Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O'Donell, junior behavioral science major, cranks back her arm for a winning goal in a 2020 match.

Water polo splashes into the season

The California Baptist University women’s water polo team had a successful season in 2021. As they recovered from a canceled 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to compete against some of the top teams in the country and qualify for the Golden Coast Conference championships in spring 2021. Now the CBU […]

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CBU diver honored California Baptist University diver Evan Honer has been named the Ticketsmarter Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week for the week of Oct. 13-18. Honer competed at the Lancer Diving Invitational hosted by CBU. He won the three-meter diving competition and finished second in the one-meter competition. CBU men’s and women’s swim […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | CBU Lancers gather together to 'Lance Up' as they enter NCAA Division I . The transition period will end in the 2022 - 23 year.

So far, so good: the NCAA transition

California Baptist University is gearing up to enter Division-1 sports and fans are excited to build community. “Because CBU is in Division-1, we get to watch high quality sports while coming together as a community to support our teams,” said Tracy Johnson, senior kinesiology major. CBU has achieved many great academic feats since its humble […]

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Wrestling with faith: discipling on the mat

Wrestling has some unique spiritual history, having been mentioned in Genesis 32:34 when Jacob wrestles God through the night, which makes it all the more appropriate for a wrestling coach to disciple his players. Leonard Zalensky, head coach of the California Baptist University wrestling team, notes a similar spiritual motif. “About 80% of wrestlers who […]

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CBU athletics featured on ESPN

California Baptist University is in the third year of its four-year transition period to classification as an NCAA Division-I athletics program. Popularizing CBU on the national stage is an essential part of fulfilling the athletics department’s goal of glorifying God through excellence in athletics. Lancer athletic events will now be distributed to a wider audience, […]