College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

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College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
(CCIW)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin logo
Established1946
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members8
Sports fielded21 (men's: 11; women's: 10)
RegionUpper Midwest
Former namesCollege Conference of Illinois
HeadquartersNaperville, Illinois
CommissionerChris Martin (since 2002)
Websitecciw.org
Locations
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin locations
 
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College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
(CCIW)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin logo
Established1946
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members8
Sports fielded21 (men's: 11; women's: 10)
RegionUpper Midwest
Former namesCollege Conference of Illinois
HeadquartersNaperville, Illinois
CommissionerChris Martin (since 2002)
Websitecciw.org
Locations
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin locations

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is a college athletic conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III.

CCIW schools have accounted for 45 national championships in NCAA Division III competition, including 14 in men’s cross country, six in men’s basketball, six in men’s outdoor track and field, four in football and men's indoor track and field, three in women's soccer, two in women's outdoor track & field, women's basketball and men’s soccer and one apiece in baseball and women's indoor track and field.

Elmhurst College won a pair of NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships (1983 and 1985), and North Central College won a women’s basketball title (1983) before the conference began sponsorship of women’s athletics in 1986-87.

North Central men's cross country won its 13th national title in program history during the fall of 2009, while the North Central men's indoor track & field team captured the 2010 national championship. The Cardinals made it clean sweep by winning the men's outdoor track & field title in the spring of 2010. In addition, the Illinois Wesleyan women's outdoor track & field team, as well as the baseball team, took home national titles, giving the CCIW five national championships during the 2009-10 season.

North Central defended its titles in men's indoor track & field and outdoor track & field in the spring of 2011 while the Cardinals won their second men's cross country title in three seasons in the fall of 2011 and their third-straight indoor track & field title in 2012. Illinois Wesleyan won the conference's second women's basketball national title in 2012.[1]

History[edit]

The conference was formed with nine charter members (Augustana College, Carthage College, Elmhurst College, Illinois College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lake Forest College, Millikin University, North Central College and Wheaton College) on April 26, 1946, in Jacksonville, Ill., and opened competition in the 1946-47 academic year as the College Conference of Illinois. In 1967, the name was changed to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, to recognize Carthage, which moved to Kenosha, Wis. in 1962, and Carroll University, which entered the conference in 1955.

The CCIW sponsors 21 sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, volleyball and wrestling.

CCIW membership has experienced several changes since its inception. After Carthage left in 1952, Illinois College withdrew the following year (1953). Elmhurst and Wheaton withdrew following the 1959-60 academic year. Wheaton re-joined for all sports but football in 1967 (and for football in 1970). Elmhurst re-joined in the fall of 1967 for all sports but football (and for football in 1968). Carroll joined during the 1955 spring sports season (1954-55 academic season). Carthage returned in the fall of 1961, and North Park University entered the following fall (1962). Lake Forest dropped out at the end of the 1962-63 season. The last member to leave the CCIW was Carroll following the 1991-92 season. In 2007, Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology, located in Terre Haute, Ind., joined the CCIW as an associate member for men's and women's swimming.[2]

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

The league currently has 8 full members:

InstitutionLocation
(Population)
NicknameFoundedTypeEnrollmentJoined
Augustana CollegeRock Island, Illinois
(39,684)
Vikings1860Private/Lutheran (ELCA)2,5131946
Carthage CollegeKenosha, Wisconsin
(99,738)
Red Men1847Private/Lutheran (ELCA)2,37419461
Elmhurst CollegeElmhurst, Illinois
(43,298)
Bluejays1871Private/United Church of Christ2,74819462
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomington, Illinois
(74,975)
Titans1850Private/Methodist2,1131946
Millikin UniversityDecatur, Illinois
(81,500)
Big Blue1901Private/Presbyterian2,1181946
North Central CollegeNaperville, Illinois
(144,560)
Cardinals1861Private/Methodist2,1671946
North Park UniversityChicago, Illinois
(2,853,114)
Vikings1891Private/Evangelical Covenant1,8141962
Wheaton CollegeWheaton, Illinois
(55,676)
Thunder1860Private/Evangelical Protestant2,28219463
Notes
  1. - Carthage left the CCIW in 1951-52 season; but re-joined in the 1961-62 season.
  2. - Elmhurst left the CCIW after the 1959-60 season; but re-joined in the 1967-68 season (football later re-joined in the 1968-69 season).
  3. - Wheaton left the CCIW after the 1959-60 season; but re-joined in the 1967-68 season (football later re-joined in the 1970-71 season).

Affiliate members[edit]

InstitutionLocationNicknameFoundedTypeEnrollmentJoinedPrimary ConferenceCCIW Sports
Rose–Hulman Institute of TechnologyTerre Haute, Indiana
(59,614)
Fightin' Engineers1874Private1,8402007-08HCACswimming

Former members[edit]

InstitutionLocationNicknameFoundedTypeEnrollmentJoinedLeftCurrent Conference
Carroll UniversityWaukesha, WisconsinPioneers1846Private/Presbyterian2,49319551992Midwest
Illinois CollegeJacksonville, IllinoisBlueboys1829Private97319461953Midwest
Lake Forest CollegeLake Forest, IllinoisForesters1857Private1,44119461963Midwest

Membership timeline[edit]

Rose–Hulman Institute of TechnologyNorth Park UniversityCarroll UniversityWheaton College (Illinois)North Central CollegeMillikin UniversityLake Forest CollegeIllinois Wesleyan UniversityIllinois CollegeElmhurst CollegeCarthage CollegeAugustana College (Illinois)

Sports[edit]

The CCIW sponsors competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's football, men's golf, men's and women's soccer, women's softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's indoor track and field, men's and women's outdoor track and field, women's volleyball, and men's wrestling.

National championships[edit]

YearSportSchool
2012Women's BasketballIllinois Wesleyan[3]
2010BaseballIllinois Wesleyan[4]
2010Men's Outdoor Track and FieldNorth Central
2010Men's Indoor Track and FieldNorth Central
2009Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
2008Women's Indoor Track and FieldIllinois Wesleyan
2008Women's Outdoor Track and FieldIllinois Wesleyan
2007Women's SoccerWheaton
2006Women's SoccerWheaton
2005Women's BasketballMillikin
2004Women's SoccerWheaton
2000Men's Outdoor Track and FieldNorth Central
1999Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1998Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1998Men's Outdoor Track and FieldNorth Central
1997Men's BasketballIllinois Wesleyan
1997Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1997Men's SoccerWheaton
1994Men's Outdoor Track and FieldNorth Central
1993Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1992Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1989Men's Outdoor Track and FieldNorth Central
1989Men's Indoor Track and FieldNorth Central
1987Men's BasketballNorth Park
1987Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1986FootballAugustana
1985FootballAugustana
1985Men's BasketballNorth Park
1985VolleyballElmhurst
1984FootballAugustana
1984Men's SoccerWheaton
1983FootballAugustana
1983Women's BasketballNorth Central
1983VolleyballElmhurst
1982Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1981Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1980Men's BasketballNorth Park
1979Men's BasketballNorth Park
1979Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1978Men's BasketballNorth Park
1978Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1976Men's Cross CountryNorth Central
1975Men's Cross CountryNorth Central

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CCIW History". www.cciw.org. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ "CCIW History". www.cciw.org. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ http://d3hoops.com/archives/index
  4. ^ http://www.d3baseball.com/playoffs/all-time

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