NCAA Women’s Wrestling As An Emerging Sport, Great For Bay Area Schools

As the NCAA is now formally considering Women’s Wrestling as an emerging sport, there are a number of Universities in the San Francisco Bay Area that could benefit from their decision.

Menlo College currently has a women’s wrestling team that competes in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA). You can read about them by clicking on the article link below.

Menlo Women's Wrestling Program Has High Standards – FCI ...

Are you familiar with the major colleges in this scenic Northern California metropolis?

Let’s meet them.


Stanford is a private research university in Stanford, California.

The University is known for its academic achievements, wealth, close proximity to Silicon Valley, and selectivity; it ranks as one of the world's top universities.

The school was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year.

Mr. Stanford was a U.S. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon.

Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley. The university is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

As of November 2019, 83 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff.

In addition, Stanford University is particularly noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups. Stanford alumni have founded numerous companies, which combined produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and have created 5.4 million jobs as of 2011, roughly equivalent to the 10th largest economy in the world (as of 2011).

Stanford is the alma mater 30 living billionaires, and 17 astronauts. It is also one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress.


The University of California, often simply called Cal, is a public research university in Berkeley, California.

It was founded in 1868 and is the flagship campus of the ten campuses of the University of California. Berkeley has since grown to instruct over 40,000 students in approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering numerous disciplines.

Today, Berkeley maintains close relationships with three United States Department of Energy National LaboratoriesLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory—and is home to many institutes, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Space Sciences Laboratory.[11] Through its partner institution University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Berkeley also offers a joint medical program at the UCSF Medical Center.

As of October 2019, Berkeley alumni, faculty members and researchers include 107 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Award winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. They have also won 19 Wolf Prizes, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 19 Pulitzer Prizes, and 207 Olympic medals (117 gold, 51 silver and 39 bronze).

For 2018–19, UC Berkeley ranks 5th internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Berkeley has been consistently cited as one of the six most prestigious universities in the world by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.


San José State University (SJSU) is a public university in San Jose, California.

SJSU is the oldest public university on the West Coast and the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system.

Located in downtown San Jose, the SJSU main campus is situated on 154 acres or roughly 19 square blocks.

It is very close to where Grappling Stars has shot many of the videos you see on this site at a San Jose area studio. We’ve had lunch in many San Jose restaurants, coffee shops and eateries afterwards.

SJSU's total enrollment was 32,828 in fall 2018, including over 5,500 graduate and credential students. As of fall 2018, graduate student enrollment at SJSU was the highest of any campus in the CSU system. SJSU is consistently listed as one of the leading suppliers of undergraduate and graduate alumni to Silicon Valley technology firms, and philanthropic support of SJSU is among the highest in the CSU system.

SJSU sports teams are known as the Spartans, and compete in the NCAA Division I FBS Mountain West Conference.


The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit university in San Francisco, California.

The school's main campus is located on a 55-acre setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park.

The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco's major geographical features.

The University of San Francisco offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs on its main Hilltop Campus. USF also offers programs at several additional campuses.

The USF Downtown San Francisco Campus, founded in the Folger Coffee Company Building at 101 Howard Street in 2012, offers the MBA and the Executive MBA, MBA Dual Degree programs, and master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Financial Analysis, Global Entrepreneurial Management, Nonprofit Administration, Organization Development, and Public Administration.

Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years, we have visited the campus more than once and love its close proximity to many San Francisco attractions and the surrounding historical neighborhoods.


San Francisco State University, commonly referred to as San Francisco State, is a public university in San Francisco.

As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, and 5 doctoral degrees along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges.

The 141 acre campus is located in the southwest part of the city, less than two miles from the Pacific coast. San Francisco State has 12 varsity athletic teams which compete at the NCAA Division II level, most as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

We have visited the campus many times, mostly watching football games and love its close proximity to Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean.

If the NCAA approves the emerging status, the high schools of the Bay Area will be ideal feeder systems into the Universities recruiting structure with stellar girl’s programs like the one at Terra Nova High School in Pacific and hosts of great tournaments in the Vallejo and Napa areas.

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