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GPAC Members:


Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA


Concordia University
Seward, NE



Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD


Doane College
Crete, NE



Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA



Hastings College
Hastings, NE



Midland University
Freemont, NE



Morningside College
Sioux City, IA



Mount Marty College
Yankton, SD



Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE



Northwestern College
Orange City, IA


GPAC

[GPAC] College of Saint Mary to Join GPAC

(Omaha, Nebraska) – [Video of Press Conference] The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) is proud to announce College of Saint Mary (CSM) as the newest member of the league.  The announcement was made October 23, 2014, in Omaha, Nebraska, during a press conference at the Lied Fitness Center on the CSM campus.  CSM will officially join the GPAC beginning with the 2015-16 academic year after being approved at the October 7, 2014, meeting of the GPAC Council of Presidents.  CSM will become the 12th member of the GPAC which was founded in 2000-2001 and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.



[Men's Soccer] Guyer Earns Weekly NAIA Men's Soccer Honor

Story Courtesy of Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Alex Guyer of Hastings (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the NAIA National office announced Tuesday.



[Cross Country Combined] Women's Cross Country Weekly Honors

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following runners-of-the-week for Oct. 13-19, 2014.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2014-2015 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program. 



[Men's Golf] GPAC Golfer-of-the-Week Announced

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following golfers-of-the-week for Oct. 13 - 19, 2014.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2014-2015 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.



[Men's Soccer] Men's Weekly Soccer Honors Announced

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following men's soccer players-of-the-week for Oct. 7 – Oct. 19, 2014.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2014-2015 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program. 



[Women's Soccer] Women's Weekly Soccer Honors Announced

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following women's soccer players-of-the-week for Oct. 7 – Oct. 19, 2014.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2014-2015 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program. 



[Volleyball] Volleyball Weekly Honors Announced

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following volleyball players-of-the-week for October 13 – October 19, 2014.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2014-2015 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program. 



[Women's Basketball] Morningside is Preseason Women's Hoops Favorite

(Sioux City, Iowa) –Morningside totaled 97 points and is the preseason coaches' selections to win the 2014-2015 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women's Basketball Championship.  The Mustangs tallied seven first place votes. Concordia and Hastings tied for second with 87 points, each with a pair of first place votes.



[Men's Basketball] Midland Preseason GPAC Men's Hoops Favorite

(Sioux City, Iowa) – Midland totaled 98 points and eight first place votes and is the preseason coaches' selection to win the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men's Basketball Championship for 2014-15.  The Warriors posted a 30-6 record last year and finished as NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Runner-up in Point Lookout, Missouri. 



[Football] Wegher and Wohlert Earn NAIA Football Honors

Courtesy of Alan Grosbach, NAIA Manager of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brandon Wegher of Morningside and Justin Wohlert of Northwestern have been named the offensive and defensive NAIA Football National Players of the Week as announced by the national office. The druo was chosen for their performances during the week of Oct. 13 – 19 and were selected out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.