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The Home of Champions
The Home of Champions features static and interactive exhibits highlighting the history of Stanford Athletics and the achievements of student-athletes.

Stanford’s 2019-20 campaign began with the continuation of a dominant championship stretch before concluding in a nationwide stoppage of collegiate competition due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

With NCAA winter and spring seasons officially canceled in March, the 2019-20 season ended abruptly despite the Cardinal threatening to surpass its own record of six NCAA titles matched one year earlier.

Despite the abbreviated season, the Cardinal captured three NCAA championships in the fall season alone. Men’s water polo and women’s soccer claimed NCAA crowns within a five-hour span on Dec. 8, 2019, becoming the first teams in NCAA history to win it all on the same day since Stanford’s men’s cross country and women’s cross country squads accomplished the feat back on Nov. 24, 2003.

Nearly two weeks later, women’s volleyball repeated as NCAA champions, securing its ninth national championship in school history and third in four seasons.

Stanford was equally prolific in the classroom in 2019-20, with 13 programs earning perfect 1,000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, measuring data collected over a span of four academic years. Additionally, 16 varsity teams earned APR Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA.
The Cardinal also produced 15 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.
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Varsity Sports at Stanford

In the 2020–21 academic year, Stanford has 36 varsity sports—20 for women, 16 for men (sailing is a co-ed sport). Also offered are 33 club sports. Stanford offers over 350 athletic scholarships and approximately 900 students participate in intercollegiate sports.

Women’s Varsity Sports

  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Lightweight Rowing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Men’s Varsity Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketbal
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Home of Champions

  • Total national championships: 152
  • National team championships since 2000: 65
  • Stanford scholar athletes who have been Rhodes Scholars: 12
  • Total NCAA Championships: 126
  • Olympic medals won by 165 Stanford-affiliated athletes: 270
  • Individual national champions: 599
  • Consecutive years with at least one NCAA championships: 44
  • NCAA postgraduate scholars: 173
  • Individual NCAA champions: 526

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