Athletics and Sports
The Department of Athletics is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), the nation's premier National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II conference. SF State is an associate member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) in the sport of wrestling. The University is permitted to offer athletically-based financial aid to qualified student-athletes. Approximately 240 student-athletes participate in the athletic program annually at San Francisco State. The CCAA is comprised of Cal. Poly. Pomona, Cal. State Dominguez Hills, Cal State East Bay, Cal. State Monterey Bay, Cal. State Los Angeles, Cal. State San Bernardino, Cal. State Stanislaus, Chico State, Humboldt State, Sonoma State, U.C. San Diego, and San Francisco State.
Mission: Intercollegiate athletics is an integral component of the academic experience at San Francisco State University. The specific mission is to provide a broad-based athletics program that fosters the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of diverse and highly skilled student-athletes. Intercollegiate athletics are an important part of the heritage and vitality of the University and provide an opportunity for students to share experiences and by doing so, enhance the cohesiveness of campus life. The department's efforts to accomplish this mission reflect the University's quest for excellence.
The SF State athletics program is an important aspect of the total educational programprofessional, personal, and intellectual enrichment. Coaches and staff are concerned with the academic work of each student-athlete. Their goal is to see that SF State student-athletes graduate from the University with their chosen degree and to become a contributing factor in the community.
The athletic program consists of twelve (12) NCAA Division II teams, five (5) for men and seven (7) for women. The NCAA sanctioned sports include:
|Track & Field (indoor/outdoor)||Wrestling|
Athletic facilities used by intercollegiate athletic teams include: Cox Stadium (men's and women's soccer, women's track and field), Main Gymnasium (men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, wrestling), Maloney Field (baseball), SF State Softball Field, Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadows (men's and women's cross country). Also, the Gator Conditioning Center is a fitness-related facility utilized by all student-athletes.
Features of the athletics program include:
- The Gators Club--the official booster club of Gator Athletics
- Annual golf tournament, auction, and other special events
- Membership in the NCAA LifeSkills Program
- Official SF State Athletics web site: www.sfstategators.com
- Gator Sports Hotline: (415) 338-6096
For more information about SF State Athletics, please call (415) 338-2218.
Intramural/Recreational Sports Program
The Recreational Sports Program (RSP) under the supervision of the Department of Kinesiology provides an opportunity for all students to participate in sport activities in a structured and competitive setting and on an informal, "freeplay," drop-in basis. The goal of the RSP staff is to encourage fair play, equality in participation, fun, and enjoyment in a safe environment.
All of the intramural leagues are coed and are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Current sports include: Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, and Basketball. Through their involvement in the program as officials, supervisors, and players, students have a unique opportunity to meet new people, to develop leadership skills, and keep fit in a fun/safe environment.
For those not interested in organized events, Open Gym activities are offered on an informal drop-in basis. Activities include: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Yoga, Weight Training, and Swimming. These activities generally occur during the noon hour and certain evening hours. For more information about the Recreational Sports Program, call (415) 338-3363 or visit www.sfsu.edu/~recsport. Faculty and staff fitness and wellness needs are served by the Fitness Plus Program, call (415) 338-7572.