UIS Prairie Stars
The UIS Prairie Stars (also Illinois–Springfield Prairie Stars and formerly Sangamon State) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Illinois at Springfield, located in Springfield, Illinois, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Prairie Stars compete as members of the East Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. UIS joined the GLVC in October 2008, and earned full Division II membership in August 2010.
|UIS Prairie Stars|
|University||University of Illinois at Springfield|
|Conference||Great Lakes Valley Conference (East Division)|
|Athletic director||Jim Sarra|
|Varsity teams||17 (8 men’s and 9 women’s)|
|Basketball arena||The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC)|
|Baseball stadium||UIS Baseball Field|
|Soccer stadium||Kiwanis Stadium|
|Other arenas||Land of Lincoln Softball Complex|
Piper Glen Golf Course
UIS Cross Country Course
Velasco Tennis Center
|Colors||Navy, Vegas Gold, and White|
In 2018, both the baseball and softball programs won GLVC Conference Championships and hosted NCAA Regionals.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Track and field†||Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.|
A member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the University of Illinois at Springfield sponsors teams in eight men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
While a member of the NAIA, the Prairie Stars won the NAIA national men's soccer championship in 1986, 1988, and 1993 and were runner-up in 1998.