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Iowa Wesleyan is a NCAA Division III institution in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Association, with Tiger Football in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Division III athletics provides a well-rounded collegiate experience that involves a balance of rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and the opportunity to pursue a multitude of other extra-curricular opportunities offered on Division III campuses. The Division III playing season and eligibility standards minimize conflicts between athletics and academics, allowing student-athletes to focus on their academic programs and the achievement of a degree. Division III offers an intense and competitive athletic environment for student-athletes who play for the love of the game, without the obligation of an athletics scholarship.

The value of Division III athletics:

Iowa Wesleyan has a rich tradition in athletics. Over the last five years:

  • Women’s Basketball has produced 4 All-Americans, 4 National Qualifying Teams with an Elite Eight National Tournament Finish.
  • Men’s Basketball has produced 1 All-American, 6 with All-Conference Honors, 1 Conference Championship, and a Sweet Sixteen National Tournament Finish.
  • Baseball has produced 12 players that have signed professional contracts, 3 All-Americans, 27 with All-Conference Honors, and a conference regular season and conference tournament championship.
  • Volleyball has produced 7 with All-Conference Honors, 6 Scholar Athletes, the school’s All-Time Leader in Kills, and they were recognized as the Scholar Team of the Year.
  • Softball has produced 8 All-Americans, 8 with All-Conference Honors, and 2 National Tournament Qualifying teams with one 4th place finish.
  • Football has produced 8 with All-Conference Honors, 13 with All-USCAA Honors, and 7 players adding All-Time statistics to the Iowa Wesleyan record books.
  • Men’s and Women’s Golf have produced 7 with All-Conference honors, 1 Conference Player of the Year, and a Conference Medalist.
  • Men’s Soccer has produced 6 with All-Conference Honors, and 2 All-Conference Team Awards.
  • Women’s Soccer has produced 7 with All-Conference Honors, an All-Conference Team Award, and new school records for most wins, most goals, and most points in a season.

The best way to really know if a university is the right fit is to visit campus. We encourage you to visit Iowa Wesleyan University to experience first-hand all of the incredible opportunities we provide our students to embolden their future. Please call 1.800.582.2383 or click here to schedule your campus visit today!

We hope to see you on campus very soon.

IWU fields 10 intercollegiate teams that compete in NCAA Division III and the USCAA as a member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). IWU competes in football in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). Click the links below to visit the individual sport pages or check out the athletic’s website at www.iwtigers.com to stay up to date on all the latest news and scores.



Baseball Basketball
Basketball Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Soccer Volleyball


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You can help the student-athletes of Iowa Wesleyan develop excellence on the field, in the classroom and in life, and show support for Tiger athletes and programs, through membership in the IWU Athletic Association.

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Bo Vitale ’17

“I love the fact I can play two sports.”