Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico


Photo: Senior baseball players Ivan Hernandez and Steve NewsonCSU, Chico Players Score Big

Sophomore soccer forward Amy Swanson earned First Team All-West Region honors. Swanson also received First Team All-CCAA honors, as did men's soccer sophomore Chris Wondolowski, junior volleyball player Stacey Clifton, and senior baseball players Ivan Hernandez and Steve Newson pictured right.

Cross Country Program in Top Three of Nation

Both the women's and men's cross country teams took fifth place at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Championships in Ohio. Their combined efforts resulted in CSU, Chico being named one of the top three Division II cross country programs in the nation. Head coach Gary Towne was named CCAA Coach of the Year for both programs.

Photo: Sophomore Katie Lee

Photo by Glenn Fuentes, Chico Enterprise-Record

Wildcats Are All American

At the CCAA Championships, both the men's and women's track and field teams took second place, behind UC Davis. Twenty-two athletes received All-CCAA honors, including 10 first-place finishes. Sophomore Katie Lee, right, who broke three CSU, Chico track records in spring 2003, finished second in the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Division II Championships in Illinois. Five track and field Wildcats, including Lee, earned All-America status at nationals: Howdy Atkinson, shot put; Brianna Carenas, high jump; Lyndsey Kuehn, steeplechase; and Steve Springhorn, 1,500 meters.

Golfer Is Division II's Most Valuable Player

The men's golf team finished fifth in the nation at the NCAA Division II Championship in Oregon. Junior J.J. Jakovac was named CCAA Most Valuable Golf Player for the second straight year. The Golf Coaches Association of America selected him to the CCAA All-Conference Team and the PING All-America First Team. In 2002, Jakovac was the NCAA Division II champion.

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Acker Gymnasium 133
Director: Anita Barker