Annual Gifts


Unrestricted gifts, considered “Spartan Fund” gifts, are most vital to MSU Athletics.  These dollars provide the flexibility to be directed to the area of biggest need at the direction of our athletics director.

Varsity Sports

MSU Athletics prides itself as a self-sustaining athletic department, affording over 700 student-athletes the opportunity to pursue excellence both in the classroom and in competition. In addition to supporting our varsity sports, there are other areas that provide assistance to our student-athletes and their quest for excellence. Examples such as strength & conditioning, sports medicine, sports nutrition, mentoring and leadership development to name a few require the necessary resources to provide our student-athlete population with every opportunity to achieve their potential as they represent the Green & White and compete in the Big Ten Conference and beyond. Seeking the best, most technologically advanced and safest training methodology possible is vital to performance on and off the field.

Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Field Hockey
Football Golf
Golf Gymnastics
Ice Hockey Rowing
Soccer Soccer
Swimming & Diving Softball
Tennis Swimming & Diving
Track & Field Tennis
Wrestling Track & Field

Support Programs

Support programs, such as strength training & conditioning, athletic training/medicine, academic support services, etc., are vital to providing our student-athletes the best in care and education.  In order to be an elite-level athletics department that can recruit the most talented student-athletes, it is often these intangible needs that make the difference in committing to MSU.

Current Programs

  • Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center
  • MSU Cheerleading
  • MSU Dance Team
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Student-Athlete Support Services