Athletics views their purpose to serve as leaders in building a foundation of passion and pride for UWM while adhering to their core values of:


Athletics at UWM is committed to diversity and inclusion to achieve and sustain excellence. They believe they can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining diverse student- athletes, coaches and staff, and by creating a respectful climate that supports their individuality.

UWM Panther Athletics brings together the campus community, alumni, and Milwaukee fans, instilling a sense of pride and school spirit in our great university. In addition, our student-athletes provide more than 4,000 hours of community service each year.

Amanda Braun

UWM Athletics is led by Amanda Braun. Amanda is the Director of Athletics, and is the first-ever female to hold this post at UW-Milwaukee. In her tenure on campus, Amanda has helped Milwaukee to new heights, starting by playing the lead role in bringing Panther men’s basketball contests back downtown. She also was instrumental in a new partnership with the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, the largest-ever for the department in terms of both length and financial value of the partnership..