WHAC - Fri, Jan. 27, 2012
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) is making history by adding bowling and lacrosse for both men and women as conference sports effective the fall of 2012.
 

The WHAC is the first conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to offer the sports as a conference championship sport. The conference, which expands to 12 schools in the fall, now offers 22 conference sports for its members in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Although the NAIA does not offer a national championship in either sport, the WHAC will benefit from the inclusion of the sports. "It's a great opportunity to provide athletic competition to a larger group of student-athletes," said WHAC commissioner Rob Miller. "Athletic competition provides a unique college experience from which student-athletes learn dedication and leadership."

Seven schools currently offer men's and women's bowling as a varsity sport: Aquinas College, Concordia University, Davenport University, Indiana Tech, Lawrence Tech, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Siena Heights University. The WHAC seasons will start in October and culminate with conference championships in the spring. The last time the NAIA held a national championship in bowling was 1978. Currently, 36 NAIA schools sponsor men's bowling at the varsity level and 35 sponsor a women's team.

Lacrosse is a new sport to the conference and national organization and a handful of NAIA members offer the sport. The NAIA does not yet conduct national championships for the sport as only 27 schools have a men's team and 20 field a women's team. In the WHAC, four schools sponsor varsity teams for women's lacrosse: Aquinas, Davenport, Indiana Tech, and Siena Heights. Lawrence Tech, Marygrove University, and University of Michigan-Dearborn join those four in sponsoring a men's team. The lacrosse season will play a fall schedule with the conference championship in the spring.

"The sport expansion allows more student-athletes to consider our schools and the NAIA," Miller said. "We hope the fact that the WHAC will offer conference championships in bowling and lacrosse inspires other conferences to add the sports."

 
Today
Baseball
Siena Heights at (11) 2
(RV) Davenport 3
Siena Heights at 0
(RV) Davenport 8
Lourdes at 5
Cornerstone 4
Lourdes at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video
Northwestern Ohio at (9) 8
Concordia 0
Northwestern Ohio at Game
Concordia 2
Madonna at 2
Indiana Tech 1
Madonna at 4
Indiana Tech 6
Softball
Lourdes at (8) 4
Aquinas 5
Lourdes at 3
Aquinas 5
Northwestern Ohio at (5) 0
(22) Davenport 8
Northwestern Ohio at 3
(22) Davenport 8
Siena Heights at 1:00pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Played at Ladywood High School
Siena Heights at Game
UM-Dearborn 2
Played at Ladywood High School
Concordia at 2
(RV) Madonna 5
Concordia at 2
(RV) Madonna 1
Cornerstone at 8
Indiana Tech 2
Cornerstone at 3
Indiana Tech 2
Women's Tennis
Aquinas at 9:00am
(25) Northwestern Ohio EST
Men's Outdoor T & F
Concordia at  
AL Owens Classic
Live Stats
Indiana Tech vs No Team Score
Gateway Invite (SIU-E)
Cornerstone at  
Al Owens Classic
Siena Heights at  
Jesse Owens Classic (Ohio State)
Siena Heights at  
GMAC Outdoor Championship (Cedarville, OH)
Siena Heights at  
GVSU All Owens Classic and Multis
Davenport at 10:00am
Al Owens Invitational (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Marygrove at 1:00pm
Al Owens Classic - Hosted by Grand Valley State
Women's Outdoor T & F
Siena Heights at  
GVSU All Owens Classic and Multis
Siena Heights at  
GMAC Outdoor Championship (Cedarville, Ohio)
Siena Heights at  
Jesse Owens Classic (Ohio State)
Today
Baseball
Siena Heights at (11) 2
(RV) Davenport 3
Siena Heights at 0
(RV) Davenport 8
Lourdes at 5
Cornerstone 4
Northwestern Ohio at (9) 8
Concordia 0
Madonna at 2
Indiana Tech 1
Madonna at 4
Indiana Tech 6
Softball
Lourdes at (8) 4
Aquinas 5
Lourdes at 3
Aquinas 5
Northwestern Ohio at (5) 0
(22) Davenport 8
Northwestern Ohio at 3
(22) Davenport 8
Concordia at 2
(RV) Madonna 5
Concordia at 2
(RV) Madonna 1
Cornerstone at 8
Indiana Tech 2
Cornerstone at 3
Indiana Tech 2
Men's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech vs No Team Score
Gateway Invite (SIU-E)
Davenport at 10:00am
Al Owens Invitational (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Davenport at 10:00am
Al Owens Invitational (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Men's Lacrosse
Lawrence Tech at 9
Lourdes 16
WHAC Postseason Tournament
Women's Lacrosse
Indiana Tech vs 16
Davenport 8
NWLL Championship (Third Place Game)
Yesterday
Baseball
Madonna at 3
Indiana Tech 1
Madonna at 2
Indiana Tech 10
Softball
UM-Dearborn at (9) 8
Concordia 9
*Senior Day
UM-Dearborn at 1
Concordia 8
*Senior Day
(RV) Madonna at 6
Bluffton College 2
(RV) Madonna at 8
Bluffton College 5
Men's Lacrosse
Indiana Tech at 4
(5) Grand Valley State 17
CCLA Contest
Women's Lacrosse
SCAD Savannah at 13
Indiana Tech 12
NWLL Quarterfinals - Belleville, Ill.
Robert Morris University-Peoria vs 10
Davenport 8
NWLL Championship Semifinal
Thursday, Apr 17
Baseball
Siena Heights at 6
(RV) Davenport 14
Siena Heights at 1
(RV) Davenport 6
Today
Baseball
Lourdes at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video
Men's Outdoor T & F
Concordia at  
AL Owens Classic
Live Stats
Women's Outdoor T & F
Concordia at  
AL Owens Classic
Live Stats
Monday, Apr 21
Baseball
Lourdes at 2:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Lourdes at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video
Softball
Hillsdale College at 4:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Hillsdale College at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Tuesday, Apr 22
Baseball
Olivet Nazarene University at 7:00pm
(RV) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Wednesday, Apr 23
Baseball
Northwestern Ohio at 2:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Saturday, Apr 26
Baseball
Siena Heights at 1:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Siena Heights at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Sunday, Apr 27
Baseball
Siena Heights at 1:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Siena Heights at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Softball
Cornerstone at 11:00am
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Cornerstone at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Thursday, May 1
Baseball
Madonna at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video
Madonna at 5:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Friday, May 2
Baseball
Madonna at 3:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Madonna at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video
 
 
 
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