Eighteen teams. Hundreds of games. Eight students. One mission. Lancer pride.
The California Baptist University Crazies are at it again this year with fresh faces ready to pump up the crowd. A longstanding tradition at CBU, the Crazies are the students with enough school spirit to start a campus-wide groundswell of support for their fellow Lancers.
A new year calls for new faces to bring spirit to the Lancer playing field. Nadine Hernandez, sophomore communication studies and public relations double major, is a new face ready to take on the responsibility of cheering as loud as she can.
“I’m excited just to be a part of the Crazies,” Hernandez said. “I am definitely looking forward to the basketball game against APU. I am going all out with my outfits to show my support.”
Familiar faces return to the Crazies squad this year as well, including Tyler Walters, junior business administration major.
“It will be fun to see how we can all use our energy together to help fire up the crowd for the games to come,” Walters said. “The best part about being a Crazy is getting to see how our energy can affect the crowd.”
With such dedication, it is no surprise that being a part of the CBU Crazies is a coveted position on campus.
“We send anyone interested in being a Crazy an application and set up interviews for all who applied,” said Sammi Sheppard, director of sports information. “The application contains nine questions, including what the applicant thinks it means to be a Crazy.”
Dr. Micah Parker, director of athletics, noted that being a part of the CBU Crazies takes much more than excessive school spirit.
“We look for outgoing student leaders who can influence and guide our student section to be loud, distracting and difficult for our opponents, but still appropriate,” Parker said. “Noise and energy are important, but representing CBU is most important.”