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Intercollegiate athletics at UW-L have a rich tradition of excellence and a well-established national reputation. UW-L teams have won 60 national championships and many student athletes have achieved All-American status. Many teams continually rank among the country’s best in their respective sport.


UW-L recognizes the educational value of athletic competition and offers a broad program of intercollegiate sports. It is the university’s policy to select and maintain a variety of sports that best serve the interests and needs of the student body. The athletic program demonstrates a commitment to equal opportunity for all university students.


The intercollegiate athletics program sponsors 19 (10 women’s and 9 men’s) sports and provides opportunities for participation in a comprehensive, unified program for men and women student-athletes. More than 600 undergraduate student-athletes are involved annually in the intercollegiate athletics program. The purpose of the program is to present and develop high ethical standards, good sportsmanship, scholarship, knowledge, and excellence in physical skills necessary to become successful in each students’ chosen sport.


UW-L is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-Division III), National Collegiate Gymnastic Association (NCGA), and affiliated with the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (WIAC) for both men’s and women’s sports.


An athletic training staff helps prevent and care for injuries. Nationally certified athletic trainers work in close cooperation with the university’s health service physicians and physical therapists. Financial support for the payment of athletic injury expenses is primarily through the individual athlete’s family health insurance or through individual responsibility. Physical examinations are required of intercollegiate sports participants. An “athletic injuries and liability waiver agreement” is required for all student-athletes.


The athletics program for both men and women is located within the Division of Student Development and Academic Services and is administered by the Director of Athletics. The sports information office supports promotion of the intercollegiate athletics program.


A student/faculty Athletics Committee and faculty athletics representatives assist in developing and implementing policy. All operating regulations of the respective association and conference affiliations are followed.

Men's Sports Women's Sports
  Baseball Basketball
  Basketball Cross Country
  Cross Country Gymnastics
  Football Soccer
  Swimming Softball
  Diving Swimming
  Tennis Diving
  Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Tennis
  Wrestling Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)