Scores of CBU student athletes awarded academic honors
Riverside, Calif. (July 3, 2019) – Lancer athletics enjoyed great success on the playing field and in the classroom in its first season in NCAA Division I.
A total of 132 Lancers earned Western Athletic Conference (WAC) All-Academic recognition in 2018-19. To be eligible for Academic All-WAC Honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year at CBU, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.
Overall, CBU's 18 intercollegiate athletic teams achieved a cumulative 3.355 GPA for the 2018-19 academic year. That figure was greater than the 3.24 GPA for 2017-18, and was an improvement on its previous department best GPA of 3.267 from 2016-17.
"The Lancers put the STUDENT in student-athlete," said Dr. Micah Parker, director of Athletics. "Not only did our teams have a terrific year in our first year of D-I, they managed their new schedules and set a record for department GPA."
On the field of competition, CBU logged five top-three WAC finishes in the regular season. Lancers women’s cross-country and baseball teams brought home the university’s first two conference championships in the NCAA Division I era.
Additionally, five CBU teams qualified for postseason tournaments (women's volleyball, men's and women's swimming, and men's and women's basketball). Both basketball teams hosted first-round postseason games and both the men’s and women’s water polo teams ended the year ranked in the top-25 in NCAA D-I rankings (men 16th, women 25th).