesota. Located in picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River, its most noticeable physical landmark is Sugar Loaf....

Minnesota 1858 Public 8,631 1932 Purple & White Warriors
Winona State Warriors
The Winona State Warriors are the athletic teams of Winona State University, located in Winona, Minnesota. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division II for all sports except for women's gymnastics, which competes in the National Collegiate Gymnastics...

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Future members (beginning in 2012–13 season)

Institution Location - City Location - State Founded Type Enrollment Joined School Colors Nickname Men's Sports Women's Sports Current Conference
Minot State University
Minot State University
Minot State University is a four-year institution of higher learning in Minot, North Dakota. Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.Minot State University was founded in 1913...

Minot
Minot, North Dakota
Minot is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. It is most widely known for the Air Force base located approximately 15 miles north of the city. With a population of 40,888 at the 2010 census, Minot is the fourth largest city in the state...

North Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, along the Canadian border. The state is bordered by Canada to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south and Montana to the west. North Dakota is the 19th-largest state by area in the U.S....

1913 Public 3,842 2012 Green & Red Beavers
Minot State Beavers
The Minot State Beavers are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Minot State University , located in Minot, North Dakota. The Beavers currently in the process of transitioning from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to the NCAA Division II...

8 8 Dakota Athletic Conference
Dakota Athletic Conference
The Dakota Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. As the name implies, member teams are located in the states of North Dakota and South Dakota.-History:...

University of Sioux Falls
University of Sioux Falls
The University of Sioux Falls is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. It is also commonly called USF.-History:...

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Sioux Falls is the county seat of Minnehaha County, and also extends into Lincoln County to the south...

South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. Once a part of Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. The state has an area of and an estimated population of just over...

1883 Private 1,576 2012 Purple, Silver & White Cougars 8 9 Great Plains Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
The Great Plains Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota...


Former members

Institutiion Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left School Colors Nickname Current Conference
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university located in Houghton, Michigan, United States. Its main campus sits on on a bluff overlooking Portage Lake...

Houghton, Michigan
Houghton, Michigan
Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,708. It is the county seat of Houghton County...

1885 Public 5,828 1957 1980 Gold & Black Huskies Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a competitive intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. Member institutions are located in the midwestern United States in the States of Michigan and Ohio, with affiliate...

University of Minnesota Morris Morris, Minnesota
Morris, Minnesota
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Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
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Conference facilities

School Football stadium Stadium capacity Basketball arena Arena capacity
Augustana Kirkeby–Over Stadium 6,500 Elmen Center
Elmen Center
The Elmen Center is the basketball arena for the Augustana College Vikings in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is located on the Augustana campus. The Elmen Center seats approximately 4,000 fans. The Elmen Center is 81,000 square feet....

4,000
Bemidji State Chet Anderson Stadium
Chet Anderson Stadium
Chet Anderson Stadium is the stadium at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. In 1939 a federal grant enabled Bemidji State to build new athletic facilities.The first game held was against Concordia College, Moorhead on September 27, 1940....

4,000 BSU Gymnasium 2,500
Concordia, St. Paul Sea Foam Stadium
Sea Foam Stadium
Sea Foam Stadium is the football field on the campus of Concordia University, Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It opened in 2009, and seats about 3,500 spectators...

3,500 Gangelhoff Center
Gangelhoff Center
Gangelhoff Center is a 3,200-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was open in 1993. It is the home to Concordia University Golden Bears volleyball and basketball teams and was home to the Minnesota Ripknees during their one season in the...

3,200
University of Mary Bismarck Community Bowl 7,000 McDowell Activity Center 2,500
Minnesota Crookston Ed Widseth Field
Ed Widseth Field
Ed Widseth Field is a stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota Crookston. It was named Ed Widseth Field in lasting tribute to Ed Widseth. Ed Widseth graduated from UM-Crookston when it was named Northwest School of Agriculture....

2,000 Lysaker Gymnasium 3,500
Minnesota Duluth Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium
Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium
Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium located on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota is the home stadium, since 1966, of the UMD Bulldogs football team and of the UMD women's soccer since 1994. The facility was originally known as Griggs Field, after Richard L...

4,000 Romano Gymnasium 2,759
Minnesota State, Mankato Blakeslee Stadium
Blakeslee Stadium
Blakeslee Stadium is a stadium in Mankato, Minnesota. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the Minnesota State University, Mankato and hosts the training camp for the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium holds 7,500 people and was built in 1962....

7,500 Taylor Center 4,521
Minnesota State Moorhead Alex Nemzek Stadium
Alex Nemzek Stadium
Alex Nemzek Stadium is a stadium on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead. It is named after Alex Nemzek, athletic director of what was then called Moorhead State Teachers College. He was director from 1923 to 1941....

5,000 Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse 3,500
Northern State Swisher Field 6,000 Wachs Arena
Wachs Arena
The Wachs Arena is a 8,057 seat multi-purpose arena in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It was built in 1987. It is the home of the Northern State University Wolves basketball and volleyball teams....

8,057
Saint Cloud State Husky Stadium
Husky Stadium (St. Cloud)
Husky Stadium is a 4,198-seat multipurpose stadium located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It was built in 2004 and is the home of the St. Cloud State University Huskies American football and soccer teams. The stadium is also used for high school football and soccer...

4,198 Halenbeck Hall
Halenbeck Hall
Halenbeck Hall is a 6,900 seat multi-purpose arena in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It was built in 1965. It is the home of the St. Cloud State University Huskies basketball and volleyball teams....

6,927
Southwest Minnesota State Mattke Field at the Regional Events Center 3,500 R/A Facility 4,000
Upper Iowa Eischeid Stadium 3,500 Dorman Gymnasium 1,950
Wayne State Memorial Stadium 3,500 Rice Auditorium 2,500
Winona State Maxwell Field at Verizon Wireless Stadium 3,500 McCown Gymnasium 3,500

Future Conference Facilities

School Football stadium Stadium capacity Basketball arena Arena capacity
Minot State Herb Parker Stadium 4,500 MSU Dome
MSU Dome
MSU Dome is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena on 11th Ave NW in Minot, North Dakota. It is home to the Minot State University Beavers basketball team. It is also regularly used for the Prairie Rose State Games, Regional Special Olympics, Math Track Meets, and Minot High School and MSU graduation...

10,000
Sioux Falls Bob Young Field 5,400 Stewart Center 2,000

Divisions


The NSIC Board of Directors will use a division format in football, while using a single division format for men's and women's basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball.
North Division South Division
Bemidji State Augustana
Mary Concordia, St. Paul
Minnesota Crookston Minnesota State, Mankato
Minnesota Duluth Southwest Minnesota State
Minnesota State Moorhead Upper Iowa
Northern State Wayne State
St. Cloud State Winona State


After the conference expands in 2012-13 to 16 teams, the NSIC will split into North and South Divisions for football and basketball for sure. Volleyball will not use divisions. Other sports are TBD. The divisions will look like:
North Division South Division
Bemidji State Augustana
Mary Concordia, St. Paul
Minnesota Crookston Minnesota State, Mankato
Minnesota Duluth Sioux Falls
Minnesota State Moorhead Southwest Minnesota State
Minot State Upper Iowa
Northern State Wayne State
St. Cloud State Winona State

NCAA Division II


The NSIC has had ten national championship teams in NCAA Division II play:

NCAA Division II National Champions
Year School Sport
2006 Winona State Men's Basketball
2007 Concordia, St. Paul Volleyball
2008 Minnesota Duluth Football
2008 Concordia, St. Paul Volleyball
2008 Winona State Men's Basketball
2009 Concordia, St. Paul Volleyball
2009 Minnesota State, Mankato Women's Basketball
2010 Concordia, St. Paul Volleyball
2010 Minnesota Duluth Football
2011 Augustana Women's Cross Country

Individual Champions


NSIC athletes have also won 33 individual national championships at the NCAA Division II level.

Individual Men's NCAA Division II National Champions (14)
Year Name School Sport
1997 Nate Hendrickson Minnesota State Moorhead Wrestling
1998 Link Steffen Southwest Minnesota State Wrestling
2003 Chris Nulle Minnesota State Moorhead Indoor Track & Field (Weight Throw)
2007 Nate Baker Minnesota State Moorhead Wrestling
2008 Joe Remitz Bemidji State Outdoor Track & Field (Shot Put)
2008 Ryan Phillips Upper Iowa Wrestling
2009 Tommy Abbott Minnesota State, Mankato Wrestling
2010 Travis Eggers Upper Iowa Wrestling
2010 Jay Sherer Augustana Wrestling
2010 Dennis Mokaya Minnesota State, Mankato Indoor Track & Field (800)
2011 Aduo Omot Augustana Indoor Track & Field (800m)
2011 Aduo Omot Augustana Outdoor Track & Field (800m)
2011 Trevor Franklin Upper Iowa Wrestling
2011 John Sundgren St. Cloud State Wrestling
2011 Matt Meuleners Northern State Wrestling


Individual Women's NCAA Division II National Champions (19)
Year Name School Sport
1993 Kerrick Johnson Minnesota Duluth Outdoor Track & Field (Discus)
2004 Belinda Eastlack Minnesota State Moorhead Indoor Track & Field (Weight Throw)
2007 Sheena DeVine Bemidji State Indoor Track & Field (Shot Put)
2007 Emily King Winona State Indoor Track & Field (Weight Throw)
2007 Sheena DeVine Bemidji State Outdoor Track & Field (Shot Put)
2007 Jennifer Hensel Minnesota State Moorhead Outdoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
2008 Sheena DeVine Bemidji State Indoor Track & Field (Shot Put)
2008 Jennifer Hensel Minnesota State Moorhead Outdoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
2008 Katie Wilson Wayne State Outdoor Track & Field (Shot Put)
2009 Katelin Rains Minnesota State, Mankato Indoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
2009 Katelin Rains Minnesota State, Mankato Outdoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
2010 Amanda Madden Northern State Indoor Track & Field (Weight Throw)
2010 Heather Miller St. Cloud State Indoor Track & Field (Pentathlon)
2010 Amanda Madden Northern State Outdoor Track & Field (Hammer Throw)
2011 Lauren Stelten Minnesota State, Mankato Indoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
2011 Runa Falch Augustana Outdoor Track & Field (1,500m)
2011 Lauren Stelten Minnesota State, Mankato Outdoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
2011 Mary Theisen Winona State Outdoor Track & Field (Discus)

NAIA


The NSIC fielded seven national championship teams at the NAIA level while teams were competing under the banner of the NIC, NSC or NSIC. The conference also boasted 78 individual NAIA national champions in the sports of wrestling (41), men's swimming and diving (9), men's indoor track & field (7), women's indoor track & field (4), men's outdoor track & field (11), and women's outdoor track & field (6).

NAIA National Champions
Year School Sport
1958 Minnesota State, Mankato Wrestling
1959 Minnesota State, Mankato Wrestling
1964 Minnesota State Moorhead Wrestling
1985 Winona State Women's Gymnastics
1987 Winona State Women's Gymnastics
1992 Northern State Women's Basketball
1994 Northern State Women's Basketball

Commissioners


The NSIC has had four full-time commissioners in its history

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Kurt Patberg (1997–2000)

Mike Lockrem (2000–2003)

Butch Raymond (2004–present)

Total Conference Championships


Below is a current listing of the combined conference and conference tournament championships won by each school based upon numbers found per sport further down on this page.

Current as of November 14, 2011
School Total Championships Men's Championships Women's Championships
Minnesota Duluth 212 101 111
Winona State 124 80 44
Minnesota State, Mankato 103 98 5
Minnesota State Moorhead 99 75 24
St. Cloud State 79 68 11
Southwest Minnesota State 53 18 35
Bemidji State 44 35 9
Augustana 38 24 14
Northern State 32 23 11
Concordia, St. Paul 29 4 25
Wayne State 24 16 8
Mary 9 1 8
Upper Iowa 6 3 3
Minnesota Crookston 1 1 0

School Total Championships Men's Championships Women's Championships
Minnesota Morris 16 15 1
Michigan Tech 15 15 0

All-Sports Award


The NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award is an award based on total athletic department success in each academic year. Points are awarded by giving the winner of each title in a conference-sponsored sport points totaling the number of teams in that sport plus one. The next place finisher receives points totaling the number of teams in that sport minus the number of places from first place. For indoor and outdoor track & field, the points are divided in half. Ties at any level shall result in the totaling of points and dividing them equally among the tied schools.

The NSIC All-Sports Award is presented annually at the NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet in July. The award was started in the 1999-2000 season.

NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award Winner
Year School
1999-00 Minnesota Duluth
2000-01 Minnesota Duluth
2001-02 Minnesota Duluth
2002-03 Minnesota Duluth
2003-04 Minnesota Duluth
2004-05 Winona State
2005-06 Winona State
2006-07 Winona State
2007-08 Winona State
2008-09 Minnesota State, Mankato
2009-10 Minnesota State, Mankato
2010-11 Augustana

Football


Schedule Format

Currently the 14-member NSIC plays a 10-game conference schedule, leaving schools with one non-conference game to play to start the season. Every team plays the other six teams in its own division every year and then plays four games against teams from the opposite division with those opposite division teams rotating on and off the schedule every two years for home-and-home purposes. The exception is the designated cross-division rival, who teams play every year. When the conference expands to 16 teams for the 2012 season, schools will play an 11-game conference schedule, eliminating all non-conference games. Schools will play seven games within its own division and four games against the opposite division. It is not yet known if cross-division "rivalry" games will be continued in the 16-team league.

Rivalry Games


Mary vs. Minnesota State Moorhead - Battle for the Paddle

The first-ever gridiron matchup between U-Mary and Minnesota State University Moorhead took on a little extra edge in 2006 as both schools battled for "The Paddle Trophy" in this "River Rivalry" game. U-Mary is located on the Missouri River and MSU Moorhead is on the Red River. Both are Northern Sun North Division rivals. The Paddle Trophy was developed by the student governments of the two colleges. The team that wins each year is responsible for the safekeeping and delivery of the Paddle Trophy and its case to each game between the Marauders and Dragons. The home team's student body representative will award the Paddle Trophy, which has each school's logo on opposite sides of the blade, with the score of each game being added to the winning team's side after the game. U-Mary leads the series 6-0.

Minnesota State, Mankato vs. St. Cloud State - Traveling Training Kit

Inaugurated in 1978, the Traveling Training Kit signifies the rivalry between the two longest-tenured Minnesota members of the former North Central Conference—and current Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference members—Minnesota State University and St. Cloud State University. The trophy is an athletic trainer's training kit that features the MSU logo on a purple background on one side and the St. Cloud State logo on a red background on the other side. The winner of each year's game takes home the coveted kit. MSU and SCSU started playing each other in the 1923 season, and have played at least once in every season since rekindling the rivalry in 1978 following a five-year break in the series. SCSU leads the series 41-31-4.

Bemidji State vs. Minnesota Crookston - The Hubcap

The Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston football teams first met Oct. 29, 1927. Although the series spans over 80 years, the teams have only gone head-to-head on 16 prior occasions. Following four consecutive victories by the Beavers in the series between 1927 and 1933, the teams took a 65-year hiatus before rekindling the rivalry in 1998 as the Golden Eagles joined the ranks of the NSIC in NCAA Division II. UMC got the best of BSU in that 1998 contest, 34-30, but the win stands as the only Golden Eagles' triumph in the series thus far. In 2004, the teams began to play for a little bit more. The coaches for the two schools got together and decided that since the only thing separating the schools were 88 miles of Highway 2, a traveling trophy was needed to add a little spice to the yearly meetings. What could be more representative of that relationship than a discarded hubcap laying on the side of the road? So since 2004, the winner of the annual BSU/UMC football game has been awarded a well-traveleld hubcab. BSU leads the "Hubcap" series 8-0.

Bemidji State vs. Minnesota State Moorhead - The Battle Axe

Bemidji State and MSU Moorhead first met in 1929 and have met annually since 1946. The Battle Axe game is the second-longest running trophy game in NCAA Division II having started in 1948. The Dragons won the inaugural game in the Battle Axe series. The Battle Axe itself is an item that a Bemidji State alum brought back home from New Guinea. The score of each game is painted on the axe each year. Minnesota State-Moorhead leads the Battle Axe series 34-27-3.

Cross-Division Rivalries

When the NSIC setup its schedule for a 14-team conference with two seven-team divisions, the conference established cross-division "rivalry" games that are played every year. The other cross-divisional opponents rotate on and off the schedule every two years.
North Division Rival South Division Rival
Bemidji State < = > Concordia-St. Paul
Mary < = > Wayne State
Minnesota-Crookston < = > Upper Iowa
Minnesota-Duluth < = > Winona State
Minnesota State-Moorhead < = > Southwest Minnesota State
Northern State < = > Augustana
St. Cloud State < = > Minnesota State-Mankato


Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Division Titles Last Conference Title Last Division Title
Winona State 18 1 2007 2010
Minnesota-Duluth 17 4 2011 2011
Minnesota State-Mankato 16 3 2011 2011
St. Cloud State 15 1 2011 2011
Minnesota State-Moorhead 14 0 1995 N/A
Bemidji State 5 0 2006 N/A
Northern State 3 0 1999 N/A
Concordia-St. Paul 2 0 2005 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 1 0 1990 N/A
Augustana 0 1 N/A 2010
Wayne State 0 1 N/A 2008
Mary 0 0 N/A N/A
Minnesota-Crookston 0 0 N/A N/A
Upper Iowa 0 0 N/A N/A

School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Michigan Tech 7 1974
Minnesota-Morris 6 1984


Conference Football Champions

Year School (record)
1932 Duluth State, Mankato State, Moorhead State, -and- St. Cloud State (2-1-0)
1933 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1934 Moorhead State (4-0-0)
1935 Moorhead State (4-0-0)
1936 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1937 Duluth State (3-0-0)
1938 Duluth State -and- Mankato State (3-0-0)
1939 Winona State (4-0-0)
1940 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1941 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1942 Mankato State -and- St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1943 (no champion - World War II)
1944 (no champion - World War II)
1945 (no champion - World War II)
1946 Duluth State (2-0-2) -and- Mankato State (3-0-1)
1947 Bemidji State, Moorhead State, -and- Winona State (3-1-0)
1948 Mankato State, Minnesota Duluth, -and- St. Cloud State (4-1-0)
1949 Mankato State (3-1-0)
1950 Bemidji State -and- Mankato State (3-0-1)
1951 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1952 Mankato State, Moorhead State, -and- St. Cloud State (3-1-0)
1953 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1954 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1955 St. Cloud State (4-0-0)
1956 St. Cloud State (3-0-1)
1957 Bemidji State -and- Winona State (3-1-0)
1958 Mankato State (5-0-0)
1959 Bemidji State, Mankato State -and- Michigan Tech (4-1-0)
1960 Mankato State (4-0-1)
1961 Mankato State (5-0-0)
1962 Winona State (5-0-0)
1963 Michigan Tech (4-1-0)
1964 Winona State (5-0-0)
1965 Michigan Tech (4-1-0)
1966 Moorhead State (4-1-0)
1967 St. Cloud State (5-0-0)
1968 Mankato State -and- Winona State (4-1-0)
1969 Michigan Tech (4-1-0)

Year School (record)
1970 Michigan Tech, Minnesota Morris, -and- St. Cloud State (5-1-0)
1971 Moorhead State (6-0-0)
1972 Michigan Tech (6-0-0)
1973 Moorhead State (5-1-0)
1974 Michigan Tech (6-0-0)
1975 Minnesota Morris (6-0-0)
1976 Minnesota Morris (7-0-0)
1977 Minnesota Morris (7-0-0)
1978 Minnesota Morris (8-0-0)
1979 Minnesota Duluth -and- Moorhead State (7-1-0)
1980 Minnesota Duluth (8-0-0)
1981 Moorhead State (6-0-0)
1982 Moorhead State (5-0-1)
1983 Winona State (5-1-0)
1984 Minnesota Morris -and- Moorhead State (5-1-0)
1985 Minnesota Duluth (6-0-0)
1986 Minnesota Morris (4-0-2)
1987 Minnesota Duluth (5-1-0)
1988 Moorhead State (6-0-0)
1989 Moorhead State (5-1-0)
1990 Minnesota Duluth, Northern State, -and- Southwest State (5-1-0)
1991 Moorhead State (5-0-0)
1992 Northern State (5-1-0)
1993 Winona State (5-1-0)
1994 Winona State (5-0-1)
1995 Minnesota Duluth -and- Moorhead State (5-0-1)
1996 Minnesota Duluth (6-0-0)
1997 Winona State (6-0-0)
1998 Winona State (6-0-0)
1999 Northern State (8-0-0)
2000 Winona State (7-1-0)
2001 Winona State (9-0-0)
2002 Minnesota Duluth (9-0-0)
2003 Concordia, St. Paul -and- Winona State (7-1-0)
2004 Winona State (7-0-0)
2005 Concordia, St. Paul -and- Winona State (6-1-0)
2006 Bemidji State (8-0-0)
2007 Winona State (9-0-0)

In 2008 the NSIC expanded to 14 teams and split into two seven-team divisions. Championships are awarded for each division based on division win/loss record and to an overall conference champion based on overall conference win/loss record. Ties are not broken, so any ties results in co-championships being awarded.
Year North Division Champion South Division Champion Overall NSIC Champion
2008 Minnesota Duluth (6-0) Minnesota State, Mankato (5-1) / Wayne State (5-1) Minnesota Duluth (10-0)
2009 Minnesota Duluth (6-0) Minnesota State, Mankato (6-0) Minnesota Duluth (10-0)
2010 Minnesota Duluth (6-0) Augustana (5-1) / Winona State (5-1) Minnesota Duluth (10-0)
2011 Minnesota-Duluth (5-1) / St. Cloud State (5-1) Minnesota State-Mankato (6-0) Minnesota-Duluth (8-2) / Minnesota State-Mankato (8-2) / St. Cloud State (8-2)


All-Time NSIC Standings (1932–2011)

School W L T Pct.
Augustana 29 11 0 .725
Minnesota Duluth 200 78 5 .716
St. Cloud State 163 97 9 .623
Minnesota State, Mankato 126 75 8 .622
Michigan Tech 71 53 1 .572
Concordia, St. Paul 62 51 0 .549
Northern State 110 97 3 .531
Minnesota State Moorhead 211 212 9 .499
Wayne State 56 57 0 .496
Mary 24 25 0 .490
Winona State 205 224 8 .478
Minnesota Morris 99 117 4 .459
Bemidji State 184 251 9 .425
Southwest Minnesota State 103 187 5 .358
Upper Iowa 13 44 0 .228
Minnesota Crookston 17 87 0 .163

All-Time North Division Standings (2008–2011)
School W L Pct.
Minnesota Duluth 23 1 .958
St. Cloud State 20 4 .833
Bemidji State 14 10 .583
Mary 12 12 .500
Northern State 9 15 .375
Minnesota State Moorhead 5 19 .208
Minnesota Crookston 1 23 .042

All-Time South Division Standings (2008–2011)
School W L Pct.
Minnesota State, Mankato 20 4 .833
Augustana 17 7 .708
Winona State 16 8 .667
Wayne State 14 10 .583
Concordia, St. Paul 10 14 .417
Southwest Minnesota State 6 18 .250
Upper Iowa 1 23 .042

NCAA Division II Playoffs (2001–2011)
School Playoff Wins Playoff Losses Last Appearance
Minnesota Duluth 11 2 2011
St. Cloud State 1 2 2011
Augustana 1 1 2010
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 2 2009
Wayne State 0 1 2008
Winona State 1 5 2007


Mineral Water Bowl

Since 2000, the NSIC has partnered with the Mineral Water Bowl
Mineral Water Bowl
The Mineral Water Bowl is an annual American NCAA Division II college football bowl game between teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association hosted in Excelsior Springs, Missouri at Tiger Stadium....

, a game played in Excelsior Springs, Missouri on the first Saturday in December. The game features the top NSIC team that did not qualify for the NCAA Division II Playoffs against the top team not making the playoffs from the MIAA.
Year Winner Loser Score
2000 Winona State Missouri Western State 43-41 (3OT)
2001 Central Missouri State Minnesota Duluth 48-17
2002 Emporia State Winona State 34-27 (OT)
2003 Missouri Western State Concordia, St. Paul 24-14
2004 Washburn Northern State 36-33
2005 Missouri Western State Concordia, St. Paul 35-23
2006 Pittsburg State Bemidji State 35-27
2007 Missouri Western State Wayne State 20-13
2008 Augustana Missouri Western State 37-16
2009 Missouri Western State Augustana 34-21
2010 Pittsburg State Concordia, St. Paul 13-9
2011 Minnesota State-Mankato Northeastern State 0-0


The MIAA holds a (9-2) lead in the Mineral Water Bowl series over the NSIC.

Men's Basketball


Currently basketball does not play in divisions. A 22-game schedule is played with the top eight teams advancing to the conference tournament. In 2012-13 when the NSIC expands to 16 teams, divisions will be implemented. The schedule will remain at 22 games (14 against opponents in your own division, 8 games against opposite division opponents). All 16 teams will play in the conference tournament with the first two rounds hosted by the higher seed in the matchups. The semifinals and championship sites are TBD.

Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Minnesota Duluth 16 2001-02 2 2003
St. Cloud State 16 1975-76 2 2010
Minnesota State, Mankato 15 2010-11 0 N/A
Winona State 14 2007-08 5 2011
Northern State 10 2002-03 2 2005
Bemidji State 8 2003-04 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 4 1981-82 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 2 2008-09 0 N/A
Wayne State 1 1999-00 1 2000
Augustana 0 N/A 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A

School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Minnesota-Morris 3 1993-94
Michigan Tech 2 1979-80


Regular Season Champions
Year School Record
1932-33 Mankato State (6-2)
1933-34 Duluth State (6-1)
1934-35 Duluth State (7-1)
1935-36 Duluth State (8-1)
1936-37 Duluth State (8-0)
1937-38 Winona State (7-1)
1938-39 Winona State (7-1)
1939-40 Bemidji State (8-1)
1940-41 Bemidji State -and- St. Cloud State (6-2)
1941-42 Bemidji State (9-1)
1942-43 St. Cloud State (5-1)
1943-44 (no champion - World War II) (N/A)
1944-45 (no champion - World War II) (N/A)
1945-46 St. Cloud State (6-0)
1946-47 Mankato State (8-2)
1947-48 Mankato State (8-2)
1948-49 Mankato State (9-1)
1949-50 Mankato State (6-2)
1950-51 Bemidji State, Mankato State -and- Winona State (6-2)
1951-52 Bemidji State (7-1)
1952-53 Mankato State (11-3)
1953-54 Mankato State (7-2)
1954-55 Mankato State (7-1)
1955-56 Mankato State (7-2)
1956-57 Bemidji State -and- St. Cloud State (6-2)
1957-58 St. Cloud State (7-1)
1958-59 St. Cloud State (8-2)
1959-60 Mankato State -and- St. Cloud State (9-1)
1960-61 Mankato State (9-1)
1961-62 St. Cloud State (7-3)
1962-63 Michigan Tech -and- St. Cloud State (8-2)
1963-64 St. Cloud State (9-1)
1964-65 Moorhead State -and- St. Cloud State (8-2)
1965-66 St. Cloud State (9-1)
1966-67 Bemidji State (12-0)
1967-68 St. Cloud State (12-0)
1968-69 St. Cloud State -and- Winona State (10-2)
1969-70 St. Cloud State (10-2)
1970-71 Moorhead State (11-1)

Year School Record
1971-72 Winona State (11-1)
1972-73 Winona State (12-0)
1973-74 Winona State (10-2)
1974-75 Winona State (11-1)
1975-76 St. Cloud State (9-3)
1976-77 Minnesota Morris (12-2)
1977-78 Minnesota Morris (12-2)
1978-79 Mankato State (14-2)
1979-80 Michigan Tech (16-2)
1980-81 Moorhead State (13-3)
1981-82 Minnesota Duluth -and- Moorhead State (10-2)
1982-83 Minnesota Duluth (10-2)
1983-84 Minnesota Duluth -and- Northern State (10-2)
1984-85 Northern State (9-3)
1985-86 Minnesota Duluth (11-1)
1986-87 Minnesota Duluth (11-1)
1987-88 Minnesota Duluth (12-0)
1988-89 Minnesota Duluth (12-0)
1989-90 Minnesota Duluth (11-1)
1990-91 Minnesota Duluth (10-2)
1991-92 Minnesota Duluth (10-2)
1992-93 Northern State (11-1)
1993-94 Minnesota Morris (10-2)
1994-95 Northern State (10-2)
1995-96 Northern State (10-2)
1996-97 Minnesota Duluth -and- Northern State (10-2)
1997-98 Northern State (11-1)
1998-99 Northern State -and- Winona State (10-2)
1999-00 Wayne State -and- Winona State (15-3)
2000-01 Southwest State (17-1)
2001-02 Minnesota Duluth -and- Northern State (14-4)
2002-03 Northern State (15-3)
2003-04 Bemidji State (14-2)
2004-05 Winona State (12-2)
2005-06 Winona State (13-1)
2006-07 Winona State (18-0)
2007-08 Winona State (18-0)
2008-09 Southwest Minnesota State (17-3)
2009-10 Minnesota State, Mankato (17-3)
2010-11 Minnesota State, Mankato (19-3)

NSIC Tournament Champions

The NSIC Basketball Tournament began in 2000.
Year School
2000 Wayne State
2001 Winona State
2002 Minnesota Duluth
2003 Minnesota Duluth
2004 Northern State
2005 Northern State
2006 Winona State
2007 Winona State
2008 Winona State
2009 St. Cloud State
2010 St. Cloud State
2011 Winona State


All-Time NSIC Standings (1932-33 to 2010-11)
School Wins Losses Winning Percentage Tournament Wins Tournament Losses
Augustana 43 19 .694 0 3
Northern State 308 156 .664 14 8
St. Cloud State 356 191 .651 8 1
Minnesota State, Mankato 271 159 .630 3 3
Minnesota Duluth 366 203 .601 11 4
Wayne State 109 105 .509 6 10
Winona State 457 441 .509 21 7
Minnesota State Moorhead 422 485 .465 2 10
Southwest Minnesota State 268 324 .453 11 11
Mary 44 54 .449 1 3
Concordia, St. Paul 93 121 .435 2 9
Bemidji State 386 527 .423 5 8
Minnesota Morris 196 289 .404 0 3
Michigan Tech 95 166 .364 0 0
Upper Iowa 30 68 .306 0 2
Minnesota Crookston 34 180 .159 0 2

Women's Basketball


Currently basketball is not played in divisions. A 22-game schedule is played with the top eight teams advancing to the conference tournament. In 2012-13 when the NSIC expands to 16 teams, divisions will be implemented. The schedule will remain at 22 games (14 against opponents in your own division, 8 games against opposite division opponents). All 16 teams will play in the conference tournament with the first two rounds hosted by the higher seed in the matchups. The semifinals and championship sites are TBD.

Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Minnesota Duluth 11 2002-03 4 2004
Northern State 6 1997-98 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 4 2009-10 3 2008
Southwest Minnesota State 4 2001-02 1 2002
St. Cloud State 3 1983-84 1 2009
Bemidji State 3 1986-87 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 3 2004-05 0 N/A
Wayne State 2 2010-11 2 2010
Minnesota State, Mankato 1 2008-09 0 N/A
Winona State 0 N/A 1 2011
Augustana 0 N/A 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A

School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Minnesota Morris 1 1981-82 0 N/A


Regular Season Champions
Year School Record
1979-80 Bemidji State / St. Cloud State / Southwest State (5-2)
1980-81 Southwest State (7-0)
1981-82 Minnesota Morris / Moorhead State / St. Cloud State (10-4)
1982-83 St. Cloud State (14-0)
1983-84 St. Cloud State (12-0)
1984-85 Minnesota Duluth / Moorhead State (7-3)
1985-86 Bemidji State (11-1)
1986-87 Bemidji State (12-0)
1987-88 Northern State (11-1)
1988-89 Minnesota Duluth (11-1)
1989-90 Minnesota Duluth (11-1)
1990-91 Minnesota Duluth (12-0)
1991-92 Northern State (10-2)
1992-93 Minnesota Duluth (11-1)
1993-94 Northern State (12-0)
1994-95 Minnesota Duluth / Northern State (11-1)
1995-96 Minnesota Duluth (12-0)
1996-97 Northern State (11-1)
1997-98 Minnesota Duluth / Northern State (10-2)
1998-99 Minnesota Duluth (10-2)
1999-00 Minnesota Duluth (16-2)
2000-01 Southwest Minnesota State (17-1)
2001-02 Southwest Minnesota State (14-4)
2002-03 Minnesota Duluth (15-3)
2003-04 Concordia St. Paul (15-1)
2004-05 Minnesota State Moorhead (12-2)
2005-06 Wayne State (13-1)
2006-07 Concordia, St. Paul (15-3)
2007-08 Concordia, St. Paul (16-2)
2008-09 Minnesota State, Mankato (19-1)
2009-10 Concordia, St. Paul (17-3)
2010-11 Wayne State (21-1)


NSIC Tournament Champions

The NSIC Basketball Tournament began in 2000.
Year School
2000 Minnesota Duluth
2001 Minnesota Duluth
2002 Southwest State
2003 Minnesota Duluth
2004 Minnesota Duluth
2005 Concordia, St. Paul
2006 Wayne State
2007 Concordia, St. Paul
2008 Concordia, St. Paul
2009 St. Cloud State
2010 Wayne State
2011 Winona State


All-Time NSIC Standings (1970-80 to 2010-11)
School Wins Losses Winning Percentage Tournament Wins Tournament Losses
Minnesota Duluth 281 107 .724 16 4
Northern State 267 115 .699 9 11
Concordia, St. Paul 148 66 .692 17 6
Augustana 42 20 .677 2 3
Wayne State 144 70 .673 13 10
Minnesota State, Mankato 66 38 .635 0 2
St. Cloud State 72 54 .571 3 0
Minnesota State Moorhead 231 215 .518 8 12
Mary 47 51 .480 1 1
Southwest Minnesota State 207 239 .464 8 8
Bemidij State 175 271 .392 1 8
Winona State 146 300 .327 4 11
Minnesota Morris 88 198 .308 0 3
Minnesota Crookston 62 152 .290 2 4
Upper Iowa 10 88 .102 0 1

Volleyball


In 2012-13 when the NSIC expands to 16 teams, the NSIC postseason volleyball tournament will resume. The top eight teams will qualify and the tournament will be played at the site of the top team in the league standings.

Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Minnesota Duluth 21 2011 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 9 2011 3 2006
Southwest Minnesota State 2 2001 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 2 2000 0 N/A
Wayne State 1 2001 1 2007
Bemidji State 1 1988 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 1 1982 0 N/A
Augustana 0 N/A 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 N/A 0 N/A
Northern State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A
Winona State 0 N/A 0 N/A


The NSIC Tournament was only held from 2004 to 2007

Regular Season Champions
Year School
1979 Minnesota Duluth
1980 Minnesota Duluth
1981 Minnesota Duluth
1982 St. Cloud State
1983 Minnesota Duluth
1984 Minnesota Duluth
1985 Minnesota Duluth / Southwest State
1986 Minnesota Duluth
1987 Minnesota Duluth
1988 Bemidji State / Minnesota Duluth
1989 Minnesota Duluth
1990 Minnesota Duluth
1991 Minnesota Duluth
1992 Moorhead State
1993 Minnesota Duluth
1994 Minnesota Duluth
1995 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth
1999 Minnesota Duluth
2000 Minnesota State Moorhead
2001 Southwest State -and- Wayne State
2002 Minnesota Duluth
2003 Concordia, St. Paul
2004 Concordia, St. Paul
2005 Concordia, St. Paul
2006 Concordia, St. Paul
2007 Concordia, St. Paul
2008 Concordia, St. Paul
2009 Concordia, St. Paul
2010 Concordia, St. Paul
2011 Concordia, St. Paul -and- Minnesota Duluth


NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
2004 Concordia, St. Paul
2005 Concordia, St. Paul
2006 Concordia, St. Paul
2007 Wayne State


The NSIC Tournament was discontinued after the 2007 season. It will return in 2012-13 when the NSIC expands to 16 teams.

All-Time NSIC Standings (1979 to 2011)
School Wins Losses Winning Percentage Tournament Wins Tournament Losses
Minnesota Duluth 343 41 .893 0 0
Concordia, St. Paul 185 47 .797 10 1
Wayne State 168 64 .724 6 3
Minnesota State, Mankato 66 34 .660 0 0
Southwest Minnesota State 290 160 .644 6 4
Minnesota State Moorhead 267 164 .619 5 3
Augustana 44 36 .550 0 0
St. Cloud State 45 68 .398 0 0
Winona State 177 273 .393 0 4
Bemidji State 164 286 .380 0 4
Northern State 136 264 .340 1 5
Minnesota Morris 73 239 .234 0 0
Upper Iowa 26 90 .224 0 0
Minnesota Crookston 41 190 .177 0 3
Mary 17 98 .148 0 1

Baseball


Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Winona State 21 2001 3 2007
St. Cloud State 8 1978 1 2011
Minnesota State, Mankato 7 2011 2 2010
Southwest Minnesota State 4 2002 4 2002
Minnesota-Duluth 3 1999 0 N/A
Wayne State 3 2009 5 2006
Bemidji State 2 1997 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 2 1983 0 N/A
Northern State 1 1993 0 N/A
Augustana 0 N/A 0 N/A
Concordia-St. Paul 0 N/A 2 2008
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota-Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A

School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Minnesota-Morris 1 1970 0 N/A


Regular Season Championships were awarded from 1960 to 2002 and 2007 to present. From 2002 to 2006, the NSIC Tournament was used to determine a league champion. The above table does not count titles awarded between 2002 and 2006 as "regular season" titles.

Regular Season Champions
Year School
1960 Mankato State
1961 Winona State
1962 Winona State
1963 Moorhead State -and- Winona State
1964 St. Cloud State
1965 St. Cloud State
1966 Winona State
1967 St. Cloud State
1968 Mankato State
1969 St. Cloud State
1970 Minnesota-Morris -and- St. Cloud State
1971 St. Cloud State
1972 Winona State
1973 Winona State
1974 Southwest State
1975 Winona State
1976 St. Cloud State
1977 Winona State
1978 St. Cloud State
1979 Mankato State
1980 Mankato State -and- Winona State
1981 Mankato State
1982 Bemidji State
1983 Moorhead State
1984 Winona State
1985 Winona State

Year School
1986 Winona State
1987 Winona State
1988 Winona State
1989 Winona State
1990 Winona State
1991 Winona State
1992 Minnesota-Duluth
1993 Minnesota-Duluth -and- Northern State
1994 Southwest State
1995 Winona State
1996 Southwest State
1997 Bemdiji State
1998 Winona State
1999 Minnesota-Duluth
2000 Winona State
2001 Winona State
2002 Southwest State*
2003 Concordia-St. Paul* -and- Wayne State*
2004 Wayne State*
2005 Wayne State*
2006 Wayne State*
2007 Wayne State
2008 Wayne State
2009 Wayne State
2010 Minnesota State, Mankato
2011 Minnesota State, Mankato


  • from 2002 to 2006, the NSIC Tournament was used to determine the overall NSIC Champion. The 2003 NSIC Tournament championship game between Concordia-St. Paul and Wayne State was canceled due to weather, so they were declared co-champions.


NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
1996 Southwest State
1997 Southwest State
1998 Winona State
1999 Southwest State
2000 Winona State
2001 Wayne State
2002 Southwest State
2003 Concordia-St. Paul -and- Wayne State
2004 Wayne State
2005 Wayne State
2006 Wayne State
2007 Winona State
2008 Concordia-St. Paul
2009 Minnesota State, Mankato
2010 Minnesota State, Mankato
2011 St. Cloud State

Softball


Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Minnesota Duluth 13 2003 4 2002
Southwest Minnesota State 10 2009 3 2007
Winona State 3 2007 4 2009
Augustana 2 2011 1 2011
Concordia, St. Paul 1 2001 4 2006
Bemidji State 1 1999 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 1 1990 0 N/A
Wayne State 0 N/A 1 2010
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 N/A 0 N/A
Northern State 0 N/A 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A


Regular Season Champions
Year School
1984 Minnesota Duluth
1985 Southwest State
1986 Southwest State
1987 Minnesota Duluth
1988 Minnesota Duluth
1989 Minnesota Duluth
1990 Moorhead State
1991 Minnesota Duluth
1992 Minnesota Duluth
1993 Southwest State
1994 Southwest State
1995 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth
1999 Bemidji State -and- Southwest State
2000 Minnesota Duluth
2001 Concordia, St. Paul
2002 Minnesota Duluth
2003 Minnesota-Duluth -and- Winona State
2004 Southwest Minnesota State
2005 Winona State
2006 Southwest Minnesota State
2007 Southwest Minnesota State -and- Winona State
2008 Southwest Minnesota State
2009 Southwest Minnesota State
2010 Augustana
2011 Augustana


NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
1984 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Southwest State
1998 Southwest State
1999 Winona State
2000 Minnesota Duluth
2001 Concordia, St. Paul
2002 Minnesota Duluth
2003 Winona State
2004 Concordia, St. Paul
2005 Concordia, St. Paul
2006 Concordia, St. Paul
2007 Southwest Minnesota State
2008 Winona State
2009 Winona State
2010 Wayne State
2011 Augustana


There was no tournament held from 1985 to 1995

All-Time NSIC Standings (1984 to 2011)
School Wins Losses Ties Winning Percentage Tournament Wins Tournament Losses
Augustana 65 11 0 .855 9 5
Minnesota Duluth 262 58 0 .819 36 19
Minnesota State, Mankato 57 21 0 .731 7 6
Winona State 266 112 0 .704 39 25
Southwest Minnesota State 275 124 0 .689 37 28
Concordia, St. Paul 147 74 0 .665 30 13
Wayne State 149 87 0 .631 26 24
Mary 56 52 0 .519 4 6
Minnesota State Moorhead 183 204 0 .473 21 26
Upper Iowa 44 68 0 .393 1 6
St. Cloud State 26 52 0 .333 0 0
Bemidji State 128 280 1 .314 9 26
Northern State 93 268 0 .258 9 22
Minnesota Morris 36 192 1 .158 0 14
Minnesota Crookston 19 198 0 .088 0 10

Wrestling


Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Individual Titles
Minnesota State Moorhead 13 2005 102
Minnesota State, Mankato 9 2009 6
Southwest Minnesota State 7 2001 56
Minnesota Duluth 5 1994 46
St. Cloud State 5 1978 3
Winona State 4 1971 44
Bemidji State 3 1976 47
Upper Iowa 3 2010 5
Northern State 2 2002 41
Augustana 1 2011 0
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A 0
Mary 0 N/A 0
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0
Wayne State 0 N/A 0

School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Individual Titles
Minnesota Morris 4 1982 36


Conference Champions
Year School
1955-56 Mankato State
1956-57 Mankato State
1957-58 Mankato State
1958-59 Mankato State
1959-60 Mankato State
1960-61 Mankato State
1961-62 Mankato State
1962-63 St. Cloud State
1963-64 Mankato State
1964-65 Moorhead State
1965-66 Winona State
1966-67 Winona State
1967-68 Moorhead State
1968-69 Moorhead State
1969-70 Winona State
1970-71 Winona State
1971-72 Bemidji State
1972-73 Bemidji State
1973-74 St. Cloud State
1974-75 St. Cloud State
1975-76 Bemidji State
1976-77 St. Cloud State
1977-78 St. Cloud State
1978-79 Minnesota Morris
1979-80 Minnesota Morris
1980-81 Minnesota Morris
1981-82 Minnesota Morris
1982-83 Southwest State

Year School
1983-84 Southwest State
1984-85 Southwest State
1985-86 Northern State
1986-87 Southwest State
1987-88 Minnesota Duluth
1988-89 Southwest State
1989-90 Minnesota Duluth
1990-91 Minnesota Duluth
1991-92 Minnesota Duluth
1992-93 Southwest State
1993-94 Minnesota Duluth
1994-95 Moorhead State
1995-96 Moorhead State
1996-97 Moorhead State
1997-98 Moorhead State
1998-99 Moorhead State
1999-00 Moorhead State
2000-01 Southwest State
2001-02 Northern State
2002-03 Minnesota State Moorhead
2003-04 Minnesota State Moorhead
2004-05 Minnesota State Moorhead
2005-06 Minnesota State Moorhead
2006-07 Upper Iowa
2007-08 Upper Iowa
2008-09 Minnesota State, Mankato
2009-10 Upper Iowa
2010-11 Augustana


Cross Country


Men's Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Minnesota State Moorhead 15 2007
Minnesota Duluth 12 2003
Augustana 3 2011
Northern State 2 2004
Minnesota State, Mankato 1 2008
Winona State 1 1988
Wayne State 1 2005
Bemidji State 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A


Men's Conference Champions
Year School
1965 Mankato State
1966 St. Cloud State
1967 St. Cloud State
1968 St. Cloud State
1969 St. Cloud State
1970 St. Cloud State
1971 St. Cloud State
1972 St. Cloud State
1973 St. Cloud State
1974 Moorhead State
1975 Moorhead State
1976 St. Cloud State
1977 Mankato State
1978 Mankato State
1979 Mankato State
1980 St. Cloud State
1981 Moorhead State
1982 Moorhead State
1983 Moorhead State
1984 Moorhead State
1985 Moorhead State
1986 Moorhead State
1987 Minnesota Duluth -and- Moorhead State

Year School
1988 Winona State
1989 Moorhead State
1990 Moorhead State
1991 Moorhead State
1992 Moorhead State -and- Northern State
1993 Minnesota Duluth
1994 Minnesota Duluth
1995 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth
1999 Minnesota Duluth
2000 Minnesota Duluth
2001 Minnesota Duluth
2002 Minnesota Duluth
2003 Minnesota Duluth
2004 Northern State
2005 Wayne State
2006 Minnesota State Moorhead
2007 Minnesota State Moorhead
2008 Minnesota State, Mankato
2009 Augustana
2010 Augustana
2011 Augustana

Women's Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Minnesota Duluth 13 2003
Minnesota State Moorhead 6 2007
Augustana 4 2011
Bemidji State 2 1989
Northern State 2 1986
Winona State 1 2004
Wayne State 1 2006
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A


Women's Conference Champions
Year School
1983 Moorhead State
1984 Moorhead State
1985 Northern State
1986 Northern State
1987 Bemidji State
1988 Minnesota Duluth
1989 Bemidji State
1990 Moorhead State
1991 Moorhead State
1992 Minnesota Duluth
1993 Minnesota Duluth
1994 Minnesota Duluth
1995 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth
1999 Minnesota Duluth
2000 Minnesota Duluth
2001 Minnesota Duluth
2002 Minnesota Duluth
2003 Minnesota Duluth
2004 Winona State
2005 Minnesota State Moorhead
2006 Wayne State
2007 Minnesota State Moorhead
2008 Augustana
2009 Augustana
2010 Augustana
2011 Augustana

Track & Field


Men's Conference Championships Per School
School Indoor Conference Titles Last Indoor Conference Title Outdoor Conference Titles Last Outdoor Title
Minnesota State Moorhead 22 2011 21 2011
Minnesota Duluth 10 2004 11 2004
Minnesota State, Mankato 6 2010 24 2010
Northern State 2 2005 0 N/A
Wayne State 2 2007 3 2008
Bemidji State 1 2000 1 2005
Mary 1 2008 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A 4 1971
Augustana 0 N/A 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A
Winona State 0 N/A 0 N/A


Men's Track & Field Conference Champions
Year Indoor Outdoor
1946 N/A Moorhead State
1947 N/A N/A
1948 N/A N/A
1949 N/A Mankato State
1950 N/A Mankato State
1951 N/A Mankato State
1952 N/A Mankato State
1953 N/A Mankato State
1954 N/A Mankato State
1955 N/A Mankato State
1956 N/A Mankato State
1957 N/A Mankato State
1958 N/A Mankato State
1959 N/A Mankato State
1960 N/A Mankato State
1961 N/A Mankato State
1962 N/A Mankato State
1963 N/A Mankato State
1964 N/A Mankato State
1965 N/A Mankato State
1966 N/A Mankato State
1967 N/A St. Cloud State
1968 N/A St. Cloud State
1969 Mankato State Mankato State
1970 Moorhead State St. Cloud State
1971 Moorhead State St. Cloud State
1972 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1973 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1974 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1975 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1976 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1977 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1978 Mankato State Moorhead State
1979 Moorhead State Mankato State
1980 Mankato State Mankato State

Year Indoor Outdoor
1981 Mankato State Mankato State
1982 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1983 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1984 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1985 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1986 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1987 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1988 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1989 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1990 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1991 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1992 Moorhead State Moorhead State
1993 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1994 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1995 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1999 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2000 Bemidji State Minnesota Duluth
2001 Minnesota State Moorhead -and- Northern State Minnesota State Moorhead
2002 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2003 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2004 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2005 Northern State Bemidji State
2006 Wayne State Wayne State
2007 Wayne State Wayne State
2008 Mary Wayne State
2009 Minnestoa State, Mankato Minnesota State, Mankato
2010 Minnesota State, Mankato Minnesota State, Mankato
2011 Minnesota State Moorhead Minnesota State Moorhead

Women's Conference Championships Per School
School Indoor Conference Titles Last Indoor Conference Title Outdoor Conference Titles Last Outdoor Title
Minnesota Duluth 13 2004 14 2009
Mary 3 2011 3 2010
Winona State 2 2006 1 2005
Augustana 1 2010 1 2011
Minnesota State, Mankato 1 2009 1 1983
Minnesota State Moorhead 1 1992 10 2006
Northern State 1 1993 2 1993
Bemidji State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A
Wayne State 0 N/A 0 N/A


Women's Track & Field Conference Champions
Year Indoor Outdoor
1981 (none) Moorhead State
1982 (none) Moorhead State
1983 (none) Mankato State -and- Moorhead State
1984 (none) Moorhead State
1985 (none) Moorhead State
1986 (none) Moorhead State
1987 (none) Moorhead State
1988 (none) Moorhead State
1989 (none) Moorhead State
1990 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1991 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1992 Moorhead State Northern State
1993 Northern State Northern State
1994 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1995 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
1999 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2000 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2001 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2002 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2003 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2004 Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth
2005 Winona State Winona State
2006 Winona State Minnesota State Moorhead
2007 Mary Mary
2008 Mary Mary
2009 Minnesota State, Mankato Minnesota Duluth
2010 Augustana Mary
2011 Mary Augustana

Golf


Men's Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Bemidji State 15 2000
Minnesota State, Mankato 14 2011
Winona State 13 2007
Minnesota Duluth 4 1985
Minnesota State Moorhead 4 1972
St. Cloud State 4 1975
Minnesota Crookston 1 2002
Northern State 1 1991
Augustana 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A
Wayne State 0 N/A

School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Michigan Tech 1 1967
Minnesota Morris 1 1996


Men's Golf Conference Champions
Year School
1955 Mankato State
1956 Mankato State
1957 Mankato State
1958 Winona State
1959 Mankato State
1960 Mankato State
1961 Mankato State -and- Moorhead State
1962 Mankato State
1963 Mankato State
1964 Mankato State
1965 Winona State
1966 St. Cloud State
1967 Michigan Tech
1968 Bemidji State
1969 Bemidji State
1970 Moorhead State
1971 Moorhead State
1972 Moorhead State
1973 St. Cloud State
1974 St. Cloud State
1975 Bemidji State
1975 (Fall) St. Cloud State
1976 Bemidji State
1977 Mankato State
1978 Bemidji State
1979 Minnesota Duluth

Year School
1980 Mankato State
1981 Bemidji State
1982 Minnesota Duluth
1983 Bemidji State
1984 Minnesota Duluth
1985 Minnesota Duluth
1986 Bemidji State
1987 Bemidji State
1988 Bemidji State
1989 Bemidji State
1990 Winona State
1991 Northern State
1992 Winona State
1993 Winona State
1994 Winona State
1995 Winona State
1996 Minnesota Morris
1997 Bemidji State
1998 Bemidji State
1999 Bemidji State
2000 Bemidji State
2001 Winona State
2002 Minnesota Crookston
2003 Winona State
2004 Winona State
2005 Winona State
2006 Winona State
2007 Winona State
2008-09 Minnesota State, Mankato
2009-10 Minnesota State, Mankato
2010-11 Minnesota State, Mankato

Women's Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Southwest Minnesota State 6 2005
Winona State 5 1998
Upper Iowa 2 2008
Minnesota Duluth 2 1990
Augustana 2 2011
Bemidji State 1 1999
Concordia, St. Paul 1 2009
Mary 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 0 N/A
Northern State 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A
Wayne State 0 N/A


Women's Golf Conference Champions
Year School
1988 Winona State
1989 Minnesota Duluth
1990 Minnesota Duluth
1995 Winona State
1996 Winona State
1997 Winona State
1998 Winona State
1999 Bemidji State
2000 Southwest State
2001 Southwest State
2002 Southwest State
2003 Southwest Minnesota State
2004 Southwest Minnesota State
2005 Southwest Minnesota State
2006-07 Upper Iowa
2007-08 Upper Iowa
2008-09 Concordia, St. Paul
2009-10 Augustana
2010-11 Augustana


There was no women's NSIC golf championship from 1991 to 1994

The men's and women's formats have changed over the years. In the past several rounds were played at one site in a two-day tournament to determine the champion. Now there is a mix of rounds played in the fall and combined with rounds played in the spring to determine the NSIC champion.

Tennis


WOMEN

Women's Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Conference Tournament Titles (2007–present) Last Conference Tournament Title
Southwest Minnesota State 9 1992 0 N/A
Winona State 8 2007 2 2008
Minnesota Duluth 6 2004 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 4 2009 2 2010
Augustana 2 2011 1 2011
Upper Iowa 1 2008 0 N/A
Bemidji State 1 1999 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota State Moorhead 0 N/A 0 N/A
Northern State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Wayne State 0 N/A 0 N/A


Prior to 2007, the NSIC champion was determined by the NSIC Tournament. From 2007 forward, there is a regular season champion and a tournament champion.

Regular Season Conference Champions
Year School
2007 Winona State
2008 Upper Iowa
2009 St. Cloud State
2010 Augustana
2011 Augustana


Conference Tournament Champions
Year School
1980 St. Cloud State
1981 N/A
1982 St. Cloud State
1983 St. Cloud State
1984 Southwest State
1985 Southwest State
1986 Southwest State
1987 Southwest State
1988 Southwest State
1989 Southwest State
1990 Southwest State
1991 Southwest State
1992 Southwest State
1993 Minnesota Duluth
1994 Winona State
1995 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth
1998 Winona State
1999 Bemidji State
2000 Minnesota Duluth
2001 Winona State
2002 Winona State
2003 Winona State
2004 Minnesota Duluth
2005 Winona State
2006 Winona State
2007 Winona State
2008 Winona State
2009 St. Cloud State
2010 St. Cloud State
2011 Augustana


MEN

Men's Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title
Minnesota Duluth 21 2000
St. Cloud State 13 1981
Michigan Tech 5 1979
Minnesota State, Mankato 4 1962
Winona State 1 1974


Men's tennis was discontinued as a sponsored NSIC sport after the 2000 season

Men's Conference Champions
Year School
1957 St. Cloud State
1958 Mankato State
1959 Mankato State
1960 Michigan Tech
1961 Mankato State
1962 Mankato State
1963 St. Cloud State
1964 St. Cloud State
1965 St. Cloud State
1966 St. Cloud State
1967 St. Cloud State
1968 St. Cloud State
1969 St. Cloud State
1970 Michigan Tech
1971 St. Cloud State
1972 St. Cloud State
1973 Michigan Tech
1974 Winona State
1975 St. Cloud State
1976 Michigan Tech
1977 Minnesota Duluth
1978 Minnesota Duluth
1979 Michigan Tech
1980 St. Cloud State
1981 St. Cloud State
1982 Minnesota Duluth
1983 Minnesota Duluth
1984 Minnesota Duluth
1985 Minnesota Duluth
1986 Minnesota Duluth
1987 Minnesota Duluth
1988 Minnesota Duluth
1989 Minnesota Duluth
1990 Minnesota Duluth
1991 Minnesota Duluth
1992 Minnesota Duluth
1993 Minnesota Duluth
1994 Minnesota Duluth
1995 Minnesota Duluth
1996 Minnesota Duluth
1997 Minnesota Duluth
1998 Minnesota Duluth
1999 Minnesota Duluth
2000 Minnesota Duluth

Women's Soccer


Conference Championships Per School
School Conference Titles Last Conference Title Tournament Titles Last Tournament Title
Winona State 11 2011 6 2010
Minnesota Duluth 5 2003 5 2009
Minnesota State Moorhead 1 1996 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A 2 2007
Minnesota State, Mankato 0 N/A 2 2011
Augustana 0 N/A 0 N/A
Bemidji State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Concordia, St. Paul 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Northern State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A
Wayne State 0 N/A 0 N/A

  • From 1997 to 2001 the NSIC champion was determined by the winner of the conference tournament


Regular Season Conference Champion
Year School
1996 Moorhead State
1997 Minnesota Duluth*
1998 Minnesota Duluth*
1999 Winona State*
2000 Winona State*
2001 Minnesota Duluth*
2002 Minnesota Duluth -and- Winona State
2003 Minnesota Duluth
2004 Winona State
2005 Winona State
2006 Winona State
2007 Winona State
2008 Winona State
2009 Winona State
2010 Winona State
2011 Winona State


NSIC Tournament Champion
Year School
1997 Minnesota Duluth*
1998 Minnesota Duluth*
1999 Winona State*
2000 Winona State*
2001 Minnesota Duluth*
2002 Winona State
2003 Minnesota Duluth
2004 Winona State
2005 Winona State
2006 Mary
2007 Mary
2008 Minnesota State, Mankato
2009 Minnesota Duluth
2010 Winona State
2011 Minnesota State, Mankato


All-Time NSIC Standings (1996 to 2010)
School Wins Losses Ties Winning Percentage Tournament Wins Tournament Losses Tournament Ties
Winona State 120 10 7 .902 29 7 1
Minnesota Duluth 79 14 5 .832 22 4 1
Minnesota State, Mankato 27 9 3 .731 4 2 1
Mary 32 16 9 .640 7 2 1
St. Cloud State 22 12 5 .628 0 2 1
Augustana 21 13 5 .603 0 2 0
Northern State 64 50 19 .553 8 12 2
Upper Iowa 23 24 10 .491 0 4 0
Bemidji State 51 75 11 .412 3 9 1
Southwest Minnesota State 50 75 12 .409 7 15 1
Wayne State 45 68 9 .406 9 10 1
Minnesota Morris 16 24 2 .405 2 4 0
Minnesota State Moorhead 48 80 9 .383 5 10 0
Concordia, St. Paul 36 80 6 .320 2 8 0
Minnesota Crookston 17 96 5 .165 0 4 0

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