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Courage and Focus

Pioneer Women's Swimming finds the depth to push against the pain, the distance and the clock.

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All-American McGlory shatters school triple jump record at NCAA Championships

Senior Lauren McGlory earned All-America honors in the triple jump finals at the NCAA Div. II Track & Field Championships, taking fourth in the nation.

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Spring 2014 Cal State East Bay Magazine now available

The issue — now available online — focuses on the "trials, triumphs and transformations of Pioneer Athletics."

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Kelly Starnes named CCAA Baseball Player of Week

Starnes, Cal State East Bay's junior centerfielder, earned California Collegiate Athletic Association recognition for week of April 28-May 4.

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CSUEB's Brown crowned NCAA Div. II West Region Co-Champ for Women's Golf

Linda Brown wins co-championship for NCAA Division II West Region. She is first Pioneer golfer to compete for a national title.

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Kochan named CCAA Baseball Player of the Week

Junior infielder Ryan Kochan was named CCAA Player of the Week after batting .467 during the Pioneers' four-game sweep of Cal State LA.

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Kakela caps off career with CCAA Player of the Week award

Cal State Eats Bay senior Cheslie Kakela was named CCAA Softball Player of the Week after the Pioneers won three out of four games against Chico State.

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McGlory's record-setting triple jump earns CCAA Athlete of the Week honors

CSUEB senior Lauren McGlory was named CCAA Female Track & Field Athlete of the week after breaking school record in the triple jump.

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CSUEB swim team racks up All-America awards at NCAA championships

The Pioneer swim team placed 15th in the nation at the NCAA Division II championships as four swimmers became first-team All-Americans.

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Cal State East Bay softball team sweeps CCAA 'pitcher' and 'player' of week awards

CSUEB softball newcomers Emily Perlich and Jaynie MacDonald were selected for the conference honors for the past week.

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Pioneer Pride Weekend to celebrate athletes banquet, Hall of Fame induction, Golf Classic

Cal State East Bay is closing out the 2013-14 athletics season with an entire weekend devoted to celebrating Pioneer Pride.

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Two-time conference champion Caitlin DeNise leads Pioneers to NCAA Swim Nationals

Cal State East Bay swim team is sending six members to NCAA Division II Nationals following Pacific Coast Swim Conference season.

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Three Pioneer women's basketball players earn all-conference honors

It's the first time that many CSUEB women's basketball players have won All-California Collegiate Athletic Association honors in one season.

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CSUEB water polo's Marina Nation named WWPA Player of the Week

The junior goalkeeper was named Western Water Polo Association's top player after notching 50 saves and leading her team to two wins.

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CSUEB's Brianna Terrance voted CCAA Women's Basketball Player of Week

Terrance was recognized by the California Collegiate Athletic Association after scoring the 1,000th point of her Pioneer cage career last weekend.

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CSUEB pitching ace Sean Becker wins 2 honors in leading Pioneers to early success

The Pioneers successfully opened the 2014 baseball season behind hurler named "Pitcher of the Week" by the CCAA and collegiate baseball writers.

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CSUEB honors its record-setting women's basketball teams with alumnae reunion

As the Pioneers' women's cage squad moved into first place in the CCAA, the roster of players from a decade ago were also honored as part of the annual alumnae reunion.

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Cal State East Bay to welcome six to 2014 Hall of Fame induction class

The new Hall class includes four former student-athletes and a pair of former coaches who will be honored at the May 18 banquet on campus.

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CSUEB women's basketball player Danielle Peacon named conference 'Player of Week'

She averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots per game in two victories for the Pioneers' women's team.

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CSUEB volleyball players Veronica Sanchez, Suzy Ni Xu named All-CCAA

Junior Veronica Sanchez and senior Suzy Ni Xu have earned second-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association honors as voted upon by the 12 Conference head coaches.

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CSUEB's Gabe Kindred named CCAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Gabe Kindred, a senior guard, averaged 23.5 points per game in being selected for the California Collegiate Athletic Association honor.

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Cal State East Bay to celebrate Homecoming Jan. 21-25

The celebration theme is “Rise of the Red and Black,” as CSUEB welcomes alumni and seeks to inspire university pride for current students.

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CSUEB's Sarah Finlay named CCAA Women's Basketball 'Player of the Week'

Finlay, a senior guard for the Pioneer women's basketball team, was recognized one week after CSUEB men's player Gabe Kindred was honored by the conference.

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CSUEB golfer Castellanos crowned champion of Sonoma State Invitational

Cal State East Bay women's golfer Andrea Castellanos won the individual championship at the 2013 Sonoma State Invitational with a two-round total of 147 (+3) at Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club.

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CSUEB's Sarah Perrin wins CCAA Cross Country Freshman of the Year

Cal State East Bay freshman Sarah Perrin finished 11th out of 200 runners at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships to claim all-conference and 'Freshman of the Year' honors.

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Pioneer Points

The fall athletics season is in full swing at CSUEB. Director of Athletics Sara Lillevand Judd recaps September's action and welcomes everyone back to campus for another exciting school year.

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Pioneer softball players visit Hayward shooting victim

A young girl who was injured in a drive-by shooting received a special visit from four members of the Pioneer softball team.

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CSUEB among nation's top 100 schools in NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings

For the first time, Cal State East Bay has been ranked among the nation's top 100 Division II institutions in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Power Rankings that assess athletics and academic strengths.

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25 Pioneers earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

A select group of CSUEB student-athletes are recipients of the prestigious recognition for 2012-13 by the the NCAA Div. II Athletics Directors Association.

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Pioneer Points

Pioneer Athletics is preparing for the start of the fall season, but it has been an exciting summer -- particularly for the CSUEB Baseball team, which had the rare opportunity to travel to Japan.

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37 Pioneer student-athletes earn conference all-academic awards

All-Academic honors go to 37 Cal State East Bay student-athletes for the 2012-13 sports year. In addition to their hard work in class, Pioneers representing multiple sports made CSUEB Athletics history.

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Judd named Division II Administrator of the Year by NACWAA

Cal State East Bay's new director of athletics was the recipient of a prestigious award in recognition of the outstanding achievements and success of women working in athletics.

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Pioneer golfer Chris Herzog named All-America Scholar

Cal State East Bay men's golfer Chris Herzog was named as a 2013 NCAA Division II All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

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Water polo team captures all-academic award

For the 10th time, Cal State East Bay water polo players earned a team award for their academic prowess. Six individual Pioneers also won All-Academic honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

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Pioneer Points

Sara Lillevand Judd addresses the Cal State East Bay community for the first time in her new role as director of Athletics, laying out her goals and aspirations for the future of Pioneer Athletics.

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Pair of Pioneer water polo players named All-Americans

Cal State East Bay senior Claire Pierce and junior Sara Hudyn were first-team ACWPC All-American selections for the 2013 season.

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Pioneer swimming reaches new heights in 2012-13

In its third year under coach Ben Loorz — and just its fourth since joining NCAA Division II — Cal State East Bay set 16 school records.

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After completing a remarkable 2012-13 season, Pioneer Athletics is hard at work preparing to reach new heights in the new school year.

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Chicago White Sox select CSUEB's Charlie Sharrer in MLB draft

Pioneer senior pitcher Charlie Sharrer was selected in the 26th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball first-year player draft on June 8.

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CSUEB student-athletes honored at annual awards banquet

Pioneer Athletics held its annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet to recognize accomplishments of Cal State East Bay's sports teams during the 2012-13 academic year.

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Gus Argenal named CSUEB's head men's basketball coach

Gus Argenal, a native of Lafayette, Calif., will guide the Pioneers beginning with the 2013-14 cage season. Most recently he was an assistant coach at Rice University.

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Sara Judd named athletic director for Cal State East Bay

Judd, former Pioneer women's basketball coach and current senior associate athletic director, begins her new job, effective June 1.

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Men's Golf earn second straight trip to NCAA Regionals

The Pioneer men's golf team competed in the NCAA Division II West/South-Central Regional tournament for the second straight year, finishing in a four-way tie for 11th place.

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Eight Pioneer baseball players earn All-CCAA honors

Eight Pioneers baseball players have been selected to the California Collegiate Athletic Association all-conference teams, the most in program history.

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CSUEB's Dawn Ellerbe receives vocational award from Hayward Rotary Club

Dawn Ellerbe was honored by the Hayward Rotary for her work providing opportunities for young people and improving the quality of life in the community.

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Local youth enjoy a day with Pioneer men's soccer

The Pioneer men's soccer team hosted more than 70 youth players from the East Bay for a free clinic at Pioneer Stadium prior to their spring game against UC Davis.

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Pioneer Athletics Director Debby De Angelis announces retirement

De Angelis, who was the first woman to hold the top position in CSUEB's athletics department and who brought the Pioneers back to NCAA Division II play during her 12-year career, will retire Aug. 2.

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CSUEB's Thomas, Holdridge earn All-CCAA recognition for softball performances

CSUEB seniors Taryn Thomas and Sara Holdridge were among those selected to the 2013 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association softball teams for 2013.

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Three Pioneer water polo players earn all-conference honors

Cal State East Bay's Sara Hudyn, Claire Pierce and Jennifer Lightbody have been named by the Western Water Polo Association for its all-conference teams.

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CSUEB's Matt Fontaine named CCAA Pitcher of the Week

The senior right-hander has been named the Rawlings/California Collegiate Athletic Association top hurler for the week of April 15-21.

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Still time to register for 17th annual CSUEB Golf Classic

The 17th annual Cal State East Bay Golf Classic is less than two weeks away, but there’s still time to register.

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'Winningest' men's basketball coach retires after 16 years

Will Biggs, with 223 victories, leaves CSUEB as the winningest coach in the history of Pioneer men's basketball program.

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CSUEB baseball's Charlie Sharrer named 'National Player of Week'

The Pioneer senior was selected as the nation's top NCAA Division II player by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He is the first in Pioneer baseball history to win the national honor.

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Pioneer Points

With our spring sports in full swing, there is a great deal to be excited about over the next several weeks. However, it will be a tall order to out-perform the month of March, which was a truly remarkable one for Pioneer Athletics, featuring several historic accomplishments by our student-athletes.

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Pioneer Athletics to host Hayward Hills Challenge 5K at East Bay

The Cal State East Bay track and cross country teams are partnering with Associated Students Inc. to host the May 11 event.

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Pioneers ranked #22 nationally by Collegiate Baseball

For the first time since 1977, the Cal State East Bay baseball team is ranked in the national Top 30 poll, reaching No. 22 in the Mar. 18 ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper rankings.

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CSU Chancellor Timothy White '72 makes his first official visit to campus

White, a CSUEB alumnus, recently took office as the seventh CSU chancellor; he met with faculty, staff and students as part of a first-year tour of the 23 CSU campuses.

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CSUEB baseball players collect weekly honors

Cal State East Bay baseball players Kyle Zozaya and Sean Becker were honored Feb. 26 by both the conference and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for their performances the previous weekend.

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Women's basketball's Brianna Terrance named conference Player of the Week

Cal State East Bay women's basketball player Brianna Terrance was named Wilson/CCAA Player of the Week for her efforts in two wins last week.

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Pioneer swim team places second at conference championships

The Cal State East Bay swim team posted a program-best second place finish and saw Head Coach Ben Loorz garner Coach of the Meet honors at the Pacific Coast Swim Conference championships, which wrapped up on Saturday.

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Swim team set to make first NCAA Championships appearance since 1992

Four Cal State East Bay swimmers have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division II Championships to be held in March in Birmingham, Ala.

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Pioneer student-athletes continue academic success during fall quarter

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department announced that nine teams and more than half of the current student-athletes earned a GPA of at least 3.0 during fall quarter.

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Homecoming 2013 filled with action, events and Pioneer Pride

Cal State East Bay is putting the finishing touches on 2013 Homecoming celebrations taking place Feb. 4-10.

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Athletics Department to honor reading program participants

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department will celebrate local students who participated in the Read with the Pioneers Program during the basketball doubleheader on Jan. 12.

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Articles from previous years are available in the CSUEB News Archives.

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