Celebrating 50 Years of UC Santa Barbara Women's Sports
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Division 1 Athletics at UC Santa Barbara. It is also the anniversary of Title IX, a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The 50-year anniversary provides an opportunity for UC Santa Barbara and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department to celebrate the past five decades of women's athletics at UCSB while focusing on continued support and improvements to our current and future women's athletics programs and student-athletes.
John '75 and Jody Arnhold have generously offered to match every donation up to $250,000 to the Women's Athletics Excellence Fund. We are so thankful for their commitment to our women's athletic programs and our female student-athletes. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to have your donation doubled!Give Now
UC Santa Barbara has trained female pioneers, Olympians, and professional athletes. Our student-athletes are leaders on their teams who go on to lead in their fields. We will honor these individuals while continuing to support our current student-athletes to succeed and follow in their footsteps. The fundamental objective of the Women's Athletics Excellence Celebration is to raise awareness and private financial support to achieve and sustain excellence across all UC Santa Barbara Women's programs. While we have accomplished a lot in the past 50 years, our women's athletic programs still do not receive the same philanthropic support as our male athletic programs. The Intercollegiate Athletic Department will focus on enhancing current and future philanthropic support for our female student-athletes and athletic programs.