Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NSIC
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference logo
Established1932
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members16
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 10
RegionWest North Central States
Former namesNorthern Teachers Athletic Conference (1932–1942)
State Teacher's College Conference of Minnesota (1942–1962)
Northern Intercollegiate Conference (1962–1992)
Northern Sun Conference (women's, 1979–1992)
HeadquartersSaint Paul, Minnesota
CommissionerErin Lind (since July 1, 2014)
Websitenorthernsun.org
Locations
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The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the western Midwestern United States. Nine of its members are in Minnesota, with three members in South Dakota, two members in North Dakota, and one member each in the states of Iowa and Nebraska.[1] It participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II level. It was founded in 1932.[2] With the recent NSIC expansion, the original six member schools have been reunited.[3] With the inclusion of the several new member institutions, it is one of the largest Division II conferences in the country with 16 members.

The conference sponsors 18 sports;[4] ten for women and eight for men. Both men and women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Men compete in baseball, football, and wrestling. Women compete in soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, and volleyball.

History

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The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference was founded in 1932 as the Northern Teachers Athletic Conference. Charter members included Bemidji State Teachers College (Bemidji State University), Duluth State Teachers College (University of Minnesota Duluth), Mankato State Teachers College (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Moorhead State Teachers College (Minnesota State University Moorhead), St. Cloud State Teachers College (St. Cloud State University), and Winona State Teachers College (Winona State University). In 1942 the conference name was changed to the State Teacher's College Conference of Minnesota. The conference switched its name to the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC) in 1962. In the spring of 1992 the NSIC was formed out of the merger of the NIC, the men's conference, and the women's Northern Sun Conference (NSC). The NSC had existed since 1979.[5]

In the 1998–99 academic year, the NSIC became an expanded eight-team league from a previous seven-member conference by adding Wayne State College, and in 1999–2000 became a 10-member conference by adding Concordia University, St. Paul, and the University of Minnesota Crookston. The conference existed as an eight-member league from 2004–05 until 2005–06 with the departure of Minnesota–Duluth to the now defunct North Central Conference, and the University of Minnesota Morris to NCAA Division III. The University of Mary and Upper Iowa University were admitted in the fall of 2006 to again expand the NSIC to 10 members.

In 2007 the NSIC Board of Directors voted to expand the conference to 14 schools. League presidents voted to accept into membership Augustana College (now Augustana University), St. Cloud State, Minnesota–Duluth, and Minnesota State. These four schools were members of the North Central Conference which disbanded after the 2007–2008 academic year. They became official members of the NSIC on July 1, 2008.

On January 20, 2010 the NSIC Board of Directors voted to expand the conference again, this time to 16 members. The league accepted into membership the University of Sioux Falls and Minot State University. Both schools moved from the NAIA, with USF leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference, and Minot State leaving the Dakota Athletic Conference. The two schools became active members in the 2012–13 academic year.

The NSIC and its member institutions have been members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Mankato State won wrestling national titles in 1958 and 1959, while Moorhead State won a wrestling national title in 1964.[6] Forty-one wrestlers have claimed individual national titles in wrestling. Nine individuals have won national titles in Men's Swimming and Diving.[7] Northern State claimed national titles in women's basketball in 1992 and 1994.[8] Seven individuals have won individual titles in men's indoor track and field.[9] Four individuals have won national titles in women's indoor track and field. Eleven athletes have won national titles in men's outdoor track and field.[10] Six female athletes have won individual titles in outdoor track and field.[11] Winona State won two team titles in women's gymnastics. In 1992, the NSIC entered the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In the Fall of 1995, the NSIC and its member institutions became eligible for championship competition in the NCAA Division II ranks. The Northern Sun earned its first Division II national championship in a team sport sponsored by the conference when Winona State won the men's basketball championship in 2005–06.[12]

Since becoming affiliated with NCAA Division II, NSIC members have won 23 team national championships and has also crowned 77 individual national champions.

The highest-ranking team in the NSIC in football that does not make the playoffs plays in the Mineral Water Bowl in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.[13]

Chronological timeline

Since 1932, 18 institutions have competed in the NSIC. Although all six charter members are in the conference today, only three of them have remained in the conference for the 80 years of its existence: Bemidji State, Minnesota State–Moorhead, and Winona State.

Member schools

Current members

The NSIC currently has 16 full members, all but five are public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
Augustana University[a] Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1860 Lutheran ELCA 2,113 Vikings 2008    
Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota 1919 Public 4,907 Beavers 1932    
Concordia University–St. Paul Saint Paul, Minnesota 1893 Lutheran LCMS 5,567 Golden Bears 1999    
University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota 1959 Catholic 3,804 Marauders 2006      
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, Minnesota 1868 Public 14,604 Mavericks 1932;
1978;
2008[b]
   
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota 1888 Public 5,547 Dragons 1932    
University of Minnesota Crookston Crookston, Minnesota 1906 Public 2,530 Golden Eagles 1999    
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota 1902 Public 10,275 Bulldogs 1932;
1975;
2008[c]
   
Minot State University Minot, North Dakota 1913 Public 2,920 Beavers 2012    
Northern State University Aberdeen, South Dakota 1901 Public 3,431 Wolves 1978    
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota 1869 Public 11,282 Huskies 1932;
2008[d]
   
University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1883 Baptist 1,628 Cougars 2012    
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, Minnesota 1967 Public 7,058 Mustangs 1969    
Upper Iowa University Fayette, Iowa 1857 Nonsectarian 3,661 Peacocks 2006    
Wayne State College Wayne, Nebraska 1910 Public 4,202 Wildcats 1998    
Winona State University Winona, Minnesota 1858 Public 7,125 Warriors 1932    
Notes
  1. ^ On December 13, 2018, Augustana University announced plans to leave the NSIC and Division II and transition to NCAA Division I, with the earliest likely date for the move being 2021.[17] However, as of 1 January 2022, there haven't been plans to do so yet, as their application has been denied by the Summit League.[18]
  2. ^ Minnesota State–Mankato left the NSIC after the 1967–68 school year, then re-joined from 1978–79 to 1980–81 and again effective in the 2008–09 school year.
  3. ^ Minnesota–Duluth left the NSIC after the 1950–51 school year, then re-joined from 1975–76 to 2003–04 and again effective in the 2008–09 school year.
  4. ^ St. Cloud State left the NSIC after the 1980–81 school year, before re-joining effective the 2008–09 school year.

Affiliate members

The NSIC currently has one affiliate member, which is also a public school:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined NSIC
sport
Primary
conference
University of Wisconsin–Parkside Somers, Wisconsin 1968 Public 4,464 Rangers 2021–22 men's wrestling Great Lakes (GLIAC)

Former members

The NSIC had two former full members, both were public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Subsequent
conference(s)
Current
conference
Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 1885 Public 7,009 Huskies 1957–58 1979–80 Great Lakes (GLIAC)
(1980–81 to present)
University of Minnesota Morris Morris, Minnesota 1960 1,900 Cougars 1966–67 2002–03 Upper Midwest (UMAC) (NCAA D-III)
(2003–04 to present)

Former affiliate members

The NSIC had two former affiliate members, one was a public school and the other was a private school:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left NSIC
sport
Primary
conference
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 Presbyterian 4,822 Lady Lions 2012–13 2013–14 women's swimming & diving Great Lakes Valley (GLVC)
(OVC, D-I in 2022)
University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, Nebraska 1905 Public 7,504 Lopers Mid-America (MIAA)

Membership timeline

University of Wisconsin–ParksideUniversity of Nebraska at KearneyLindenwood UniversityUniversity of Sioux FallsMinot State UniversityAugustana UniversityUpper Iowa UniversityUniversity of MaryUniversity of Minnesota CrookstonConcordia University, St. PaulWayne State CollegeNorthern State UniversitySouthwest Minnesota State UniversityUniversity of Minnesota MorrisMichigan Technological UniversityWinona State UniversitySt. Cloud State UniversityMinnesota State University MoorheadMinnesota State University, MankatoUniversity of Minnesota DuluthUniversity

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 

Sports

A divisional format is used for basketball (M / W) and football (with Concordia–St. Paul in the North as Minnesota–Crookston and St. Cloud State no longer sponsor football after the 2019 fall season).
North
  • Bemidji State
  • Mary
  • Minnesota State–Moorhead
  • Minnesota–Crookston
  • Minnesota–Duluth
  • Minot State
  • Northern State
  • St. Cloud State
South
  • Augustana
  • Concordia–St. Paul
  • Minnesota State
  • Sioux Falls
  • Southwest Minnesota State
  • Upper Iowa
  • Wayne State
  • Winona State
Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY Red XN
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Football Green tickY Red XN
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Red XN Green tickY
Softball Red XN Green tickY
Swimming & Diving Red XN Green tickY
Tennis Red XN Green tickY
Track & Field Indoor Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Red XN Green tickY
Wrestling Green tickY Red XN

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Wrestling Total
NSIC
Sports
Augustana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Bemidji State Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 4
Concordia–St. Paul Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 7
Mary Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Minnesota State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
MSU–Moorhead Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Minnesota–Crookston Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 4
Minnesota–Duluth Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 6
Minot State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Northern State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
St. Cloud State Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY 3
Sioux Falls Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 7
Southwest Minnesota State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Upper Iowa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Wayne State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 6
Winona State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 5
Totals 15 16 14 14 10 12 12 9 100


Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Softball Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
NSIC
Sports
Augustana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Bemidji State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Concordia–St. Paul Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Mary Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Minnesota State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
MSU–Moorhead Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Minnesota–Crookston Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 7
Minnesota–Duluth Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Minot State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Northern State Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
St. Cloud State Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Sioux Falls Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Southwest Minnesota State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Upper Iowa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Wayne State Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Winona State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Totals 16 16 12 16 16 7 12 15 15 16 140

Other sponsored sports by school

School Men Women
Bowling[a] Ice
Hockey[b]
Soccer Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Acrobatics &
Tumbling[c]
Bowling[b] Gymnastics[b] Ice
Hockey[b]
Lacrosse Skiing[b]
Augustana [d] GLIAC IND IND
Bemidji State CCHA WCHA
Concordia–St. Paul GLIAC
Minnesota State CCHA WCHA
Minnesota–Duluth NCHC WCHA
St. Cloud State NCHC GLIAC GLIAC WCHA CCSA[e]
Upper Iowa IND GLIAC GLVC GLIAC
Winona State WIAC
Notes
  1. ^ Bowling is sponsored by the NCAA for women only. Men's college competition is sanctioned solely by the sport's US governing body, the American Bowling Congress, which sanctions women's competition alongside the NCAA.
  2. ^ a b c d e De facto Division I sport. The NCAA championships in bowling, women's gymnastics and the coeducational sport of skiing are open to members of all three divisions. In men's and women's ice hockey, the NCAA championship tournaments are open to members of Divisions I and II.
  3. ^ Recognized by the NCAA as part of its Emerging Sports for Women program. The national championship is currently organized by the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association.
  4. ^ Augustana will add men's ice hockey in 2023–24, joining the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
  5. ^ While the NCAA-sponsored sport of skiing has coeducational teams with men's and women's squads, and covers both Alpine and Nordic disciplines, St. Cloud State fields only a women's Nordic team.

In addition to the above teams:

Conference stadiums

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball Fields Capacity
Augustana Kirkeby–Over Stadium 6,500 Sanford Pentagon 3,250 Ronken Field 500
Bemidji State Chet Anderson Stadium 4,000 BSU Gymnasium 2,500 BSU Field 250
Concordia–St. Paul Sea Foam Stadium 3,500 Gangelhoff Center 3,200 Barnes Field 2,500
Mary Bismarck Community Bowl 7,000 McDowell Activity Center 2,500 Bismarck Municipal Ball Park 2,000
Minnesota State Blakeslee Stadium 7,500[19] Taylor Center 4,800[20] Bowyer Field 450
MSU–Moorhead Alex Nemzek Stadium 5,000 Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse 3,500 Non-Baseball School NA
Minnesota–Crookston Non-Football School N/A Lysaker Gymnasium 3,500 UMC Baseball Field 300
Minnesota–Duluth Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium 4,000 Romano Gymnasium 2,759 Wade Stadium 4,200
Minot State Herb Parker Stadium 4,500 MSU Dome 10,000 Corbett Field 2,000
Northern State Dacotah Bank Stadium 4,500 Wachs Arena 8,057 Fossum Field 2,500
Sioux Falls Bob Young Field 5,400 Stewart Center 2,000 Harmodon Park 300
St. Cloud State Non-Football School N/A Halenbeck Hall 6,927 Joe Faber Field 2,000
Southwest Minnesota State Mattke Field at the Regional Events Center 3,500 R/A Facility 4,000 Alumni Field 500
Upper Iowa Harms-Eischeid Stadium 3,500 Dorman Gymnasium 1,950 Robertson Woods Field
Wayne State Memorial Stadium 3,500 Rice Auditorium 2,500 Pete Chapman Baseball Complex
Winona State Maxwell Field at Warrior Stadium 3,500 McCown Gymnasium 3,500 Loughrey Field 500
School Soccer stadium Capacity Softball Field Capacity Volleyball Arena Capacity
Augustana Morstad Field Bowden Field Elmen Center 4,000
Bemidji State BSU Soccer Complex BSU Softball Field BSU Gymnasium 2,500
Concordia–St. Paul Sea Foam Stadium 3,500 Carlander Field Gangelhoff Center 3,200
Mary Bismarck Community Bowl 7,000 University of Mary Softball Field McDowell Activity Center 2,500
Minnesota State The Pitch MSU Softball Diamond Taylor Center 4,800[21]
MSU–Moorhead Nemzek Soccer Field Nemzek Softball Field Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse 3,500
Minnesota–Crookston UMC Soccer Field UMC Softball Field Lysaker Gymnasium 3,500
Minnesota–Duluth Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium 4,000 Junction Ave Field 250 Romano Gymnasium 2,759
Minot State Herb Parker Stadium 4,500 South Hill Softball Complex MSU Dome 10,000
Northern State Northern State Athletic and Recreation Fields Moccasin Creek Complex Wachs Arena 8,057
Sioux Falls USF Soccer Field 300 Sherman Park 300 Stewart Center 2,000
St. Cloud State Husky Stadium 4,198 Selke Field
Husky Dome
Halenbeck Hall 6,927
Southwest Minnesota State Mattke Field at the Regional Events Center 3,500 Mustang Field PE Gym 2,000
Upper Iowa Pattison Field Eischeid Softball Complex Dorman Gymnasium 1,950
Wayne State WSC Soccer Field Pete Chapman Softball Complex Rice Auditorium 2,500
Winona State Maxwell Field at Warrior Stadium 3,500 Maynard R Johnson Field McCown Gymnasium 3,500

National champions

NCAA Division II

The NSIC has had 25 national championship teams in NCAA Division II play:

NCAA Division II National Champions

Year School Sport
1965 Minnesota State Wrestling
2006 Winona State Men's Basketball
2007 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2008 Minnesota–Duluth Football
2008 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2008 Winona State Men's Basketball
2009 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2009 Minnesota State Women's Basketball
2010 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2010 Minnesota–Duluth Football
2011 Augustana Women's Cross Country
2011 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2012 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2013 Concordia–St. Paul Volleyball
2015 St. Cloud State Wrestling
2016 St. Cloud State Wrestling
2016 Augustana Men's Basketball
2016 Concordia-St. Paul Volleyball
2017 Minnesota State Softball
2017 Concordia-St. Paul Volleyball
2018 St. Cloud State Wrestling
2018 Augustana Baseball
2019 St. Cloud State Wrestling
2019 Augustana Softball
2021 St. Cloud State Wrestling

NAIA

NAIA National Champions

Year School Sport
1958 Mankato State Wrestling
1959 Mankato State Wrestling
1964 Moorhead State Wrestling
1985 Winona State Women's Gymnastics
1987 Winona State Women's Gymnastics
1992 Northern State Women's Basketball
1994 Northern State Women's Basketball

Commissioners

The NSIC has had five full-time commissioners in its history.

  1. Tom Wistrcill (1993–1997)
  2. Kurt Patberg (1997–2000)
  3. Mike Lockrem (2000–2003)
  4. Butch Raymond (2004–2014)
  5. Erin Lind (2014–present)

Conference championships

Last updated March 1, 2022

Includes Regular Season and Tournament Championships

School Total
Championships
Men's
Championships
Women's
Championships
Minnesota–Duluth 209 94 115
Minnesota State 170 136 34
Winona State 130 81 49
MSU-Moorhead 125 98 27
St. Cloud State 83 68 15
Southwest Minnesota State 59 20 39
Augustana 61 21 40
Bemidji State 48 37 11
Northern State 46 30 16
Concordia–St. Paul 40 4 36
Wayne State 28 16 12
Mary 26 1 25
Minnesota–Morris 16 15 1
Michigan Tech 9 9 0
Upper Iowa 7 3 4
Sioux Falls 3 2 1
Minot State 3 1 2
Minnesota–Crookston 1 1 0

Football

NSIC Championships Won or Shared Per School
School Conference Division
Titles Last
Title
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota State 21 2019 9 2019
Minnesota–Duluth 20 2021 12 2019
Winona State 18 2007 2 2012
St. Cloud State 15 2011 1 2011
MSU-Moorhead 14 1995 0 N/A
Michigan Tech 7 1974
Minnesota–Morris 6 1984
Bemidji State 6 2021 3 2021
Northern State 3 1999 1 2015
Concordia–St. Paul 2 2005 0 N/A
Sioux Falls 1 2016 2 2021
Southwest Minnesota State 1 1990 0 N/A
Augustana 1 2021 3 2021
Wayne State 0 N/A 1 2008
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A
NSIC Champions
North Division South Division NSIC Overall
Year School Record School Record School Record
2008 Minnesota–Duluth 6-0 Minnesota State
Wayne State
5-1
5-1
Minnesota–Duluth 10-0
2009 Minnesota–Duluth 6-0 Minnesota State 6-0 Minnesota–Duluth 10-0
2010 Minnesota–Duluth 6-0 Augustana
Winona State
5-1
5-1
Minnesota–Duluth 10-0
2011 Minnesota–Duluth
St. Cloud State
5-1
5-1
Minnesota State 6-0 Minnesota State
Minnesota–Duluth
St. Cloud State
8-2
8-2
8-2
2012 * Bemidji State
Minnesota–Duluth
6-1
6-1
Winona State 6-1 Minnesota–Duluth 10-1
2013 Minnesota–Duluth 7-0 Minnesota State 7-0 Minnesota State 11-0
2014 Minnesota–Duluth 7-0 Minnesota State 7-0 Minnesota–Duluth
Minnesota State
11-0
2015 Minnesota-Duluth 6-1 Minnesota State 6-1 Minnesota State 10-1
2016 Minnesota-Duluth 7-0 Sioux Falls 7-0 Sioux Falls 11-0
2017 Minnesota-Duluth 7-0 Minnesota State 7-0 Minnesota State 11-0
2018 Minnesota-Duluth 7-0 Minnesota State 7-0 Minnesota–Duluth
Minnesota State
11-0
2019 Minnesota-Duluth 7-0 Minnesota State 7-0 Minnesota State 11-0
2020 n/a n/a n/a
2021 Bemidji State 6-0 Augustana
Sioux Falls
5-1 Bemidji State
Minnesota Duluth
Augustana
9-2

*Minnesota State finished 2012 with an 11-0 overall conference record and 7-0 division record, however the conference and division titles were stripped after Mankato was found to have played with two ineligible players. Minnesota–Duluth (overall) and Winona State (South Division) were granted the 2012 titles retroactively. Mankato's win–loss record, however, remains the same.

Volleyball

NSIC Regular Season Champions
NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
2004 Concordia–St. Paul
2005 Concordia–St. Paul
2006 Concordia–St. Paul
2007 Wayne State
2008-2011 (Not Held)
2012 Southwest Minnesota State
2013 Minnesota–Duluth
2014 Minnesota–Duluth
2015 Concordia-St. Paul
2016 Concordia-St. Paul
2017 Southwest Minnesota State
2018 Minnesota-Duluth
2019 Concordia-St. Paul
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 St. Cloud State

Men's Basketball

NSIC championships won per school
School Conference Division Tournament
Titles Last
Title
Titles Last
Title
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota State 17 2013-14 3 2018-19 2 2014
Minnesota–Duluth 16 2001-02 1 2021-22 2 2003
St. Cloud State 16 1975-76 2 2013-14 2 2010
Winona State 14 2007-08 0 N/A 5 2011
Northern State 13 2019-20 4 2020-21 6 2021
Bemidji State 9 2011-12 1 2013-14 0 N/A
MSU-Moorhead 6 2016-17 3 2016-17 1 2022
Augustana 3 2021-22 4 2021-22 1 2016
Minnesota–Morris 3 1993-94
Southwest Minnesota State 2 2008-09 2 2017-18 2 2017
Michigan Tech 2 1979-80
Wayne State 1 1999-00 2 2020-21 1 2000
Sioux Falls 0 N/A 1 2019-20 0 N/A
NSIC All-Time Standings (1932–33 to 2021–22)
School W L Pct Tournament
W L
Augustana 204 91 .692 16 12
Northern State 477 228 .685 35 14
St. Cloud State 496 285 .635 16 12
Minnesota State 421 242 .635 21 11
Minnesota–Duluth 477 323 .596 17 14
Winona State 598 531 .530 31 17
MSU-Moorhead 574 565 .504 19 20
Sioux Falls 104 103 .502 7 8
Upper Iowa 160 175 .478 10 12
Southwest Minnesota State 389 432 .474 27 19
Wayne State 201 248 .448 10 20
Minot State 128 170 .430 2 9
Bemidji State 487 661 .424 10 17
Minnesota–Morris 196 289 .404 0 3
Michigan Tech 95 166 .364 0 0
Mary 121 212 .363 4 12
Concordia–St. Paul 158 289 .353 4 17
Minnesota–Crookston 79 370 .176 1 10
NSIC Regular Season Champions
North Division South Division NSIC Overall
Year School Record School Record School Record
2012-13 St. Cloud State 15-7 Minnesota State 18-4 Minnesota State 18-4
2013-14 Bemidji State
MSU-Moorhead
St. Cloud State
15-7
15-7
15-7
Minnesota State 19-3 Minnesota State 19-3
2014-15 MSU-Moorhead 20-2 Augustana 20-2 Augustana
MSU-Moorhead
20-2
2015-16 MSU-Moorhead 19-3 Augustana 21-1 Augustana 21-1
2016-17 MSU-Moorhead 19-3 Southwest Minnesota State 17-5 MSU-Moorhead 19-3
2017-18 Northern State 20-2 Southwest Minnesota State 17-5 Northern State 20-2
2018-19 Northern State 18-4 Minnesota State
Augustana
Wayne State
14-8 Northern State 18-4
2019-20 Northern State 18-4 Sioux Falls 17-5 Northern State 18-4
2020-21 Northern State 13-1 Wayne State 10-4 No team awarded (*)
2021-22 Minnesota Duluth 16-4 Augustana 17-2 Augustana 17-2

(*)-Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no regular season conference champion was awarded during the 2020-21 season, only the winner of the North and South division were awarded.

NSIC Tournament Champions

Main article: Northern Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

Year School
2000 Wayne State
2001 Winona State
2002 Minnesota–Duluth
2003 Minnesota–Duluth
2004 Northern State
2005 Northern State
2006 Winona State
2007 Winona State
2008 Winona State
2009 St. Cloud State
2010 St. Cloud State
2011 Winona State
2012 Southwest Minnesota State
2013 Minnesota State
2014 Minnesota State
2015 Augustana
2016 Augustana
2017 Southwest Minnesota State
2018 Northern State
2019 Northern State
2020 Northern State
2021 Northern State
2022 MSU-Moorhead

Women's Basketball

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference Division Tournament
Titles Last
Title
Titles Last
Title
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota–Duluth 13 2021-22 3 2021-22 7 2022
Northern State 7 2017-18 4 2017-18 2 2017
Concordia–St. Paul 5 2012-13 2 2018-19 4 2014
Southwest Minnesota State 4 2001-02 0 N/A 1 2002
St. Cloud State 4 2021-22 2 2021-22 2 2020
Bemidji State 3 1986-87 0 N/A 0 N/A
MSU-Moorhead 6 2018-19 4 2018-19 0 N/A
Wayne State 5 2014-15 2 2014-15 3 2012
Augustana 1 2017-18 3 2020-21 2 2018
Minnesota State 1 2008-09 1 2021-22 0 N/A
Minnesota–Morris 1 1981-82 0 N/A
Winona State 1 2015-16 1 2015-16 1 2011
Sioux Falls 0 N/A 1 2019-20 1 2017
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota–Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minot State 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A
NSIC All-Time Standings (1979-80 to 2020–21)
School W L Pct Tournament
W L
Minnesota–Duluth 426 192 .689 30 13
Augustana 199 96 .675 22 12
Wayne State 297 151 .663 25 19
Northern State 402 212 .655 26 19
Concordia–St. Paul 284 164 .634 26 15
Sioux Falls 131 80 .621 17 9
Minnesota State 206 131 .611 13 13
St. Cloud State 207 149 .581 17 8
MSU-Moorhead 385 291 .570 17 23
Mary 175 155 .530 6 11
Winona State 279 398 .412 17 21
Southwest Minnesota State 267 411 .394 8 17
Bemidij State 230 448 .339 3 18
Minot State 71 139 .338 1 9
Minnesota–Crookston 132 294 .310 5 13
Minnesota–Morris 88 198 .308 0 3
Upper Iowa 38 294 .114 0 10
NSIC Regular Season Champions
North Division South Division NSIC Overall
Year School Record School Record School Record
2012-13 St. Cloud State 14-8 Concordia–St. Paul 19-3 Concordia–St. Paul 19-3
2013-14 Northern State 17-5 Wayne State 19-3 Wayne State 19-3
2014-15 Northern State 16-6 Wayne State 18-4 Wayne State 18-4
2015-16 Northern State
MSU-Moorhead
17-5 Winona State 20-2 Winona State 20-2
2016-17 MSU-Moorhead 20-2 Augustana 17-5 MSU-Moorhead 20-2
2017-18 Northern State
MSU-Moorhead
19-3 Augustana 19-3 Northern State
MSU-Moorhead
Augustana
19-3
2018-19 MSU-Moorhead 19-3 Concordia-St. Paul 17-5 MSU-Moorhead 19-3
2019-20 Minnesota-Duluth 20-2 Sioux Falls 17-5 Minnesota-Duluth 20-2
2020-21 Minnesota-Duluth 9-1 Augustana 10-3 No team awarded (*)
2021-22 St. Cloud State
Minnesota-Duluth
19-2 Minnesota State 16-5 St. Cloud State
Minnesota-Duluth
19-2

(*)-Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no regular season conference championship was awarded during the 2020-21 season, on the North and South division champions were awarded.

NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
2000 Minnesota–Duluth
2001 Minnesota–Duluth
2002 Southwest Minnesota State
2003 Minnesota–Duluth
2004 Minnesota–Duluth
2005 Concordia–St. Paul
2006 Wayne State
2007 Concordia–St. Paul
2008 Concordia–St. Paul
2009 St. Cloud State
2010 Wayne State
2011 Winona State
2012 Wayne State
2013 Augustana
2014 Concordia–St. Paul
2015 Northern State
2016 Sioux Falls
2017 Northern State
2018 Augustana
2019 Minnesota-Duluth
2020 St. Cloud State
2021 Minnesota-Duluth
2022 Minnesota-Duluth

Baseball

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference Tournament
Titles Last
Title
Titles Last
Title
Winona State 21 2001 3 2007
St. Cloud State 10 2015 3 2016
Minnesota State 11 2021 6 2021
Southwest Minnesota State 4 2002 4 2002
Minnesota–Duluth 4 2016 0 N/A
Wayne State 3 2009 5 2006
Bemidji State 2 1997 0 N/A
MSU-Moorhead 2 1983 0 N/A
Northern State 1 1993 0 N/A
Minnesota–Morris 1 1970 0 N/A
Augustana 1 2019 3 2019
Minot State 1 2018 0 N/A
Concordia–St. Paul 0 N/A 2 2008
Mary 0 N/A 0 N/A
Minnesota–Crookston 0 N/A 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A 0 N/A
NSIC Regular Season Champions

The NSIC Tournament was used to determine the overall NSIC Champion from 2002 to 2006.

NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
1996 Southwest State
1997 Southwest State
1998 Winona State
1999 Southwest State
2000 Winona State
2001 Wayne State
2002 Southwest State
2003 Concordia–St. Paul
Wayne State
2004 Wayne State
2005 Wayne State
2006 Wayne State
2007 Winona State
2008 Concordia–St. Paul
2009 Minnesota State
2010 Minnesota State
2011 St. Cloud State
2012 Minnesota State
2013 Minnesota State
2014 Augustana
2015 St. Cloud State
2016 St. Cloud State
2017 Minnesota State
2018 Augustana
2019 Augustana
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Minnesota State

Softball

NSIC Regular Season Champions
NSIC Tournament Champions
Year School
1984 Minnesota–Duluth
1985-1995 (Not Held)
1996 Minnesota–Duluth
1997 Southwest State
1998 Southwest State
1999 Winona State
2000 Minnesota–Duluth
2001 Concordia–St. Paul
2002 Minnesota–Duluth
2003 Winona State
2004 Concordia–St. Paul
2005 Concordia–St. Paul
2006 Concordia–St. Paul
2007 Southwest Minnesota State
2008 Winona State
2009 Winona State
2010 Wayne State
2011 Augustana
2012 Minnesota State
2013 Minnesota State
2014 Winona State
2015 Winona State
2016 Upper Iowa
2017 Minnesota State
2018 Winona State
2019 Augustana
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Minnesota State

Women's Soccer

Women's Tennis

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Augustana 11 2021
Southwest Minnesota State 9 1992
Winona State 8 2007
Minnesota-Duluth 6 2004
St. Cloud State 1 2009
Upper Iowa 1 2008
Bemidji State 1 1999
MSU-Moorhead 0 N/A
Mary 0 N/A
Sioux Falls 0 N/A
Minnesota State 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A

Before 2007, Tournament Champion determined Team Titles

Men's Cross Country

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
MSU-Moorhead 15 2007
Minnesota-Duluth 12 2003
Augustana 11 2021
Minnesota State 5 2008
Northern State 2 2004
Sioux Falls 1 2018
Winona State 1 1988
Wayne State 1 2005
Mary 0 N/A
Concordia-St. Paul 0 N/A
Minot State 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A

Women's Cross Country

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota-Duluth 15 2015
Augustana 7 2021
MSU-Moorhead 6 2007
Mary 4 2019
Northern State 2 1986
Bemidji State 2 1989
Wayne State 1 2006
Winona State 1 2004
Minot State 0 N/A
Minnesota State 0 N/A
St. Cloud State 0 N/A
Sioux Falls 0 N/A
Concordia-St. Paul 0 N/A
Upper Iowa 0 N/A
Southwest Minnesota State 0 N/A
Minnesota Crookston 0 N/A

Wrestling

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
St. Cloud State 16 2021-22
MSU-Moorhead 13 2005
Minnesota State 9 2008-09
Southwest Minnesota State 7 2001
Minnesota-Duluth* 5 1994
Minnesota Morris 4 1982
Winona State* 4 1971
Northern State 3 2020-21
Bemidji State* 3 1976
Upper Iowa 3 2010
Augustana 1 2010-11
Mary 0 N/A
Minot State 0 N/A
Wisconsin-Parkside 0 N/A

*=No Longer Sponsors Wrestling

Men's Golf

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota State 19 2018
Bemidji State 15 2000
Winona State 15 2021
St. Cloud State 6 2014
Minnesota-Duluth* 4 1985
MSU-Moorhead* 4 1972
Northern State* 1 1991
Minnesota-Morris 1 1996
Michigan Tech 1 1967
Minnesota Crookston 1 2002

*=No Longer Sponsors Men's Golf

Women's Golf

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Augustana 10 2020-21
Southwest Minnesota State 6 2005
Winona State 5 1998
Upper Iowa 2 2007-08
Minnesota-Duluth* 2 1990
Bemidji State 1 1999
Concordia-St. Paul 1 2008-09
Minnesota State 1 2018-19

Men's Indoor Track and Field

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
MSU-Moorhead 22 2011
Minnesota State 13 2022
Minnesota-Duluth 10 2004
Northern State 2 2005
Wayne State 2 2007
Bemidji State 1 2000
Mary 1 2008

Women's Indoor Track and Field

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota-Duluth 14 2014
Mary 9 2020
Minnesota State 5 2022
Winona State 2 2006
Northern State 1 1993
Augustana 1 2010
MSU-Moorhead 1 1992

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota State 33 2021
MSU-Moorhead 21 2011
Minnesota-Duluth 11 2004
Wayne State 3 2008
Bemidji State 1 2005

Women's Outdoor Track and Field

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
Minnesota-Duluth 14 2009
MSU-Moorhead 10 2006
Mary 10 2021
Northern State 2 1993
Minnesota State 2 2016
Winona State 2 2017
Augustana 1 2011

Swimming and Diving

NSIC Championships Per School
School Conference
Titles Last
Title
St. Cloud State 5 2020
Minnesota State 3 2022

See also

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