The success of our student-athletes is rooted in excellence. We're the only Canadian university offering a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) experience, which means we attract and retain talent that may otherwise move to the U.S. to train.

SFU Athletics has 17 varsity teams including basketball, soccer, swimming and wrestling, as well as numerous clubs such as hockey, lacrosse, rowing and ruby.

Athletics highlights

  • 750+ All-Americans
  • 300+ national champions
  • 200+ CFL draft picks
  • 95 Olympians
  • 11 Olympic medals
  • 7000+ alumni


Meiyu Li was an outstanding PhD candidate who impressed all who knew her with her intelligence, generosity, enthusiasm and work ethic. Sadly, Meiyu passed away at the age of 27 in a car accident.

Spark a young woman’s dream to excel in sport, and thrive as a community leader. The SFU Women’s Athletic Endowment provides support for the Women's Varsity Athletic Awards. Each year one award is...
Invest today and provide an exceptional academic and athletic experience to Canada’s future pros, champions and Olympians! Dr. Lorne Davies became the first athletic director and football coach at...