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Cardinal Athletics

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 extended one of the most recognizable streaks in college athletics during the 2021-22 campaign, making it 46 consecutive seasons with at least one NCAA team championship coming back to the Farm.

The Cardinal added to its national-leading total with three NCAA titles (men’s gymnastics, women’s water polo, women’s golf) over a six-week stretch in the spring, maintaining an impressive streak that dates back to the 1976-77 campaign.

Four years after overtaking UCLA as the nation’s all-time leader in NCAA team championships, Stanford enters the 2022-23 campaign with 131 overall, gaining separation from its closest competitors in UCLA (119) and USC (111).

Stanford also produced a runner-up finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Cardinal has won the Directors’ Cup in 25 of the possible 28 seasons, including a 25-year streak from 1995 to 2019.

In the Capital One Cup race, Stanford finished second. The only school to deliver a season sweep of the men’s and women’s titles in the history of the Capital One Cup, Stanford is a three-time winner on the men’s side and seven-time champion of the women’s program.

Varsity Sports at Stanford

In the 2022-23 academic year, Stanford has 36 varsity sports—20 for women, 16 for men (sailing is a co-ed sport). In addition to its varsity sports, Stanford Athletics supports campus-wide physical education academic classes, fitness and wellness, aquatics, intramurals, adventure programming and 43 club sports.

Women’s Varsity Sports

  • Artistic Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Lightweight Rowing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • 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: 158
  • National NCAA team championships: 131
  • NCAA Team Championships since 2000: 55
  • Stanford scholar athletes who have been Rhodes Scholars: 12
  • Olympic medals won by 177 Stanford-affiliated athletes: 296
  • Individual national champions: 619
  • Individual NCAA champions: 541
  • Consecutive years with at least one NCAA championships: 46