Barnes & Noble named exclusive strategic partner of the Great American Conference

GAC Communications

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced a multi-year agreement with Barnes & Noble College that designates the bookseller as the official strategic partner of the GAC.

As part of the partnership, Barnes & Noble College will serve as the presenting sponsor of all GAC academic awards – the Elite and Distinguished Scholar Athlete honors plus the All-Academic Team.

“We’re excited about the partnership with Barnes & Noble College as the official strategic partner of the Great American Conference and the opportunities it will bring to our institutions, “ GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt said. “We look forward to teaming up with Barnes & Noble College to continue serving the evolving needs around our campuses.”

About the Great American Conference
The Great American Conference became the 23rd NCAA Division II athletic conference in 2011 with nine charter members – Arkansas Tech University, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, East Central University, Harding University, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Arkansas University and Southwestern Oklahoma State. The GAC now features 12 members – with the additions of Southern Nazarene University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Baptist University – and sponsors 15 sports.

About Barnes & Noble College
Barnes & Noble College is a leading operator of college bookstores in the United States. Barnes & Noble College currently operates more than 750 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving more than 5 million college students and faculty nationwide. For more information about Barnes & Noble College’s services and locations, visit

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