Gator Athletics has a proud tradition of competitive success within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The department offers 12 intercollegiate sports programs to 350 students: Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Women's Track & Field, Women's Volleyball and Men's Wrestling. Our program places great emphasis on academic performance as well as athletic achievement and offers student athletes the opportunity to reach educational goals and pursue athletic accomplishments.

All donations to San Francisco State University Athletics are directed towards scholarships. In 2017, the department awarded $475,000 in donor-funded scholarships to our athletes. These funds allow our students to focus on studying and training, and give our teams a competitive edge. Scholarships offered to student athletes can inspire students to complete their degrees at SF State, instead of transferring to colleges that offer athletes full tuition remission. Your support enables our student athletes to reach their potential in the classroom and on the playing field.



Athletics News and Events

San Francisco State baseball player Jackson Kritsch has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Baseball Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Monisha Lewis of the No. 9 San Francisco State track & field team was named the CCAA Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2018. She becomes the first honoree in SF State's program history to win the award.

An ardent investor in SF State athletics, Judy Marcus (B.A., '62) serves on the SF State Foundation’s athletics committee and, with her husband, established the Judy and George Marcus Athletics Scholarships. The Marcus family also generously supported the rehabilitation of the former fieldhouse next to Cox Stadium, transforming it into a world-class workout facility for student-athletes. 

Schell was a drama student at San Francisco State University, graduating in 1958 with a degree in liberal studies. Once an aspiring professional baseball player who played semi-pro ball, Schell maintained his appreciation for the sport while at SF State and long after. From 1998 to 2010 Schell hosted a series of comedy nights benefiting SF State’s Athletic Scholarship Program.

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David Fierberg, MNA, CFRE

Director of Development
Phone: (415) 405-3966