Lubbock Christian Chaparrals and Lady Chaps
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|Lubbock Christian Chaparrals
|University||Lubbock Christian University|
|Athletic director||Paul Hise|
|Basketball arena||Rip Griffin Center|
|Baseball stadium||Hays Field|
|Soccer stadium||LCU Soccer FIeld|
Lady Chaps (women)
|Colors||Blue and White
The Lubbock Christian Chaparrals and Lady Chaps (also LCU Chaparrals) are the athletic teams that represent Lubbock Christian University, located in Lubbock, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Chaparrals, also known colloquially as the Chaps, compete as members of the Heartland Conference for all 11 varsity sports.
The Chaparrals baseball team has won the NAIA World Series in 1983 and 2009, and came in second in 2011.
Lady Chaparral Basketball competed in the NAIA tournament championship game in 2006, the quarterfinals in 2008 and the Fab Four in 2012.
In their first year eligible for NCAA postseason play, the Lady Chaps advanced to the 2016 Division II Championship game. On April 4th 2016, the Lady Chaps defeated the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 78-73 to win their first national championship.
Coach Steve Gomez was named the 2016 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year.
Lady Chaparral Softball won the NAIA National Championship in 2008, in their first season of competition.
- Lubbock Christian University Visual Identity Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-31.
- Williams, Don (2012-07-13). "LCU to move from NAIA to NCAA Division ii". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
- "Alaska-Anch. vs Lubbock Christian - DII Women's Basketball". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.