The sports community in Sacramento has a proud history of making a significant impact on the health and prosperity of our great, diverse, and vibrant city. Sacramento State’s Athletic Department is driving this momentum through the efforts of our dedicated faculty, coaches, and staff. Together, they are helping our student-athletes pursue excellence on and off the field during college and positive change in our region upon graduation.
We are proud to support 500 individual student-athletes who are working hard and graduating with the skills needed to be successful in the workforce, whether their careers be in sports or not. In Spring 2019, the overall GPA for student-athletes at Sacramento State was 3.105. This is even higher than the already impressive overall GPA of the average Sacramento State student, which is 2.968. The NCAA’s most recent report on Graduation Success Rate also showed that 100 percent of Sacramento State teams exceed the national graduation rate.
Our student-athletes are seeing success on the field and court as well. For the first time in the 26- year history of the Division I era, Sacramento State Hornet Football Team became Big Sky Conference Champions in 2019 while earning an opportunity to compete in the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
Our student-athletes rise to every challenge during their time at Sacramento State. They work hard juggling practice demands, team activities, volunteerism, and their studies. All along the way, the Athletics Department is there to support them to ensure they can exemplify what it means to be a Hornet.
With a gift to the Athletics Department, you can help more student-athletes thrive at Sacramento State and beyond.
On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State, is supporting the Athletics Department as it seeks to raise funds to advance these important initiatives:
- Secure more scholarship funds to help student-athletes access and obtain a Sacramento State degree within four years and realize their dreams.
- Transform student learning spaces and deepen instruction in a variety of sports-related fields.
- Expand event-space facilities from a humble stadium to a full-fledged event center with seating for up to 5,000 attendees for concerts, community gatherings, and competitive events. This facility will be a point of pride for our Sacramento community partners and students alike.