|UC Davis Aggies|
|University||University of California, Davis|
Big West Conference |
Big Sky Conference
|Athletic director||Kevin Blue|
|Football stadium||Aggie Stadium|
|Basketball arena||The Pavilion at ARC|
|Baseball stadium||Dobbins Stadium|
|Softball stadium||La Rue Field|
|Soccer stadium||Aggie Soccer Field|
Aggie Field Hockey Facility|
Marya Welch Tennis Center
Schaal Aquatics Center
|Fight song||Aggie Fight|
Yale Blue and Gold|
The UC Davis Aggies (also referred to Ags, Aggies or Cal Aggies) are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Davis. For football, the Aggies compete in Division I FCS (formerly known as Division I-AA), and are members of the Big Sky Conference, granting UC Davis the distinction of being one of only three UC campuses to field a football team (Cal and UCLA being the other two). The Aggies are also members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in women's gymnastics and women's lacrosse, the America East Conference in field hockey, and the Western Water Polo Association for Men's Water Polo.
The Aggies' achievements in Division II motivated a decision (following a year of heavy discussion by campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the local community) in 2003 for the athletics program to reclassify to Division I.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Cross country||Field hockey|
|Track and field||Softball|
|Water polo||Swimming and diving|
|Track and field+|
|+ - Women's programs includes both indoor and outdoor|
The UC Davis Aggies men's soccer team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 1-2 through two appearances.
|2007||First Round||California||L 1-2|
The UC Davis Aggies men's water polo team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 0-6 through six appearances.
|1974||First Round||CSU Fullerton||L 4-7|
|1975||First Round||UC Irvine||L 4-19|
On April 20, 2010, the school announced that effective July 1, 2010, four sports would be eliminated due to a financial crisis and cuts in state funding. The sports were women's rowing, men's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field, and wrestling.
Prior to 2010, the last time UC Davis had discontinued a sport was men's gymnastics in 1987.
NCAA Division II National Championships
National championships that were not bestowed by the NCAA
Club national team championships
Note: Those with no denoted division is assumed that the institution earned a national championship at the highest level.
The UC Davis Aggies competed in the NCAA Tournament across 11 active sports (5 men's and 6 women's) 28 times at the Division I level.
NCAA Tournament Appearances
UC Davis had 2 Aggies win NCAA individual championships at the Division I level.
|NCAA individual championships|
At the NCAA Division II level, UC Davis garnered 72 individual championships.
The official school colors are blue and gold. The blue is due to the UC's early connection to Yale and as a result is often referred to as "Yale Blue", and although UC Davis' official blue, usually called "Aggie Blue", Pantone 295 differs from Yale Blue (approximately Pantone 289).
The official school mascot is the mustang. Students at UC Davis are referred to as Aggies in honor of the school's agricultural heritage. Unlike most colleges, there is a distinction between the name for students and the mascot. There was a movement to change the school's mascot from the mustang to the cow, but despite student support this was turned down after opposition from alumni. Many people will call the mustang mascot of UC Davis an Aggie, but this is not its proper name; the mustang mascot is named Gunrock. The name dates to 1921 when the US Army brought a horse named Gun Rock to UC Davis to supply high-quality stock for cavalry horses. The mustang mascot was selected to honor that cavalry horse.
UC Davis students gather at sporting events to rally as the Aggie Pack, the largest student-run school spirit organization in the United States. The Aggie Pack cheers on the sports team to the music of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! and its alumni band.
The highlight of the recent 4-year transition to Division I occurred on September 17, 2005, when the Aggies defeated the heavily favored Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium by a score of 20-17 on a TD pass with 8 seconds left in the game. The Aggies also pulled off an upset against Stanford in basketball just months later, beating the Cardinal 64-58 with a late rally at home on December 4, 2005. The win in these two major sports and the addition of the Aggies beating the Cardinal in soccer earlier in 2005 as well as a win in wrestling and two wins in baseball pulled the Aggies' win loss record with Stanford to 5-1 for men's sports the 05-06 year.
The Aggie football team plays Sacramento State in the annual Causeway Classic for a trophy made from Yolo Causeway cement (formerly the Causeway Carriage). The Classic is part of a larger competition, the Causeway Cup, that tracks head-to-head meetings between the schools in virtually all varsity sports. The football team also plays Cal Poly in the annual Battle for the Golden Horseshoe.
The Aggies finished first in NCAA Division II six times in 2003 and won the NACDA Director's Cup 4 years in a row from 1999 to 2003. In 1998, the UC Davis men's basketball team won the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship despite being one of the few non-scholarship institutions in Division II at that time. They have also won NCAA Division II championships in Softball (2003), Men's Tennis (1992), and Women's Tennis (1990, 1993).
Colby "Babe" Slater, won gold medals with the U.S. rugby national team at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, and was captain of the 1924 team. His gold medals are on display at the entrance to the Activities and Recreation Center.
The UC Davis Aggies won the men's 2015 DI-AA college rugby championship by defeating Central Florida in the final 18-15 at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The men repeated as the 2016 D1-AA as national champions by defeating the Notre Dame College of South Euclid, Ohio in the final by a score of 17-13.
The UC Davis Aggies won the women's 2016 D1 college rugby national championship by defeating the University of Virginia in the final 30-25 at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA.