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Saint Mary'es College Athletics

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Athletics Mission Statement
Release: Tuesday 06/23/2008 
by SMC Athletics


To contribute to the Saint Mary's College of California mission in a learning partnership centered on the Lasallian, Catholic and Classical Liberal Arts traditions.

To develop and maintain a NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic program, which attracts national recognition to the College by:

•   Providing student-athletics with an opportunity to compete successfully in an intercollegiate athletic program that is an integral part of their educational experience.

•   Exhibiting integrity and academic achievement at the highest level; and

•   Consistently competing for conference championships and opportunities to compete for NCAA championships.


Operating Values:
Attract a diverse population of student-athletes who have high academic standards and will embrace the mission of the College and the Lasallian, Catholic, and Classical Liberal Arts traditions.

Support a comprehensive life skills program emphasizing personal responsibility for a health, safe lifestyle, free of NCAA banned performance enhancers or substance abuse.

Provide a personalized learning environment with equitable participation opportunities for student-athletes to develop their leadership potential.

Win or lose, encourage student-athletes to provide a winning effort, exhibit sportsmanship, and demonstrate respect for all.