Santa Clara University
Santa Clara's alumni have won a number of honors, including Pulitzer Prizes, the NBA MVP Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santa Clara alumni have served as mayors of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington, DC; the two most recent Governors of California attended Santa Clara. Santa Clara's sports teams are called the Broncos, their colors are white. The Broncos compete at the NCAA Division I levels as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports. Broncos have won NCAA championships in women's soccer. Santa Clara's student athletes include current or former 58 MLB, 40 NFL, 12 NBA players and 13 Olympic gold medalists; the first two colleges in California were founded at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, both in the small agricultural town of Santa Clara. Less than a year after California was granted statehood, Santa Clara College, forerunner of Santa Clara University, was the first to open its doors to students and thus is considered the state's oldest operating institution of higher education.
Shortly after Santa Clara began instruction, the Methodist-run California Wesleyan College received a charter from the State Superior Court on July 10, 1851—the first granted in California—and it began enrolling students in May of the following year. Santa Clara's Jesuit founders lacked the $20,000 endowment required for a charter, accumulated and a charter granted on April 28, 1855. Santa Clara bears the distinction of awarding California's first bachelor's degree, bestowed upon Thomas I. Bergin in 1857, as well as its first graduate degree granted two years later. Inheriting the grounds of Mission Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Clara University's campus, library holdings, art collection, many of its defining traditions date back to 1777 75 years before its founding. In January of that year, Saint Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar, established Mission Santa Clara as the eighth of 21 Alta California missions. Fray Tomás de la Peña chose a site along the Guadalupe River for the future church, erecting a cross and celebrating the first Mass a few days later.
Natural disasters forced early priests to relocate and rebuild the church on several occasions, moving it westward and away from the river. Built of wood, the first permanent structure flooded and was replaced by a larger adobe building in 1784; this building suffered heavy damage in an 1818 earthquake and was replaced six years by a new adobe edifice. The mission flourished for more than 50 years despite these setbacks. Beginning in the 1830s, the mission lands were repossessed in conjunction with government policy implemented via the Mexico's secularization, church buildings fell into disrepair; the Bishop of Monterey, Dominican Joseph Sadoc Alemany, offered the site to Italian Jesuits John Nobili and Michael Accolti in 1851 on condition that they found a college for California's growing Catholic population when it became part of the United States following the Mexican–American War. In 1912 Santa Clara College became the University of Santa Clara, with the addition of the School of Engineering and School of Law.
In 1925 the Leavey School of Business was founded. Women were first admitted in 1961 to. In 2012, Santa Clara University celebrated 50 years of having women attend Santa Clara University; this step made Santa Clara University the first Catholic university in California to admit both men and women. In 1985, in part to avoid confusion with the University of Southern California, the University of Santa Clara, as it had been known since 1912, changed its name to Santa Clara University. Diplomas were printed with the new name beginning in 1986. In 2001 the School of Education and Counseling Psychology was formed to offer Master's level and other credential programs; the university is situated in Santa Clara, adjacent to the city of San Jose in Santa Clara County at the southern part of the Bay Area. Over the last century and a half, the Santa Clara University campus has expanded to more than 106 acres. In the 1950s, after the university constructed Walsh Hall and the de Saisset Museum on two of the last remaining open spaces on the old college campus, Santa Clara began purchasing and annexing land from the surrounding community.
The first addition, which occurred earlier, brought space for football and baseball playing fields. Thereafter in the 1960s when women were admitted to the school, more land was acquired for residence halls and other new buildings and facilities. In 1989 the Santa
Santa Clara station (California)
The Santa Clara Depot is one of two heavy railway stations in Santa Clara, California. It is served by the Caltrain from San Francisco, is served by the Altamont Corridor Express from Stockton although this service was suspended from 2005 until 2012 due to track construction in the area; this station is the planned terminal for the Silicon Valley BART extension into Santa Clara County and will be preceded by Diridon/Arena BART station with direct service to San Francisco/Daly City and Richmond. The Santa Clara station has a side platform serving the southbound Caltrain track and an island platform for the northbound Caltrain track and the ACE/Amtrak track; the island platform is connected to the side platform by a pedestrian tunnel, completed in 2012. Additional tracks northeast of Track 1 are used by Union Pacific freight trains; the platforms have been rebuilt to eliminate the hold out rule and permit ACE and Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains to stop at the station. The Santa Clara Depot, built by the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad in late 1863, was the oldest continuously operating railroad depot in the State of California until the ticket office was closed in May 1997.
The original 24'x50' board and batten depot was one of the two "way stations" built between San Francisco and San Jose. Plans for a railroad linking San Francisco and San Jose began as early as 1851. Though the 1851 scheme failed, the incorporation of the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad in 1859 met with success. Most of the financing for the project came from county government in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, with the University of Santa Clara and local industry playing a significant role in both stock acquisition and choice of placement of the depot in Santa Clara; the first passenger service to San Francisco started in January 1864. The Southern Pacific Railroad acquired the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad in 1868; the depot on the east side of the tracks, was moved to its present location in 1877 and attached to the existing 32'x50' freight house constructed several years earlier. Because of the large volume of agricultural freight shipped from the depot, the freight house was increased in size at that time to its present dimensions of 32'x160'.
On November 1, 1877, the San Jose Mercury reported the facility nearing completion. Following construction of the railroad and fruit-related industries developed in the Santa Clara area, with the depot serving as a focal point for shipping. Rail service provided the direct link to San Francisco and, in the 1870s, to Southern California. Typical of these efforts were those of James A. Dawson, who pioneered the area's fruit-canning industry in 1871. By the turn of the century, the Pratt-Low Preserving Company, the largest fruit packing plant in central California, was located just south of the depot; the California Department of Transportation acquired the depot from Southern Pacific in 1980. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. In cooperation with the South Bay Historical Railroad Society, a nonprofit group founded the same year, they began renovation work in 1986 on the depot, by badly in need of repair. A group of volunteers spent over 25,000 hours hauling away debris, replacing support timbers, exterior decking and interior flooring, scraping peeling paint and many other repairs.
With the major renovation complete since 1992, this 156-year-old building hosts a railroad library and museum with 2 large model railroad layouts and many other artifacts while still serving its original function as a passenger depot. The station is an intermodal transportation center, with Caltrain and Altamont Corridor Express train service and bus service operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Bus service is extensive and includes limited-stop and, since July 2005, the VTA's brand of bus rapid transit; the station is served by a free shuttle going to the San Jose International Airport, the SJC Airport Flyer, jointly operated by the VTA and the airport, as well as an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach bus that runs from San Jose to Stockton. Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains began stopping at the station on May 21, 2012, giving Caltrain a second direct connection to Amtrak; the station is located within walking distance of Avaya Stadium. A project is being considered to replace the Airport Flyer bus service with a people mover similar to AirTrain JFK, which provides similar access to rapid transit stations.
The station was considered for California High-Speed Rail, but was rejected on the grounds that it was too close to the nearby, much larger, Diridon Station in San Jose, that the airport traffic that it would receive would not be enough to justify maintaining a separate station. Rather, it was decided that two Peninsula stations would be sufficient, one in Palo Alto or Redwood City, the other serving the larger San Francisco International Airport; this station is planned as the terminal station for the BART extension to San Jose in the second, unfunded phase. The project will extend the BART system south from its current terminus in Warm Springs. Reasons for selecting Santa Clara as the proposed terminus for the BART extension are the access to the San Jose International Airport as well as the proposed BART maintenance facility located in the vicinity of the station at the former Union Pacific rail yard; the station is served by VTA Bus routes 10, 22, 32, 60, 81, 522
Santa Clara University School of Law
The Santa Clara University School of Law is the law school of Santa Clara University, a Jesuit university in Santa Clara, United States, in the Silicon Valley region. The School of Law was founded in 1911; the Jesuit affiliation of the university is manifested in a concern with ethics, social justice, community service. Santa Clara Law offers the Juris Doctor law degree, it offers several double degree programs, including J. D./Master of Business Administration and J. D./Master of Science in Information Systems offered in conjunction with Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, ranked 10th in graduate programs on the U. S. News & World Report graduate schools rankings. In addition, the school offers Master of Laws degrees in Intellectual Property Law, in U. S. Law for Foreign Lawyers, in International and Comparative Law. Santa Clara Law features specialized curricular programs in High Tech and Intellectual Property law, International Law, Public Interest, Social Justice law and a Privacy Law Certificate.
The school offers more summer study abroad programs than any other law school in the United States, with 13 different programs in 17 countries. Santa Clara University School of Law was founded in 1911; the school is part of Santa Clara University, the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California and the oldest Catholic university in the American West. It was approved by the American Bar Association in 1937, it joined the Association of American Law Schools in 1940. Prior to the requirement that all Californian law graduates must take the State Bar Exam, Santa Clara Law was one of the five schools whose graduates were exempt from the examination, along with Boalt Hall, Stanford, USC. According to the required disclosures under ABA Section 509, 50.3% of the Class of 2013 was employed in full-time, long-term positions requiring bar admission. Law school rankings of Santa Clara Law include: Number 4 for Intellectual Property Law among law schools in the United States Number 12 for diversity among law schools Number 96 overall among law schools in the United States Princeton Review "Best 170 Law Schools" – number 22 overall among law schools for average starting salary The Census Group Composition ranking, which scores law schools based on selectivity, salary and yield, ranks Santa Clara Law at Number 64.
Hylton Rankings, which scores programs based on their U. S. News & World Report peer assessment ratings provided by law professors and by the mean LSAT scores of each law school, ranked Santa Clara Law at Number 78 overall. Listed Number 13 overall for mid-career median salary in Forbes' list of Best Law Schools for Getting Rich Graded as "B-" in the January 2011 "Best Public Interest Law Schools" listing by The National Jurist: The Magazine for Law Students Graded as "A" in the March 2011 "Diversity Honor Roll" by The National Jurist: The Magazine for Law Students Its journal, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, is ranked #6 nationally for intellectual property. Based on a 2001–2007 six-year average, 73% of Santa Clara University Law graduates passed the California State Bar. According to Santa Clara's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 42.2% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners.
Santa Clara Law's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 34.5%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation. Law School Transparency reports a 41.3% employment score for the Class of 2011. According to the American Bar Association's "Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools," 94.5 percent of Santa Clara students were employed nine months after graduation, with 77 percent of graduates employed in the private sector and 21 percent employed in the public sector. According to the Princeton Review, the average starting salary for Santa Clara Law graduates is $90,000. According to Forbes magazine, mid-career median salary is $188,000 a year. According to a study done by online salary-information company PayScale, graduates of Santa Clara Law have the third highest midcareer median salary among all graduate programs in the United States; the report found that Santa Clara Law graduates make $76,900 the first year following graduation and attain a midcareer median salary of $197,700.
The total cost of attendance at Santa Clara for the 2013-2014 academic year was $70,320. The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $262,472; the top feeder schools into Santa Clara Law, in order, are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University. The top five feeder states in order are California, Arizona and Illinois. In 2013, 2,598 people applied to the School of Law and 246 matriculated. Over 44 percent of the applicants were from outside California, including applicants from all 50 states and 55 foreign countries; the LSAT scores were 158 for the 25th percentile. The GPA for entering students was 3.55 for the 75th 3.12 for the 25th percentile. Santa Clara Law has a chapter of the Order of the Coif, a national law school honorary society founded for the purposes of encouraging legal scholarship and advancing the ethical standards of the legal profession. Over the last century, the Santa Clara University campus, located along El Camino Real in Santa Clara, has expanded to more than 104
Stephen Schott Stadium
Stephen Schott Stadium, or Schott Stadium for short, is the home of the Santa Clara University baseball team, a Division I Baseball team of the NCAA's West Coast Conference. The stadium, which opened in 2005, is located in Santa Clara, California, USA. A new baseball stadium for the Santa Clara University Broncos was first conceived of in January 2004 when Stephen Schott, noted 1960 alumnus, baseball enthusiast and, at the time, owner of the Oakland Athletics, announced he was donating $4 million to project; the Santa Clara University baseball team had been playing in 6,800 seat, multipurpose Buck Shaw Stadium, which they shared with the soccer team and, until 1993, the football team. Lack of space on the university's side of El Camino Real forced SCU to build the stadium across the street, it was built in one year, but did not open in time for the 2005 baseball season as planned due to cost overruns and weather-related delays. Instead, it opened on April 30, 2005 to a sold out game between Santa Clara University and Gonzaga University.
The final cost of the stadium was $8.6 million. The stadium hosted a Super Regional tournament between Dallas Baptist University and California June 11–13, 2011; the neutral site was selected since neither school has an adequate on-campus facility to host the best-of-three series. The stadium features a grass playing surface in the infield and outfield, a Fieldturf foul territory to keep maintenance costs down. Schott Stadium seats 1,500; the upper rows of the stadium consist of bench type bleachers with backs while the lower rows consist of tip up seating. A 6,800-square-foot dugout for the home team was added to Schott Stadium; the stadium's 20,000 square feet of building space features locker rooms, a trainer's area for both home and visiting teams. The SCU locker rooms features a team room equipped for live game feeds, team meetings, press conferences. A VIP Building consists of a full press box, a luxury suite behind home plate. Two additional buildings on-site consist of a hitting center; the outside of the stadium features a traditional brick facade similar to Camden Yards and other "retro" ballparks.
List of NCAA Division I baseball venues Schott Stadium at the SCU website
Santa Clara Broncos football
The Santa Clara Broncos football program was the intercollegiate American football team for Santa Clara University located in Santa Clara, California. Santa Clara played its first football game against St. Mary's College in San Francisco in 1896. Santa Clara compiled an all-time record of 352–244–28. At the conclusion of the 1992 season, the Santa Clara football program was discontinued due to new NCAA regulations which mandated all sports be played at the same level at each university. Santa Clara had fielded all Division I teams with the exception of the Division II football team, elected not to field a team at the Division I-AA level. Santa Clara played in three major bowl games and won all three: 1937 Sugar Bowl, 1938 Sugar Bowl, 1950 Orange Bowl. Notable alumni include: Conference affiliations: 1896–1981, Independent 1973–81, Division II Independent 1982–91, Western Football Conference 1992, Division II Independent Let Them Play Foundation
Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball
The Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball team represents Santa Clara University in NCAA Division I basketball competition. The team plays home games at the Leavey Center in Santa Clara and have been members of the West Coast Conference since its formation in 1952; the team is coached by Herb Sendek, the head coach at NC State and Arizona State. Sendek was hired on March 29, 2016 Santa Clara has a long history of basketball success, having appeared in 11 NCAA Tournaments and 4 National Invitational Tournaments and producing a number of both collegiate All-Americans and NBA players; the 2010–11 team won the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament and the 2012–13 team won the 2013 College Basketball Invitational. They are the only team to have won a CBI and a CIT. Basketball made its inauspicious debut at Santa Clara in 1904 with a 9–7 victory over Alameda High School; that year, Santa Clara played its first intercollegiate game, a loss to the University of the Pacific located just down the road from Santa Clara.
Early schedules composed of high school and YMCA opponents gave way to wholly intercollegiate schedules, by 1916, the Broncos were matching up with teams like Stanford, USC, Nevada, in addition to traditional arch-rivals San Francisco and St. Mary's. Santa Clara has long been blessed with a series of long-tenured coaches; the first long-tenured coach of Santa Clara was Harlan Dykes. Much like the university football team, the Broncos played many home games in San Francisco, both at Kezar Pavilion and at the Civic Center. More sustained success for Santa Clara came under Head Coach George Barsi, whose tenure spanned from 1935 to 1945. Barsi was a graduate of Santa Clara in 1930. Barsi's "Magicians of the Maplewood" included future Warriors Head Coach Bob Feerick as well as Santa Clara's first All-American, Ralph "Toddy" Giannini; the Broncos dazzled crowds in excess of 20,000 at Madison Square Garden and defeated City College of New York and La Salle University by 20 points apiece during an exhibition match-up.
Santa Clara was among the first teams to run the fast break. Some of Santa Clara earliest basketball stars, like Bruce Hale, Dick O'Keefe, Stan Patrick, played in the NBL, the forerunner to the modern NBA. Following the post-war period, former Santa Clara star Bob Feerick returned to coach the Broncos. Under his guidance, the Broncos advanced to the 1952 Final Four, as well as Elite Eight trips in 1953 and 1954. Santa Clara forward Ken Sears appeared on the second issue of Sports Illustrated in 1954, becoming the first basketball player, college or pro, to do so. After leading the Broncos back to the NCAA tournament in 1960, Feerick left Santa Clara to coach the San Francisco Warriors, who had relocated from Philadelphia in 1963. Replacing Feerick was a member of the 1952 Final Four team. Garibaldi would lead the Broncos for a total of eight seasons, compiled a 137–77 record overall. Garibaldi's 1968 squad finished at 27-2, dropping only one regular-season game, to rival San Jose State University.
The Broncos, led by Bud Ogden and Dennis Awtrey, reached as high as 2nd overall in the AP poll. The Broncos appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 1967 and 1969. In a three-year period, the Broncos compiled a 73–12 record. Carroll Williams replaced Garibaldi in 1970 and became the longest tenured coach in Santa Clara's basketball history, leading the Broncos from 1970 to 1991. Williams led the team to a 344 -- a. 556 winning percentage overall. Despite the sustained success, Williams took the Broncos to an NCAA tournament only once. Williams's tenure produced two of Santa Clara's most memorable players, Kurt Rambis and Nick Vanos, the former remembered for his time with the Lakers and the latter remembered for his untimely death shortly after entering the NBA. Both players would have their numbers retired. Coach Dick Davey became the head coach at Santa Clara in 1992, after serving as an assistant for many years, experienced immediate success, thanks to a young Canadian point guard named Steve Nash.
Nash led the Broncos to three NCAA tournaments, 1993, 1995, 1996. In the 1993 tournament, the Broncos, seeded fifteenth, upset the second-seeded Arizona Wildcats, becoming the second team to do so. Nash went on to become Santa Clara's most decorated player at the professional level, twice winning the NBA MVP award. Following the 2006 season, Davey retired under controversial circumstances, as it appeared some boosters had pushed hard for his retirement. Davey compiled 251-190 overall record, a 122-88 record in West Coast Conference play, he won one WCC tournament. He was replaced by Kerry Keating, an assistant coach from UCLA. In nine seasons at the helm of the Broncos, Keating led the Broncos to both CBI and CIT championships, but was unable to take the Broncos to the NCAA tournament or finish better than 4th in the WCC. Keating's overall record as the Santa Clara Head Coach was 139-159, with a 53-88 record in WCC play. Keating is the only coach to post a lifetime losing record in conference play with Santa Clara.
On March 7, 2016, Keating was fired by Santa Clara. On March 29, 2016, Santa Clara announced the hiring of Herb Sendek, whose head coaching experience included time at Miami University, North Carolina State University, Arizona State University. Sendek's resume includes trips to the NIT or NCAA tournament in 18 of his 22 seasons as a head coach. Santa Clara maintains a number of rivalries, most of which are a century old. Santa Clara's most heated rivals have traditionally been the other Bay Area WCC membe
Leavey Center known as the Leavey Activities Center or by its old nickname the Toso Pavilion, is Santa Clara University's indoor basketball arena in Santa Clara, California. It is home to the Santa Clara University Broncos Volleyball Teams, it has hosted the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament ten times. Leavey Center began life as the Harold J. Toso Pavilion, or Toso Pavilion constructed in 1975; the facility featured an air supported vinyl fabric roof supported by 11 large fans producing a higher air pressure inside the dome than outside, similar to the Pontiac Silverdome or BC Place Stadium. The inside of the facility featured the main activity floor, two recreation areas, team locker rooms; the roof developed several tears over the years and on April 4, 2000, the dome was deflated to make room for a more permanent roof structure to be built over the arena. The newly rechristened Leavey Center was renovated and reopened on December 13, 2000 now sporting a much taller steel roof supported by eight large concrete caissons outside the arena.
The interior was only constructed on opening day with most of the western half of the building still walled off with plywood. However, in late 2001 the construction was completed and the Leavey Center reopened featuring a new two level grandstand on the east side of the court in addition to the single level seating around the rest of the court; the indoor track had been removed and a second practice court was moved to behind the west bleachers. The athletic offices of the university were moved into the new center behind the larger eastern grandstand; the renovation cost $14 million to complete. The Leavey Center is named after the late founder of Farmers Insurance, Thomas E. Leavey, who graduated from Santa Clara in 1922; the renovations were funded by the Dorothy Leavey Foundation. Leavey Center played host to the Stanford University basketball teams for a number of games while the Maples Pavilion underwent renovation. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Official Leavey Center Website