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Athletics

Enjoy every moment

Blugolds play hard — and they work even harder. UW-Eau Claire is a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), which consists of eight UW System schools. Chances are good you've sat next to an athlete in one or more of your classes; on top of all the extra time spent in practice for their teams, our athletes have carried an average GPA of 3.00 for thirteen consecutive years.

Not only are Blugolds consistently named among the best conference scholar-athletes, they are also nationally recognized for their participation in community service and locally known for bringing their best to every game, match, meet and round.

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800+

Student-Athletes

166

Conference Championships

15

National Titles

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Men's ice hockey game at Hobbs Ice Arena

The greatest honor I’ve had was being able to play for the Blugolds football team. I made lifetime friends, had amazing coaches and the amazing memories I made will stick with me forever. It meant a lot to be around those guys every day enjoying the college experience as student-athletes together. UWEC gave me memories and friendships I will never forget. It feels great to know I will be a Blugold forever.

Brett Possley Physics and Engineering Dual Degree
This year, three members of UW-Eau Claire’s tennis team are international students, coming to the university from three different countries. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

International tennis players

With its reputation for quality academics and a tennis team with a history of success, UW-Eau Claire has long attracted many top tennis players from the Midwest. Now the tennis program also is attracting a growing number of international students.

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Racing for the Win

Blugold track and field athlete Marcus Weaver is a two-time national champion. He was the star of the 2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, becoming the only man in meet history to win the decathlon and javelin in the same year.

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female student in neuroscience lab with white rat

Researching and working with Mayo Clinic Health System

Biochemistry/molecular biology major and student-athlete Carolyn Shult combines student employment and collaborative research with Mayo Clinic to become a strong future applicant to medical school.

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