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American Southwest Conference
Data
Classification NCAA Division III
Established 1996
Members 15
Sports fielded 16 (8 men's, 8 women's)
Region Gulf Coast
States 4 - Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Texas
Headquarters Richardson, Texas
Commissioner Amy Carlton
Locations
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The American Southwest Conference (ASC) is a College Athletic Conference, founded in 1996, whose member schools compete in the NCAA's Division III. The schools are located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. The conference competes in 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 tennis, men's and women's track and field and women's volleyball.

Member schools

The schools are divided into two divisions: East and West.
The West Division The East Division
Institution Location - City Location - State Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Mascot Football?
Concordia University at Austin Austin Texas 1926 Private/Lutheran 1,200 Tornadoes Mr. Tornado No
East Texas Baptist University Marshall Texas 1912 Private/Baptist 1,350 Tigers Sarge Yes
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene Texas 1891 Private/Baptist 2,333 Cowboys Yes
Howard Payne University Brownwood Texas 1889 Private/Baptist 1,400 Yellowjackets Buzzsaw Yes
LeTourneau University Longview Texas 1946 Private 3,758 Yellowjackets Buzz No
Louisiana College Pineville Louisiana 1906 Private/Baptist 1,000 Wildcats Victor Yes
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton Texas 1845 Private/Baptist 2,713 Crusaders Yes
McMurry University Abilene Texas 1923 Private/Methodist 1,430 none Yes
Mississippi College Clinton Mississippi 1826 Private/Baptist 4,162 Choctaws Yes
University of the Ozarks Clarksville Arkansas 1834 Private/Presbyterian 630 Eagles No
Schreiner University Kerrville Texas 1923 Private/Presbyterian 930 Mountaineers Monty No
Sul Ross State University Alpine Texas 1917 Public/Texas State University 2,070 Lobos Yes
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson Texas 1961 Public/University of Texas 14,556 Comets Temoc No
University of Texas at Tyler Tyler Texas 1971 Public/University of Texas 5,326 Patriots Swoop No
Texas Lutheran University Seguin Texas 1891 Private/Lutheran 1,400 Bulldogs LUCKY Yes

History

The American Southwest Conference was announced in May 1996. The new league included some former members of the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA). Founding members of the ASC were Austin College, Hardin-Simmons, Howard Payne, McMurry, Mississippi College, Sul Ross State, University of Dallas and University of the Ozarks. The University of Dallas was a member of the ASC until 2001 and Austin College withdrew in 2006. The University of Texas at Tyler began athletics in 2002 and became a member in 2003, but as a provisional member of the NCAA, was ineligible to participate in ASC or NCAA postseason tournaments until 2007.

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