NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012
SOCON SINCE 1921
SOCON MEMBERSHIP ENTERING 2012-13
ALL-TIME SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEMBERS
Location Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Charleston, S.C. Davidson, N.C. Elon, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Greensboro, N.C. Birmingham, Ala. Cullowhee, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C.
Member Since 1971 1998 1976 1936 1991 (1936-88) 2003 1936 1991 1997 2008 1976 1997
The Southern Conference, which begins its 92nd season of intercollegiate competition in 2011, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and defining the league’s role in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The SoCon is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pacific 10 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. Academic excellence has been a major part of the SoCon’s tradition. League athletes have been recognized countless times on Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America and district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected from conference institutions. The SoCon has sent three schools to regionals in three of the last six years with the Mocs leading the charge in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and with multiple individual berths including Emma de Groot in 2008. A SoCon school has qualified for the NCAA Championship four times since the turn of the century with the Mocs being the most recent entry in 2009. The Southern Conference office is located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, the Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the SoCon a first-class meeting area and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
College of Charleston Cougars
The Citadel Bulldogs
Georgia Southern Eagles
UNC Greensboro Spartans
Western Carolina Catamounts
2012-13 MEN’S GOLF
Alabama (1921-1932) Appalachian State (1971-present) Auburn (1921-1932) College of Charleston (1998-present) Chattanooga (1976-present) The Citadel (1936-present) Clemson (1921-1953) Davidson (1936-1988, 1991-present) Duke (1928-1953) East Carolina (1964-1976) East Tennessee State (1978-2005) Elon (2003-present) Florida (1922-1932) Furman (1936-present) George Washington (1936-1970) Georgia (1921-1932) Georgia Southern (1991-present) Georgia Tech (1921-1932) Kentucky (1921-1932) Louisiana State (1922-1932) Marshall (1976-1997) Maryland (1921-1953) Mississippi (1922-1932) Mississippi State (1921-1932) North Carolina (1921-1953) UNC Greensboro (1997-present) North Carolina State (1921-1953) Richmond (1936-1976) Samford (2008-present) South Carolina (1922-1953) Tennessee (1921-1932) Tulane (1922-1932) University of the South (1922-1932) Vanderbilt (1922-1932) Virginia (1921-1937) VMI (1924-2003) Virginia Tech (1921-1965) Wake Forest (1936-1953) Washington & Lee (1921-1958) West Virginia (1950-1968) Western Carolina (1976-present) William & Mary (1936-1977) Wofford (1997-present)
School Appalachian State College of Charleston CHATTANOOGA The Citadel Davidson Elon Furman Georgia Southern UNC Greensboro Samford Western Carolina Wofford