60 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: Seasons Change
60 Years of Educational Excellence

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The roar of the crowd. The crack of the bat. The aroma of freshly cut grass on the soccer field. These are the sights, sounds and smells of game day. There's nothing more exciting than being part of that experience, even if its just sitting in the stands—team colors in full effect—and cheering on your campus team. CSU student-athletes are leaders on and off the field, and contribute to the pride we feel toward our schools. While COVID-19 has benched most sports, forcing athletes to hang up their gear for the moment, here's a look back at a few examples of the CSU dominating the competition.

Stanislaus​Stanislaus State pitcher Chase Wheatcroft throws a pitch during a homestand on April 18, 2019. Wheatcroft was drafted by the Oakland Athletics  

Stanislaus​

Stanislaus State pitcher Chase Wheatcroft throws a pitch during a homestand on April 18, 2019. Wheatcroft was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 37th round of the 2019 MLB draft.

Eric Bejaran competes in the hammer throw during a meet on May 3, 2019. Bejaran earned All-American honors for two consecutive ye​ars.  

Eric Bejaran competes in the hammer throw during a meet on May 3, 2019. Bejaran earned All-American honors for two consecutive ye​ars.

Eric Bejaran competes in the hammer throw during a meet on May 3, 2019. Bejaran earned All-American honors for two consecutive ye​ars. 
Sonoma ​In the mid-2000s, Sonoma State University made some waves with its rowing club. Though the club sport is not active today, it enjoyed immense popu 

Sonoma ​

In the mid-2000s, Sonoma State University made some waves with its rowing club. Though the club sport is not active today, it enjoyed immense popularity during that time, fielding men’s and women’s junior varsity and varsity teams. The crew members logged many hours of practice at the crack of dawn on the Petaluma River, which paid off when, in 2006, the women’s varsity team placed first at the 2006 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.

San Luis ObispoBobby Ay delivers a pitch as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo baseball hosts Pepperdine in their February 18, 2020 home opener at Baggett Stadium.  

San Luis Obispo

Bobby Ay delivers a pitch as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo baseball hosts Pepperdine in their February 18, 2020 home opener at Baggett Stadium. Fourth-year junior and right-hander Ay was the first Cal Poly San Luis Obispo player chosen in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft; he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth round. 

Photo: Owen Main 

San Luis ObispoBobby Ay delivers a pitch as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo baseball hosts Pepperdine in their February 18, 2020 home opener at Baggett Stadium.  
Women’s volleyball o​​utside hitter Maia Dvoracek celebrates a point over Cal State Long Beach on the Mustangs’s way to sweeping CSULB 3-0 at home on Sept 

Women’s volleyball o​​utside hitter Maia Dvoracek celebrates a point over Cal State Long Beach on the Mustangs’s way to sweeping CSULB 3-0 at home on September 24, 2019. The Mustangs made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Stanford in December 2019. 

Photo: Joe Johnston​

San Francisco​​San Francisco State volleyball player Drew Morris goes head-to-head at the net against a Saint Martin’s University player during an August  

San Francisco​

​San Francisco State volleyball player Drew Morris goes head-to-head at the net against a Saint Martin’s University player during an August 31, 2018 game. The 2018-19 season was a stellar one for SFSU athletics: Every one of the university’s 13 athletics programs (including volleyball) advanced to the postseason.​

San Francisco​​San Francisco State volleyball player Drew Morris goes head-to-head at the net against a Saint Martin’s University player during an August  
San DiegoStudents make some noise during a San Diego State basketball game on January 23, 2010 against Brigham Young at Viejas Arena. 

San Diego

Students make some noise during a San Diego State basketball game on January 23, 2010 against Brigham Young University at SDSU's Viejas Arena. 

SDSU men’s basketball players and coach Steve Fisher pose for a photo after winning the Mountain West League Championship. (Photo predates COVID-19.)  

SDSU men’s basketball players and coach Steve Fisher pose for a photo after winning the Mountain West League Championship. (Photo predates COVID-19.)

SDSU men’s basketball players and coach Steve Fisher pose for a photo after winning the Mountain West League Championship. (Photo predates COVID-19.) 
PomonaCal Poly Pomona basketball player Jordan Ogundiran gets fouled while on the move against CSU San Marcos, February 9, 2019. 

Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona basketball player Jordan Ogundiran gets fouled while on the move against CSU San Marcos, February 9, 2019.

Students take part in an intramural quidditch tournament at the Bronco Commons at CPP, February 6, 2015.​  

Students take part in an intramural quidditch tournament at the Bronco Commons at CPP, February 6, 2015.​

Students take part in an intramural quidditch tournament at the Bronco Commons at CPP, February 6, 2015.​ 
Monterey BayCSU Monterey Bay’s Adrian Rebollar makes his way up the field in a soccer match against Sonoma State on November 6, 2019. 

Monterey Bay

CSU Monterey Bay’s Adrian Rebollar makes his way up the field in a soccer match against Sonoma State on November 6, 2019.

Cat Gillis winds up to throw the ball during a water polo match at the Monterey Bay Aquatic Center on January 25, 2020.  

Cat Gillis winds up to throw the ball during a water polo match at the Monterey Bay Aquatic Center on January 25, 2020.

Cat Gillis winds up to throw the ball during a water polo match at the Monterey Bay Aquatic Center on January 25, 2020. 
MaritimeMembers of the Cal Maritime sailing club compete in the Harbor Cup in San Pedro. (Photo predates COVID-19.) 

Maritime

Members of the Cal Maritime sailing club compete in the Harbor Cup in San Pedro. (Photo predates COVID-19.)

A rugby player breaks through four opponents on his way to the in-goal area. (Photo predates COVID-19.)  

A rugby player breaks through four opponents on his way to the in-goal area. (Photo predates COVID-19.)


A rugby player breaks through four opponents on his way to the in-goal area. (Photo predates COVID-19.) 
Long BeachCal State Long Beach played University of California, Los Angeles in the NCAA National Championships on May 5, 2018. CSULB won               3-2  

Long Beach

The Cal State Long Beach men's volleyball team plays the University of California, Los Angeles in the NCAA National Championships on May 5, 2018. CSULB won 3-2 to take the national title, ending a 17-year drought. 

Photo: Sean DuFrene

Women's basketball team portrait: From left to right (front row), Maqhi Berry, Kianna Hamilton, Cydnee Kinslow, Aaryon Green (sitting on back of couch), J  

Women's basketball team portrait: From left to right (front row), Maqhi Berry, Kianna Hamilton, Cydnee Kinslow, Aaryon Green (sitting on back of couch), Justina King, Lauren Green, Chloe Gaynor (far right, curly hair). From left to right (back row), Alyssa Alvarez, Jada Smith, Jasmine Hardy, Shanaijah Davison (center, white turtle-neck), Alexis Legan, Naomi Hunt, Kristyna Jeskeova, October 11, 2019. 

Photo: Sean DuFrene


Women's basketball team portrait: From left to right (front row), Maqhi Berry, Kianna Hamilton, Cydnee Kinslow, Aaryon Green (sitting on back of couch), J 
HumboldtHumboldt State’s rowing crew practices in Humboldt Bay on April 24, 2019. 

Humboldt

Humboldt State’s rowing crew practices in Humboldt Bay on April 24, 2019.

A participant in the Forestry Club Conclave competition in Logging Sports takes a hearty chop. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Humboldt County, March 19, 2015.  

A participant in the Forestry Club Conclave competition in Logging Sports takes a hearty chop. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Humboldt County, March 19, 2015.


A participant in the Forestry Club Conclave competition in Logging Sports takes a hearty chop. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Humboldt County, March 19, 2015. 
FresnoFresno State competes with Illinois during a wrestling match in 2017. The Bulldogs drew the third-largest crowd in program history as 6,840 fans pac 

Fresno

Fresno State sophomore Aishwarya Agrawal earns her first victory of the season against Sacramento State 6-4, 6-4 on February 22, 2013​.

Photo: Cary Edmondson

Wytalla Motta celebrates with teammates after the Fresno State Bulldogs defeated San Jose State to win the regular season Mountain West title on February  

Wytalla Motta celebrates with teammates after the Fresno State Bulldogs defeated San Jose State to win the regular season Mountain West title on February 12, 2020. 

Photo: Cary Edmondson


Wytalla Motta celebrates with teammates after the Fresno State Bulldogs defeated San Jose State to win the regular season Mountain West title on February  
East BayWomen’s cross country finishes ninth in the nation at the 2019 NCAA Division II Championships on November 23, 2019. 

East Bay

Women’s cross country finishes ninth in the nation at the 2019 NCAA Division II Championships on November 23, 2019.

Chico During its 50th season in 2016, Chico State’s softball team captured both the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular season and c  

Chico 

During its 50th season in 2016, Chico State’s softball team captured both the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular season and conference tournament championships and made its fourth straight trip to the NCAA Division II Championships. Crushing program records with 29 consecutive victories and a 55-6 record, the team was propelled by senior Haley Gilham (pictured), the winningest pitcher in program history. With 87 career victories, her 31 wins that season broke her own school record, and her 16 shutouts led the nation! 

Photo: Jason Halley

Chico During its 50th season in 2016, Chico State’s softball team captured both the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular season and c 
Chico State has long been a national cross country powerhouse. At the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, the women’s team placed seventh o 

Chico State has long been a national cross country powerhouse. At the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, the women’s team placed seventh overall (its fifth consecutive national top-10 finish) and the men’s team finished third (matching the school’s highest national placement ever and continuing its top-10 streak for the 20th time in the last 21 years). 

Photo: Jason Halley


SHARE YOUR Sports PHOTO

Do you have a great photo of an athletic competition​? ​Email a JPG or TIFF to precord@calstate.edu and it will be submitted to CSU Dominguez Hills' Digital Collection Database for archiving.