The athletic teams of USI are known as the Screaming Eagles . The university competes at the NCAA Division II level as members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference . USI sponsors 17 varsity intercollegiate sports. The school has won three NCAA national championships (men's basketball, 1995; baseball, 2010 and 2014), finished three times as the national finalist (men's basketball, 1994 and 2004; and women's basketball 1997), and earned two third-place finishes (men's cross country, 1982; baseball, 2007). The men's and women's cross country/track teams have produced five individual national championships since 1997.