Courtesy of Athletics | Esther Lee, freshman biology major, puts in some work during a tournament on Feb. 2, 2021.

Women’s golf coach picks new word each match to unify team

California Baptist University’s women’s golf team found success in its season, winning second overall at the Grand Canyon University Invitational March 1-2 and third overall at the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational March 11-12 hosted by Southern Utah University. Haruka Shintani, junior kinesiology major, finished the GCU Invitational 2-under-par 214 to place second out of […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Kerisa Viramontes, graduate student in communication studies, pitches during a game against UCR on March 12, 2021.

Softball team sweeps opening series

The California Baptist University softball team had the majority of its spring 2020 season canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite the many trials and setbacks of last year, the CBU softball team had a great start in 2021. The softball team swept its opening series against the University of California, Davis, having one of […]

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Athletic cancellations persist in uncertain spring season

This COVID-19 season has been a bizarre experience for most sports team, but the most prominent uncertainty is  in competition cancellations. California Baptist University’s swimming team has had six cancelled meets this season, not counting ones pushed back or postponed. Most of those meets were scheduled for the fall season. “It’s a completely different season,” […]

The women's golf team finish in fourth place after traveling to The Valley International at the Bakersfield Country Club.

Athletics takes precautions for pandemic travel

California Baptist University’s athletics teams have been crisscrossing the country for competitions. The safety and wellbeing of the student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff are a top priority. CBU has instituted safety measures at its own facilities. “Following guidelines from state and local public health officials, California Baptist University athletics has announced a series of safety […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | The CBU STUNT team performs a variety of lifts during its inaugural home competition against the Vanguard University Lions of Feb. 27, 2021.

STUNT starts strong

California Baptist University’s newest STUNT Team enters the cheer world with a point to prove despite facing COVID-19 challenges affecting the team dynamic. Brandon Seagondollar, head STUNT coach, started at CBU by helping coach the seven-time national championship cheer team. Moving into a head coach role of a new team, Seagondollar said he feels pressure […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The men's water polo team during a game against UCLA in September of 2018.

Men’s water polo succeeds

The California Baptist University men’s water polo team has started its season receiving a No. 7 ranking from the Collegiate Water Polo Association. According to the CBU Athletics website, “California Baptist University men’s water polo built on its best-ever preseason ranking by securing the best ranking in program history.” The CBU men’s water polo team […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Fans flock to downtown Los Angeles in droves to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant early last year.

Sports icons impact fans and athletes

California Baptist University’s student-athletes and sports fans are often devoted to or inspired by their favorite professional players and teams. Dr. Ed Garret, associate professor of kinesiology, described how young athletes looking up to professional athletes act as a “personal GPS to life.” “The people you look up to have traveled that road before, so […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Tiena Neale, sophomore communications science and disorder major, scores a point against Cal Poly's Broncos on December 19, 2020.

Women’s basketball wins 14 straight games

Defeating Chicago State on Jan. 23 raised California Baptist University women’s basketball overall record to 14-0 and 6-0 in Western Athletic Conference competition. This record puts the Lancers above the No. 1 ranked University of Louisville, who holds a record of 13-0 and second– and third-ranked North Carolina State and the University of Connecticut with […]