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DRIVE Sun Devil Competitiveness

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Together, we will spur our Sun Devil student-athletes to new heights of achievement, on and off the field.


16,000
Sun Devil Club members, the largest dues-paying membership in the Pac-12

70+
All-Americans since 2000 (7th best in the nation)
100+
Student-athletes named Pac-12 All-Academic or All-Academic Mountain Pacific Sport Federation since 2000
#3
Most Academic All-American athletes in Pac-12 of all-time

Private support will:

  • Enable ASU to meet a higher proportion of scholarship need for student-athletes
  • Create endowed, permanent sources of funding for scholarships
  • Establish additional Sun Devil sports
  • Create academic services, health care, strength and conditioning, and behavioral support for student-athletes
  • Create an Olympic Village—fields, coaches’ areas, training facilities—of the magnitude that will attract top athletes
  • Create a multi-sports arena for men’s hockey and other Olympic sports

Give to athletics now

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You Can Build an Elite Program for World-Class Athletes

ASU’s Division 1 athletic teams—nine men’s and fourteen women’s in all—represent a pathway to higher education for student-athletes from across the nation and around the world. For many, the athletic scholarship and academic and social support they receive from ASU are what place a college education within reach. For all, the drive and commitment they develop as Division 1 athletes will shape their lives forever. Your support for Sun Devil athletics through Campaign ASU 2020 will ensure ASU’s ability to provide the best facilities, equipment, coaching staff, and support programs, which are the foundation of a truly stellar and nationally competitive program.

Drive Sun Devil Competitiveness, Featuring Lucy Lara, Coach Charli Turner Thorne

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It takes a community to build a successful athletics department and wrestling program. Proud folks from Arizona and the nation provide us with the resources necessary to achieve in the classroom and on the mat. These friends, families, and fans put us in the position to become the best. Everyone who cheers us from the stands, their living rooms, and their computers makes us who we are. Our supporters are the 'team' behind the team!"

Zeke Jones, Head Coach Sun Devil Wrestling, Former Head Coach 2004 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team

How your gift makes a difference

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When Michael Pineda is not in the lab conducting human microbiome research, he competes intercollegiately with the ASU Triathlon Club

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For Macey Gardner, being a Sun Devil is all about relationships
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The making of scholar-athletes, in their words and pictures