The Augustana Vikings are one of the Founding members of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Our campus of approximately 1000 students is now part of the University of Alberta.
A brief history of Augustana and the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
- 1911: Augustana University College founded as Camrose Lutheran College (name changed in 1991)
- 1963: First organizational meeting to discuss the formation of the “Western Inter-College Conference” (WICC) held at MRJC. Representatives from CLC, LJC, MRJC, NAIT and SAIT were present
- 1964: WICC begins its first competitive athletic season in the officially sanctioned sport of men’s basketball. The sports of volleyball, hockey, cross country running, curling, badminton, and bowling were competed on an exhibition basis only. Fine Arts competitions were also held in debating, public speaking, dramatic arts, newspaper, and yearbook. CLC, LJC, MRJC, NAIT and SAIT were the competing colleges
- 1965: Hockey, wrestling, golf, and volleyball were added as officially sanctioned conference sports
- 1968: WICC was changed to the Alberta College Athletic Conference. The Fine Arts component of the Conference was discontinued
- 1970: ACAC entered into an affiliation with the college athletic conferences in the three other western provinces to form the 4-West Conference for regional play-downs
- 1971: First 4-West Conference Championships were staged in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and men’s ice hockey
- 1973: Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s first official meeting
- 1974: CCAA founded. First CCAA National Championships are staged. Camrose Lutheran College wins the ACAC’s first National Championship by capturing gold medal in men’s ice hockey
- 1978: Title of the Conference was changed to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
- 1979: ACAC elects to permanently abandon the 4-West Conference Championships in favor of sending its own ACAC Champions to the CCAA National Championships
- 1991: Augustana officially changes its name as Augustana University College
- 2005: Augustana becomes the Augustana Campus, U of A
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