South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
The South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SAIAA) was an intercollegiate athletic conference with its main focus of promoting track and arranging track meets. The SAIAA was first formed in 1911[disputed ] and remained active until 1921. The conference's membership was centered in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, with member schools located in the states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, as well as the District of Columbia.
|South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|J. T. England||1912|
|J. W. H. Pollard||1915–1919|
The conference disbanded in 1921, and six of its schools became founding members of the Southern Conference along with eight other schools from the southeast United States. Those six SAIAA schools were: North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Washington and Lee.
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The following universities were members of the SAIAA at some point during its existence. Where known, the school's name is followed by the period of its membership in the conference. Italicized years indicate a confirmed year of membership, but may not be exhaustive. Track meets were held in 1911, and 1912 was the first season of play for all sports.
- Catholic 1916–1921
- Davidson 1916–1921
- George Washington 1916–1921
- Georgetown 1911–1921
- Johns Hopkins 1911–1921
- Maryland 1916–1921
- North Carolina 1911–1921
- North Carolina State 1911–1921
- Richmond 1911–1921
- St. John's (MD) 1921
- Trinity College 1916–1921
- Virginia 1911–1921
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1911–1921
- Virginia Military Institute 1916–1921
- Washington and Lee 1911–1921
- William & Mary 1916–1921
|Year||Champion[better source needed]|
|1914||Washington and Lee & Virginia|
|1915||Georgetown, Virginia, & Washington and Lee|
|1920||Virginia Military Institute|
|1921||Washington and Lee|
- Roger Saylor, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (PDF), College Football Historical Society, The LA84 Foundation, retrieved March 14, 2009.
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- "England Selects Southern Outfit". The Charlotte News. May 27, 1912. p. 6. Retrieved December 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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- "South Atlantic Colleges to Organize". The Daily Tar Heel. February 20, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved December 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921, p. 114
- Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1916, p. 114
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (1922). Official Collegiate Track and Field Guide. p. 109.
- Kemp Plummer Battle, History of the University of North Carolina, Page 20.
- American Physical Education Review. Committee on Publication and Information of the Council of the A.A.A.P.E. 1913-01-01.
- COLLEGE TRACK RECORDS.; Four New South Atlantic Figures Made at Baltimore Meet, The New York Times, May 4, 1913.
- Conference Champions of the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association,College Football Data Warehouse
- Brian Leung; Terry Holland (15 September 2016). 100 Things Virginia Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. Triumph Books. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-63319-674-2.
One interesting poing about Gooch is that not only was he a football player at UVA, but he was also a star. As a senior quarterback in 1914, he was part of the team that split the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association title with Washington & Lee and was named to the All-Southern team.
- South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference Championships, College Football Data Warehouse.