Chico State Athletics among Nation’s Best
For the fifth straight year, the Wildcats finished in the top 25 in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Directors’ Cup standings.
Wildcats distance runner Scott Bauhs qualified for the World Cross Country Championships in Scotland. He also qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 10,000-meter final and finished 16th. In April, Bauh became the 308th American to break the four-minute-mile mark with a time of 3:59.81.
Jordan Fairly, Zach Buchanan, Angel Marquez, Matt Jarvis, and Bauhs led the Chico State men’s track team to its fifth consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association title. Kirk Freitas was conference Coach of the Year.
Bauhs and Sarah Montez claimed national titles at the NCAA Championships. Bauhs won the 5,000-meter final for his second national title, and Montez won the 3,000-meter final.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Returns to NCAA Championships
The Chico State women’s soccer team won its first conference title since 1992 and qualified for the NCAA Championship Tournament for the third time in four years. Katherine Bagwell was named CCAA Player of the Year, and Kim Sutton was Coach of the Year.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Ties Record for Victories
Women’s basketball advanced to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the sixth consecutive year en route to tying the school record with 28 wins.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Wins Another CCAA Title
Men’s cross country had six of the top seven finishers at the CCAA championships, winnng their sixth consecutive title.