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School cutting $1.4 million from budget

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco State will eliminate five sports teams as part of a plan to cut $1.4 million from its budget.

The NCAA Division II school announced Thursday it would cut
women's tennis, women's volleyball, women's swimming, men's track
and field and men's swimming, leaving 11 teams in the department.

The decision to eliminate swimming had been made four years ago and the sport had been phased out ever since.

The three other teams had 35 students on their squads this
season, including some seniors who are graduating.

"Unfortunately, the current budget situation has out a
significant portion of our program in jeopardy," athletic director
Michael Simpson said.

Scholarships for the discontinued sports will be honored for at
least one year.