Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

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Cal Poly Pomona Broncos
Logo
University California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Brian Swanson
Location Pomona, CA
Basketball arena Kellogg Gym
Baseball stadium Scolinos Field[1]
Mascot Billy Bronco
Nickname Broncos
Fight song William Tell Overture
Colors
     Green       Gold
Website www.broncoathletics.com

The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos or Cal Poly Broncos[2][3] are the athletic sports team for the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Cal Poly Pomona has 12 varsity sports teams and offers student participation in a wide range of sports including soccer, volleyball, track and field, basketball, softball, baseball, and tennis. Cal Poly Pomona participates at the NCAA's Division II (DII) level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Broncos have 61 CCAA championships[4] and 14 NCAA National Championships,.[5]

Championships[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona's Men's Basketball Team playing against the USC Trojans at Galen Center

NCAA national championships (14)[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona has won NCAA Division II championships in the following events:

Sport NCAA National
Championships
Seasons
Men's Baseball 3 1976, 1980, 1983
Men's Basketball 1 2010
Women's Basketball 5 1982, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2002
Men's Cross Country 1 1983
Women's Tennis 4 1980, 1981, 1991, 1992
Total 14

CCAA championships (63)[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona has won CCAA championships in the following events:

  • Men's sports (26):
    • Men's Water Polo (5) - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
    • Men's Baseball (7) - 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1885, 1988, 1991
    • Men's Basketball (6) - 1980-1981, 2004–2005, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2012-2013, 2013–2014
    • Men's Cross Country (5) - 1983, 1985, 1994, 1996, 1997
    • Men's Outdoor Track & Field (3) - 1972, 1997, 1998
  • Women's sports (37):
    • Women's Basketball (19) - 1981-1982, 1982–1983, 1983–1984, 1984–1985, 1985–1986, 1986–1987, 1987–1988, 1988–1989, 1989–1990, 1990–1991, 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1993–1994, 1996–1997, 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2001–2002, 2013–14
    • Women's Soccer (2) - 1991, 1999
    • Women's Tennis (11) - 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2003
    • Women's Outdoor Track & Field (2) - 1997, 1998
    • Women's Volleyball (3) - 1981, 1990, 2005

Club sports[edit]

There are currently 7 club sports at Cal Poly Pomona.[6]

All student may only participate in any clubs/activities with a 3.0 or higher

Bronco Pep Band[edit]

The Bronco Pep Band Victory Arc at the CCAA Division II Basketball Tournament

The Bronco Pep Band is a student-run band at the university. The band is currently a group within the Athletic Department.

Cal Poly Pomona music department student Daniel Sandt became the first director of what became known as "Bronco Pep Band version 2.0".[7]

Directors[edit]

  • Daniel Sandt (2002–2005)
  • Steven Corral (2005–2009)
  • James Rodriguez (2009 - 2012)
  • Branden Herron (2012 - 2014)
  • Ramiro Castaneda (2014 - Current)

Fight song[edit]

The first fight song[edit]

Song of the Viking[8]
Words by Jerry Voorhis, Sung to the tune of The University of Maine Stein Song

The new fight song[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona Fight Song[9]
Words sung to the trio section of John Phillip Sousa's Solid Men to the Front.

Unofficial Fight Song[edit]

The finale of the overture to the opera William Tell has served as the university's fight song.[10]

Cesare Sodero's band performs part 3 (Ranz des vaches) of the overture in 1914.

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