Santa Clara University

Graduate School of Engineering

Santa Clara University

ATHLETICS AND RECREATION

Santa Clara University supports a broad intercollegiate athletic program and is a member of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and a founding member of the West Coast Conference (WCC). With 19 intercollegiate sports, the Broncos field teams in men’s and women’s basketball, crew, cross country, golf, soccer, track and water polo, men’s baseball, women’s softball, and women’s 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.

Organized intramural sports leagues provide competitive opportunities in flag football, tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball, soccer, table tennis, and softball against fellow Santa Clara students, faculty, and staff. Competitive club sports, open only to students, represent Santa Clara against teams from other colleges and universities. Current club sports include boxing, cycling, equestrian, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s and women’s ultimate Frisbee, men’s and women’s club volleyball, paintball, sailing, shotokan karate, swimming, triathlon, and women’s field hockey.

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 Buck Shaw Stadium; and the Degheri Tennis Center. Rounding out the other athletic facilities are 12 acres of intramural athletic fields.

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