The GSAC is home to the defending national champion in men's basketball and a total of 41 NAIA champions overall.
The Concordia University men's basketball team will look to defend its crown beginning this Fall. The Eagles defeated No. 2-seed Oklahoma Baptist by a score of 72-69 to win the NAIA Div. I Men's Basketball National Championship for the second time, previously winning in 2003. Concordia senior Cameron Gliddon was honored with the Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player Award. He scored an average of 18.4 points for the 5 games, including a tournament-record 21 made 3-pointers in 39 attempts, nearly 54 percent from behind the arc. Fellow teammate Dakota Downs earned the Charles Stevenson Hustle Award and Coach Ken Ammann was named the Rawlings-NAIA Men's Basketball Coach of the Year. Also named to the All-Tournament team were Tommy Granado and Austin Simon of Concordia and Davey Hopkins of Biola, which advanced to the quarterfinals. With this victory, a total of 41 NAIA championships have been won by GSAC teams.