St. Mary’s University is home to Rattler Athletics, a proud member of NCAA Division II sports and the Lone Star Conference, and home to the first-of-its-kind varsity Esports program in San Antonio.

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Cumulative GPA of Student-Athletes (2020-2021)
NCAA II Men’s and Women’s Athletics Teams

Percentage of Student-Athletes with Academic Honors (2020-2021)
National Championships

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Our Mascot: Rattler Man

The Rattlers nickname dates back to the 1920s. Legend states that the football field had to be cleared of diamondback rattlesnakes on a regular basis, and an established Rattler Club and The Rattler newspaper fit with the name. In the 1960s, Rattler Man was an actual man with an actual rattler.

In the 1990s, St. Mary’s student Robert “Bert” Arista sketched a saintly superhero – half-man, half-snake. A Rattler Man mascot was officially born, with two makeovers in the 1990s and 2000s before the appearance of the current incarnation of Rattler Man.

The current Rattler Man, equal parts fun and menace, made his debut in 2012.

Summer Camps

A number of youth sports summer camps are held at St. Mary’s University.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers a number of facilities and programs to stay well and have fun.

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