The BLUEprint for excellence strategic plan serves as the guiding foundation for the University of Illinois Springfield Department of Athletics to set clear priorities, allocate resources, and measure results for the Athletic administration, coaches, and student-athletes. Additionally, it is designed to become a unifying point of reference for the entire University community --- faculty, administration, alumni, and supporters of the Prairie Stars --- to understand the direction and goals of the Department of Athletics.


To shape our student-athletes into productive, service-minded leaders and center the athletics experience on academic achievement, pursuit of championships, and community outreach.


To be the premier, public NCAA Division II program in the Midwest Region.


Be a FACTOR in our success as we educate, excel, and inspire through athletics.

- Jim Sarra

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

- Abraham Lincoln

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