UWS confirms UMAC application
News broke Monday that the University of Wisconsin-Superior, a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) since 1913, has applied for membership in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).
UWS confirmed Monday that an application for full membership to the UMAC has been submitted to conference officials.
The application process is ongoing, with a formal vote of the UMAC Council of Presidents and a final decision on the UWS application coming before June 1.
In a press release, UWS officials said a “multitude of reasons exist for the desired change in conference affiliation for Yellowjacket sports teams, including competitive balance, a decrease in travel and missed class time for student-athletes, as well as financial considerations.”
The school added that it respects the process the UMAC is taking with the application and will offer no further comment at this time.