The Hendrix College athletic department will celebrate joining the Southern Athletic Association at Saturday’s volleyball game with Birmingham-Southern College.

The match is schedule to begin at 2 p.m. at the Wellness and Athletic Center

Promotional fliers about the league will be distributed and public address announcements will highlight the conference’s eight member institutions throughout the contest.

"We’re excited to have this opportunity to celebrate the formation of this outstanding league on each of our eight members’ campuses," said SAA commissioner Jay Gardiner. "We’ve looked forward to this date since the league was officially formed in the summer of 2011."

Committed to fostering athletic competition and cooperation among academically selective, residential liberal arts colleges located in the southeast, the SAA was created by the Council of Presidents in June 2011. Spanning six states, the SAA includes Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama, Centre College in Kentucky, Hendrix College in Arkansas, Millsaps College in Mississippi, Oglethorpe University and Berry College in Georgia, and Rhodes College and Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee. The University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis are affiliate football members and Transylvania University is an affiliate field hockey member.

The Warriors will also host Millsaps at 7 p.m. Friday.