Cullen’s Column

When the Golden Coast Conference released its 2020 women’s water polo preseason coaches’ poll in January, California Baptist University checked in at sixth out of eight teams. Those are some rather low expectations for a team that appears to have quite a bit going for it. The University of the Pacific received seven of eight […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Zack Lowery, junior kinesiology major, is on the counter attack to try and gain possession of the ball

Men’s water polo faced challenges during fall season

During the fall 2019 season, California Baptist University’s men’s water polo team had an overall record of 17-15 and 4-3 in the Western Athletic Conference in Division I. With just three students who graduated from last year, the majority of the team looks to continue to practice hard in the offseason to prepare for an […]

Cullen’s Column: Top Storylines For New School Year

Lancer fans who thought the transition process from Division II to Division I would be a long, fruitless waiting period were in for a great surprise last year.  The 2018-19 sports season was chock-full of success and delightful storylines that went well beyond DI “firsts.” Now, it appears the 2019-20 school year will be kind […]

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 […]