UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Intercollegiate Athletics

The primary mission of UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide an opportunity for widespread participation in intercollegiate athletics and to enhance the student-athlete’s education through competition at the Division I intercollegiate level. Because it demands the successful integration of intercollegiate competition with an academic program, the educational experience of the student-athlete is unique.

In addition, Intercollegiate Athletics is intended to foster a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students on campus and to help provide a reason for friends, alumni, and supporters in the local area and throughout the state to feel a part of UCSB.  

The university expects its Intercollegiate Athletics program to provide competitive opportunities for both men and women in a variety of sports.

Intercollegiate Athletics at UCSB is based upon an educational model, not upon a business model. The Intercollegiate Athletics program does not seek to make a profit from its athletic events, but does seek to generate a considerable portion of the revenue necessary to support itself at a level of excellence consistent with the university’s standards.

UCSB places the highest priority on the academic progress of student-athletes and provides support systems to assist them in completing their degrees.

The primary mission of UCSB is teaching, research, and service. Associated with this is the development of the full potential of our students in both academic and non-academic settings. The Intercollegiate Athletics program plays a major role in achieving this goal.

The Intercollegiate Athletics program at UCSB is bound by the policies and procedures of the NCAA and the rules of any conference, league, or association of which it is a member.

The Intercollegiate Athletics program at UCSB offers ten varsity sports for men (cross-country, water polo, soccer, basketball, swimming, track and field, baseball, golf, volleyball, and tennis) and nine for women (tennis, volleyball, swimming, track and field, cross-country, softball, basketball, water polo, and soccer).

All of UCSB’s intercollegiate teams compete at the Division I level in the NCAA, where many attain national prominence. Telephone: (805) 893-8613.