Chico State Wildcats

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Chico State Wildcats
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UniversityCalifornia State University, Chico
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorAnita Barker
LocationChico, California
Varsity teams13
Football stadiumUniversity Stadium
Basketball arenaArt Acker Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumNettleton Stadium
NicknameWildcats
Fight songChico State Fight Song
ColorsCardinal and White[1]
         
Websitewww.chicowildcats.com
Chico State Wildcats wordmark.svg

The Chico State Wildcats (also CSU Chico Wildcats and Cal State Chico Wildcats) are the athletic teams that represent California State University, Chico, located in Chico, California, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Wildcats compete as an associate member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for all 13 varsity sports. Since 1998, Chico State’s athletic teams have won 99 NCAA Championship berths, 40 CCAA titles, 24 West Region titles, and 15 National titles.[2] The school finished third in the 2004–2005 NACDA Director's Cup.

Varsity sports[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Track and field Track and field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Baseball[edit]

The Chico State baseball team plays at the 4,200-seat Nettleton Stadium, known as Ray Bohler Field until its 1997 renovation. The Wildcats won the NCAA Division II national title in 1997 and 1999, and was runner-up in 2002 and 2006; all four appearances in the finals were under head coach Lindsay Meggs.[3] The head coach since 2007 is Dave Taylor.[4] Big Blue Bird is the 2019 All Star.

Softball[edit]

The Wildcats softball team won the first AIAW Division III national championship in 1980, led by pitcher Kathy Arendsen.[5]

Men's soccer[edit]

The men's soccer program lost in the title game in 2003.

Championships[edit]

Appearances[edit]

The Chico State Wildcats competed in the NCAA Tournament across 13 active sports (6 men's and 7 women's) 220 times at the Division II level.[6]

NCAA Tournament Appearances
Baseball (20): 1978 • 1987 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Men's basketball (14): 1958 • 1974 • 1981 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 2004 • 2005 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017
Women's basketball (13): 1987 • 1988 • 1996 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2010 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014
Men's cross country (24): 1969 • 1972 • 1973 • 1995 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Women's cross country (21): 1997 • 1998 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Men's golf (17): 1963 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1971 • 1973 • 1974 • 1977 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2010 • 2012 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016
Women's golf (1): 2009
Men's soccer (13): 1972 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1980 • 1981 • 1986 • 1992 • 2003 • 2010 • 2011 • 2013 • 2018
Women's soccer (8): 1992 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2009 • 2011 • 2017 • 2018
Softball (12): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 2002 • 2005 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Men's outdoor track and field (45): 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1969 • 1971 • 1973 • 1974 • 1976 • 1977 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1996 • 1997 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Women's outdoor track and field (27): 1982 • 1984 • 1986 • 1989 • 1991 • 1993• 1994 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Women's volleyball (5): 1992 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2016

Team[edit]

The Wildcats of Chico State earned 6 NCAA championships at the Division II level.[7]

Results

School year Sport Opponent Score
1965–66 Men's golf Lamar 1,206–1,207
1972–73 Men's swimming and diving UC Irvine 262–212
1973–74 Men's swimming and diving UC Davis 285–227
1975–76 Men's swimming and diving CSU Northridge 428–283
1996–97 Baseball Central Oklahoma 13–12
1998–99 Baseball Kennesaw State 11–5

Chico State won 1 national championship at the Division III level.[7]

  • Men's swimming and diving: 1975

Below is one national championship that were not bestowed by the NCAA:

  • Softball – Division III (1): 1980 (AIAW)

Below are five national club team championships:

Individual[edit]

Chico State had 59 Wildcats win NCAA individual championships at the Division II level.[7]

At the NCAA Division III level, Chico State garnered 6 individual championships.[7]

Former varsity sports[edit]

Football[edit]

Chico State ended its football program in 1997, citing rising insurance costs, in addition to an increased bias in favor of other athletic programs.[15][16]

Swimming & diving[edit]

CSU Chico won the NCAA Division II national championships in men's swimming and diving in 1973, 1974, and 1976. The program was eliminated several years after the 1976 season.

Other sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Chico State's team plays college rugby in Division I-AA in the Pacific West conference.

In 2001, the women's rugby team won a Division I national championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016–17 Chico State WBB Media Guide" (PDF). March 22, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Competing with NCAA Elite - Best of Chico State - CSU, Chico". Csuchico.edu. Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. ^ "Taylor takes the reins at Chico State". Chico Enterprise-Record. July 26, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
  4. ^ "Baseball media guide" (PDF). Chico State Athletics. 2014. pp. 1–8.
  5. ^ "The Hall of Fame Committee Salutes the 1980 Softball Team" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  6. ^ "NCAA Championships Statistics". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Championships Summary" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "NCAA Division II Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NCAA Division II Men's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "NCAA Championships Records (Discontinued Sports)" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  11. ^ "NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "NCAA Division II Women's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  14. ^ "NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  15. ^ Murphy, Sean; Kinmartin, Patrick (February 3, 2007). "Chico State football: 10 years gone, and not likely to..." Chico Enterprise-Record. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
  16. ^ Murphy, Sean (February 3, 2007). "Final coach looks back at the end". Chico Enterprise-Record. Retrieved 2007-01-04.

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