Intercollegiate Athletics

Rob Mullens, Director
541-346-4481
Len Casanova Athletic Center
2727 Leo Harris Parkway

Head Coaches

Dana Altman, men’s basketball

Katrina Dowd, women’s lacrosse

Kelly Graves, women’s basketball

George Horton, baseball

Robert Johnson, men’s and women’s cross-country, track and field

Casey Martin, men’s golf

Kat Mertz, women’s soccer

Nils Schyllander, men’s tennis

Ria Scott, women’s golf

Alison Silverio, women’s tennis

Willie Taggart, football

Matt Ulmer, volleyball

Mike White, softball

Keenyn Won, acrobatics and tumbling

Intercollegiate athletics at the university is an integral part of the institution. The university has a rich heritage in men’s intercollegiate athletics, one that includes seven National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) track-and-field championships, six NCAA cross-country championships, and the first-ever NCAA basketball championship in 1939. University women earned national track-and-field titles six times—including a run of five consecutive indoor championships from 2010 to 2014—in addition to women’s cross-country titles in 1983, 1987, and 2012. The men claimed NCAA track championships in 1962, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1984, 2009, and 2014, as well as cross-country titles in 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 2007, and 2008.

Success in sports has made Eugene and the university an attractive site for national championships. The university has been the host for collegiate national championships in men’s and women’s track and field, women’s basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, and golf.

Eugene was the site of the 1972, 1976, 1980,  2008, and 2012 Olympic Team Trials in track and field. In addition, the University of Oregon has hosted nine NCAA meets and seven U.S. national championships.

Men’s and women’s teams in various sports have won conference and regional championships. Many university athletes have won individual national titles and participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships, and other major competitions.

Emphasis on academics and athletics has resulted in the university accumulating ninety-three Academic All-Americans, five NCAA Top-Eight awards, and a number of NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients.

The university fields eight sports for men and 12 for women. Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women’s sports include acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Sand volleyball is the latest addition to the women’s side; intercollegiate competition began during 2013–14. Women’s intercollegiate athletics, organized in 1973, joined the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1977.

The University of Oregon belongs to the NCAA; both men and women compete at the Division I level. The longtime organizer of men’s athletics, the NCAA, began sponsoring women’s championships in the 1981–82 season.

The university also belongs to the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12). Other members of the Pac-12 are Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, USC, California, Colorado, Stanford, Oregon State, Utah, Washington, and Washington State.

The UO football program—participants in 27 bowl games since the 1916 season—has been selected for 21 postseason appearances in the last 25 years, including Bowl Championship Series victories in the 2002 and 2013 Fiesta Bowls and the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Pac-12 schools have captured more NCAA titles than any other conference in the nation.

Duck Athletic Fund

The Duck Athletic Fund, the fundraising arm of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, has as its primary mission the funding of athletic scholarships. Home offices are in the Len Casanova Athletic Center on the UO campus; call 541-346-5433. There are branch offices in Eugene and at the University of Oregon in Portland. The University of Oregon in Portland is at 70 NW Couch St.; call 503-725-3825.