Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico


Baseball Captures Regional Title

The baseball 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 honoree.

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 time.

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 All-America Honors.

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