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 $91,381 out–of–state; $62,969 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.

Your Impact Stats:

  • 750+ Student–Athletes on 23 Varsity teams
  • 3.25 student-athlete cumulative GPA
    • 19th consecutive semester that the Badgers have achieved a 3.0+ GPA
  • 179 student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA
  • 330 Student–Athletes Awarded Academic Big–Ten Honors
  • 100% of graduating student-athletes have achieved positive career outcomes
  • 84 Diverse & Demanding Degree Programs Being Pursued by Student–Athletes
  • Our programs have combined for 31 NCAA National Titles in school history
  • 68 student-athletes gave shoes to children in need through The Wisconsin Shoe Project, directly impacting 254 community members

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