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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Many people get involved. Sporting events is a great way to bring us together as a community. It brings current and former students together.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The gym is huge! There are two floors, and i love that weight room and fitness/cardio rooms are split. There is enough space for everyone and there is even a pool and a smoothie bar.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Lets make the Final Four next year...

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Most of the school puts their hearts behind the varsity athletics, especially the men's basketball team. Intramural sports are also high encouraged. They're a great place to build new friendships, exercise, and have fun. The weight area is a little small, but there is an assortment of choices.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit is amazing, you feel right at home in the heart of the zags, everyone really is one big family here. Intramural are huge and definitely one of the best things to jump in on on campus.


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Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: West Coast Conference
School Colors
Blue and red
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
170 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 8%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Basketball (men's)
  • Cycling
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Paintball
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Ski and snowboard
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's)
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bench press
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Handball
  • Home run derby
  • Inner tube basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Racquetball
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • A.M. Corner Practice Facility
  • Charlotte Y. Martin Boathouse
  • Charlotte Y. Martin Centre
  • Circling Raven Golf Club
  • Diedrick/DeLong Athletic Training Room
  • Gonzaga Soccer Field
  • Harry A. Green Indoor Rowing Center
  • Indoor baseball facility
  • Indoor tennis/golf center
  • Josh Burrows Performance Athletic Center
  • McCarthey Athletic Center
  • Mulligan Field
  • Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field
  • Rudolf Fitness Center
  • Spokane Country Club
Most Popular Sports
Gonzaga men's basketball is the sporting event, period. Not just for Gonzaga, but for all of Spokane. Women's basketball is starting to garner more attention.
Most Overlooked Teams
Both the men's and women's crew teams are very good, but few students pay attention.
School Spirit
Gonzaga is not heavy on school spirit. GU students are fiercely loyal to the basketball team, but Gonzaga lacks any great rivalries. Some brave souls will engage in the body-paint-and-drool-and-scream activities that are the hallmark of diehard college sports fans, but the majority of fans prefers to cheer (and perhaps drink). Many students wear Gonzaga apparel and are reasonably proud of their school. However, very few are given to boasting about Gonzaga or dissing other universities. Gonzaga students recognize the flaws of their University, and are sometimes quite critical of them.
Getting Tickets
Men's basketball is the only ticket that is at all difficult to obtain. Ticket distribution happens on Sunday nights and usually requires an hour or two of waiting in line to guarantee a spot. Thankfully, in spite of high demand, stubs for the big game are still free to students. Women's basketball is starting to gain bigger crowds, but never reaches capacity.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Centennial Trail, Manito Park, Riverfront Park

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 38% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 62% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 98 responses

  • 36% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 54% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 10% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 98 responses

  • 23% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 64% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 11% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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