Sports College and University Governing Bodies NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
The MIAA was founded March 24, 1888. From the very beginning, the MIAA has conducted full-season championships in multiple sports. There have been changes in some of the sports (bicycle racing and Indian club juggling have long since disappeared, and basketball did not even exist in 1888), but these changes have served to develop the MIAA into one of America's finest NCAA Division III conferences, today offering 18 sports for men and women. The MIAA's continuity is noteworthy. Of the 12 schools that have belonged, eight are still members -- Adrian, Albion, Alma, Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo Olivet, and Saint Mary's. Significantly, not one of these eight colleges has ever belonged to any other formal league. Albion and Olivet were charter members although Albion is the only member to hold continuous membership. Ex-members were Michigan State University (1888-1907), Eastern Michigan University (1892-1926), Hillsdale College (1888- 1960), and Defiance College (1997-2000).
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