Stanford University truly is a Home of Champions. Below are some facts that summarize the success of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program. This page was last updated on March 26, 2016.
- Stanford varsity teams have won 130 national championships.
- 108 of these national titles are NCAA Championships. Cardinal teams have won a national-best 99 national championships since 1980 and 76 since 1990.
- At least one Stanford team has won an NCAA championship during each of the last 40 years. This ongoing streak is the longest in the nation. Stanford also holds the record for number of NCAA team championships attained during one academic year, winning six titles in 1996-1997.
- Stanford has won the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the past 21 years. The Directors’ Cup is awarded annually to the most successful overall intercollegiate athletic department in the nation in each of the NCAA’s three divisions. The Directors’ Cup has been awarded for a total of 22 years.
- Stanford scholar-athletes have earned 153 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships – a national best. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding performance in athletics, academics, and community service.
- Stanford-affiliated athletes have won a combined total of 242 medals in Olympic competition.
- Twelve Stanford scholar-athletes have earned a Rhodes Scholarship.