Legends Rising and Records Falling: Chico State Athletics off to Scorching Start
Another fantastic fall for the Chico State Department of Athletics is ending, culminating in two more California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles, several NCAA Championship berths, and excitement for what’s still to come. Records have fallen and legends have risen, and the year has only just begun! Here are some of the highlights.
United States National Rugby Team Starter and Former Chico State Star Hangs Up Her Cleats
Megan Foster, whose rugby career began at Chico State and took her all the way to the United States National Team, recently retired.
Inspired by his Parents, Fontanelli Plays with Passion and Purpose
Chico State Men's Soccer Coach Felipe Restrepo says that teammates try to emulate Adrian Fontanelli because of his pride, joy, and passion. But Fontanelli says his work ethic comes from his parents, Carlos and Marcela.
Baseball Alum Leans Into His Legacy
Chico State Baseball alumnus Eric Angerer reflects on holding the program's all-time record for times hit-by-pitch.
Wildcats’ Triple Threat: Myli Martinez
Basketball player Myli Martinez's three-point bombs have placed her in the program's record books.
Thirteen sets of siblings have donned the cardinal and white of the Wildcats, and the men's soccer program’s legacy is becoming intergenerational.
Title IX at 50: Current Wildcat Calling Attention to Women Who Paved the Way
The legacy of Title IX at Chico State is filled with stories of inspiring women. Mia Mendoza knows many of them by heart after spending this year sharing them with Chico State’s student-athletes and fans to honor the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation.
Soccer Programs Win Big on Small Screen
The Chico State women's and men's soccer programs shine in episode four of The Rivalries, a documentary series produced for the LG Championships channel available to watch now.
5 Questions with Author, Alum, and Superhero While he Sleeps, Narcippa Teague
Chico State graduate and former men's basketball player Narcippa Teague shares about his new children's book and new outlook on life.
Student-Athlete Captures CalHOPE Courage Award
Gretta Kirkby, winner of the CalHOPE Courage Award, is using the opportunity to remind her peers to reach out for help if they need it.
Update: Rory Abberton Runs into the Chico State Record Books
Chico State cross-country runner Rory Abberton, who detailed his journey as a student-athlete for Chico State Today last week, earned his first all-American honors in his final race.
Running Down My Dream at Chico State
Chico State student-athlete Rory Abberton will run his final collegiate cross country race at Friday’s NCAA Division II Championships. He considers the path he took to get there, and those who helped along the way.
Baseball Voyage Marked by Strong Arm, Strong Voice
Luke Barker’s focus has been on making it to the big leagues, but when he spotted some serious inequities, he decided to say something.
Soccer Player Susanna Garcia Leads on the Pitch and in the Classroom
And as she returns to lead the Wildcats in her fifth and final season, Sanna Garcia earned one of only nine All-America honors in the program's storied history.
Alumni Establish Endowment for Men’s and Women’s Rugby Programs￼
Chico State alumni have established an endowment to support the men's and women's rugby programs.
Title IX Turns 50: Celebrating Advancements, Planning for Greater Change
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on 50 years of Title IX.
Chico State Alum Barker is a Big Leaguer!
Former Chico State All-American baseball player Luke Barker has been called up to the major leagues by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Swimming and Diving Team’s Legacy Lives On
As national champions, record-setters, and outstanding competitors, members of Chico State’s decorated swimming and diving team set a lasting impression during its three-decade run—and they continue to make headlines today.
Basketball Player’s Success a Slam Dunk in Classroom and the Court
The most decorated student-athlete in Chico State’s men’s basketball history, Kevin Warren will graduate this spring with a master’s in communication studies.
Alumna Kym Crosby Readies To Run for Team USA at 2021 Paralympics
A bronze medalist in Rio in 2016, Kym Crosby ('17) claimed the 100- and 400-meter titles at the US Paralympic Trials. She heads to Tokyo in August.
Wildcats Baseball Celebrates 125 Years of Success
Ever since its humble start in 1896, the baseball team has enjoyed a legacy of success—two national titles, numerous alumni advancing to the professional ranks, and winning the hearts of fans for generations.
COVID-19 Vaccines Required for CSU, Chico University Housing Residents, Student-Athletes Participating in NCAA Athletics
Chico State will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in University Housing or participating in NCAA athletics, beginning in the fall 2021 semester.
Former Wildcat Golf Star Shines As Caddie on PGA Stage
During the first few years of this millennium, there was no better golfer at the NCAA Division II level than J.J. Jakovac. Now he is earning a similar reputation as a professional caddie.
Baseball Catcher Named CCAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
No surprise to his faculty, accounting major Tyler Stofiel captured the conference's most prestigious academic award.
Formula for Success
After setting a conference mark for most career 3-pointers, Madison Wong has larger ambitions beyond the game.
On Pace to Finish Strong
Student-athlete and graduating senior MacKenzie Deeter may have missed her last season of competition due to COVID-19 but she left a legacy of sustainability on and off the track.
Student-Athletes Urge Peers to Scratch the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Chico State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created a resource page for Mental Health Awareness Month and kicked off a campaign aimed to end mental health stigma. #ScratchTheStigma
Fond Farewell: Chico State Volleyball Coach Cody Hein
On and off the court, Chico State women's volleyball coach Cody Hein fully embodied his mantra, “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”
Worth Sharing: Model UN Team Shines
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
‘Ain’t No Runner Like a Chico Runner’
The Wildcats are one of only three schools to reach the NCAA Championships in each year of this century! Once again, both the women and men's teams placed in the top 10.
US Women’s Soccer’s Star Behind the Scenes
Former Wildcat Molly Downtain (Kinesiology, '12) no longer plays competitive soccer, but her job with the US Soccer Federation puts her shoulder-to-shoulder with the world's best players.
Worth Sharing: CCAA Honors Men’s Golf Team
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
Barker Named NACDA Athletic Director of the Year for Second Time
Anita Barker named a national Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year for the second time in her tenure leading Wildcat Athletics.
Fond Farewell: Philanthropist and Honorary Doctorate Recipient Steve Nettleton
Steve Nettleton, known for his generous service to the community, was the second in the University’s history to earn an honorary doctorate.
Wildcat Keeper Finds His Place on the Pitch
As one of the finest goalkeepers in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Chico State’s Damion Lewis is a study in contrast.
Ability First Educates and Empowers Through Sports Instruction
Since its inception on 1987, Ability First Sports has developed into one of the country’s premier sports and recreation instructional summer camps for children ages 8 to 17 with physical disabilities.
From Sprints to Sleds: Wildcat Track Alums Make Their Push
Standout student-athletes take on sliding sports for a chance to represent USA at the Olympics.
Wish granted; Smile cherished
Chico State student athletes partner with Make-A-Wish to send a 5-year-old boy to LEGOLAND.
It’s Wish Week at Chico State!
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Make A Wish granting local child's wish Saturday
Want a behind-the-scenes peek into Division II basketball? Open the ‘Red Door’
Carson Medley’s book “Through the Red Door” is much more than a look back at a college basketball season. It’s an homage to the individual parts that move the story along at Chico State.