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 […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major, attempts to score a goal against the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team during the California Baptist University Mini tournament on Jan. 26.

O’Donell becomes impact player for water polo team

After being named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American second team last season, California Baptist University women’s water polo’s Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major and attacker, is off to a strong start in 2019. In Week One of the season, O’Donell earned Gold Coast Conference Player of the Week honors with […]

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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, […]

Spring sports preview

California Baptist University’s women’s water polo, softball and men’s baseball are all gearing up for their upcoming seasons. The three teams have prepared for the university’s transition into NCAA Division I, joining the Western Athletic Conference. These Lancers say they are looking forward to traveling to new places and facing new teams. Women’s Water Polo […]

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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 […]

Sage Zbinden | 1. Hunter Barnett, freshman business entrepreneurship major, holds his hand in the way of the ball entering the goal.

Freshmen succeed in DI

Transitioning from high school sports to college–level sports is no easy task. However, some freshmen found an easy transition and maintain a high  level of success. Playing in all of the men’s water polo games, Hunter Barnett, business administration major and attacker, has helped his team achieve  a 21-10 record while scoring 30 goals. Barnett […]

Courtesy of Athletics Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major, looks to pass the ball to her teammates during a game against the Fresno State University Bulldogs. The Lancers finished the 2018 season with a 17-17 overall record.

Women’s water polo readies for coming season

California Baptist University’s women’s water polo team is determined to reach the Western Athletic Conference championship this year through meticulous preparation for the upcoming season. Although official matches have not started yet, the athletes are working to lay the groundwork in preparation for a successful season. The team is looking to qual- ify for the […]

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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 […]

Sage Zbinden | Zack Lowery, sophomore engineering major, swims aggressively towards his opponent, trying his best to intimated the opposing UCLA player.

Cullen’s Corner: Water polo update

Lost amid the buzz surrounding California Baptist University’s transition to NCAA Division I competition, DI men’s water polo is already putting the Lancers on the map without the pomp and circumstance of a competition jump. At 17-9 overall, and 2-1 in the Western Water Polo Association, the 15th-ranked Lancers are finding ways to win big […]