History of the Hornets
The Sacramento State Hornets (also Sac State) represent California State University, Sacramento in Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California, in intercollegiate athletics. The school fields 21 teams, including men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, and track and field; women's-only gymnastics, beach volleyball, volleyball, and softball; and men's-only baseball and football. The Hornets compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Big Sky Conference. The men's soccer and women's beach volleyball teams play as affiliate members in the Big West Conference, the baseball team plays as an affiliate member in the Western Athletic Conference, and the women's rowing team is an affiliate of the American Athletic Conference.
College Sports Established
California State University, Sacramento
1993 - Present / NCAA Division I-AA/FCS
1973 - 1992 / NCAA Division II
1956 - 1972 / NCAA College Division
1954 - 1955 / No Classification
1996 – Present / Big Sky Conference
1985 - 1995 / American West Conference
1982 - 1984 / Northern California Athletic Conference
1954 - 1982 / Far Western Conference
Hornets - The hornet and the elk were the two original ideas for the school’s mascot, but the latter was not considered aggressive enough by school officials. So on Dec. 5, 1947, Herky the Hornet was born.
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