ACS Athletics and the Heartland Conference have teamed up to create a special partnership in an effort to benefit institutions in the eight-member conference. The partnership provides member institutions incentive opportunities to implement ACS InControl technology solutions that improve staff performance in the areas of recruiting, compliance monitoring and student-athlete information management.
“We feel the Division II Conference Commissioners Association has aligned with a company that could bring great benefits to our NCAA Division II schools,” Heartland Conference commissioner Tony Stigilano said.” The Heartland Conference is looking forward to our working relationship with ACS Athletics.”
ACS Athletics is the first company to provide technology solutions of this caliber and the only company that has integrated the ACS InControl system with campus information systems. This gives institutions that have teamed up with ACS many timesaving benefits.
“ACS is honored to have the opportunity to help Heartland Conference institutions and support new technology initiatives on each of these campuses,” ACS President and CEO, Phillip Engle said. “We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”
About ACS Athletics:
ACS Athletics is a web and mobile technology company that improves operational performance and reduces risk for collegiate athletic programs. Through the InControl™ software, ACS provides a structure that gives programs a competitive advantage by simplifying, integrating and automating processes. InControl™ delivers the flexibility and security athletic administrators, coaches and campus stakeholders need to stay organized, decrease risk of non-compliance and stay focused on winning and developing relationships. The expertise ACS possesses in athletic department process helps meet clients’ needs by enabling better communication, improving the all-around efficiency of their program and ensuring student athlete welfare.
About the Heartland Conference
The Heartland Conference, which formed in 1999, is the newest member of the NCAA’s Division II conferences. The conference is made up of eight schools, five of which are from Texas, and one each from Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. The current members include St. Edwards University (TX), St. Mary’s University (TX), Dallas Baptist University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Newman University (KS), Texas A&M International University, University of Texas of the Permian Basin (TX), and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
The conference sponsors 13 championships in baseball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball.
Heartland Conference members claim national championships in several sports including baseball, golf, swimming, basketball, and softball, and have nationally ranked teams in all sports.