The new conference including Sewanee has chosen a name: the Southern Athletic Association. It already had been announced that the league comprised of seven current members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III newcomer Berry College will begin competition in the 2012-13 school year. Other SAA members will be Oglethorpe (Atlanta), Birmingham-Southern, Millsaps (Jackson, Miss.), Rhodes (Memphis), Centre (Danville, Ky.) and Hendrix (Conway, Ark.). "Our new conference affiliation will allow us to continue long-standing rivalries with outstanding small college in the Southeast," Sewanee athletic director Mark Webb said in a school release Friday, "and I anticipate that our overall student-athlete experience will be enhanced by the regional focus of the new association." The remaining SCAC members are based in Texas and Colorado. Oglethorpe AD Jay Gardiner will serve as interim commissioner of the SAA.