What is Athletic Development?

Our Mission

The Wisconsin Athletic Development Office, the fundraising arm for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, is committed to providing the resources needed for student-athletes to receive a lasting educational and athletic experience while contributing to the financial sustainability of the Athletic Department.

Our Need

The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department is completely self-sustaining and relies on the generous support of donors like you. We are committed to supporting each of our 800+ student-athletes to the highest degree and providing them with the needed resources to succeed. Gifts to Wisconsin Athletics are used to fund the total annual per student-athlete cost of excellence, including scholarship, travel, equipment, and other items which average $62,555 (out-of-state; $46,305 in-state) per student-athlete each year.

Your Impact

Badger student-athletes are able to accomplish all academic and athletic success through the generous support of you – the donor. By impacting the lives of those who proudly wear the Badger uniform, we take pride in knowing your investment will continue the future success and traditions of the University of Wisconsin.

2 Academic All-Americans
274 Student-Athletes named to the Dean's List, Dean's High Honor or both Student-Athlete Cumulative GPA 3.10
190 Academic All-Big-10
635 Student-Athletes, from all 23 teams, participated in at least one of the Office of Student-Athlete Development's 160 programs, events, classes, and workshops offered throughout the 2014-15 academic year
10,170.5 Hours of Community Service at 350 Events

FOOTBALL Finished season 10-3 with a victory over USC in the Holiday Bowl, 23-21.

VOLLEYBALL Made 19th appearance in school history in the NCAA Tournament 2015, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Won a share of the 2015 regular season Big Ten Championship, the team’s first since 1994.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Won Big Ten regular season and tournament titles, received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, returned to its second-straight Final Four and finished as the 2015 national runner-up.

WOMEN’S GOLF Qualified for four NCAA Regional tournaments in the past five years, finishing 13th at the 2015 Regional

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Four Student-Athletes claimed NCAA All-America honors in 2015

WRESTLING Crowned one Big Ten Champion and had three student-athletes named NCAA All-Americans

WOMEN’S HOCKEY Made its 8th Frozen Four appearance in the last 10 years.

Women’s Hockey made its 8th Frozen Four appearance in the last 10 years.