Though the MIAC is first and foremost known for the quality of its intercollegiate athletic competitions, it has an abundance of compelling storylines off the field as well. The MIAC prides itself on telling the stories of its member institutions and their student-athletes, coaches, administrators, teams and fans to promote the conference's balance between athletics and academics, and recognize the individuals that help make the MIAC more than just an athletic conference.

The MIAC's feature stories, which began in 2010-11, are archived below in chronoligical order. In 2011-12, the MIAC Profiles of Excellence, written by longtime MIAC contributor Rich Mies, joined the Friday Feature series to honor the league's outstanding student-athletes.



Jun 6, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: UST's Kuzniar and Dorgan finish off fantastic careers
May 30, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Hamline's Sketch maximizes student-athlete experience
May 23, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Bethel teammates Mathis and Hallstrom aim for the NFL
May 16, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Carleton's Lombardi leads tennis renaissance
May 9, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Concordia's Burgau has real-life storybook ending
May 2, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - SCU's Buysse returns to court in admirable fashion
Apr 25, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Dual-sport success prepares SJU's Graves for future
Apr 18, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Cobber teammates give back through inSports Foundation
Apr 11, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Macalester student-athletes learn to love their sport
Apr 4, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: The Rahman family - Cobbers to the core
Mar 28, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - St. Olaf's Raney finds dual-sport success
Mar 21, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - MIAC student-athletes thankful for athletic trainers
Mar 14, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: The 'First Ladies' of Bethel track and field
Mar 7, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Carleton's Campbell's well-rounded approach to track success
Feb 28, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Shootouts add resolution, excitement to MIAC men's hockey
Feb 21, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Gustavus' Tinklenberg re-writes the record books
Feb 7, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - Men's basketball coaches rise through the ranks
Jan 31, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Kornbaum's hands shape great career
Jan 24, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature - SCU's Mosbeck masters communication
Jan 17, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: St. Thomas' Young puts the team first
Jan 10, 2014 MIAC Friday Feature: Carleton's Hanson and his incredible journey
Jan 3, 2014 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Euerle gets defensive for SMU women's hoops
Dec 20, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Alm a two-sport rarity at Saint Benedict
Dec 13, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Macalester's Greene 'logs' hours of training
Dec 6, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature - MIAC football teams band together to 'Tackle Cancer'
Nov 29, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Reimer and Hamline 'dig' one another
Nov 22, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Frozen or not, Saint Mary's Fusaro excels on the water
Nov 15, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature - MIAC volleyball teams continue to serve their communities
Nov 8, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Macalester's Cloepfil finds scoring touch
Nov 1, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Concordia's Sederquist succeeds in running, music and beyond
Oct 25, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Gustavus' Draayer captures essence of D-III through video production
Oct 18, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: SCU's Poss runs to all-around success
Oct 11, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: St. Olaf's Rosenthal has 'golden' soccer experience
Oct 4, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Saint Benedict golfer's experiences come full swing
Sep 27, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Bethel's Mathis is a modern 'Samson'
Sep 20, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature - Tressel coaching tree adds a branch Saturday night
Sep 13, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Succeeding a legend at Saint John's
Sep 6, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: SJU's Coborn uses soccer as a first language


May 31, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Thomas uses versatile repertoire to lead Tommies
May 17, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Hamline's Culp throws her way into the record book
May 10, 2013 Profile of Excellence: Bethel's Rowley applies baseball lessons to life
May 3, 2013 Feature: Burroughs fits internship and tennis title into busy semester
Apr 26, 2013 Friday Feature: Conference copes as weather ravages 2013 spring season
Apr 19, 2013 Profiles of Excellence: Cline and Forster lead SJU baseball renaissance
Apr 12, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Division III Week offers chance to spotlight SAAC
Apr 5, 2013 Friday Feature: MIAC Strike Out Prostate Cancer partners with MNPCC
Mar 29, 2013 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Saint Mary's VanRanst pitches with precision
Mar 22, 2013 Friday Feature: MIAC athletic training students gaining valuable experience
Mar 15, 2013 Friday Feature: Former Gustie star pursues professional goals on the ice
Mar 8, 2013 Friday Feature: MIAC athletic trainers collaborate for health and safety
Mar 1, 2013 MIAC Profiles of Excellence: UST's Tommy Hannon stays 'true to himself'
Feb 22, 2013 Friday Feature: Atmosphere adds excitement to MIAC postseason events
Feb 15, 2013 Profile of Excellence: Theisen and Sawatzke, Carleton's dynamic duo
Feb 8, 2013 Friday Feature: 'Bunch of Guys Chorus' a fun, unique Auggie tradition
Feb 1, 2013 Friday Feature: St. Olaf experiences women's hockey and life abroad
Jan 25, 2013 MIAC Friday Feature: Bethel's Berlin adventure about more than basketball
Jan 18, 2013 Friday Feature: A look back at Gustavus' historic women's tennis run
Jan 11, 2013 Friday Feature: Concordia's Sorensen juggles more than hoops, academics
Jan 4, 2013 Profile of Excellence: Injury can't slow Blazer basketball's Whitney Canton
Dec 28, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Wolf impacts SCU soccer, campus and community
Dec 21, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Dobson duo gives St. Olaf football 'family' feeling
Dec 14, 2012 Friday Feature: 'MIAC Tour' gives conference closer look at its schools
Dec 7, 2012 Profile of Excellence: GAC's Kolquist: from Iron Range to MIAC champion
Nov 30, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Hamline's Simon builds business, one scoop at a time
Nov 23, 2012 Friday Feature: MIAC tests prepared Tommies for championship comeback
Nov 16, 2012 Friday Feature: Saint John's football duo succeeds on and off the field
Nov 9, 2012 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Vee helps lay Augsburg football's foundation
Nov 2, 2012 Friday Feature: SCU student-athletes assist with prestigious Opus Prize
Oct 26, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Erickson and St. Olaf golf grow from good to elite
Oct 19, 2012 Friday Feature: SMU volleyball player proves 'Strong is the New Beautiful'
Oct 12, 2012 Feature: Kosmoski uses basketball, faith, to take his teaching abroad
Oct 5, 2012 Friday Feature: Title IX celebration at Saint Benedict an eye-opening event
Sep 28, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Fischer's experience from SJU to South Africa
Sep 21, 2012 Friday Feature: Gustavus' Eames finds Paralympic success with Team USA
Sep 14, 2012 Friday Feature: MIAC volleyball teams come together to give back
Sep 7, 2012 Friday Feature: Augsburg's Uahengo takes research project abroad


Jul 13, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Augsburg alums find professional success on the ice
Jul 6, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Bethel women's hockey rich with Carlson family values
Jun 15, 2012 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Childs-Walker completes successful run
May 25, 2012 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Hutton's honor, courage and commitment
May 17, 2012 Feature: Tennis pro Butorac's strong ties to alma mater Gustavus endure
May 11, 2012 Friday Feature: Saint John's retools with versatility to return to Playoffs
May 4, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Macalester's Glasser a true 'Renaissance man'
Apr 27, 2012 Feature: Saint Mary's lends a hand to former hockey player and military hero
Apr 19, 2012 Feature: MIAC Strike Out Prostate Cancer initiative takes a step forward
Apr 13, 2012 Friday Feature: MIAC Embraces NCAA DIII Week
Apr 6, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Diver Sarah Moody makes a splash at St. Catherine
Mar 30, 2012 Friday Feature: Athletic trainers keep MIAC student-athletes healthy, safe
Mar 23, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Leadership seminar leaves a lasting impression
Mar 16, 2012 Friday Feature: Scots use teamwork on court, at Mayo research lab
Mar 9, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Arrigoni's path led to Hamline, and hockey success
Mar 2, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Concordia women's soccer team brings experience abroad back to campus
Feb 24, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: Conference creates educational opportunities
Feb 17, 2012 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Sheley's leadership makes a 'Royal' difference
Feb 10, 2012 Friday Feature: St. Thomas foursome define the role of 'student-athlete'
Feb 2, 2012 Profile of Excellence: Neville savors St. Olaf experience in basketball, abroad
Jan 13, 2012 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Like fathers, like sons for Gustavus duo
Jan 6, 2012 MIAC Friday Feature: MIAC student-athletes partner with Special Olympics
Dec 29, 2011 MIAC Profiles of Excellence: Waldvogel leaves incredible legacy at St. Thomas
Dec 16, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Augsburg duo finds their voice with KFAN internships
Dec 9, 2011 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Blazers' Hauff enjoys all-around excellence
Dec 2, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Game ON! provides MIAC unique exposure
Nov 18, 2011 Profile of Excellence: Concordia's McGlynn scores in soccer, school
Nov 11, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: MIAC swimmers give back with Hour of Power
Nov 4, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Carleton benefits from Wills twins' sibling rivalry
Oct 28, 2011 Profile of Excellence: SJU's Krogen goes from unrecruited to unforgettable
Oct 21, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Bethel's Nicole Wriedt lives an abundant college life
Oct 14, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Hemmelgarn captures moments at SJU and beyond
Oct 7, 2011 MIAC Profile of Excellence: Saint Mary's Kujak a true leader
Sep 30, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Carleton's women's golf youth movement
Sep 23, 2011 Friday Feature: MIAC Volleyball - Mentorship and Respect
Sep 16, 2011 MIAC Profiles of Excellence: Marcus Brumm scores with second chance
Sep 9, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: 30-for-30 for Florian and Augsburg Invitational


Aug 12, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Concordia's comeback kid
Jul 29, 2011 MIAC to host Student-Athlete Leadership Conference
May 20, 2011 Playoffs and priorities for Macalester's Parrington
May 13, 2011 MIAC, Division III experience impact intern's future goals
May 6, 2011 Feature: MIAC student-athletes 'Rebuild Together'
Apr 29, 2011 Feature: MIAC SIDs driven by their love of the game
Apr 22, 2011 Auggie Awards offer authentic red-carpet treatment
Apr 15, 2011 Bethel's Morris finds balance between academics, athletics and citizenship as student-athlete, ROTC cadet
Apr 8, 2011 St. Catherine women's golf program starts from scratch
Mar 25, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Tommies' title a total team effort
Mar 18, 2011 Friday Feature: Gustavus swimming success is a Davis family affair
Mar 11, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Metrodome roof collapse leaves MIAC baseball teams without their winter home
Feb 25, 2011 SMU's Haslemore excels at women's hockey collegiate, international levels
Feb 18, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: A Concordia swimmer's incredible journey
Feb 11, 2011 Hamline family ties help Hipp to record-setting career
Feb 4, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: Competitiveness and parity paramount throughout MIAC winter sports in 2010-11
Jan 28, 2011 Macalester's Murphy-Logue balances soccer and academics while advocating for political change
Jan 21, 2011 MIAC Friday Feature: NCAA convention offers opportunities for professional, personal development
Jan 14, 2011 MIAC women's hockey teams get back to sport's roots
Jan 7, 2011 Friday Feature: Carleton coach Battaglini's World-class tennis experience sharpens coaching philosophy
Dec 17, 2010 Friday Feature: MIAC SAAC continues to gives back
Dec 10, 2010 Saint John's Alpers inducted into GCAA Hall of Fame
Dec 3, 2010 MIAC running backs near end of storybook careers
Nov 26, 2010 MIAC Friday Feature: Plenty to be thankful for this year in the MIAC
Nov 19, 2010 Friday Feature: Engel sisters do it all for St. Kate's
Nov 12, 2010 MIAC Friday Feature: Small-town quarterbacks find big time collegiate success in MIAC and Division III
Nov 5, 2010 Friday Feature: Long road leads to Saturday's MIAC Championships
Oct 29, 2010 Hamline All-American hockey player Chris Berenguer strives to balance hockey, school and family
Oct 22, 2010 All-American runner enjoying return to the soccer field
Oct 15, 2010 Feature: Concordia's Weiler excels at double duty
Oct 8, 2010 Carleton battles tough opponent: Mother Nature
Oct 1, 2010 Macalester benefits from Nause's pro perspective
Sep 24, 2010 Feature: Saint Benedict's cross country sister act
Sep 17, 2010 A strong will and an athlete's mentality prove to be essential for SMU's Mockler and Gustavus' Collins
Sep 10, 2010 Not-so-new faces: Former MIAC volleyball teammates return to the court, this time as opposing head coaches
Sep 3, 2010 Feature: MIAC officials strive to make the right calls

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