College Changing Athletic Conferences
Published on 06 June 2013
The College is changing athletic conference affiliation, and the Eutectics will begin competing in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) in the fall of 2014. The 2013-2014 season will be the College’s last in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).
“The KIAC has been an outstanding home for us since 2004, and we appreciate the competition and collegiality that we have enjoyed with the other institutions and athletes,” College President John A. Pieper says. “We are also excited about the new opportunities that come with joining the AMC, including the opportunity to play more teams closer to St. Louis.”
The AMC currently has 10 members, including Harris-Stowe State University and Missouri Baptist University, both in the St. Louis area, and four other schools elsewhere in Missouri, including Columbia College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Park University, and Stephens College. In addition, the conference includes Benedictine University at Springfield, Ill., and Lyon College and Williams Baptist College, both located in Arkansas. Lindenwood University-Belleville will be joining the AMC at the same time as St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
“We’re looking forward to developing rivalries with some of the other schools around St. Louis and the region,” says Jill Harter, the College’s athletic director. “It will be exciting for the student-athletes, the student body and the fans. The AMC is a premier conference and I fully anticipate membership will help us raise the bar for Eutectic athletics.”
The College will compete in the AMC in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and volleyball.