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.