The Saints athletic department is pleased to announce that the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) has granted Holy Cross a probationary status for the 2009 - 10 school year.
As probationary members the Saints will not be eligible for post - season play through the CCAC. However, the Saints will still be eligible for post - season play through the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). Since the inception of NAIA varsity athletics in 2006, Holy Cross has competed as an independent. The AII is comprised of 38 teams from all across the United States.
The CCAC was first introduced in 1950 with four members from the Chicago area. The first sporting event was a baseball tournament held at the University of Chicago. In the following years the conference grew adding new members and new sports. Throughout the years teams have come and gone, but the CCAC still remains strong and continues to grow. As of today the conference has 13 member institutions from Milwaukee, WI to South Bend, IN.
The CCAC is the only conference that represents both division I and division II basketball in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Both men's and women's basketball at Holy Cross will be competing in division II.
To learn more about the member institutions, and sports affiliated with the CCAC please visit: www.ccacsports.com