The Athletic Department is a competitive member of the NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The ongoing goal of the Athletic Department is to achieve national prominence in each varsity sport while maintaining academic excellence.
USI sponsors 15 varsity intercollegiate sports, claiming two national championships (men's basketball, 1995; baseball, 2010), finishing three times as the national finalist (men's basketball, 1994 and 2004; and women's basketball 1997), and earning two third-place finishes (men's cross country, 1982; baseball, 2007). The men's and women's cross country/track teams have produced five individual national championships since 1997.
The University is proud of the academic achievements of its student athletes, who maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0. USI, which has been nationally ranked by USA Today and the NCAA for student athlete graduation rates, is proud to offer scholarship opportunities in each of the following programs: