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UC Davis Principles of Community

The University of California, Davis, is first and foremost an institution of learning and teaching, committed to serving the needs of society. Our campus community reflects and is a part of a society comprising all races, creeds, and social circumstances. The successful conduct of the university's affairs requires that every member of the university community acknowledge and practice the following basic principles:

We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by respect for each other. We acknowledge that our society carries within it historical and deep-rooted misunderstandings and biases, and therefore we will endeavor to foster mutual understanding among the many parts of our whole.

We affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community and also affirm our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency toward all. We recognize the right of every individual to think and speak as dictated by personal belief, to express any idea, and to disagree with or counter another's point of view, limited only by university regulations governing time, place, and manner. We promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.

We confront and reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside the university, or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension, or hatred. We recognize and cherish the richness contributed to our lives by our diversity. We take pride in our various achievements and we celebrate our differences.

We recognize that each of us has an obligation to the community of which we have chosen to be a part. We will strive to build a true community of spirit and purpose based on mutual respect and caring.

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Student-Athlete Academic Services

On behalf of the Student-Athlete Academic Services staff, welcome to the 2015-16 academic year! Whether you're a freshman, a transfer, or a returning student-athlete, we look forward to working with you as you pursue your academic and athletic goals at UC Davis.

Student-Athlete Academic Services, located in 264 Hickey Gym, is an important resource for intercollegiate student-athletes. The office is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday including over the lunch hour. The main phone is (530) 752-1111 and fax is (530) 752-6681.

Student-athletes at UC Davis typically have a minimum of three academic advisors: an athletic academic advisor assigned by sport, a college advisor, and a major advisor (if the student has a declared major). The athletic academic advisors work with the student-athletes on their assigned teams from the time that they arrive on campus until they graduate from UC Davis.


Meeting regularly in appointments with your athletic academic advisor is the best way to maximize your academic experience while also meeting all NCAA, Big West Conference, and UC Davis rules for athletic eligibility and academic progress. To make an appointment with your athletic academic advisor please use the online appointment system. Appointments can be scheduled up to 3 weeks in advance with the calendar rolling out on a continual basis.   Walk-in hours are listed on the calendar as "OH" (office hours). If your advisor's calendar shows "NA" (not available), it means that s/he is already scheduled in another meeting or appointment at that time. During a 60-minute appointment, we might discuss choosing a major or minor, adjustment to college, scheduling classes, calculating the number of allowable electives for athletic eligibility, preparation for graduate programs, study abroad, taking summer classes at a community college near home, mentoring for national awards and scholarships, and other athletic eligibility rules specific to the individual student-athlete's academic history.

New freshmen and transfers are required to do one appointment per quarter during their first year at UC Davis. New student-athletes may especially want to do an appointment in early October for assistance preparing the first Academic Plan Form (APF). Returning student-athletes are encouraged to do appointments as necessary with a minimum of one appointment per year.


Each athletic academic advisor has walk-in hours daily for brief questions or concerns. Walk-in is limited to 10-15 minutes on a first-come first-served basis.


If you need assistance and are unable to reach your athletic academic advisor in person, remember that you may also leave a voice mail message, send an e-mail, or drop off a note for your athletic academic advisor in 264 Hickey.

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Sport Supervisors

Teresa Gould
Director of Athletics (interim)
264 Hickey Gym
(530) 752-4557

Josh Flushman
Josh Flushman
Associate Athletics Director
Cowell Building
(530) 752-3525
Sandy Simpson
Sandy Simpson
Assistant Athletics Director
Cowell Building
(530) 754-0803
Sandy Simpson
Matt Blankenheim
Assistant Athletics Director
264 Hickey Gym
(530) 219-8948


Baseball Josh Flushman
Basketball (M) Teresa Gould
Basketball (W) Teresa Gould
Cross Country (M&W) Matt Blankenheim
Field Hockey (W) Sandy Simpson
Football Josh Flushman
Golf (M) Teresa Gould
Golf (W) Teresa Gould
Gymnastics (W) Matt Blankenheim
Lacrosse (W) Teresa Gould
Soccer (M) Matt Blankenheim
Soccer (W) Josh Flushman
Softball Sandy Simpson
Swimming & Diving Sandy Simpson
Tennis (M&W) Josh Flushman
Track & Field (M&W) Matt Blankenheim
Volleyball (W) Sandy Simpson
Water Polo (M&W) Sandy Simpson




Scott Carrell, PhD
Faculty Athletic Representative
Associate Professor, Department of Economics

University of California
1148 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-752-5480
Fax: 530-752-9382

Tracy Cumming
Tracy Cumming
Director of Compliance for ICA
2266 Cowell Bldg.

Martina Galinato
Martina Galinato
Compliance Assistant
2264 Cowell Building
(530) 752-7146
Lydia Sandlin
Lydia Sandlin
Financial Aid Coordinator
2263 Cowell Building
(530) 754-6004

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Important Phone Numbers / Web Sites

In addition to your athletic academic advisor, your college advisor, and your major advisor, these campus resources and phone numbers may be especially helpful during your
college career. 



Aggie Pride Parents (530) 752-0188
Athletic Department Website  
Athletic Insurance Representative (530) 752-9200
Athletic Training Room (Pavilion) (530) 752-7515
Bookstore (530) 752-2950
Campus Recreation (530) 752-2222
Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (530) 752-3299
Center for Leadership Learning (530) 752-6908
Center for Student Involvement (530) 752-2027
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (530) 752-0108
College of Biological Sciences (530) 752-0410
College of Engineering  
College of Letters & Science (530) 752-0392
Cross Cultural Center (530) 752-4287
Equipment/Locker Room (530) 752-0259
Financial Aid (530) 752-2390
General Campus Information (530) 752-1011
Health Professions Advising (530) 752-7092
Intercollegiate Athletics (Main Office) (530) 752-1111
Internship & Career Center (530) 752-2855
LGBTQIA Resource Center (530) 752-2452
Mobility Shuttle (530) 752-1730
MyBill (530) 752-3646
NCAA (317) 917-6222
Pre-Graduate/Professional School Advising (530) 752-4475
Registrar’s Office (530) 752-3639
Residence Hall Advising & Drop-In Tutoring (530) 752-2033
Safe Rides (Campus Security Escort) (530) 754-COPS (2677)
Sport Nutrition (Dr. Liz Applegate) (530) 752-6682
Sport Psychology Group (within SHCS) (530) 752-2349
Student Academic Success Center (SASC) (530) 752-2013
Student Accounting (530) 752-3646
Student Code of Conduct (530) 752-1128
Student Disability Center (530) 752-3184
Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) (530) 752-2300
Student Housing Office (530) 752-2033
Study Abroad Office (530) 297-4633
Transportation & Parking Services (530) 752-8277
UC Davis Parent & Family Programs (530) 752-0286
Undergraduate Research Center 530) 752-3390
Undergraduate Scholarships (530) 752-2804
University Honors Program (530) 752-3225
Women’s Resources & Research Center (530) 752-3372

Gunrock (online eligibility system)
JumpForward (online ICA Compliance system)
MyUCDavis (student portal)
Registrar’s Office Class Search Tool
SAAS Appointment system
Student Technology Guide (Information & Educational Technology)
UC Davis Mobile App
UC Davis Search

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Campus Resources

These campus resources are especially useful for intercollegiate student-athletes:

Student Health and Counseling Services
Mind Spa:
Student Health & Wellness Center (La Rue Rd) and North Hall
(530) 752-2349

  • Offers free confidential individual and group counseling.
  • Walk-in service available for crisis situations. (La Rue Rd. location only)
  • Mind Spa resources include free massaging recliners, light therapy boxes, chair massages, biofeedback programs, cooking classes, and yoga

Internship & Career Center
South Hall
(530) 752-2855

  • Coordinates paid and unpaid internships.
  • Processes transcript notation forms (to have internships appear on your transcript).
  • Offers free workshops on resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills, etc.
  • Sponsors internship and career fairs.

Student Academic Success Center
2205 Dutton Hall
(530) 752-2013

  • Offers free workshops on study skills, time management, efficient reading, notetaking and test taking.
  • Free group tutoring in chemistry, biology, statistics and math.
  • Maintains resource copies of midterms and final exams.
  • Offers review and study materials for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT.
  • Coordinates pre-grad school and pre-health advising

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Additional Resources

Sport Psychology
Consulting with a counseling psychologist/sport consultant can assist student-athletes with achieving optimal mental health to improve performance and help student-athletes understand how participation in sport, exercise and physical activity enhance personal development, health and well-being throughout life.

Why do student-athletes contact a sport psychologist?

  • To improve performance
  • To deal with pressures of competition
  • To enhance the experience of sport participation
  • To get psychological assistance with injury rehabilitation
  • To assist with an exercise program
  • To address personal challenges with school, athletics, and/or life

If you would like to speak with a psychologist in the Applied Sport Psychology group, please contact Dr. Jennifer Gildner in Student Health and Counseling Services, 219 North Hall, at or (530) 752-0871 or (530) 752-2349. 

Sport Nutrition
UC Davis intercollegiate student-athletes have the opportunity to work directly with nationally renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Liz Applegate. Dr. Applegate offers drop-in hours each quarter for student-athletes with questions or concerns about athletic performance and nutrition. You will receive an e-mail each quarter with Dr. Applegate's office hours for intercollegiate student-athletes.

Dr. Applegate is a senior faculty member in the Department of Nutrition who has won both the Excellence in Education Award and the Academic Federation Excellence in Teaching Award; her Nutrition 10 class (Discoveries & Concepts in Nutrition) is a perennial favorite among UCD student-athletes.  A nationally renowned expert on nutrition and fitness who writes a monthly column for Runners World magazine and serves as a consultant to athletes in the NFL, the NBA, and the Olympic Games, Dr. Applegate is currently the team nutritionist for the Oakland Raiders.  She has been a guest on more than 200 international, national, and local radio and TV shows (including "Good Morning America") and written more than 300 articles and a variety of books.  Her book Eat Smart Play Hard (Rodale Press, 2001) focuses on nutrition for athletes in different sports.

For more information please contact Dr. Applegate in the Department of Nutrition, 3215 Meyer Hall,, (530) 752-6682 or visit her web site.


The NCAA's web site is an excellent resource for student-athletes.

For information on rules and officiating, sports committees, statistics, and other sport-specific information, click on the "Championships" tab.

For information on on Concussions, drug testing, sports injuries, and other important topics, click on the "Health & Safety" tab.

For employment opportunities in athletic departments across the U.S., go to the NCAA main page and click on "employment" at the top of the website.

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Title IX Information

If you need information on Title IX compliance or have questions or complaints regarding Title IX issues, please contact:

Teresa Gould
Director of Athletics (Interim)
(530) 752- 4557

Wendi Delmendo
Chief Compliance Officer
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancerllor
(530) 752-9466

Title IX program information is available in the main office of Intercollegiate Athletics in 264 Hickey Gym. A copy of the UC Davis Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act may be reviewed in 264 Hickey Gym.

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Updated October 2015