Humboldt State Lumberjacks
|Humboldt State Lumberjacks|
|University||Humboldt State University|
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association
Great Northwest Athletic Conference (football)
|Athletic director||Dan Collen|
|Football stadium||Redwood Bowl|
|Basketball arena||Lumberjack Arena|
|Colors||Green and Gold
The Humboldt State Lumberjacks are the 12 varsity athletic teams that represent Humboldt State University, located in Arcata, California, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Lumberjacks compete as an associate member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for all sports except football, which competes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
Recently the men’s basketball achieved its first-ever West Region title and advancement to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II for the first time in the program’s 81-year history.
HSU's softball team has qualified for the NCAA post-season 18 times between 1990 and 2008, capturing the national championship in 1999 and in 2008.
The women's rowing team claimed the NCAA Division II national rowing championship title in 2012 and 2014. In 2012 they took first in both the varsity 8 and varsity 4 boats. In 2014 the varsity 8 was first, and the varsity 4 took third. In 2011 the team finished third overall at the national championships, placing second in the varsity 4 and third in the varsity 8. The women’s rowing program advanced both its varsity 4 and varsity 8 boats to the NCAA Championships in 2004, with the varsity 4 earning the individual boat national title and the varsity 8 placing second at nationals. Women's rowing became an intercollegiate sport at Humboldt State in 1994.
Track & Field
The Lumberjacks have produced national champions and All-Americans in cross country and track and field. In 1980, the school’s first year in Division II, the HSU men’s cross country team claimed a national title. A year later, cross country runner Mark Conover earned the individual crown and later represented the USA as a marathoner in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. The women's track and field team, led by future 1928 Olympic sprinter, Elta Cartwright, won the 1926 national championship meet conducted in telegraphic form by the Women's National Collegiate and Scholastic Track Association.
- 1924–1939: Independent
- 1940–1996: Northern California Athletic Conference
- 1997: Division II Independent
- 1998–2000: Columbia Football Association
- 2001–2005: Great Northwest Athletic Conference
- 2006–2007: Division II Independent
- 2008–present: Great Northwest Athletic Conference
- Men's Cross Country: 1980
- Rowing: 2012, 2014
- Softball: 1999, 2008
- Women's Track & Field: 1926
- "Visual Identity | HSU Brand". Retrieved 2016-06-12.
- Dan Pambianco, Humboldt State Intercollegiate Athletics, Assistant AD/Media Relations
- Tricard, Louise Mead (1996). American Women's Track and Field – A History, 1895 through 1980. Jefferson, North Carolina, U.S.: McFarland & Co., Inc. p. 58.