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Find your favorite team at Santa Clara University

We’re home to champions at the highest levels, competitors who participate for the love of the game, and everything in between. Our NCAA Division I student-athletes have the backing of elite coaching and training staffs, faculty, and fellow students. We also offer an incredible variety of club and intramural options— from chess to cornhole, from equestrian to swimming, from ice hockey to field hockey, there are great ways to get in the game. And anyone can join our 2,500 Ruff Riders, getting free admission to all regular-season home athletic events.



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Santa Clara Athletics

Santa Clara's Division I teams have a history of excellence in the West Coast Conference and on the national stage. Our student-athletes have gone on to become All-Americans, Olympians, and World Cup champions.


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Campus Recreation

SCU fields numerous competitive club teams and has premiere athletic and recreational facilities, which host many intramural and fitness programs.


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Ruff Riders

The Ruff Riders are the Official Student Section of the Santa Clara Broncos. Entry to all regular season home athletics events is available to all Santa Clara University undergraduate and graduate students by showing their valid access ID card (physical or mobile credential). Admission into venues is subject to capacity on a first-come, first-serve basis. Go Broncos!

Bronco Bench Foundation

Bronco Bench Foundation

Since 1962, members of the Bronco Bench Foundation have supported thousands of student-athletes by providing financial support, giving Santa Clara Athletics a competitive advantage on the playing field. You were part of our legacy, be part of our future: Support Bronco student-athletes today.

2022-23 All Sport Highlights

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