With a great effort from each of their 12 NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) sport-sponsored programs, the Upper Iowa University Athletics Department tallied 93.5 points and ranked ninth in this year’s NSIC/US Bank All-Sports Award standings. Upper Iowa was led to the recent finish in the NSIC/US Bank All-Sports Award standings after seven teams finished in the top half of their respective standings.
The Peacock women’s tennis team served up a 10-1 season, en route to a runner-up finish in the NSIC. Third place finishes were earned by the wrestling squad, and women’s golf and soccer teams. Both the football and softball teams tied for fifth place in the standings, while men’s golf placed sixth and the men’s basketball team posted the seventh- best record in the NSIC.
UIU climbed four spots since last year’s NSIC/US Bank All-Sports standings were released. This was the University’s second-highest final ranking since it joined the NSIC prior to the 2006-07 seasons.
The Peacocks sponsored 14 sports in 2014-15. A dozen sports participate in the NSIC, while men’s soccer competes in the MIAA, and the newly revived cheer team is a varsity sport on the Fayette campus. UIU is adding women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track to the 2015-16 NSIC season schedule.