The University of Wisconsin-Superior provides a variety of opportunities for men and women to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level. The purpose of the athletic program is to enrich the student's collegiate experience. The student is expected to place a priority on academics while participating in an outstanding athletic program, thus striving for excellence as a student and as an athlete. The athletic programs are not scholarship-based. Scholarships received by athletes are on the basis of academic performance and leadership.
UW-Superior intercollegiate athletic programs are intended to enrich both the student-athlete and the university community. Through the athletic programs, the university strives to provide the following:
1. A healthy, competitive, and professionally supervised athletic experience for student-athletes.
2. An array of programs that encourage wide involvement of students either as student-athletes or spectators.
3. A co-curricular laboratory for students interested in related areas such as physical education, coaching, officiating, advertising, sports medicine, broadcasting, and recreation that complements the academic programs of the university.
4. Equal opportunity for men and women student-athletes to participate in competitive intercollegiate sports in each of the three major seasons.
Steve Nelson - Athletic Director
Lynne Deadrick - Assistant Athletic Director
David Kroll, Kristie Wilkie - Athletic Trainers
TBD - Sports Information
Tami Susens - Office and Ticket Manager
Sports and Head Coaches
Baseball - Edmund Morgan
Basketball, Men's - TBD
Basketball, Women's - Dr. Don Mulhern
Cross Country, Men's - Paul Nisius
Cross Country, Women's - Paul Nisius
Golf - Roger Plachta
Hockey, Men's - Dan Stauber
Hockey, Women's - Dan Laughlin
Soccer, Men's - Joe Mooney
Soccer, Women's - Melissa Nelmark
Softball - Roger Plachta
Track and Field, Men's - Paul Nisius
Track and Field, Women's - Paul Nisius
Volleyball - Lynne Deadrick
UW-Superior is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Health & Wellness Center houses the Health and Human Performance Department, athletic programs, and student fitness and recreation facilities. The building includes a field house with indoor track, 2,500-seat Mortorelli Gymnasium, fitness center, weight room, exercise and physiology lab, racquetball courts, climbing wall, swimming pool, dance studio, faculty and coaches' offices, and offices for the student recreation and intramural programs.
Other athletic facilities include Wessman Arena, which houses the men's and women's hockey teams; Ted Whereatt Field, home to the baseball team; and a soccer field for the men's and women's soccer teams. UW-Superior has agreements for use of softball fields and golf courses in the city.
The Superior Challenge Ropes Course is located just west of Wessman Arena. It includes high and local ropes elements to accommodate any skill level. The course offers a series of activities for both individual and group participation regardless of age, physical limitation or ability.