May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Intercollegiate Athletics

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Information about the Intercollegiate Athletics


Physical Education 104
Telephone: (323) 343-3080

Athletics Sports Information, Marketing, Promotions Office

Physical Education 212
Telephone: (323) 343-5308
Results Hotline: (323) 343-3198
FAX: (323) 343-3199


Position Name Email
Executive Director: Daryl Gross
Assistant Director: Daniel Garrett
Director of Development: Tracey Hecht
Sports Information Director: Paul Helms
Assistant Director for Compliance: Demetrus Caldwell
Senior Associate Dean: Dr. Anne Larson
Faculty Athletics Representative: Patrick Krug
Facility and Event Manager: Eugene Hutchinson
Business Manager: Rafael Navarro
Media Content Producer: Myles Bridgewater-Jackman
Academic Adviser: Edgar Padilla
Head Athletic Trainer: Lorraine Rudd
Head Coaches:    
   Baseball Vince Beringhele
   Basketball - Men’s Jim Saia
   Basketball - Women’s David Elliott, Torino Johnson, Jia Perkins  
   Golf - Women’s Hans Kersting
   Soccer -  Men’s and Women’s Chris Chamides
   Tennis Richard Gallien
   Track and Field, and Cross Country Tina Davies-Fernandez
   Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Juan Figueroa

Mission of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

The fundamental purpose of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at Cal State LA is to provide an outstanding athletics program as an integral part of the University’s mission, holding as its greatest priority the educational experience of student-athletes. The Division is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality, of professionalism, and of competitive excellence.


About the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

Cal State LA is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Intercollegiate Athletics program fields teams in men’s baseball, basketball, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, and cross country. Women’s teams compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and indoor and beach volleyball. Athletically related grants-in-aid (scholarships) may be available to those student-athletes who demonstrate superior academic and athletic performance.

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics program is based on sound educational principles and practices and is a part of the educational mission of the University and is well-integrated into the educational environment of the University. Student-athletes must maintain normal academic progress toward completion of their degree in accordance with a formal policy approved by the Intercollegiate Athletics Board (IAB), academic senate and the President.

In addition, Cal State LA student-athletes spend many hours annually with area youth as part of the Golden Eagle community service programs, including spreading holiday cheer at local hospitals, reading at local elementary schools and hosting approximately 250 youngsters as part of National Student-Athlete Day.

The student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is made up of student-athletes from each Golden Eagle intercollegiate athletics squad and is assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect the lives of student-athletes. Each Golden Eagle team has at least one representative on the SAAC undergraduate programs.


Normal Progress for Student Athletes

In order to be eligible for competition in intercollegiate athletics, student-athletes must earn units in courses acceptable toward a specific degree program at a minimum rate of 24 semester units between seasons of competition. As prescribed by NCAA regulations, 75 percent of these units (18) must be earned in fall and spring semesters.

Effective fall 2016, student-athletes must earn at least nine (9) normal progress units in the immediately preceding semester to be eligible for competition.

In the freshman year only, students may count up to 12 units of satisfactorily completed precollegiate courses that are prerequisite to specific courses acceptable for any degree program.

Student-athletes must formally declare a major by the beginning of their fifth semester of collegiate enrollment. Fifth semester student-athletes will be declared eligible by the Faculty Athletics Representative only after receipt of the following:

  1. Evidence of the student-athlete’s formally declared major.
  2. A copy of the student athlete’s department advisement form signed by the department adviser.

Student-athletes who change a major shall be required to supply an updated advisement form to the Faculty Athletics Representative. After a change of major, a student-athlete may meet the normal academic progress requirements if the units earned prior to the change are acceptable toward the degree previously sought, and the units earned from the time of the change are acceptable toward the new desired degree. This means that changing a major is not a valid reason for failing to meet normal progress.


Other Factors Affecting Eligibility

Student-athletes must maintain a minimum C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) grade point average at all times in both their overall collegiate record and their Cal State LA work in order to remain eligible for intercollegiate athletics competition. A necessary condition for practice and competition shall be enrollment in no fewer than 12 units of coursework unless an official “Application for Graduation” indicates the student-athlete needs less than 8 units to graduate.

Student-athletes must attend a mandatory annual meeting conducted by the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics prior to participation. One purpose of this meeting is to disseminate information concerning NCAA, CCAA and Division rules pertaining to amateurism, eligibility, academics, ethics, and grievance procedures. In addition, student-athletes will be asked to sign required NCAA and CCAA forms as well as complete health and insurance forms.

Competition in intercollegiate athletics at Cal State LA must be completed within the first 10 semesters of full-time attendance* at this or prior institutions. An additional limit of four seasons of competition applies separately to each sport. For student-athletes who transfer from other collegiate institutions, the Faculty Athletics Representative shall determine the number of full-time semesters of attendance prior to transfer as well as the number of competition seasons used. Such student-athletes shall be subject to all of the above requirements effective their first semester of attendance at Cal State LA.


* Full-time attendance is defined by the NCAA as any quarter or semester (exclusive of summer terms) in which a student is enrolled in 12 or more units at any time in the term.



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