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Athletes honored at annual SAAC Awards

The Lancer Awards is an annual spring social event, which was held March 31 by the NCAA student-athlete advisory committee in the Van Dyne Gymnasium at California Baptist University. All student-athletes were welcome to attend the ceremony, which included food, games and awards recognizing both individuals and teams. Frank Wyshinski, junior finance major, wrestler and […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Matt Amrhein, junior business administration major and right-handed pitcher, delivers a strike in a game against Western Athletic Conference opponent Sacramento State University on march 30. Amrhein did not allow an earned run and struck out two batters in four innings of work.

Lancer baseball earns recognition

Winning individual awards and honorable mentions, California Baptist University baseball is rolling in its first Division I season with a 20-12 record at publication time. The team has two Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Honors this season. Travis Booth and Angel Deglado,  both graduate criminal justice majors, have both won the award. The […]

Cullen’s Column: Safe to call first DI season successful

When the California Baptist University Athletic Department announced the school’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I in January 2017, it started a cycle of excitement and speculation.  When fall 2018 rolled around, the Lancers not only put all speculation to bed, but exceeded expectations and surprised a large number of fans in Riverside […]

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Freshmen athletes adjust to college

Life is demanding, relentless and at times unforgiving. Even if it feel as if these negatives are taking over, there are always positives to be found. As with all students, freshman year comes with new challenges and many student-athletes struggle to adjust. Sydney Truett, freshman accounting major and softball player, is from Albuquerque, N.M. For […]

Reagan Lee | Banner Itzel Levya, senior psychology major, performs a stunt during the California Baptist Univer- sity’s Division I debut of men’s basketball game.

Cheer takes home national title for DI

California Baptist University’s competition cheer team brought home the National Cheer Association title April 5, taking first place for the seventh year in a row. Despite the continued legacy of wins, this win held more weight as it makes the first win while competing as Division I athletes. Tami Fleming, head cheer coach, said winning […]

Danielle Lutjens| Banner David Fouts, freshman majoring in photography and Nathan Sells junior majoring in business administration, are enjoying the free food after the hard work they put in as community Life interns.

Intramural soccer caps season in festive fashion

Each year, the intramural soccer season finishes with an event that goes well beyond a simple championship match. Food trucks, performers and other festivities help put an exclamation point on the season every spring. This year’s Lancer Cup event came with all the trimmings. Food trucks offered dinner and desserts, and there was a variety […]

Courtesy of Athletics | Samantha Martirez, junior journalism major, competes in the Battle At The Rock tournament at University of California, Riverside.

Martirez impacts CBU golf

Samantha Martirez, junior journalism and new media major,  has contributed to the women’s golf team at California Baptist University for three years. Martirez is originally from Manggahan Pasig City, Philippines. She was introduced to golf by her father when she was 10 years old.  “I remember watching Tiger Woods on TV and I was like, […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner Chris Heckenberg, sophomore engineering major, does ballistic movements with box jumps as he trains his muscles for the upcoming spring season scrimmages.

Soccer faces spring games

California Baptist University’s men’s soccer team kicks into gear a little early this year as they compete in spring games to prepare for the regular season next fall.  The Lancers finished the fall season with nine wins, nine losses and one tie. They hope to use the experience and game time they gain this spring […]

Cullen’s Column: Winter sports wrap up with DI success

The winter sports seasons are winding down and hindsight is setting in on what has been a mainly successful first Division I winter for California Baptist University athletics. For Lancer basketball, it is hard to draw too many conclusions from inconsistently difficult schedules for both the men’s and women’s teams. However, there are a few […]