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Feature Fridays


Feature Friday's are a series of interviews produced by the SLIAC in order to show what it means to be an NCAA Division III Student-Athlete. The goal is to give fans a better look at the life of our student-athletes and to get to know them outside of the athletic world.

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2019-20 Season

SLIAC 30 for 30: Lee McKinney

When one thinks of Fontbonne University athletics, the first name to come to mind is Lee McKinney. McKinney served as the athletic director and head men's basketball coach for the Griffins, finishing as the program's all-time wins leader. He was instrumental in not only helping grow Fontbonne University but also in the formation of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. His values on and off the court remain alive today in the form of the SLIAC Distinguished Service Award. As a part of the SLIAC 30 for 30 series celebrating the conference's 30th anniversary; here is Lee McKinney's story.....MORE
SLIAC Speaker Series: Mental Health
One of the biggest issues facing collegiate students today is mental health. The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was proud to bring in Dr. Dwan Graff-Haight to speak to students from the conference member schools about how best to understand and handle stress.....MORE

Wylie Mangelsdorf: Smile While You Run

In this week's SLIAC 30 for 30 we talk to former Principia College cross country and track and field competitor, Wylie Mangelsdorf. Wylie was one of the most decorated runners in SLIAC history and holds the highest individual finish (5th place) by a SLIAC competitor at the Cross Country NCAA Division III National Championship. He was inducted into the SLIAC Hall of Fame in 2019......MORE
SLIAC Volleyball Championship

Westminster College won its first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament for the first time since 1998, earning a bid into the 2019 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship.


SLIAC Women's Soccer Championship

The Webster University women's soccer team notched their 10th St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship in program history, setting a new conference high for tournament titles; breaking a tie with Principia College who has nine. 


SLIAC Men's Soccer Championship

For the first time since 2007, Principia College claimed the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament title and earned a berth into the NCAA Division III Championship.


SLIAC Women's Cross Country Championship

Webster University won its 3rd straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championship. 


SLIAC Men's Cross Country Championship

Greenville University captured the 2019 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Championship for a 4th straight season.


SLIAC 30 for 30: Blackburn, A Work College

Blackburn College is one of just eight schools in the country to utilize a student work program and the only one that is run by their students. Located in Carlinville, Illinois, Blackburn College moved to this unique format in 1913 to help attract students from rural areas and allow them to receive a higher education, offsetting costs, while also gaining real-world work experiences to prepare them for their graduation. This week we talked with Angie Morenz, the Dean of the Work Program at Blackburn College, and a Blackburn alum


History of SLIAC Mascots

Any fan of collegiate athletics knows the importance of their team colors and have an affection for their school mascot. But did you know that your school logos have changed over the years, some with even knew mascot names? Here is a look back at the history of our league member mascots


SLIAC Women's Golf Championship

On Tuesday afternoon the Grinnell College Pioneers claimed the 2019 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship in their first season as members of the league. Grinnell went wire to wire for the title, posting a new SLIAC Championship record with a team score of 651, besting the previous mark by 19 strokes


SLIAC Then and Now: From 1989 to 2019 

This week's SLIAC 30 for 30 video is all about then and now. Here is a look at what was happening when the SLIAC was formed in 1989 and how it is today in 2019. 


SLIAC Celebrates 30 Years

The SLIAC would like to thank all of the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans that have built the conference and continue to follow us!