About the Islander Athletic Fund

The Islander Athletic Fund (IAF) is the official fundraising organization of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics. Gifts to the IAF support the scholarships and overall experience for the student-athletes who compete in our 15 Division I sports on the Island. Annual donations are directly applied towards student-athlete tuition, room and board, textbook expenses and academic fees, and help strengthen our goal of winning championships with integrity.

“There is no combination of words I could put together to describe how grateful I am to the Islander Athletic Fund for all that you do for Islander Athletics. This program has helped other student athletes and I evolve into contributing members of society by not only receiving a quality education, but learning how to live by “The Islanders Way”, consisting of hard work, dedication, and integrity in everything you do. These lessons are invaluable and I will forever be thankful to have been a part of such an incredible family here, which would not be possible without the IAF. I can only hope to help give back and impact someone’s life the way your generous contributions have changed mine and so many student athletes here at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.”

-Logen Bourque
Women’s Volleyball

Membership in the IAF has its rewards. IAF donors enjoy benefits such as preferred seating and parking, game day hospitality, official Islander apparel, invitations to special events and joining a community of fellow Islander supporters.


Islanders Athletics Profile

• 15 teams of competition in NCAA Division-I intercollegiate athletics
• Member of the Southland Conference
• 28 Conference Championships since becoming a Division-I member institution in 1998-1999
• 23 Individual Conference Champions
• 17 Conference Coaches of the Year
• 12 NCAA Tournament appearances
• 8 Academic All-America selections
• 3 Individual National Champions

Scholarship Costs

The current cost of a full athletic scholarship at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is $18,976. Your gift to the IAF is directly applied towards this expense, as our ultimate goal is to fully fund all 121 Islander athletic scholarships. Below are some examples of how your gift makes an impact:

• $10,000 – provides for housing and meals
• $9,000 – provides for 30 credit hours and books
• $6,500 – provides for housing
• $3,500 – provides for meals
• $1,000 – provides for full books
• $500 – provides for one semester of books

IAF Board of Directors

Dan Shea Shea Physical Therapy
Harold Shockley International Bank of Commerce
Bill Bevill Sovereign Coast Wealth Advisors, LLC
Ed Cantu Ed Cantu Insurance Company
Denise Housler Aquaria Services, Inc.
Pat O’Boyle Jason’s Deli
T.K. Shelly Three Guys Auto Sales
Sam Shores AT&T
Dave Thomas FSG Lighting and Electric
Tom Westerman Corpus Christi Equipment Company
Paul Wilson  


Important Dates

The Islander Athletic Fund operates on a fiscal year calendar, in line with the University calendar. Therefore, IAF memberships begin September 1 and end August 31 of the following year. Donors who make a gift during this timeframe will receive benefits at the respective gift level through the following August 31, unless the gift is being made as a renewal gift for the next membership year.