About The MIAA MIAA Members MIAA Historical Timeline
1912: Original Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association
formed - Cape Girardeau State Teachers, Kirksville State Teachers,
Maryville State Teachers, Springfield State Teachers, Warrensburg
State Teachers, Central Coll., Central Wesleyan, Culver-Stockton,
Drury, Missouri Valley, Missouri Wesleyan, Tarkio, Westminster,
and William Jewell.
1924: The MIAA reorganized to include only the five regional
state colleges - Central, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest &
Southeast. Sports include football basketball & outdoor track
1931: Tennis added as a conference sport.
1932: Indoor track added as an MIAA sport.
1934: Golf added as a conference sport.
1935: Missouri School of Mines (now Missouri-Rolla) joins
1957: MIAA joins the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) College Division.
1958: Cross country added as an MIAA sport.
1963: Southwest Missouri State's men's golf squad wins
MIAA's first NCAA College Division championship.
1970: Lincoln University joins the MIAA.
1974: Southwest Missouri State wins the NCAA Division
II Men's Cross Country Championship.
1980: University of Missouri-St. Louis joins the MIAA.
1981: Men's soccer added as a conference sport... Ken
B. Jones is appointed as MIAA's first full-time commissioner...
Southwest Missouri State leaves for NCAA Division I.
1982: The MIAA begins sponsoring championships in women's
1984: Central Missouri State becomes the first school
in NCAA history to have its men's and women's basketball squads
earn national championships in the same season... Southeast Missouri
State also wins an NCAA Division II National Championship in
men's cross country.
1985: Southeast Missouri State claims NCAA Division II
Men's Indoor Track National Championship.
1986: Southwest Baptist University joins the MIAA.
1989: Missouri Southern State, Missouri Western State,
Pittsburg State and Washburn join MIAA... Men's soccer championship
1991: Southeast Missouri State leaves for NCAA Division
I... Emporia State joins the MIAA... MIAA establishes Sports
Information Office... Pittsburg State, in just its third season
as an NCAA Division II member, wins the Football National Championship
with a 20-6 win over Jacksonville State.
1992: Missouri Southern State's softball squad, also in
it's third season in Division II play, defeats California State-Hayward,
1-0, to win the national championship... Conference name changed
to Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
1994: Central Missouri State knocks off Florida Southern,
14-9, to capture the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship...
Men's soccer championship play resumes... First Ken
B. Jones Award for MIAA Student-Athlete of the Year given.
1996: Missouri-St. Louis completes final season before
moving to the Great Lakes Valley Conference... Northeast Missouri
State changes its name to Truman State University.
1997: Ken B. Jones retires on June 30 after 16 years of
service as commissioner to the conference... MIAA chief executive
officers select former Metro Conference and Gulf South Conference
commissioner Ralph McFillen as his successor... New MIAA office
established in Overland Park, Kan.
1998: Northwest Missouri State became the first football
team in NCAA Division II history to post a 15-0 record, as the
Bearcats won their first national title in any sport with a 24-6
win over Carson-Newman (Tenn.).
1999: Lincoln forfeits membership in the MIAA at the conclusion
of the 1998-99 academic year... Men's soccer championship discontinued...
Women's soccer added as a championship sport... Northwest Missouri
State wins the longest NCAA Championship football game at any
level, defending the Division II National Championship with a
58-52, four-overtime win over Carson-Newman (Tenn.) at Florence,
2005: Missouri-Rolla leaves the MIAA.
2006: Fort Hays State University joins the MIAA. Central Missouri State University changes its name to University of Cental Missouri.