UC Santa Cruz is proud to be
the only NCAA Division III athletic program in the UC System.
Colleges and Universities in Division III place highest priority on
the overall quality of the educational experience and on the
successful completion of all students' academic programs. UC Santa
Cruz was in the Top Ten of Division III in receiving the 2002
Academic Achievement Award for a highest student-athlete graduation
rate above the student-body average.
Division III athletics seek to
establish and maintain an environment in which a student-athlete's
athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the
student-athlete's educational experience. They also seek to
establish and maintain an environment that values cultural
diversity and gender equality among their student-athletes and