In Sacramento, the sports community has a proud history of making a significant impact on the health and prosperity of our great, diverse, vibrant city. Sacramento State’s Athletic Department is driving this momentum through the efforts of our dedicated faculty, coaches, and staff who are helping our student-athletes pursue excellence on and off the field and drive 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 Sac State was 3.105. This is even higher than the already impressive overall GPA of the average Sac State Student, which is 2.968. The NCAA’s most recent report on Graduation Success Rate also showed that 100% of our teams have exceeded the national graduation rate.
Our student-athletes are seeing success on the field and court as well. Many of you are aware of the recent achievements of our 2019 Sacramento State Hornet Football Team. For the first time in the 26- year history of the Division I era, Sacramento State Hornet Football Team became Big Sky Conference Champions while earning an opportunity to compete in the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
Our student-athletes rise to every challenge during their time at Sac 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 Sac 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 Sac State degree within four years and create the lives they dream of.
Transform student learning spaces and deepen instruction in a variety of sports-related fields.
Expansion of the event-space facilities from a humble stadium to a full-fledged event center with seating for up to 6,000 attendees for concerts, community gatherings, and competitive events. This facility will be a point of pride for our Sacramento community partners and students alike.
Together, we will develop tomorrow's leaders — and keep Sacramento On the Rise.
Increase scholarship funding to support our students as they compete at the Division I level. Currently only 60 students receive summer scholarships (stipends) to support their scholar-athlete goal of graduating in four years.
Attract talented student athletes, of any gender or sport, to a competitive program with the facilities, coaching, and academic assistance aimed at supporting the full person.
Provide fully supported academic resources, learning and nutrition centers for student athletes as well as intramural participants, and community partners.
Attract and retain coaching talent so our student athletes can compete at the top level of performance nationally.
Provide holistic approach to the athlete’s student health and wellness, including access to healthy food choices and more study areas that are open during the summer, weekends, and post or pre-team training sessions.
Events Center & Stadium Renovation
To continue to give our student-athlete, coaches and community the competitive edge, we are currently transforming our athletics campus and bringing key athletics facilities up to the modern standards of an elite athletics program. Together, we can create an event center and sports complex that matches the high caliber of our students and community.
Invest In The Future
Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.