History

A Heritage of Excellence in Christian Higher Education

On September 18, 1950, the Los Angeles Southern Baptist Association opened the doors of California Baptist College in El Monte. The college began operations with 42 students in Fall 1950; 120 were enrolled during the 1950-51 academic year. In 1955, after four years of continued growth, the college relocated to larger facilities in Riverside.

Today, the Spanish-style buildings, which include classrooms, campus housing, a library, offices, maintenance and athletic facilities, are located on the 160-acre campus. In the midst of dynamic growth, California Baptist University continues the tradition of liberal arts education in a Christian environment.

Historical Events and Milestones

1920s

  • 1921: Building that currently houses the Annie Gabriel Library constructed
  • 1927: Administration Building constructed

1930s

  • 1934: W. E. James Building constructed

1950s

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  • 1950: P. Boyd Smith named first President
  • 1950: September 18 - Classes began for 42 students at First Southern Baptist Church El Monte, CA
  • 1951: Olie T. Brown named first dean of students
  • 1953: California Baptist Convention assumes full responsibility for California Baptist College
  • 1953: First Angelos yearbook published
  • 1954: College chartered by the State of California
  • 1954: Eight students become first to earn undergraduate degrees from CBC
  • 1954: CBC We'll Love You, composed by Dr. S.E. Smith, adopted as the official Alma Mater
  • 1955: CBC moved to Riverside campus
  • 1955: Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church organized by faculty, staff, and students
  • 1955: Lancer Mascot named
  • 1956: Dewey H. Jones organized the first competitive basketball team
  • 1958: Dr. Loyed Simmons named second President

1960s

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  • 1960: Annie Gabriel Library dedicated
  • 1960: The Roundtable became the official campus publication for alumni
  • 1961: CBC receives full regional accreditation granted by the Western College Association
  • 1964: First Candle Lighting ceremony takes place
  • 1964: Lancer Arms Apartment buildings constructed
  • 1964: CBU enrollment reaches 500
  • 1968: Simmons Hall and Smith Hall constructed and dedicated
  • 1968: Van Dyne Field House constructed and dedicated
  • 1968: Dewey H. Jones appointed first academic dean
  • 1969: California Chapter of Beta Alpha Chi installed

1970s

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  • 1971: Dr. James R. Staples named third President
  • 1971: Annie Gabriel Library adds 100,000th volume
  • 1973: The Wallace Book of Life Building dedicated
  • 1975: Physical Plant/Maintenance building constructed
  • 1979: $800,000 note for the Riverside campus paid

1980s

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  • 1984: Dr. Russell R. Tuck named fourth president
  • 1984: First graduate degree granted
  • 1984: Accreditation granted by National Association of Schools of Music
  • 1986: Board of Trustees voted to create the California Baptist College Development Foundation
  • 1987: S.E. Boyd Smith contributed P. Boyd Smith Hymnology Collection to the Annie Gabriel Library
  • 1989: Bob and Dorothy Pentz Tennis Center constructed

Photos courtesy of the Annie Gabriel Library

1990s

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  • 1990: First Evening College classes offered in High Desert
  • 1994: Dr. Ronald L. Ellis named fifth president with enrollment at 808
  • 1995: First students enrolled in Master of Education degree program
  • 1995: Enrollment reached 1,000
  • 1996: California Baptist University becomes first college on West Coast to receive accreditation by Association of College Business Schools and Programs
  • 1996: Metcalf Art Gallery opened
  • 1996: Enrollment reached 1,500
  • 1997: Mission Hall, Fitness Center, Training Room, and Athletic Offices constructed
  • 1997: Enrollment reached 2,000
  • 1998: Lambeth House purchased
  • 1998: Willow Wood Apartments, Pine Creek Villas purchased
  • 1998: California Baptist College officially became California Baptist University
  • 1998: The U.S. News and World Report listed California Baptist University among the top five regional liberal arts college for student-faculty ratio
  • 1998: Aquatic Center constructed

2000s

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  • 2000: 50th Anniversary celebrated
  • 2001: Willow Wood Apartments and Pine Creek Villas officially became University Place Apartments
  • 2003: Eugene and Billie Yeager University Center completed
  • 2003: Graduate students participate in Inaugural Graduate Commencement (separate from undergraduate exercises)
  • 2004: Phase I of The Cottages completed
  • 2004: First "Spirit of Excellence" gala held
  • 2005: Woodman of the World Building purchased
  • 2005: Royal Rose and Rose Garden Apartments purchased
  • 2005: Evening College Program officially became Adult Degree Completion Program
  • 2005: First Adult Degree Completion Program classes offered in Beaumont
  • 2005: School of Nursing established
  • 2005: Van Dyne Gym renovation completed
  • 2005: Adams Villas Apartments purchased
  • 2005: Phase II of The Cottages completed
  • 2005: James Complex North Wing/Garrett Room renovation completed
  • 2005: JoAnn Hawkins Music Building completed
  • 2005: CBU named "Business of the Year" by Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
  • 2006: Magnolia Hacienda Apartments purchased
  • 2006: Lutheran Church of the Cross purchased
  • 2006: Adams Plaza purchased
  • 2007: Lancers Outdoor Sports Complex completed
  • 2007: School of Engineering established
  • 2007: Organic Chemistry lab renovation completed
  • 2007: Army ROTC program added
  • 2008: Lambeth House (School of Nursing) renovation completed
  • 2009: Bourns Engineering Lab established
  • 2009: 1,000 students graduated in a single year for the first time in school's history

2010

  • 2010: 60th Anniversary celebrated
  • 2010: Surpassed 400 participant-mark and 200th team for International Service Projects since 1997 founding of program
  • 2010: College of Allied Health established
  • 2010: Division of Online and Professional Studies established
  • 2010: Enrollment reached 4,715
  • 2010: CBU is named for the fifth straight year as a top-ranked university by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as a 2011 "Best Regional University"
  • 2010: Membership approved in NCAA Division II, Pacific West Conference
  • 2010: Inaugural "Block Party" added to homecoming

2011

  • 2011: Wellness Center opened
  • 2011: Adams Plaza renamed “Lancer Plaza”
  • 2011: First-ever 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation received from Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • 2011: Parkside Village Apartments renamed "The Colony @ CBU"
  • 2011: College View Apartments renamed "Lancer Palms Apartments"
  • 2011: Groundbreaking for School of Business building
  • 2011: Enrollment reached 5,413
  • 2011: For the sixth straight year, CBU is named as a top-ranked university by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as a "Best Regional University"
  • 2011: First certificate program (Autism Spectrum Disorder) offered
  • 2011: ISP celebrates 15th anniversary
  • 2011: CBU became inaugural collegiate division of the CSBC disaster relief program
  • 2011: Microbiology and general chemistry lab renovations completed
  • 2011: New classrooms added to the Village, Mission Hall and the School of Engineering
  • 2011: Discovery U summer academic camp program introduced
  • 2011: Campus expanded to 128 acres
  • 2011: 1000 parking spaces added
  • 2011: 100 undergraduate majors and concentrations offered
  • 2011: College of Architecture, Visual Art & Design established
  • 2011: School of Engineering becomes College of Engineering
  • 2011: Fall and spring commencement combined yielded 1,147 graduates—the largest number of graduates in a single year
  • 2011: Approved for 2nd year candidacy in NCAA Division II

2012

  • 2012: The class of 2012 numbers 1,365, the largest in the 62-year history of CBU.
  • 2012: CBU sends out 300th ISP team
  • 2012: Approved for 3rd year candidacy in NCAA Division II
  • 2012: School of Business Building dedicated
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2013

  • Recreation Center dedicated
  • FedEx donates Boeing 727 to Aviation Science program
  • For 8th straight year, CBU is listed as one of the "Best Regional Universities" by U.S. News & World Report
  • CBU honors 1,117 graduates at spring commencement
  • Online and Professional Studies ranked #25th in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report
  • Online and Professional Studies ranked #10 in best online programs for veterans
  • CBU granted full membership in NCAA Division II
  • Fall 2013 enrollment exceeds 7,100 students
  • Aviation science program opens flight school
  • CBU is ranked #13 in the West among America's Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

2014

  • CBU honors 1,335 graduates at spring commencement
  • Online and Professional Studies ranked #13 in best online bachelor's degree programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report
  • CBU's campus newspaper, The Banner, repeats its first place award at the National College Journalism Convention
  • CBU sends out 400th ISP/USP team
  • CBU advances in U.S. News & World Report rankings for ninth straight year (http://www.calbaptist.edu/explore-cbu/news-events/articles/cbu-advances-2015-best-regional-universities-rankings/)
  • School of Nursing Annex and Prayer Garden dedicated
  • Enrollment reaches 7,957
  • CBU honors Dr. Ronald L. Ellis' 20th year as president
  • CBU listed on President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

2015

  • CBU food ranks #3 among California universities by Niche.com
  • CBUOnline advances among online bachelor programs in U.S. News & World Report rankings (http://www.calbaptist.edu/explore-cbu/news-events/articles/cbuonline-makes-gains-usnews-world-report-ranking-best-online-programs/)
  • Doctor of nursing practice degree (CBU's first doctorate) launches in fall
  • College of Allied Health renamed to College of Health Science
  • Fall 2015 enrollment reaches 8,541, eclipsing “8080 by 2020” enrollment goal five years ahead of schedule
  • Construction begins on 153,000 sq. ft. CBU Events Center
  • CBU Health Science Campus opens

2016

  • Anonymous $10 million gift announced; first eight-figure gift in CBU history to help fund new 100,000 sq. ft. building to house Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering
  • Class of 2016 has 2,218 applications for graduation—tops 2,000 for the first time
  • CBU hosts inaugural Courtyard Shakespeare Festival
  • School of Nursing becomes College of Nursing
  • Fall enrollment 9,157 students—tops 9,000 for the first time
  • CBU receives third consecutive top-40 ranking for “Best Regional University” by U.S. News & World Report
  • CBU breaks ground for new 100,000 sq. ft. Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering building

2017

  • CBU announces acceptance into Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and transition to NCAA Division I
  • $15.5 million-plus revitalization of the College of Health Science campus receives a beautification award in the category of “Exterior Reconstruction with Landscaping” from the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful program
  • CBUOnline ranked No. 8 nationally among “Top Online Education Programs” by U.S. News & World Report
  • “Mounted Lancer” sculpture installed at CBU Events Center
  • CBU dedicates Events Center
  • School of Behavioral Sciences becomes the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Lancers Athletics Legacy

    California Baptist University athletic teams regularly compete at a high level in the NCAA-DII's Pacific West Conference. Great accomplishments in Lancer history include the following:

    Baseball

    • 1997 - GSAC Champions, 3rd place at NAIA World Series
    • 2001 - NAIA Region II semifinalist
    • 2003 - Tony Orozco selected in the 34th round of the MLB Draft
    • 2004 - NAIA Region II runner-up, fourth straight winning season
    • 2005 - Finished 2nd in GSAC 2006 - GSAC Champions, Aaron Hartsock selected in the 23rd round of MLB Draft 2007 - Finished 2nd in GSAC, Aaron Seuss selected in the 27th round of the MLB Draft
    • 2008 - Program-record fifth straight playoff appearance
    • 2010 - GSAC Champions; Brian Sharp named GSAC Player of the Year; Drew Madrigal is GSAC Pitcher of the Year; Gary Adcock earns GSAC Coach of the Year honors.
    • 2010 - GSAC Champions; Brian Sharp named GSAC Player of the Year for the second time; GSAC Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Siemens; GSAC Coach of the Year: Gary Adcock
    • 2012 - PacWest Champions; PacWest honors include Matt Marnati, Player of the Year; Jon Bengard, Pitcher of the Year; Kevin Odom, Newcomer of the Year; and Gary Adcock, Coach of the Year
    • 2013 - PacWest Champions; won NCCAA World Series; Zach Esquerra named 2013 Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Player of the Year
    • 2014 - Head coach Gary Adcock records  his 400th win
    • 2014 - Andy Crowley named PacWest Player of the Year; Trevor Oaks named PacWest Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year, NCBWA West Region Pitcher of the Year
    • 2014 - Three Lancers drafted in the MLB draft: Trevor Oaks in the 7th round, Caleb Dirks in the 15th round and Blair Moore in the 28th round
    • 2015 – Set program single-season record for team strikeouts in a season at 449; Adam Hofacket was selected in the 10th round of the MLB Draft; Antonio Chavarria and Andy Crowley were named respective Player and Defender of the Year in the PacWest
    • 2016 – PacWest Champions; Became first Lancer program to host an NCAA postseason event; reached final round of Division II West Regional; Stephen Lohr and Dylan Stowell were named Player/Pitcher of the Year, respectively, in PacWest and West Region and three-time All-Americans; Stowell named PacWest Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year; Gary Adcock voted PacWest Coach of the Year; Four Lancers were taken in the MLB Draft: Tyson Miller in fourth round for top position in program history, Stephen Lohr in 20th round, Jeremy McDonald in 27th round and Mark Sanchez in 35th round
    • 2017 – Head Coach Gary Adcock wins 500th career game at CBU; John Glenn and Garett King PacWest Freshman and Newcomer of the Year, respectively; King selected in 11th round of MLB Draft

    Basketball - Men

    • 1976 - District III Champions, 28 wins, First NAIA Tournament appearance
    • 1988 - Tied for second in the GSAC
    • 2003 - Third straight winning season
    • 2005 - NAIA Tournament Sweet 16 (first since 1976)
    • 2007 - NAIA Tournament appearance 2008 - NAIA Tournament Sweet 16
    • 2008 - Mark Roussin named GSAC Player of the Year and All-American first team
    • 2014 - PacWest Champions; set record with best season start and long win streak, 16-0; PacWest honors  head coach Rick Croy, Coach of the Year; Chris Brown, Defensive Player of the Year; and Ryan Berg, Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year
    • 2015 - CBU earns NABC Academic Honor; Gelaun Wheelwright named the PacWest Newcomer of the Year; Michael Robinson named to the NABC Honors Court
    • 2016 - PacWest Tournament Champions; Michael Smith named PacWest Player of the Year and PacWest Tournament MVP
    • 2017 - Michael Smith named PacWest Player of the Year, PacWest Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Press-Enterprise Athlete of the Year and NCAA Division II West Region Player of the Year, earns double All-American honors, named to NABC Honors Court and sets school and PacWest record for most career points; CBU earns NABC Academic Honor; Jordan Heading and Danny King also earn NABC Honors Court recognition

    Basketball - Women

    • 1988 - GSAC Champions, 27 wins (team record)
    • 1990 - GSAC Champions
    • 1991 - Sonja Akkerman earns third straight GSAC Player of the Year award
    • 1996 - Head coach Dave King records his 300th win (326-237 all-time)
    • 2003 - Angela Romagnoli earns Kodak All-American honors
    • 2008 - Nicole Davis earns All-American first team honors
    • 2013 - PacWest Conference champions
    • 2014 - Kamille Diaz named PacWest Freshman of the Year
    • 2015 – NCAA Division II runner-up; West Region Champions; Set program single-season record for team blocks in a season at 178; Darsha Burnside won D-II statistical championship with 23 double-doubles and was named West Regional MVP; Cassidy Mihalko voted PacWest Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year 
    • 2016 – PacWest Champions; Coach Jarrod Olson named PacWest Coach of the Year 
    • 2017 – NCAA Division II semifinalist; West Region Champions; PacWest regular-season and tournament champions; Set program records for wins in a single-season (35), winning streak (32) and consecutive home victories (33); Cassidy Mihalko surpassed 2,000 career points, becoming PacWest’s all-time leading scorer at 2,231; Kamille Diaz set career-assists record at 688; Cassidy Mihalko voted Player of the Year in the PacWest, West Region and PacWest Female Athlete of the Year, Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year; Kamille Diaz voted West Regional MVP and PacWest Tournament MVP; Coach Jarrod Olson named PacWest Coach of the Year

    Cross Country - Men

    • 1998 - GSAC Champions, 9th at NAIA Championships
    • 1999 - GSAC Champions, 10th at NAIA Championships
    • 2000 - GSAC Champions, 8th at NAIA Championships
    • 2001 - GSAC & Region II Champions, 3rd at NAIA Championships
    • 2012 - PacWest Champions
    • 2013 - PacWest Conference Champions; Head Coach named Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year, Bryton Reim won PacWest title in 8k, named Runner and Newcomer of the Year, USTFCCCA All-American 2014 - Tyler DutchoverSergio Rodriguez and Mitchell Moore earn Division II All-Academic honors
    • 2014 – PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ben Gall named PacWest Coach of the Year; Taylor Guske wins individual PacWest Championship and named PacWest Runner of the Year
    • 2015 – PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ben Gall named PacWest Coach of the Year; Ken Kipkorir was named PacWest Freshman of the Year
    • 2016 – PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ben Gall named PacWest Coach of the Year; Valentin Robert earns All-American honors

    Cross Country - Women

    • 1999 - 10th at NAIA Championships
    • 2000 - 16th at NAIA Championships
    • 2012 - PacWest Champions
    • 2012 - 2nd place in NCCAA Cross Country Championships
    • 2012 - Ashlee Cervantes, Malaysia Alexander, Naomi Van Setten earn All-American honors
    • 2013 - Kim Rabenstein, earns PacWest Freshman of the Year
    • 2014 - Natalie Ball earns Division II All-Academic honors
    • 2014 - PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ben Gall named PacWest Coach of the Year 
    • 2015 - PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ben Gall named PacWest Coach of the Year 
    • 2016 - PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ben Gall named PacWest Coach of the Year; Anett Somogyi wins individual PacWest Championship, named PacWest Runner and Freshman of the Year; Katie Deimling earns All-American honors

    Soccer - Men

    • 1990 - GSAC co-champions
    • 2003 - Augustine Rodriguez becomes four-time All-GSAC selection
    • 2010 - Tyler Aagard and Chris Dierker named NAIA and GSAC Scholar Athletes
    • 2011 - PacWest Champions
    • 2011 - NCCAA National Champions
    • 2012 - PacWest Champions
    • 2012 - NCCAA National Champions
    • 2013 - PacWest Conference Champions; coach Ryan Jorden named coach of the year by National Soccer Coaches Association of America; Alex Anderson named PacWest Player of the Year

    Soccer - Women

    • 1999 - Received first-ever NAIA national ranking at No. 25
    • 2003 - First-ever NAIA Tournament berth, reached quarterfinals
    • 2003 - Amy Harris earns All-American second team honors
    • 2007 - Regional finalists, Jacqueline Witz earns All-American honors
    • 2010 - Fabiola Zanella da Silva and Kylee Nicassio earn All-American honors
    • 2010 - Amanda Lammers named NAIA Scholar Athlete
    • 2011 - PacWest Champions
    • 2011 - NCCAA National Champions
    • 2012 - PacWest Champions
    • 2012 - NCCAA National Champions
    • 2013 - PacWest Conference champions; coach Kristen St. Clair named coach of the year by National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Kelly Jenks named PacWest Player of the Year; Sylvia Sanchez named Defender of the Year; Bernadette Witz and Kelly Jenks earn All-American honors

    Softball

    • 1990 - GSAC co-champions
    • 1992 - GSAC co-champions
    • 1996 - Diane Stark earns All-American Honors
    • 2003 - Rachael Bermudez appears in Sports Illustrated for her pitching streak of 35 innings without allowing a run
    • 2004 – GSAC co-champions, first-ever NAIA Championships appearance, tied for seventh in NAIA
    • 2005 - GSAC champion, Region II Champion, NAIA national runner-up. All-Americans include Candice Thomas, Amanda Xavier, Kristen Hernandez (2nd team), and Tami Trujillo (2nd team)
    • 2006 - NAIA National runner-up. All-Americans include Candice Thomas, Tami Trujillo, Chantal Millard, and Sarah Sherman (2nd team)
    • 2007 - Finished 3rd at NAIA National Championships, Amy Thomas earns NAIA Pitcher of the Year honors. All-Americans include Amy Thomas, Candice Thomas, Chantal Millard.
    • 2008 - Finished 4th at NAIA National Championships, fifth straight GSAC championship, Amy Thomas earns second straight NAIA Pitcher of the Year honors. All-Americans Include Amy Thomas, Chantal Millard, and Sara Goforth.
    • 2010 - GSAC Champion
    • 2010 - Ashley Boyd named NAIA All-American
    • 2011 - Emma Holden named NAIA Pitcher of the Year
    • 2011 - Mara Rodriguez, Kendall Gorham, Emma Holden, Tory Ferreira, and Lindsay Henry earn All-American honors
    • 2012 - PacWest champions
    • 2014 - PacWest champions; Head Coach Bill Baber records his 100th win
    • 2015 – Loie Kesterson named PacWest Newcomer of the Year 
    • 2016 – London Miller earns double All-American honors 
    • 2017 – PacWest Conference Champions; coach Bill Baber named PacWest Coach of the Year, Caitlyn Lloyd named PacWest Player and Freshman of the Year, NCAA Division II West Region Freshman of the Year, and earns double All-American honors; Ciara Stapp named PacWest Pitcher of the Year

    Swimming/Diving - Men

    • 2000 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 2001 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships, Rick Rowland earns NAIA Coach of the Year honors
    • 2002 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships, Felix Sutanto is NAIA Outstanding Swimmer
    • 2003 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships, Felix Sutanto is NAIA Outstanding Swimmer
    • 2004 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships 2005 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 2006 - NAIA Champions, NAIA Outstanding Swimmer honors include Brad Terwilliger, Jan Tichy and Russell Thompson
    • 2007 - NAIA Champions, Jan Tichy is NAIA Outstanding Swimmer
    • 2008 - NAIA Champions, Rick Rowland earns NAIA Coach of the Year honors
    • 2010 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 2011 - Trevor Graifman named an Academic All-American
    • 2012 - Trevor Graifman, Chris Toy, and Mary Hanson named to Academic All-District Team
    • 2012 - Trevor Graifman earns Academic All-American honors for second year
    • 2014 - Takes 2nd at Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship; Josh Hanson named RMAC men's Academic Athlete of the Year, RMAC male Swimmer of the Year and earns All-American
    • 2015 – Finished 10th at NCAA Division II Championships, with seven All-American performances; Josh Hanson named RMAC Swimmer and Academic Athlete of the Year
      2016 – Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champions; Finished 12th at NCAA Division II Championships, with eight All-American performances; Josh Hanson named RMAC Swimmer of the Year; Rick Rowland voted RMAC Coach of the Year
      2017 – Finished 12th at NCAA Division II Championships, with five All-American performances; Scott Tolman named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year; Chris Sands earned RMAC Summit Award for highest GPA at conference championships

    Swimming/ Diving - Women

    • 2000 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 2001 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships, Rick Rowland earns NAIA Coach of the Year honors
    • 2002 - 3rd place at NAIA Championships, Lyndsay Devaney & Jessica Wild are co-Outstanding Swimmers 2003 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships, Lyndsay Devaney is NAIA co-Outstanding Swimmer
    • 2004 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 2005 - NAIA Champions, Kimie Cook is NAIA co-Outstanding Swimmer
    • 2006 - NAIA Champions, Rick Rowland earns NAIA Coach of the Year honors, Kimie Cook is NAIA co-Outstanding Swimmer
    • 2007 - NAIA Champions
    • 2008 - NAIA Champions
    • 2010 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 2012 - 2nd place in PCSC Championships
    • 2012 - Team earns Team Scholar All-American Award
    • 2012 - Jamie Flynn and Trevor Graifman both named PCSC Diver of the Year
    • 2014 - Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship; Head coach Rick Rowland earned RMAC Women's Swim Coach of the Year, Courtney Chacon named women's Freshman of the Year, Mary Hanson named women's Swimmer of the Year, Breanne Schlenger named women's Diver of the Year
    • 2014 - Alena Rumientceva earns All-American; Mary Hanson sets Division II record in 100 backstroke, wins NCAA title in Division II Championships, named women's Academic Athlete of the year, earns All-American
    • 2015 – Finished eighth at NCAA Division II Championships, with seven All-American performances; Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champions; Mary Hanson named RMAC Swimmer of the Year and Summit Award recipient; Lauren Skinner voted Diver of the Year, Courtney Chacon Freshman of the Year and Rick Rowland Coach of the Year in RMAC
      2016 – Finished 13th at NCAA Division II Championships, with three All-American performances; Christie Halverson won individual NCAA title in 1000-yard freestyle; Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champions; Bre Schlenger and Halverson named RMAC Diver and Academic Athlete of the Year, respectively
      2017 – Finished 14th at NCAA Division II Championships, with five All-American performances; Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champions; Rick Rowland and Christie Halverson earned RMAC Coach and Academic Athlete of the Year, respectively; Melody Coleman received RMAC Summit Award

    Volleyball - Men

    • 1999 - Inaugural season, NAIA champions
    • 2000 - 2nd Place at NAIA Tournament 2001 - NAIA champions, Rafael Paal named Tournament MVP
    • 2004 - NAIA champions, Shaun Dyk named Tournament MVP and appears in Sports Illustrated
    • 2005 - NAIA champions, Shamsu Awudu named Tournament MVP
    • 2006 - NAIA champions, Shamsu Awudu named Tournament MVP
    • 2007 - NAIA champions, Donald Baliaba named Tournament MVP
    • 2008 - 2nd Place at NAIA Tournament
    • 2010 - NAIA champions, Adiel Tiedjop named Tournament MVP
    • 2010 - Blair Penner named AVCA/NAIA Player of the Year; Ryan McGuyre honored as AVCA/NAIA Coach of the Year; Blair Penner and Levi Cabral earned AVCA/NAIA All-American honors
    • 2011 - NAIA champions, Levi Cabral named Tournament MVP and AVCA/NAIA Player of the Year; Blair Penner, Levi Cabral and Ricky Brazee earn AVCA/NAIA All-American honors
    • 2014 - Joel BlocksomRocky DeLyonKevin Kustura and Kristopher Johnson named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athletes
    • 2015 - CBU earns AVCA Team Academic Award; Kristopher Johnson joins Team USA for Pan American Games
    • 2016 - Enrique de Diego Garcia named NCAA Division I-II Statistical Champion for the highest hitting percentage (.481), earns All-American honors

    Volleyball - Women

    • 1988 - GSAC Champions
    • 1989 - GSAC Champions, 5th place at NAIA Championships
    • 1992 - 2nd place at NAIA Championships
    • 1999 - GSAC Champions, quarterfinals at NAIA Championships
    • 2004 - NAIA Champions, Ryan McGuyre earns NAIA Tournament Coach of the Year
    • 2005 - NAIA Champions, Verania Willis earns NAIA Player of the Year, Ryan McGuyre earns NAIA Tournament Coach of the Year
    • 2006 - NAIA Championship Semifinals
    • 2007 - NAIA Championship Runners-up
    • 2011 - NCCAA Champions
    • 2011 - Blair Penner named AVCA/NCCAA Assistant Coach of the Year
    • 2014 – Produced first two NCAA All-Americans in Lauren Hackett and Michelle Waber; Hackett voted Freshman of the Year in PacWest, West Region and NCAA Division II; Waber earned PacWest Newcomer of the Year and Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    • 2015 – Jenna Perry named PacWest Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and NCAA Division II All-American honorable mention
    • 2016 – Qualified for first NCAA Division II postseason tournament; Sydney Kralj named PacWest Setter of the Year; Jenna Perry repeated as PacWest Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

    Water Polo - Men

    • 1999 - Inaugural season
    • 2000 - Ended season ranked No. 15 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2001 - Ended season ranked No. 14 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2002 - Ended season ranked No. 17 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2004 - Ended season ranked No. 19 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2006 - Ended season ranked No. 20 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2007 - Hosted and won inaugural CWPA/NAIA Water Polo National Invitational Tournament, Ryan Steiger earns National Tournament MVP.
    • 2011 - 10 team members earn All-Academic honors: Scott Burbach, Chris Vanjoff, Chris Toy, Brandon Duck, Jeremy Atkinson, Jake Jizmejian, Keith Jizmejian, Trevor Rowland, Danny Mundy and David Rodriguez
    • 2014 - Matt Puig named ACWPC All-American; nine team members earn All-Academic honors: Eric CarnohanBrandon DuckJoseph MoormanMatt PuigDavid RodriguezTrevor Rowland, Brent Teraoka and brothers Keith and Jake Jizmejian
    • 2015 – Finished season ranked 16th in NCAA (Divisions I-III); Produced program-record five NCAA Division II All-Americans in Joseph Moorman, Brent Teraoka, Tucker Angelo, David Ring and Teddy Forte 
    • 2016 –Posted best record as an NCAA member at 22-11; finished season ranked 15th in NCAA (Divisions I-III); defeated two top-10 ranked teams for first time, including 9-8 road win over then eighth-ranked UC Irvine for biggest upset in program history

    Water Polo - Women

    • 2000 - Inaugural season
    • 2000 - 6th Place, National Collegiate Select Championships
    • 2003 - Ended season ranked No. 20 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2004 - Ended season ranked No. 20 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2005 - Ended Season ranked No. 20 in the nation by the Collegiate Water Polo Association
    • 2008 - Hosted and won inaugural CWPA/NAIA Water Polo National Invitational Tournament, Whitney Shaw earns National Tournament MVP
    • 2015 – Hannah Evans voted NCAA Division II Player of the Year; Lancers posted 14th-best team GPA at 3.27 
    • 2016 – Finished season ranked 23rd in NCAA (Divisions I-III); Hannah Evans voted NCAA Division II/Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year and set CBU career goals record at 372; Produced program record three All-Americans in Evans, Laura Kocsis and Meghan Rowland 
    • 2017 – Posted third-highest team GPA in NCAA (Divisions I-III) at 3.56; Paizlee Dreyer and Lina Medeiros earned NCAA All-American honors

    Wrestling

    • 2013 - National Collegiate Wrestling Association championship
    • 2014 -Laura Kocsis and Hannah Evans earn ACWPC All-American honors Wrestling 
    • 2014 - Brady Bersano named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Wrestler of the Year; Eight team members earn All-Academic (NCAA Division II by NWCA) honors: Alex Anunciation, Brady Bersano, Bryden Lazaro, Caleb Gerl, Zachary McKenna, Alec Smith Paul Miller and Dakota Thayer
    • 2015 – Won a program record 13 duals; finished 30th in NCAA Division II, with Jacob Waste taking fifth at 184 founds at national championship; posted fifth-best team GPA in Division II at 3.323 
    • 2016 – Finished sixth at NCAA Division II Championships; Joe Fagiano won program’s first individual NCAA championship at heavyweight; Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champions; a record four Lancers earned All-American status, including Fagiano, Brady Bersano, Jacob Waste and Nolan Kistler; Fagiano named RMAC and West Region Wrestler of the Year; Kistler earned D-II Elite 90 Award 
    • 2017 – NCAA Division II Super Region IV Champions; finished third at D-II Championships; Jacob Waste won 197-pound national title; Lennie Zalesky voted NCAA Division II Coach of the Year; Waste named RMAC and West Region Wrestler of the Year; Nolan Kistler earned D-II Elite 90 Award

    Golf - Men

    • 2007 - Finished 14th at NAIA National Tournament
    • 2010 - Carl Johan-Stjarnfalt and Fredrik Hannson earn All-American honors
    • 2012 - Steven Watson named to Academic All-District team
    • 2014 – Qualified for first NCAA Division II postseason; John Hackney named PacWest Coach of the Year; Neil Hand, Fredrik Hansson and Micah Machado voted GCAA All-America Scholars 
    • 2015 – Kavan Eubank won individual PacWest Championship and was named conference Freshman of the Year 
    • 2016 – Finished sixth at NCAA Division II Championships; Kavan Eubank named program’s first NCAA Division II All-American 
    • 2017 – NCAA Division II South Central/West Region Champions; finished 10th at D-II Championships; T.L. Brown named West Region Coach of the Year; Trevor Lampson finished third individual in Division II, won individual region title and was named PacWest Freshman of the Year and voted to GCAA All-Freshmen Team; Greg Gonzalez won individual PacWest title and named Conference Golfer of the Year; Gonzalez and Christian Sanders named GCAA All-America Scholars

    Golf - Women

    • 2007 - Finished 20th at NAIA National Tournament
    • 2008 - Finished 8th at NAIA National Tournament, Malin Thorberg finishes fifth and earns NAIA All-American honors
    • 2011 - NAIA Champions
    • 2014 - Tina Yang tied for 10th in NCAA Division II Championships; head coach named  PacWest Coach of the Year

    Tennis - Men

    • 1974 - Bengt Anthin & John Blomberg win NAIA Doubles' Championship, NAIA All-Americans include Bengt Anthin, John Blomberg, Dave Lucky, and Henri Elkins
    • 1990 - NAIA All-Americans include Frank Ofori and Tamer El Sawy
    • 1992 - Frank Ofori earns NAIA All-American honors
    • 2007 - Alessandro Ventre earns NAIA All-American honors
    • 2008 - NAIA Quarterfinals, NAIA All-Americans include Alessandro Ventre and Carlos Cirne-Lima (first team) and Patrick Olobo (second team)

    Tennis - Women

    • 2008 - NAIA Quarterfinals. Marcela Montanha and Barbara Oliveira earn All-American honors.

    Track (Distance) - Men

    • 1999 - NAIA Indoor National Champions (first national title in school history)
    • 2012 - Chase Williams becomes national champion in NCCAA 800-meter run
    • 2012 - Chase Williams, Sergio Rodriguez and Mitchell Moore earn NCCAA All-American honors 
    • 2015 – Program-best three Lancers qualify for NCAA Division II Championship; Valentin Robert named All-American after taking 10th at NCAA Division II Championship in the 3K steeplechase 
    • 2016 – Valentin Robert named PacWest Track Athlete of the Year and earns All-American recognition with fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championship in the 3K steeplechase, also set a new CBU record in the 3K steeplechase; Duncan Perillat wins PacWest 3K Steeplechase Championship 
    • 2017 – Valentin Robert earns All-American honor with third-place finish at NCAA Division II Championship in the 3K steeplechase; Jayden Emerson wins PacWest 10K Championship; Michael Lowrie wins PacWest 5K Championship; CBU named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

    Track (Distance) - Women

    • 2012 - Ashlee Cervantes wins NCCAA 800 meter run, setting a new school record
    • 2012 - Ashlee Cervantes, Naomi Van Setten and Jacquie Lutz earn NCCAA All-American honors
    • 2015 - Veronica Hall becomes first female Lancer to be named an All-American after taking seventh at the NCAA Division II 1500m Championship Event 
    • 2016 - Berenice Cleyet-Merle named PacWest Track Athlete of the Year, wins the PacWest 800m Championship and takes third at the NCAA Division II Championship Meet in the 1500m for All-American honors; Veronica Hall wins PacWest 1500m Championship 
    • 2017 - Program-best six Lancers qualify for NCAA Division II Championship Meet; Berenice Cleyet-Merle earns double All-American honors with two top-eight finishes in 800m (8th) and 1500m (5th), wins PacWest 1500m Championship, and named the PacWest Track Athlete of the Year and NCAA Division II West Region Athlete of the Year; Emeline Delanis places 9th in 5K for All-American distinction and wins PacWest 3K Steeplechase Championship; Anett Somogyi named PacWest Freshman Track Athlete of the Year, wins PacWest 5K Championship and earns All-American honors with top-10 finish in the 3K steeplechase; CBU named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

    Cheer

    • 2012 - West Coast championship at USA Collegiate Cheer Championships
    • 2013 - Coach Tami Fleming named California State Coach of the Year
    • 2013 - NCA Cheer and Dance National Championship
    • 2014 - National Cheerleading Association Championship
    • 2015 - USA Collegiate and National Cheerleading Association Champions; 14 Lancers earn All-American honors
    • 2016 - USA Collegiate and National Cheerleading Association Champions; 13 Lancers earn All-American honors
      2017 - USA Collegiate and National Cheerleading Association Champions; National Cheerleading Association All-Girls Stunt Group Champions; 12 Lancers earn All-American honors