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Play With Heart

From fired-up fans, to heroic athletes, to die-hard intramural teams – we play with heart at UCR.

Male UCR basketball player dribbling

Come to a Game!

Face paint is temporary, but glory is forever! Cheer on your team with nearly 3,000 other fans.
Brenda Martinez running

Our Highlanders

After five national championships, countless conference titles and more than 100 All-American accolades at the Division II level, we moved to NCAA Division I, the nation's highest level of intercollegiate athletics competition.

Since then, our Highlanders have celebrated Big West Conference regular season and/or tournament championships in baseball, women's basketball, women's cross country and men's golf while making NCAA tournament appearances as teams or individuals in baseball, women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer and men's and women's track & field.

Five former Highlanders compete professionally in basketball, two in soccer, and two in track and field. Dozens of former Highlanders play in the majors and minors. One of our athletes even competed in the Inline Hockey World Championships!

Visit Go Highlanders to learn more about our teams, athletes and the 17 sports we compete in.


The number of former Highlanders who own World Series Championship rings. Marc Rzepczynski (St. Louis Cardinals, 2011), Dan Runzler (San Francisco Giants, 2010), Anthony Claggett (New York Yankees, 2009) and Troy Percival (Anaheim Angels, 2002).

Kayaker navigating rapids


The year three-time All-American Brenda Martinez has her sites set on to run in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sports Clubs

Our sports clubs give you the opportunity to dance, box, fence, rock climb, swim and more.

Intramural Sports

Choose from recreational and competitive divisions and sports ranging from volleyball and water polo to table tennis and Xbox.

Female UCR volleyball player bumping

Your Gym

The Student Recreation Center provides you with state-of-the art equipment, personal training and fun classes. Plus, the Student Recreation Center has a huge swimming pool, indoor track and triple the amount of cardio machines and weight equipment!

Membership is automatically included in your student fees.

Outdoor Excursions

Camp, kayak, surf, hike and climb with UCR Outdoor Excursions or head to the exclusive UCR Lake House at Big Bear for some fun in the snow.

Two UCR cheerleaders hug mascot, Scotty

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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