The University of Central Arkansas proudly participates in 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports. As a member of the Southland Conference, UCA competes against schools from Texas and Louisiana. The various teams have a winning tradition that carries a lot of Bear pride for the entire community.

The football team has won more national football championships than any other college in Arkansas. The women’s volleyball team is a four-time Academic Achievement Award winner and was the 2009 Southland Conference Champion. Also in 2009 on the basketball court, the Sugar Bears accomplished the biggest turnaround in Southland Conference history, finishing 21-8. Learn more about the UCA Bears.