Gator Athletics is alive and well as it begins a new era in the changing world of intercollegiate athletics! The official mission statement of the program is as follows: Intercollegiate athletics is an integral component of the academic experience at San Francisco State University. Our specific mission is to provide a broad-based NCAA Division II athletics program that fosters the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of diverse and highly skilled student-athletes. This program provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share experiences and by doing so, enhances the cohesiveness of campus life. The department's efforts to accomplish this mission reflects the university's quest for excellence.

The athletic program consists of fourteen (14) varsity teams, seven (7) for men and seven (7) for women. Women's intercollegiate indoor track and field will become a varsity sport in 1998-99. The varsity sports currently offered include:


Basketball	Baseball
Cross Country	Basketball
Soccer	Cross Country
Softball	Soccer
Swimming	Swimming
Track & Field	Track & Field
Volleyball	Wrestling

San Francisco State University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. It is also a member of the Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) which governs competition and championships between member teams. Included in this conference are UC Davis, CSU Chico, Humboldt State University, CSU Hayward, CSU Stanislaus, Sonoma State University, and the College of Notre Dame.

Features of the athletics program include:

The San Francisco State University athletics 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 SFSU athletes graduate from the university with their chosen degree. In compliance with NCAC regulations, San Francisco State University does not currently grant athletic scholarships, but financial aid (work-study, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan) is available to persons who qualify for such assistance. Also, in 1998-99 athletics-based aid will begin to be offered.

Athletic facilities used by varsity teams include: Stephenson Field (softball), Maloney Field (men's and women's soccer; baseball), Cox Stadium (men's and women's track and field), Gator Gym (men's and women's basketball; volleyball; wrestling), and the swimming pool (men's and women's swimming). Also, the Gator Conditioning Center is a fitness-related facility utilized by all student-athletes.

The Gator Club boasts a student-level membership, entitled "Most Valuable Gator," which is available only to students at this university. The fee is $10 and the student member receives a baseball cap, plus quarterly issues of The Gator Gazette.

Vision, excitement, and victory are the words to describe our Gator Athletics program. With an outstanding coaching staff and a commitment by the university to future development of the program, SFSU Athletics is poised to enter the 21st century as a regional NCAA Division II powerhouse!


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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