Funds That Support Athletics


Serving as the backbone of funSTARS Website headerdraising for UIS Athletics, the STARS Club allows alums, community, members, parents of student-athletes, and more to truly enhance the UIS Department of Athletics. Our 244 student-athletes spread out over 15 NCAA DII intercollegiate sports are dedicated to representing UIS and Springfield at the highest of their ability. Those interested in becoming a STARS Club member today can contact Paul Kabbes, Associate AD at (217) 206-8547 or Online gifts can be made below or check out the 2016-17 STARS Club brochure.

Athletics Points of Pride

UIS student-athletes have been getting it done outside of their competitive venues. See below for all their achievements over the past 12 months.

  • 2,253 community service hours were registered during the 2015-16 school year and directly impacted 30 local organizations.
  • During the fall of 2015, UIS Athletics achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.26 – setting the record during the NCAA DII era for the Prairie Stars
  • 150 of 223 student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 GPA – setting yet another record in the classroom.
  • With 529 total donors, the STARS Club reached its highest donor total in only its fourth year of existence.

Giving Opportunities

Athletics Unrestricted Fund

Athletics Funds by Team

  • Men’s Baseball Fund
  • Men’s Basketball Fund
  • Women’s Basketball Fund
  • Cheerleading Program Fund
  • Men’s Cross Country Fund
  • Women’s Cross Country Fund
  • Men’s Golf Fund
  • Women’s Golf Fund
  • Men’s Soccer Fund
  • Women’s Soccer Fund
  • Men’s Tennis Fund
  • Women’s Tennis Fund
  • Women’s Softball Fund
  • Women’s Volleyball Fund

Selected Athletics Scholarships

  • Rising Stars Athletic Scholarships
  • Aydin Gonulsen Scholarship
  • Manny Velasco Scholarship


We welcome your inquiries. Please feel free to contact us.