Saint Mary's College Gaels

With 16 NCAA Division 1 teams including basketball, soccer, cross-country, softball, and baseball fielded from 2,800 undergraduate students, athletics truly unifies our student body. Saint Mary's sends more than 300 Division 1 athletes to the field, course, court, track, and water to compete at the highest level as the only liberal arts college in the West Coast Conference.

Club Sports

A Saint Mary's rugby player holding the ball


Compete in the national quarterfinals with club rugby. Road-trip to Reno for a women’s club soccer game.

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Intramural Sports

A basketball player taking a shot


Take the lead as captain of the intramural dodgeball team or any one of the many intramural leagues offered to students by SMC Campus Recreation.

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Outdoor Adventures

Two men kayaking


On the weekends, escape from it all with Outdoor Adventures! They’ll take you and your friends on excursions to places like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and the American River.

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A person rock climbing in a gym

Joseph Alioto Recreation Center

Whether you want to relax by the pool, lift weights, or drop into a yoga class, the Rec Center has it all. There’s also a rock-climbing wall, three courts for indoor sports, a hydrotherapy spa, and a fully-equipped fitness center. All SMC students who are currently enrolled in classes have access to the facility.

Students cheering in the stands

Gael Force

Gael Force is the most enthusiastic student cheering squad in the country, encouraging students to make the UCU Pavilion one of the loudest college sports venues in the country.