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Stampede Together: Continue the Momentum Campaign

Over the past five years, we have built incredible momentum. Help us continue to make a positive impact on our student-athletes and emerge from these challenging times stronger than ever.

Due to the overwhelming support of Broncos everywhere, $25,000 has been unlocked to Bronco Athletics thanks to an anonymous donor as the campaign surpassed 500 donations of $100 or more - "My gift is inspired to help student-athletes’ successes on and off the field. As a student-athlete it is important to acquire lifelong qualities such as goal setting and teamwork to carry on into their post-collegiate lives."



Back in October of 2020, Bronco Athletics launched the Stampede Together: Continue the Momentum campaign to mitigate the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and raise  the necessary resources to  enable our 20 Division I programs to safely compete in their championship season. Thanks to the incredible support of Broncos everywhere, we have reached $1.75 million of our $2 million goal to date!

Your generosity thus far has empowered our student-athletes to compete in the sport they love, thrive in their academic pursuits, and most importantly, continue to create cherished memories with their teammates and coaches despite all the challenges of the past year. One Bronco team even managed to lift up and re-energize the entire Santa Clara University community by bringing home SCU’s third NCAA National Championship in school history. While our women’s soccer team took us on an unforgettable journey that will live on in our hearts and minds forever, we had significant achievements by many Bronco student-athletes this year.

  • Zach Litoff
    • Honorable Mention All-American (3000m Steeplechase)
    • First Bronco in history to qualify for National Championship meet 
    • WCC All-Academic Team with 3.68 GPA (Double Major in Studio Art & Individual Studies)
  • Jack Davidson
    • First Bronco in school history to qualify for NCAA Cross Country Championship
    • Broke his own 5,000m school record in April (Outdoor Track)
    • WCC All-Academic Team with 3.55 GPA (BS in Biology - Public Health)
  • Alex Loera
    • Honda Award Winner
    • Second Team All-American
    • College Cup Defensive MVP
    • Graduated this June with a BS in Economics
  • Julia Sangiacomo
    • WCC All-Academic (highest individual GPA in the WCC)
    • AVCA All-Region Team
    • First Team All-WCC (Third in WCC in kills/set)
  • Matt McCarty
    • Ping All-West Region
    • 1st Team All-WCC
    • Ranked No. 44 Nationally by Golfstat
    • WCC All-Academic Team with 3.55 GPA (Master’s of Science in Marketing)
  • Ashlyn Herlihy
    • All-WCC Team 
    • Surpassed 1,000 Career Points this season
    • Led team to WCC Semifinals
    • WCC All-Academic Team with 3.58 GPA (Master’s in Business Administration)
  • Kelsey Turnbow
    • WCC All-Academic with 3.91 GPA (Master’s in Business Administration)
    • NCAA College Cup Offensive MVP
    • Third Team All-American
  • Jake MacNichols
    • Set the SCU All-Time Career Home Run Record (47 total)
    • WCC All-Academic Team with 3.35 GPA (Master’s of Science in Marketing)

These are just a few of the many accomplishments our student-athletes achieved with resilience and determination. Their resilience on the field carried over into the classroom as well, where they achieved a cumulative 3.41 GPA during the academic year, with 87 earning degrees this June. None of these achievements would have been possible without your support through the Stampede Together: Continue the Momentum campaign. 

There is so much to celebrate this year, and so much to look forward to with a bright future ahead for Bronco Athletics. Help us continue this momentum forward and close out the campaign strong with a donation today to complete our $2 million goal. Every donation makes a difference.

Renee Baumgartner, Director of Athletics






If you have questions about your donation, please reach out to the Santa Clara Athletics Development team at (408) 554-7042.

How can I donate to the campaign?

For cash donations, please use the 'Donate Now' button above and use the dropdown menu to designate your gift. Only gifts designated to the Athletics Excellence Fund, the Bronco Bench Foundation, and individual sports will be counted toward the campaign.

For gifts of stock or other types of gifts, please reach out to the Athletic Development office at (408) 554-7042 or


What does my gift go toward?

Your gifts will go toward resources so important to our student-athletes' success and well being such as academic resources, sports medicine, support for fifth-year student-athlete scholarships, nutrition, COVID testing, and mental wellness services.


Can I give to a specific program?

Yes. Please use the dropdown menu on the giving form in order to donate directly to a sport.


Can I pledge my gift out over multiple years?

Yes. To establish a multiple-year pledge gift, please reach out to the Athletic Development office at (408) 554-7042 or


Can my gift be matched by my employer?

For more information about maximizing the impact of your donation through employer matching gifts and to see if your employer sponsors a matching gift program, please visit:


Is my donation tax deductible?

We advise you consult with your tax adviser regarding any charitable deduction taken. Our main goal remains to provide the best possible experience for our student-athletes.


Does my donation count toward my reunion gift?

Yes. Any donation will be applied toward your reunion campaign.