|UIS Prairie Stars|
|University||University of Illinois Springfield|
|Conference||Great Lakes Valley Conference (East Division)|
|Athletic director||Laura Liesman|
|Varsity teams||17 (8 men’s and 9 women’s)|
|Basketball arena||The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC)|
|Baseball stadium||UIS Baseball Field|
|Soccer stadium||Kiwanis Stadium|
|Colors||Navy, Vegas gold, and white|
The UIS Prairie Stars (also Illinois–Springfield Prairie Stars and formerly Sangamon State University) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Illinois Springfield, located in Springfield, Illinois, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics. The Prairie Stars compete as members of the East Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. UIS joined the GLVC in October 2008, and earned full Division II membership in August 2010.
Prior to joining the NCAA, UIS was a member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
In 2018, both the baseball and softball programs won GLVC Conference Championships and hosted NCAA Regionals.
The UIS Baseball team has earned the number one seed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional in three straight seasons.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Track and Field†||Track and Field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.|
A member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the University of Illinois Springfield sponsors teams in eight men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
While a member of the NAIA, the Prairie Stars won the NAIA national men's soccer championship in 1986, 1988, and 1993 and were runner-up in 1998.