Cal State East Bay Pioneers

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Cal State East Bay Pioneers
University California State University, East Bay
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
Western Water Polo Association (water polo)
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Joan McDermott
Location Hayward, CA
Varsity teams 15
Basketball arena Pioneer Gym
Baseball stadium Pioneer Field - Baseball
Soccer stadium Pioneer Stadium
Nickname Pioneers
Colors Red, Black, and White

The Cal State East Bay Pioneers (also CSU East Bay Pioneers, East Bay Pioneers, and CSUEB Pioneers; formerly Cal State Hayward) are the athletic teams that represent California State University, East Bay, located in Hayward, California, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Pioneers compete as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for all 15 varsity sports except for women's water polo, which competes in the Western Water Polo Association.


Cal State East Bay began Division II competition in 2008 as part of a transition to the NCAA and had previously been a dual member of NCAA Division III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with ten sports competing as NCAA Division III independents and five sports in the NAIA's California Pacific Conference.[1] Historically, Cal State East Bay was a member of Division II from 1961-1998.[1]

Varsity sports[edit]

A CSUEB soccer player attempting to take the ball from a University of California, San Diego attacker


National Championships[edit]

  • From 1961 until their closing in 1993, the Pioneers football team won a total of six national collegiate championships. Cal State East Bay has produced over 160 All-Americans and has won 77 conference championships in NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • In 1972 and 1981, the women's outdoor track and field team won national championships. The first was an outright championship, and the second was as a member of the AIAW Division III. In 1979 and 1980 the women's cross country team won AIAW Division III national championships. In 1989 the women's soccer team won the NCAA Division II National Championship.
  • In 2008, the women's water polo team won the Division III National Championship.
Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Women's Soccer[2] 1988 Barry 1–0


  1. ^ a b "Cal State East Bay Granted NCAA Division II Active Status". CCAA. July 8, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Division II Women's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 

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