The American Collegiate Athletic Association is pleased to announce that it has admitted Mount Mary University to full membership effective with the 2018-19 academic year. The admittance vote occurred during league meetings that took place on Friday, January 19, in Indianapolis in conjunction with the NCAA Convention.
"We are thrilled to have Mount Mary join the ACAA," said Commissioner Kelly J. Higgins. "They are a great institution in an excellent place, with strong leadership that has a commitment to the student. That philosophy, and their values, make them a great fit for the ACAA, and I look forward to working with President Pharr and the rest of the Mount Mary community long into the future."
Mount Mary University, known as the Blue Angels, is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts university located on an 80-acre campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The university was founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and was Wisconsin's first four-year, degree-granting Catholic college for women. Today, the university serves an enrollment of approximately 800 women at the undergraduate level and about 600 students, both women and men, at the graduate level.
The American Collegiate Athletic Association is a NCAA Division III conference that began play in the fall of 2017. The founding members of the league are: Alfred State College, Finlandia University, University of Maine-Presque Isle, Mills College, SUNY Canton, SUNY Delhi, Pine Manor College and University of Valley Forge. The ACAA sponsors competition in eight sports: women's and men's cross country, women's and men's soccer, women's volleyball, women's and men's basketball and softball.