About The GSAC

The Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) is one of the most unique and successful conferences in the country. The GSAC is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the nation's first collegiate athletic association to offer national championships.

Established in 1986 by like-minded institutions, the GSAC members are all Christian colleges. They are purposely aligned to be similar in enrollment, academics, athletics and student life. The GSAC uniquely links sport sponsorship to enrollment and adjusts athletic scholarships and financial aid to the cost of education at each institution, thereby maintaining a constant ratio for all members.

Current members include Arizona Christian, Biola University, Concordia University, Hope International University, San Diego Christian College, The Master's College, Vanguard University and Westmont College.  William Jessup will be joining the conference in the 2014-15 season.

Conference members have won 44 national championships and numerous athletes have won individual NAIA titles. GSAC schools consistently have teams ranked in the NAIA's Top 20 in all sports, and compete regularly for regional and national honors. In addition, numerous GSAC schools have hosted NAIA national championships, giving the conference great exposure and the chance to showcase their beautiful locations, from the central and southern California coasts to Arizona.

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS WON BY GSAC TEAMS:

Women's Basketball  Baseball 
       Vanguard, 2008         Concordia, 2011 
       Azusa Pacific, 2011  Men's Basketball 
       Westmont, 2013        Concordia, 2003 
Women's Cross Country         Concordia, 2012 
       Concordia, 2000  Men's Soccer 
       Azusa Pacific, 2008         Azusa Pacific, 2007 
Women's Soccer  Men's Tennis 
       Azusa Pacific, 1998         Azusa Pacific, 2005 
       Westmont, 1999         Fresno Pacific, 2009 
       Westmont, 2001         Fresno Pacific, 2011 
       Westmont, 2002  Men's Outdoor Track and Field 
       Westmont, 2003         Azusa Pacific, 1987 
Women's Softball         Azusa Pacific, 1988 
       California Baptist, 2009         Azusa Pacific, 1989 
       Concordia, 2013        Azusa Pacific, 1991 
Women's Tennis         Azusa Pacific, 1992 
       Fresno Pacific, 2010         Azusa Pacific, 1994 
Women's Outdoor Track and Field         Azusa Pacific, 1995 
       Azusa Pacific, 2003         Azusa Pacific, 2001 
       Azusa Pacific, 2004         Azusa Pacific, 2002 
       Azusa Pacific, 2007         Azusa Pacific, 2008 
       Azusa Pacific, 2010         Azusa Pacific, 2009 
Volleyball     
       Fresno Pacific, 1989     
       Fresno Pacific, 2003     
       California Baptist, 2004     
       California Baptist, 2005     
       Fresno Pacific, 2007     
       Fresno Pacific, 2008     
       Fresno Pacific, 2009     
       Fresno Pacific, 2010     
       Concordia, 2012