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We Like to Play at UC Davis

If you are an athlete, a sports fan or both, UC Davis is a great university to attend. We’ve got intercollegiate varsity teams, intramural sports and on-campus sport clubs that deliver competition and fun.


Intercollegiate athletics

The UC Davis intercollegiate athletics experience is open to everyone — spectators as well as participants. By coming to UC Davis, you can cheer on 23 varsity teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Our Division 1 student-athletes perform at a high level. In 2014-15, student-athletes won conference championships in women’s cross country, men’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, men’s tennis and women’s golf. Eight of our teams were represented in NCAA championships.

UC Davis teams also excel academically. In each of the last four years, NCAA data for graduation success rate showed the Aggies atop the Big West Conference. The football team, meanwhile, has topped the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA's data for academic progress rate the last three years.


A crowd of Aggies cheer on the football team at the annual homecoming game


Be an Aggie Fan

Fans are key to UC Davis athletic teams’ success because cheering crowds inspire teams to win. And the more noise, the more Aggie Pride!

Aggie Pack is the easiest and best way for students to support UC Davis athletics. And, by joining this group, students participate in the largest university spirit organization in the nation.

You’ll also enjoy sports facilities of every shape and size at UC Davis, such as Aggie Stadiumthe Pavilion, Dobbins Baseball Stadium and the Schaal Aquatics Center.


Intramural and sport clubs

Beyond our NCAA sports, we have about 2,000 UC Davis students in nearly 40 sport clubs organized through Campus Recreation and Unions at UC Davis. Sport clubs compete with other universities and colleges across the country.

You can also have fun with fellow Aggies participating in intramural sports. UC Davis fields more than 30 types of intramural sports with 1,900 teams, serving nearly 7,700 students, faculty, staff and alumni.

New to Davis? All students living in university housing are invited to compete in the Intramural Sports Res Hall Cup. Leagues range from flag football to dodgeball, and much more.


Ags United

Support inclusiveness, understanding and friendship through Ags United! Students and Davis residents with and without disabilities join sport teams and compete each quarter.