San Francisco State University sponsors a broad and varied intercollegiate athletics program which is established on sound educational principles and practices. Our program provides opportunities for the more highly skilled student-athletes to participate with others of similar interests and skills.

The athletic program consists of fifteen (15) varsity teams, eight (8) for men and seven (7) for women:

Cross Country
Track & Field

Cross Country
Track & Field

San Francisco State University is a member of the Northern California Athletic Conference which governs competition among member teams. Included in this conference are UC Davis, Chico, Humboldt, San Francisco, Hayward, Stanislaus, Sonoma, and College of Notre Dame. San Francisco State University is also a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The administration, leadership, and supervision for the SFSU athletic program are comparable to those of all other phases of the institution's educational program. Coaches in our athletic program are knowledgeable and accomplished in their respective areas. Most full-time coaches in our intercollegiate sports program are faculty members in the Kinesiology Department.

The San Francisco State University athletic program is an important aspect of the total educational program and coaches are concerned with the academic work of each student-athlete. It is the athletic staff's goal to see that San Francisco State University athletes graduate from the university with their chosen degree.

In compliance with NCAC regulations, San Francisco State University does not grant athletic scholarships, but financial aid (work-study, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan) is available to persons who qualify for such assistance.

Excellent athletic facilities are available at San Francisco State University. Among these are two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, weight room, training room, gymnastics areas, wrestling room, football stadium (6,500 seats), all-weather track, softball field, baseball field, fourteen tennis courts, and auxiliary practice fields. Students are cordially invited to become a part of the "Gator Family."


The Intramural/Recreational Sports Program under the supervision of the Department of Kinesiology provides an opportunity for students and faculty/staff to participate in sport activities in a structured and competitive setting. The goal of the Intramural/Recreational Sports staff is to encourage fair play, equality in participation, fun, and enjoyment in a safe environment.

Intramural leagues, tournaments, and special events are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. A variety of men's, women's, and coed sports are offered including: basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, swimming, bowling, ultimate frisbee, water polo, softball, badminton, tennis, and flag football. Through their involvement in the program as officials, supervisors, and players, students have an opportunity to meet new people, to develop leadership skills, and keep fit in a fun environment.

For those not interested in organized events, the Kinesiology facilities are available at the noon hour and certain evening hours for student and faculty/staff recreational use.

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