BMC athletic program joins new conference

By NEMS Daily Journal

BLUE MOUNTAIN – Seizing on the opportunity to be part of the best small-college conference in the nation, Blue Mountain College is now a member of the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference.
Blue Mountain along with Bethel University and Martin Methodist College joined the 16-member SSAC – a league that includes Mississippi schools Belhaven and William Carey.
BMC was a longtime member of the TranSouth Athletic Conference, which dissolved at the end of the 2013 spring sports season.
“When we realized the TranSouth would dissolve, we immediately began to look at the various conferences,” said BMC athletics director Lavon Driskell. “The SSAC gave us what we were looking for in a conference.
The SSAC has been rated as the top conference in the NAIA and we want to be a part of the best.”