HNU Athletics

Academic Success First, Athletic Success Always, and Service to Others Forever

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Resources for Former Student-Athletes

Medical Records and Insurance

Medical Insurance Bills

If you have received any bills from an athletic-related injury doctor’s visit that was covered under the secondary insurance, please contact our provider, Bob McCloskey Insurance (BMI) directly to have your bill resolved.

Bob McCloskey Contact: Joan Chomsky at


Access Photos of Athletic Events and Photoshoots

HNU Athletics Flickr account will be accessible until May 2024:


Season of Competition Waivers

Season of Competition Waivers

Student-Athletes who have competed in less than 30% of the season (and don’t continue to compete) when the notice of the discontinuation of the sport at Holy Names University was issued may be eligible for a season of competition waiver. These waivers would be submitted to the NCAA by the institution the student-athlete transfers to (not HNU). While their is an opportunity for these waivers to be approved, the approval of these waivers is not guaranteed.

Hardship Waivers

Hardship Waivers

  • Medical Hardship Waivers that occurred at Holy Names University prior to November 18th, 2022, will be submitted by HNU, and processed by the PacWest Conference office.
  • Any medical hardship waivers that did not get submitted by HNU or processed by the PacWest Conference prior to November 18th, 2022, can be submitted by the student-athlete’s new institution, and will be processed by the conference that the transfer institution is a member.
NCAA Regulation

Per NCAA regulations, Holy Names University has formally notified the NCAA and the PacWest Conference that all 13 intercollegiate sports will be discontinued effective the end of the 2022-2023 academic year.  Holy Names University will maintain all Athletic Aid in the amount and for the duration stated in financial aid agreements for all Holy Names University student-athletes for the 2022-2023 academic year.  All Holy Names University student athletes will be granted a full release to transfer and will be entered to the Transfer Portal.  In accordance with NCAA Division II Bylaw, Holy Names University grants immediate permission to contact other institutions to all student athletes.

The following is a summary of information from the NCAA Division II Manual.  For detailed information please reference NCAA Division II Bylaws,,,, 14.2.5, 14.2.7, &

NCAA Eligibility Status

Reach out directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center to inquire about accessing your eligibility status and records. Contact information for the NCAA Eligibility Center can be found on their official website:


Holy Names Hawks

HNU Athletics

Holy Names University Athletics was a source of pride, unity, and achievement for the Holy Names community. Throughout its history, the athletic program at HNU fostered a strong sense of community and provided countless student-athletes with an opportunity to showcase their talents and represent their beloved institution.

Over the years, the Hawks soared to great heights, achieving numerous triumphs in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball. The teams exemplified teamwork, leadership, and service, inspiring their peers and fans alike.

With the closure of Holy Names University at the end of the Spring 2023 semester, HNU Athletics teams completed their final season. The legacy of HNU Athletics will continue to live on in the hearts of the student-athletes, coaches, and fans who shared in the joys and challenges of this extraordinary journey.

HNU Hawks


For almost three decades, Holy Names Hawks (also known as the HNU Hawks) proudly represented Oakland's Holy Names University in intercollegiate sports. In 1994, HNU Athletics transitioned from club sports to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in basketball, volleyball, and cross-country as part of the Pacific Coastal Conference. In 1996, they became a founding member of the California Pacific Conference (CAL PAC), marking a significant milestone in the program's history.

Throughout their affiliation with the CAL PAC, HNU Athletics achieved remarkable success, amassing an impressive record of accomplishments. The Hawks received seven California Pacific Conference All-Sports Awards, secured 54 conference championships, made 36 appearances in the NAIA national tournament, participated in 26 regional tournaments, clinched three regional championships, and garnered numerous individual accolades such as conference MVPs, NAIA All-Americans, and Academic All-Americans. Additionally, their dedicated coaches were honored with 26 conference coach of the year awards.

In their pursuit of further growth and competition, HNU Athletics embarked on a new chapter. In July 2016, HNU Athletics reached a significant milestone as they became an active member of the NCAA Division II PacWest Conference. This marked a new era of competition and opportunities for the Hawks.

The journey of HNU Athletics showcased the dedication, perseverance, and achievements of countless student-athletes, coaches, and fans. Their legacy will forever be remembered as a testament to the indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence that defined Holy Names University Athletics.