Incarnate Word Cardinals
UniversityUniversity of the Incarnate Word
ConferenceSouthland (primary)
OVC (men's soccer)
MPSF (fencing, swimming & diving)
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorRichard Duran
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
Varsity teams25 (11 men's, 14 women's)
Football stadiumGayle and Tom Benson Stadium
Basketball arenaMcDermott Center
Baseball stadiumSullivan Field
Softball stadiumH-E-B Field
Soccer stadiumGayle and Tom Benson Stadium
Aquatics centerAnn Barshop Natatorium
Tennis venueMabry Tennis Center
MascotRed Cardinal
ColorsRed, white, and black[1]

The Incarnate Word Cardinals, also known as UIW Cardinals, are composed of 25 teams representing the University of the Incarnate Word in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball and football. Women's sports include softball, synchronized swimming, and volleyball. The Cardinals compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Southland Conference. UIW has sent multiple fencers to compete in multiple NCAA Fencing Championships (2016, 2017, 2024).,[2][3] On November 12, 2021, Incarnate Word accepted their invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference in 2022.[4] However, on June 24, 2022, just one week before the change of conferences was scheduled to take place, Incarnate Word announced that it would remain in the Southland Conference.[5][6]

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cheerleading
Cross country Cross country
Fencing Dance
Football Fencing
Golf Golf
Soccer Soccer
Swimming and diving Softball
Tennis Swimming and diving
Track and field Synchronized swimming
Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

See also


  1. ^ 2019 UIW Athletics Style Guide (PDF). April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "University of the Incarnate Word". Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  3. ^ "Southland Conference invites 2". ESPN. April 12, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2024.
  4. ^ "University of the Incarnate Word Accepts Invitation to Join the WAC" (Press release). Western Athletic Conference. November 12, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  5. ^ Gazzolo, Jim (June 24, 2022). "Breaking: Incarnate Word Will Stay in Southland Conference". American Press. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  6. ^ Beames, Caleb (June 24, 2022). "Incarnate Word Backs Out of WAC Move, Staying with Southland Conference". KLTV. Retrieved June 24, 2022.