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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 […]

Reagan Lee | Banner Jordan Heading, senior kinesiology major, keeps the ball away from guard Evan Leonard during a game against the University of California, Irvine. CBU men’s basketball is currently 15-11 overall and 6-6 in conference games.

Heading finishes strong for basketball

Guard Jordan Heading, senior kinesiology major, has contributed five years to the California Baptist University’s men’s basketball team. Over the week of Feb. 4–10, Heading was named Player of the Week of the Western Athletic Conference.  Heading said this was a great recognition, and getting two wins for the week over the University of the […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner Harrison Kingsley, freshman business management major, strikes the golf ball during CBU golf practice.

Golf steps up DI tourneys

California Baptist University’s men’s and women’s golf teams started their spring season Feb. 11. With men finishing fourth at The Farms Intercolligiate in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and the women finishing seventh at the Battle of the Rock tournament in Riverside. “That was probably the best tournament we have had in the Division I era,” […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner Matt Mogollon, graduate student and pitcher, delivers a pitch March 3 during the series finale against the University of California, Riverside.

Baseball, softball take on UCR in latest crosstown showdown

The Crosstown Showdown — the new, all-Division I edition of the rivalry between California Baptist University and the University of California, Riverside – started strong when the Lancers claimed a 3-2 victory in volleyball in October 2019.  Since then, both Lancer basketball teams defeated the Highlanders and CBU men’s soccer narrowly dropped a thrilling overtime […]

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 […]