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UVI is a member of the LAI (Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria) Intercollegiate Athletic League of Puerto Rico. LAI was established in 1929 and currently consists of the 21 U.S. accredited universities in the Caribbean - 20 of which are  in Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands.

UVI currently fields inercollegiate men's and women's teams in the following sports: basketball, men's soccer, cross-country, beach volleyball, weightlifting, track and field, table tennis and tennis. UVI also offers a variety of intramural sports activities on both campuses. We are a corresponding member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and a founding member of the Caribbean University Sports Association (CUSA).

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The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) athletics is an associated member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as well as the Association of Independent Institutions (Aii) conference since 2015. In addition, UVI is a member of the Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria of Puerto Rico (LAI).

The University of the Virgin Islands sponsors 4 varsity sports, 8 teams, that compete intercollegiate level in the NAIA and LAI leagues.  Athletic scholarships are offered to student-athletes as allowed by the NAIA/ LAI.  

Fall Sports: Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Cross- Country.

Winter Sports: Men’s & Women’s Basketball

Spring: Men’s & Women’s Track & Field

UVI was founded in 1962. Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the most beautiful places in the world, UVI has become one of the most important Universities in the Caribbean. By becoming a member of the NAIA the University of the Virgin Islands believes that this growth, stability and prestige will add to the existing legacy of the University.

For more information about UVI athletics, please contact Donna Andrews at (340) 344-1199 or visit for a listing of sports offered, for information for recruits or for information about the University such as admission and academics.

Go Buccaneers!!!