Captures Regional Title
team won their fifth Western Regional Championship in eight
years, earning the team a trip to the Division II World Series
in Alabama. The Wildcats finished seventh in the nation.
CSU, Chico’s Best Season Ever
CSU, Chico finished fifth in the National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics Director’s Cup standings
for the 2003–04 academic year. The Director’s
Cup recognizes the top programs among the 282 that participate
in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II athletics.
Schools are awarded points for athletic success, and this
season, the Wildcats finished with 574, the most ever. Chico
State athletes earned 22 All-American awards.
Track Dominates Regionals
The men’s track and field team successfully defended
their 2003 title, while the women’s team won their first-ever
CCAA crown. Seven track and field athletes earned All-America
Honors, including Brendan Page, a three-time
Golf Team Is Second in Nation
The men’s golf team finished second in the nation at
the NCAA Division II Championship in Florida. J.J.
Jakovac won the 2004 NCAA Division II Golf individual
title—by six strokes this year—for the second
time in three years. Jakovac also earned the California Collegiate
Athletic Association Athlete of the Year Award for the second
Soccer Finishes Second; Coaches Honored
The men’s soccer team finished second in the nation;
head coach Mike O’Malley was honored
as the National Coach of the Year. Six other Chico State head
coaches received West Region Coach of the Year honors.
Cross Country Best in West, Fourth in Nation
The men’s and women’s cross country teams captured
the western regional titles, the men for the second straight
time. At the NCAA Division II Championships in Raleigh, N.C.,
both teams finished fourth. Five cross country athletes earned