Santa Clara University

Leavey School of Business

Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University supports a broad intercollegiate athletic program and is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and a founding member of the West Coast Conference (WCC). With 20 intercollegiate sports, the Broncos field teams in men’s and women’s basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, and water polo, along with men’s baseball, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball and sand volleyball. The men’s and women’s soccer teams are perennially among the nation’s elite programs, both having won national championships. Men’s tennis has also emerged in recent years as one of the nation’s top programs. Santa Clara is one of the WCC’s top broad-based programs, having won the WCC Commissioner’s Cup in 2005 and 2007—an all-sports award presented to the league’s top performing school in conference competition.

Informal recreation opportunities include drop-in use of the weight and cardiovascular equipment and gymnasium in the 9,500-square-foot weight training and cardiovascular exercise room in the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center, lap swimming in the Sullivan Aquatic Center, and playing tennis at the Degheri Tennis Center, which features nine lighted championship courts. Noncredit lifetime recreation fitness classes are also provided for a nominal quarterly fee to all members. Available classes include yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, cycling, step aerobics, and more.

The University’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the Leavey Center, which has a roof surrounded by spectacular 23-foot glass walls, and a high-definition video board; the Stephen Schott Baseball Stadium, equipped with state-of the-art facilities and seating for 1,500 people; the soccer complex of Stevens Stadium; and the Degheri Tennis Center. Rounding out the other athletic facilities are 12 acres of intramural athletic fields.

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