Cal State Northridge Matadors

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Cal State Northridge Matadors
Logo
University California State University, Northridge
Conference Big West Conference
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Kevin Anderson
Location Northridge, California
Varsity teams 19
Basketball arena Matadome
Baseball stadium Matador Field
Softball stadium Matador Diamond
Soccer stadium Matador Soccer Field
Other arenas Matador Beach Volleyball Facility
Matador Pool
Matador Tennis Complex
Matador Track & Field Complex
Nickname Matadors
Colors Red, White, and Black[1]
              
Website www.gomatadors.com

The Cal State Northridge Matadors are the athletic teams that represent California State University, Northridge in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. The Matadors field 17 teams in nineteen sports.

The Matadors compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Big West Conference.[2] CSUN has been a member of the Big West Conference since the summer of 2001 for most sports. The men's and women's indoor track and field teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation instead. Men's volleyball also competed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, but will compete in the Big West beginning in 2018.[3] CSUN had previously been a member of the Big Sky Conference from 1996 to 2000. The Matadors won 34 NCAA Division II National Titles before moving up to Division I in 1990. That still ranks third all time in Division II.

A football team was previously fielded, but the program was discontinued in 2001. Men's and women's swimming were also discontinued in 2010.

Nickname[edit]

The Matador nickname was suggested in 1958 by student submissions, and was chosen over four other finalists. These included the Apollos, Falcons, Rancheros and Titans. The Matador is said to reflect the region's Spanish heritage.

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
Cross country Cross country
Golf Golf
Soccer Soccer
Track and field Softball
Volleyball Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Baseball[edit]

The Cal State Northridge Matadors baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of California State University, Northridge in Northridge, California, United States.[4] The team is a member of the Big West Conference, which is part of the NCAA Division I. Cal State Northridge's first baseball team was fielded in 1959. The team plays its home games at 1,200-seat Matador Field.

Men's basketball[edit]

The Cal State Northridge Matadors men's basketball team represents California State University, Northridge in Northridge, California, United States.[5] The school's team currently competes in the Big West Conference, which is part of the NCAA Division I. Cal State Northridge's first men's basketball team was fielded in 1958–1959. The team plays its home games at the 2,400-seat Matadome.

Women's basketball[edit]

The Cal State Northridge Matadors women's basketball team represents California State University, Northridge in Northridge, California, United States.[6] The school's team currently competes in the Big West Conference, which is part of the NCAA Division I. Cal State Northridge's first women's basketball team was fielded in 1958–1959. The team plays its home games at the 2,400-seat Matadome.

Soccer[edit]

The Cal State Northridge Matadors men's soccer team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 1–7 through seven appearances.[7]

The Cal State Northridge Matadors women's soccer team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 0–1 through one appearance.[8]

Softball[edit]

The Matadors softball team has appeared in two Women's College World Series in 1993 and 1994, advancing to the title game in 1994 before falling to Arizona.[9]

Volleyball[edit]

The Cal State Northridge Matadors women's volleyball team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 1–5 through five appearances.[10]

Former varsity teams[edit]

  • Football (discontinued 2001)
  • Swimming (men's and women's) (discontinued 2010)[11]

Notable non-varsity sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

CSUN women's rugby began as a university recognized club team in 2011, after a 17-year hiatus. CSUN women's rugby played in the Collegiate SoCal Division 2 in 2012, and finished ranked first in Southern California and 14th in the Nation in Division 2.[12] In 2013, the team finished first in California and sixth in the Nation in Division 2.[13]

Championships[edit]

Appearances[edit]

The CSU Northridge Matadors competed in the NCAA Tournament across 13 active sports (6 men's and 7 women's) 58 times at the Division I level.[14]

NCAA Tournament Appearances
Baseball (6): 1965 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1996 • 2002
Men's basketball (2): 2001 • 2009
Women's basketball (4): 1999 • 2014 • 2015 • 2018
Men's soccer (7): 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2012 • 2013 • 2016
Women's soccer (1): 2012
Softball (14): 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2003 • 2004 • 2007 • 2015
Women's tennis (1): 2001
Men's indoor track and field (2): 1998 • 2008
Men's outdoor track and field (3): 1992 • 2007 • 2010
Women's indoor track and field (3): 1996 • 1996 • 2000
Women's outdoor track and field (8): 1991 • 1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 2000 • 2001 • 2004 • 2008
Men's volleyball (2): 1993 • 2010
Women's volleyball (5): 1992 • 1996 • 2003 • 2004 • 2013

Team[edit]

CSU Northridge has never won a national championship at the NCAA Division I level.[15]

CSU Northridge won 30 national championships at the Division II level.[15]

  • Baseball (2): 1970, 1984
  • Men's golf (3): 1969, 1973, 1974
  • Men's gymnastics (2): 1968, 1969
  • Women's gymnastics (1): 1982
  • Men's outdoor track and field (1): 1975
  • Softball (4): 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987
  • Men's swimming and diving (9): 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Women's swimming and diving (4): 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Men's tennis (1): 1969
  • Women's tennis (1): 1982
  • Women's volleyball (2): 1983, 1987

Below are four national championships that were not bestowed by the NCAA:

  • Women's outdoor track and field – Division I (3): 1978, 1979, 1980 (AIAW)
  • Women's volleyball – Division II (1): 1980 (AIAW)

Individual[edit]

CSU Northridge had 6 Matadors win NCAA individual championships at the Division I level.[15]

At the NCAA Division II level, CSU Northridge garnered 163 individual championships.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CSUN Matadors Brand Identity, Usage and Style Guide (PDF). June 22, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2001-08-10. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.bigwest.org/story.asp?story_id=19222
  4. ^ 2011 Baseball Media Guide. Cal State Northridge. p. 62. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "CSUN Men's Basketball Quick Facts" (PDF). Cal State Northridge. Retrieved 2018-06-24. 
  6. ^ "CSUN Women's Basketball Quick Facts" (PDF). Cal State Northridge. Retrieved 2018-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Division I Men's Soccer Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Division I Women's Soccer Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  9. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4. 
  10. ^ "Division I Women's Volleyball Championship Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 6 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  12. ^ Daily Sundial, Women’s Rugby: A CSUN rags to riches tale, Dec. 4, 2013, http://sundial.csun.edu/2013/12/womens-rugby-a-csun-rags-to-riches-tale/
  13. ^ http://sundial.csun.edu/2013/12/womens-rugby-a-csun-rags-to-riches-tale/
  14. ^ "NCAA Championships Statistics". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 May 2018. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Championships Summary" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  16. ^ a b c "National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Division I Women's Outdoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  18. ^ "Division I Men's Outdoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  19. ^ "Division I Men's Indoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 

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