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 16 NCAA Division I sports on the Island. Annual donations are directly applied towards student-athlete scholarships and sport operating budgets, and help strengthen our goal of winning championships with integrity.

“Four years of college tennis are over and I still remember the very first match I played for the Islanders at New Mexico. Now four years later, I sadly cannot play anymore! All the grind and fighting together with my brothers, all the laughs and fun trips we had together in these four years I will never forget. I want to thank all my Islanders teammates, coaches and the whole Islanders family for the support and memories I have experienced. It is awesome to be a part of this program and organization, but most importantly it's simply amazing to be part of the Islanders family.”

-Peter Nagy
Men's Tennis

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


2016-17 IAF BROCHURE    |  2016-17 PLEDGE CARD 

Islanders Athletics Profile

  • 16 teams of competition in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics
  • Member of the Southland Conference
  • 33 Conference Championships since becoming a Division I member institution in 1998-1999
  • 26 Individual Conference Champions
  • 20 Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 15 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 $19,533. Your gift to the IAF scholarship fund is directly applied towards this expense, as our ultimate goal is to fully fund all scholarships awarded to Islander student-athletes. Below are some examples of how your gift makes an impact:

  • $500 provides for one semester of books
  • $1,250 provides tuition & fees for a 3-hour course
  • $3,600 provides a meal plan for a full academic year
  • $6,500 provides housing for a full academic year
  • $10,000 would establish a scholarship endowment

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.

IAF Board of Directors

Dan Shea Shea Physical Therapy
Harold Shockley International Bank of Commerce
Bill Bevill Sovereign Coast Wealth Advisors, LLC
Ed Cantu '81 Ed Cantu Insurance Company
Denise Housler '97 Aquaria Services, Inc.
Pat O’Boyle '86 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
Carol Wilson