San Francisco State University's athletics program is about to meet an engaging challenge: it is joining the prestifious California Collegiate Athletic Association. As a result--and for the first time in university history--the university will be permitted to offer athletically-based financial aid to the diverse contingent of 315 student-athletes and 1,500 recruits that it works with each year. SFSU will become a full-time member of the CCAA which currently includes Cal. Poly. Pomona, Cal. State Bakersfield, Cal. State Dominguez Hills, Cal. State Los Angeles, Cal. State San Bernardino, Grand Canyon University, U.C. Riverside, and an associate membership for U.C. San Diego. Also being granted full-time membership to the CCAA are Cal. State Stanislaus, Chico State, Sonoma State, and U.C. Davis.

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. 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 SFSU athletics program is an important aspect of the total educational program--professional, personal, and intellectual enrichment. Coaches and staff are concerned with the academic work of each student-athlete. Their goal is to see that SFSU student-athletes graduate from the university with their chosen degree and to become a contributing factor in the community.

SFSU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The athletic program consists of fourteen (14) NCAA Division II teams, seven (7) for men and seven (7) for women. Women's intercollegiate indoor track and field will become an NCAA sport this year. The NCAA sanctioned sports include:

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

Athletic facilities used by intercollegiat athletic teams include: Cox Stadium (men's and women's soccer, men't and women's track and field), Main Gymnasium (men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, wrestling), Maloney Field (baseball), Stephenson Field (softball), 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.

Features of the athletics program include:

For more information about SFSU Athletics, please call (415) 338-2218.


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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