The Alverno Inferno is heating things up on campus! The college features seven NCAA Division III teams that compete in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) — basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The campus features NCAA-regulation outdoor soccer and softball fields as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center that is free to members of the Alverno community.

Intercollegiate athletics functions as an integral part of the college and its mission by creating leadership opportunities for women through competition, challenging athletes to reach their potential as students and athletes, and providing opportunities to demonstrate positive interaction, citizenship, and fair play.

In order to compete, student-athletes must meet NCAA, NACC, and Alverno College eligibility requirements. There is also a tryout session for each sport.

In addition to Alverno, the highly competitive NACC includes Aurora University, Benedictine University, Concordia University Chicago, Concordia University Wisconsin, Dominican University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Marian University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Rockford University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Alverno has one of the most active Student Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) in the NACC. This committee is made up of student athletes who, as leaders, provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect the welfare of student athletes. SAAC members are also highly involved in community service opportunities on and off campus, such as Adopt-a-Highway, Special Olympics events, and Goodwill Industries, to name a few.

Just the Facts!

Nickname: Inferno
Mascot: Blaze
Colors: Black, red, and white
Affiliation: NCAA Division III
Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference