Regan Lee | Banner | Cheer team gets the crowd hyped for the basketball game against Grand Canyon University.

CBU Cheer Teams: The difference between Blue and Gold

Many students at California Baptist University do not know that the cheer program has two distinct teams — a blue team and gold team — that support and uplift each other through competitions and performances. In a typical season, blue team represents CBU by competing at local and national competitions, whereas gold team performs at CBU […]

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CBU promotes cheer coach for 2020 season

California Baptist University has promoted assistant cheer coach Olivia Miller to head coach for the upcoming 2020 season. The cheer program was challenged this season when former head coach Tamarin Fleming stepped down, but the program has succeeded in competitions under Miller’s leadership. The team won its competition for the ninth year in a row […]

Reagan Lee | Banner The Cheer team performs a halftime show during a CBU basketball game.

CBU assistant coaches step up to lead Lancers

The California Baptist University cheer team is going through a time of transition after CBU’s head cheer coach stepped down in September 2019, leaving the team to be led by its assistant coaches throughout the 2020 competition season. After head coach Tamarin Fleming stepped down for personal reasons earlier this school year, assistant coaches Brandon […]

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 […]

Athletes improve their mental performance

It is 90 percent mental and 10  percent physical. Research shows that most athletes agree the mental aspect of the game is greater than the physical.  At California Baptist University, most teams are working to better understand and improve on the mental challenges with the help of Dr. Ed Garrett, certified mental performance consultant, more […]

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Community Life seeks new referees

Intramural sports teams at California Baptist University are in need of referees. Community Life is looking to hire people to join their community. Marnie Kavern, program coordinator of intramural sports, said being a referee for intramural sports is a great way to build relationships and enjoy hobbies with new friends. She said it is a […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Tim Clark, assistant athletic director for sports medicine and athletic training, wraps a cheerleader’s ankle for support.

Athletic trainers keep Lancers healthy

Constantly preventing and handling injuries and helping athletes recover, CBU’s athletic training team is a key component of the success the athletes achieve. The athletic training program has three main goals to help the athletes perform well in their sports. “Our first goal is we try and prevent injuries for our athletes,” said Collin Gustafson, […]

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Sports make most of WAC championships

While transitioning to NCAA Division I status, California Baptist University athletics teams are not eligible for postseason competition. However, sports that the Western Athletic Conference champion does not receive an automatic berth to the NCAA championships are eligible for conference postseason. This means golf, cross country, track and swim and dive can compete for WAC […]

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Cheerleaders earn honors through excellence

Becoming an All-American in any sport takes diligence, consistency and experience. Earning that honor four years in a row is rare and exemplifies those qualities even more. Alexis Humphery, senior criminal justice major, and Taylor Contratto, senior kinesiology major, have both been All-American selections every year since they have joined California Baptist University’s cheer squad. […]

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Facilities give athletes edge

To keep California Baptist University athletes performing at their best, the university does its part by providing athletic facilities that suit the needs of every sports team on campus. The newest facility on campus is the Events Center, which opened its doors in May 2017. The Events Center caters to home basketball games and can […]