Funds That Support Athletics


Athletics Points of Pride (2018-19 School Year)

Through June 17

  • 30 All-GLVC Awards
  • 7 All-Region Performers
  • 3 All-Americans
  • 1 First-Team Academic All-American (first in UIS athletics history)
  • 20 GLVC Players of the Week
  • 3 Freshman of the Year
  • Jennifer Queller qualified as an individual for the NCAA Division II National Championships for the first time in program history
  • Eleven of the 17 sports programs at UIS had their best seasons since the move to the NCAA Division II level
  • Taryn Christy won the women’s 10k at the 2019 outdoor GLVC Championships
  • Volleyball qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in program history, and won its first GLVC Championship
  • Baseball advanced to the NCAA Division II Super Regional, its farthest advancement in the NCAA Tournament in program history
  • Blake Jones won the first individual track and field Conference Championship in program history
  • In Spring 2019, UIS Athletics had a 3.33 GPA; 26 had a perfect 4.00 GPA
  • Andrew Dean was selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft

Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund (Unrestricted)

Gifts to this unrestricted fund provide support wherever its needed most by UIS Athletics, making your gift especially powerful.  If you choose to, you can receive benefits when you give to this fund. Go to the Athletics Annual Giving page to view a table of these benefits, all your giving options and Donate buttons for easy online giving.


Stars Athletics Scholarship Society Fund (unrestricted for scholarships)

This fund collects all unrestricted gifts for scholarships, allowing Athletics staff to use the scholarships where most needed to encourage stellar athletic programs and meet student-athletes’ needs.

Selected Athletics Scholarships

  • Aydin Gonulsen Scholarship
  • Manny Velasco Scholarship

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

Athletics Capital (Facility) Projects


UIS Athletics welcomes your questions. Please contact Roy L. Brown, Deputy Athletics Director, by email or phone at 217.206.8547.