CSU, Chico Tops Last Year’s Winning Season
CSU, Chico finished third in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Director’s Cup standing for 2004–2005. The Director’s Cup recognizes the top programs in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II athletics. Last year, CSU, Chico finished fifth.
Baseball Wins Division Again
For the sixth time in nine years, the Wildcats won the Western Regional Championship, earning the team a trip to the Division II World Series. Lindsay Meggs was named California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year for the fifth time. Seven Wildcats were named All-CCAA. Pitcher Kris Krise was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and center fielder Greg Gonzalez was drafted by the New York Mets.
Track and Field Champs
Jon Rozborski won the national title in the javelin throw at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May in Texas. Earlier in the season, Rozborski also shattered a school record. Katie Lee, who holds the school record in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters, became a six-time All-American. Six Wildcats earned All-American honors. Men’s track head coach Kirk Freitas was named CCAA Coach of the Year.
Cross Country Wins Regionals
The men’s and women’s cross country teams captured the western regional titles, the men for the third straight time, the women for the second. The men’s team finished fourth in the nation, the women’s, sixth. Four cross country athletes earned All-American honors. Coach Gary Towne was named CCAA Coach of the Year.
Basketball Team to Regionals
The women’s basketball team participated in the West Regional Championships for the third straight year. Kim Abts was named CCAA Player of the Year; the entire starting lineup earned all-conference honors. Coach Lynne Roberts was named Division II West Region Coach of the Year. She coached the Wildcats to a record-setting 24–6 season. The men’s basketball team also went to regionals, for the second year in a row.