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Caltech Athletics Webinar GO BEAVERS!. Julie Levesque , Director of Athletics Stephen Hinkel , Sports Information Director & Contest Manager Owen Wolf , Assistant Director of Admissions. Meet the Beavers.

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Caltech Athletics WebinarGO BEAVERS!

Julie Levesque, Director of Athletics

Stephen Hinkel, Sports Information Director & Contest Manager

Owen Wolf, Assistant Director of Admissions

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Meet the Beavers

  • Caltech is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) & competes in NCAA Division III athletic competitions.

  • We field 17 varsity teams including Baseball, Basketball, Fencing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field/XC, Volleyball & Water Polo.

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Meet the SCIAC Conference

Caltech is a founding member of SCIAC & competes against (from left to right): California Lutheran University, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, University of La Verne, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer, University of Redlands & Whittier College

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Fantastic Facilities!

Braun Athletic Center

  • 2 gymnasiums

  • 3,500 square-foot weight room

  • Cybex circuit

  • Cardiovascular area (treadmills, cross-trainers, rowers, steppers, stationary bikes)

  • 4 racquetball courts

  • 2 international squash courts

  • 2 25-yard pools & spa

  • 8 tennis courts

  • Multipurpose room w/ spring floor

  • Rock climbing room

  • Heavy bag & speed bag area

  • 2 multi-purpose fields

  • 400-meter Mondo track

  • Locker & shower rooms.

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P.E. Requirement

  • Caltech students are REQUIRED to complete 9 units (i.e. 3 terms) of physical education.

  • It is the goal of the physical education program to enhance the physical, motor, mental & social development of all participating students.

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Which of the following physical education courses are offered at Caltech:

  • Fencing

  • Rock Climbing

  • Dance Dance Revolution

  • Karate

  • All of the Above

  • Fencing

  • Rock Climbing

  • Dance Dance Revolution

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Which of the following physical education courses are offered at Caltech:

  • Fencing

  • Rock Climbing

  • Dance Dance Revolution

  • Karate

  • All of the Above

  • Fencing

  • Rock Climbing

  • Dance Dance Revolution

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As A Matter Of Fact…

The Caltech Karate Club is the oldest in the nation!

It was founded in 1955.

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What Makes Caltech Athletics Unique?

Student athletes w/ an emphasis on student

  • Student athletes have the opportunity to do research & get involved in the scientific community

    Flexible practice schedules

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday-Saturday

    No-cut athletics policy in place

  • Prior experience is not required – as long as you put in the time, you can play NCAA sports at Caltech!

    Higher GPAs!

  • Traditionally, Caltech athletes have the highest GPAs on campus!

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Accomplished Athletes

Teri Juarez – El Paso, TX

Junior basketball & volleyball player Teri Juarez was featured on the cover the NCAA Champions Magazine!

A mechanical engineering major, Teri has interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory & contributed to the book Thermodynamics for Dummies!


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Accomplished Athletes

Eric Schropp – Ft. Myers, FL

Junior shortstop Eric Schropp was voted to the 2010 All-SCIAC 2nd Team at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 baseball season!

Eric batted .364 with a .532 slugging percentage and a .437 on-base percentage.


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Accomplished Athletes

Laura Decker – Bridgewater, NJ

Senior fencer Laura Decker placed 19th out of 112 National Team members from 8 countries at an Olympic qualifying event!

Laura also qualified for the 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships in the women’s sabre division.


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Accomplished Athletes

Grayson Chadwick – Santa Barbara, CA

Senior defender Grayson Chadwick became the 1st Caltech’s men’s soccer player since 1989 to be named to the SCIAC all-conference first team!

Grayson also earned a provisional 1-year patent for proposing a novel treatment for HIV/AIDS as a sophomore.


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Accomplished Athletes

Sarah Wright – Strongsville, OH

Sophomore midfielder Sarah Wright became the 1st woman to score a goal in a SCIAC men’s soccer game in a 2009 victory over Occidental College!

A three-sport athlete, Wright also plays for the women’s basketball squad & runs track.


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Accomplished Athletes

Alex Lapides – Naperville, IL

Senior high jumper Alex Lapides broke Caltech’s 27-year old high jump record by clearing 6’6 ¾” at the Cal State L.A. Invitational!

Alex is the defending 2010 SCIAC high jump champion.


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National Attention!

The New York Times

A recent article highlighted Caltech as the most academically elite men’s basketball team in the country!

Los Angeles Times

L.A. Times sportswriter Bill Plaschke reported on Caltech’s 1st ever Midnight Madness celebration!


Caltech athletes made cameos in an episode starring L.A. Lakers stars Pau Gasol & Jordan Farmar!

NCAA Champions Magazine

Junior Teri Juarez has been featured on the cover (Teri was a member of the winningest Caltech women’s basketball team in history!)

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Did You Know…?

The only NBA coach to ever lose to Caltech is Gregg Popovich, current coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

Caltech beat the Popovich-led Pomona-Pitzer squad in 1979!

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Wanna Play for Caltech?

Fill Out The Prospective Student Athlete Recruitment Form!


Click “Prospective Student Athletes” tab

Select the sport(s) that interest you

Fill out the recruit form & click submit

The coach will contact you shortly thereafter!

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Wanna Play for Caltech?

Learn More About Caltech’s Teams, Coaches & Players:


Click “Men’s Sports” or “Women’s Sports”

Select the sport(s) that interest you


Click “Meet the Beavers” to learn more about our student-athletes!

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Caltech football has been undefeated since 1993!

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Actually, 1993 was the last year we fielded a team.

However, in 1944 the Caltech football team went undefeated &un-scoredupon, the only college football team in history to accomplish this feat!

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Any Questions?