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NAIA Aquinas College is proud to be part of the NAIA. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has a long and proud tradition of innovation and integrity in the administration of collegiate athletics.
The NAIA membership is mainly composed of small private colleges; with some public state colleges and universities. From it's very beginnings as the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball the NAIA has been a leader in providing opportunities for all students.

Michigan Sports Radio

Michigan Sports Radio Aquinas College is excited to offers Saints fans the opportunity to listen live to many AQ games. By our partnering with Michigan Sports Radio, fans can cheer on the Saints by streaming the games on the Internet. To find out which games are available online via Michigan Sports Radio, just look for the radio icon next to the time on your favorite AQ team's schedule.


WHAC The Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference was formed in 1992 out of the old NAIA District 23. As then Conference Commissioner, and former Concordia Athletic Director, Dr. T. Alan Twietmeyer recalls, shifting national allegiances and new NAIA playoff guidelines were cause for action.
"...Northwood, Hillsdale, and SVSU were about to, or had just, gone NCAA II and with some new rules and strategies on the horizon we needed to form a conference for playoff matters, political clout, etc. The ramrod of these early meetings was Glen Donahue of Orchard Lake St. Mary's. We must have met six or eight times with very little progress. A major hurdle was that OLSM only had men's basketball. As the NAIA established affiliated conferences it mandated a conference size (at least six schools) and each school was to have at least six sports. It is ironic that the impetus for the conference came from an institution that is not in the league. About this time Butch Perchan, former AD at Tri-State University, got involved and was interested in joining. He pulled TSU out of their district and joined the WHAC. Butch was the first WHAC President and did much to set up the conference, establish fees, move paperwork, etc."
The Conference's six charter members were, Aquinas College, Concordia College, Cornerstone University, Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor College, and Tri-State University.
Madonna University joined the conference in 1997, with Indiana Institute of Technology joining a year later in 1998. More change came to the conference at the conclusion of the 2003 year when Tri-State left the WHAC to apply for NCAA status. The conference also lost Spring Arbor following the 2004 campaign as the Cougars joined the MCC.
The WHAC Executive Council voted in University of Michigan Dearborn as a member on July 1, 2004 to replace Spring Arbor, again giving the WHAC seven teams. The conference regained it's eighth member in 2005 when Davenport University joined Dearborn as an associate member in the sports of men's and women's basketball and men's soccer and golf.
In its 13 years the WHAC has become well respected not only regionally, but nationally. Conference schools have secured National Championships in several sports, both in the NAIA and the NCCAA. The Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference has come a long way since its inception, and we look forward to even greater heights of both academic and athletic excellence!
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference offices are located on the campus of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Situated in the back yard of three conference schools.