Recruiting Information

The University of California, Santa Cruz offers a full range of recreation and athletic programs, including 15 NCAA Division III teams. Our teams have been recognized Nationally for their tremendous success.

11 National Championships
Average Student-Athlete GPA above 3.04
23 Ind. National Championships
USA Today Top DIII (2002)
Over 300 All-Americans
Numerous Team Academic Awards
100+ Post-Season Apperances
41 Academic All-Americans
11 Regional & 4 National Coaches Awards
57 Scholar Student-Athlete Awards (est. 2008)

Do you have the passion to become a Fighting Banana Slug and continue this tradition of excellence? As a potential student-athlete, this page is designed to provide you with access to information that will be useful to you as you make your decision to attend UCSC!

UC Santa Cruz is a NCAA Division III University, which means that we do not offer Athletics scholarships. You can apply for financial assistance through the Financial Aid Office

You also might need to contact the Admissions Office in order to make sure that you have fulfilled the necessary requirements. 

The Athletics Staff Directory will provide you with a list of all department coaches and how to best contact them (either by mail, email, phone or by filling out an on-line questionnaire). Please note that per NCAA Recruiting Guidlines, we can only respond to e-mails from seniors and juniors (after September 1) in high school and we will mail responses to freshmen and sophomores within NCAA rules only. 

A great way to be seen by a UCSC coach is to attend one of the Nike Camps this summer.