Spartan Brew 4/3: This Is Sparta

Today, the Spartans are named best in the valley, gymnastics head to Regionals, and more.

⚔️ The Official Newsletter For San José State Athletics

Good morning! Do you have a child that would love to take the football field with the Spartans? Children ages 5-12 can sign up for the SJSU Football Kids Camp Presented by CEFCU! The camp will take place after the Spring Game on April 27.

What else are we pouring into today’s Brew?

🏆 Best in the Silicon Valley
🥎 Softball hosts a doubleheader
⚔️ And much, much more!


🔼  This Is Sparta. San José State was recognized by Mercury News and Bay Area News Group readers as the Best College Sports Team in the annual Best of the Silicon Valley awards. The Spartans earned a top-100 finish in the LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Standings with the second-highest finish in school history. In 2023, the Spartans were one of 31 schools to have baseball, men’s basketball, and football make the postseason. Read all about the Spartans’ success here!

🔼  Flipping Into Postseason. The Spartans gymnastics team will make their ninth NCAA Regional appearance tomorrow at the Berkeley Regional. They’ll compete against Southern Utah at 2 pm in the first round. The winner will advance to the second round to compete in Friday’s second session at 7 pm. If the Spartans don’t advance as a team, they’ll still be represented by Lauren Macpherson, Jada Mazury, and Katherine Weyhmiller as individuals.

🔼 On Course. Women’s golfer Kajsa Arwefjäll will be teeing off at the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur today at 5:46 am PT. You can watch rounds one and two on the Golf Channel from 10:30 am-12:30 pm today and tomorrow. Saturday’s final round will be live on NBC from 10 am-12 pm.

🔼 Double Down. Spartan softball will host some midweek Mountain West action at Spartan Softball Complex today. They’ll play Fresno State in a doubleheader, beginning at 3 pm. The Spartans are coming off a win at Boise State that included two home runs. Both of today’s games will be streamed on the Mountain West Network.

🔼 Paint The Town Blue. Spartan baseball completed the season series win over Santa Clara in their third matchup of the year! The Spartans won 11-8 last night. Nathan Cadena and Zach Griffin launched home runs in the big win over the Broncos. Jesse Gutierrez recorded a career-high five strikeouts through two innings of relief. The Spartans will host San Diego State at home this weekend.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the ultimate game day experience of the SJSU Spring Football game at Sparta Fest! On Saturday, April 27th at 11:30 am, come and be a part of the vibrant Spartan Club atmosphere. Indulge in a selection of delectable food while sampling an array of fine beverages from local breweries and wineries. Enjoy the best view of the game as you cheer on your Spartans. Each ticket to Sparta Fest will include a ticket to the Baseball game vs. UNLV at 2:05pm and then check out the Women's Softball game vs. UNLV at 3:00 pm.  Don't miss out on this exciting event. Get your tickets today! See you there, Spartan Nation!

The Western Intercollegiate, one of the premiere college golf tournaments in the country, is back for its 77th edition, April 15-17, at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz. Six of the top 10 golfers in the world are Western Alum, including #1 Scott Scheffler. 

There are numerous volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Walking Scorer

  • Spotter for Golf Channel

  • Event Staff / Operations Crew


San José State’s first judo coach turned 104 years-old on Monday!

Today’s trivia question…

Who was the Spartans first judo coach?

Think you got it? Scroll to the bottom of this email for the answer!


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Tuesday 4/2

⚾️ Baseball at Santa Clara | Win, 11-8

Wednesday 4/3

🏐 Beach Volleyball at Saint Mary’s @ 3:00pm
🥎 Softball vs. Fresno State @ 3:00pm | Watch
🥎 Softball vs. Fresno State @ 6:00pm | Watch

Thursday 4/4

🤸 Gymnastics vs. Southern Utah at NCAA Regional @ 2:00pm

Friday 4/5

🎽 Track & Field at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
🎾 Women’s Tennis at Colorado State @ 10:00am
⚾️ Baseball vs. San Diego State @ 6:05pm

Saturday 4/6

🎽 Track & Field at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
🥎 Softball at Nevada @ 1:00pm
⚾️ Baseball vs. San Diego State @ 2:05pm

Sunday 4/7

🎾 Women’s Tennis at Wyoming @ 9:00am
🥎 Softball at Nevada @ 12:00pm
⚾️ Baseball vs. San Diego State @ 12:05pm
🤽 Women’s Water Polo vs. USC @ 1:00pm


⚔️ Have a great Wednesday, y’all!