Texas A&M – Corpus Christi is a proud member of NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference supporting 16 intercollegiate sports. The Islanders have won conference championships in women’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, softball, volleyball and men’s basketball. The school, located on Ward Island, is home to over 11,000 students.Corpus Christi is the eighth-largest cit...y in Texas with a population of just over 300,000. The average annual temperature is 71.2 degrees and there are, on average, 255 days of sunshine yearly. The city is approximately two hours from San Antonio, three hours from Austin and 3 ½ hours from Houston. The Corpus Christi area boasts 120 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, and it is the second-most popular vacation spot in Texas.