On behalf of California Baptist University, Lancer Athletics, our coaches and more than 400 student-athletes, thank you for your interest in the Lancer Athletics Association (LAA). Whether you are a long-time supporter or first-time donor, I want to emphasize the importance of your decision to contribute to the LAA. Every dollar donated directly impacts CBU Athletics' ongoing mission of academic, athletics and spiritual success. We are excited about the opportunities opening up to us with a move to NCAA Division II, and welcome this new chapter in CBU Athletics. With your partnership, we will continue to build upon our 22 NAIA and 8 NCCAA National Championship and ensure that our student-athletes have the resources necessary to succeed beyond their collegiate experience.
Building Excellence...One Student Athlete at a Time.
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Athletic Director's Welcome
On behalf of California Baptist University, Lancer Athletics, our coaches and more than 400 student-athletes, thank you for your interest in the Lancer Athletics Association (LAA). Whether you are a long-time supporter or a first-time donor, I want to emphasize the importance of your decision to contribute to the LAA. Every dollar donated directly impacts Lancer student-athletes.
We are excited and incredibly encouraged going into our third year of transition to the NCAA Division II. Our Lancers had an outstanding year in their 2011-12 athletics season winning six PacWest Conference Championships and six NCCAA Tournament Championships. Our success in athletics was matched by our tremendous fans and supporters as the LAA was able to increase revenue by 76 percent and donors by 11 percent. We are looking to the future as we continue to build upon the foundation of success established over the past four years.
The Team Behind The Team campaign requests the support of alumni, family and friends as we strive to increase the number of LAA members from last year's total of 1,200 members to 1,500 in 2012-13. This is a special invitation to partner with the LAA as we support the needs of CBU's 20 varsity programs on their ambitious transition to NCAA Division II. We hope you will discover the vital need for your on-going involvement as you learn more of our vision and plans. Your participation will truly make a difference in the lives of our student-athletes and in the future of our athletics program.
Purpose: To install lighting for outdoor facilities. This in return will increase scheduling flexibility for CBU student-athletes and the community.
To Learn More about the Lighting Campaign click here.
Lancer Golf Classic
The California Baptist University Lancer Golf Classic raises much needed support for students who would otherwise not be able to afford a CBU education. Please join us on April 29th, 2013 at the beautiful Victoria Club in Riverside, California, as we swing for the CBU student-athletes who will make a positive difference in the world.
April 29, 2013
2521 Arroyo Drive
Riverside, CA 92506
REGISTRATION COST: (SOLD OUT)
By March 29, 2013 - $250 per individual, $1,000 per foursome
After March 29, 2013 - $300 per individual, $1,200 per foursome
- 8:00 AM Check-in Begins
- 9:00 AM Putting Contest
- 9:45 AM Opening Prayer and Ceremonial First Shot
- 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
- 5:00 PM Awards Banquet and Dinner
- Scramble Format (Best Ball)
- Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Teams
- Lunch, Games, Prizes, Snacks and Beverages Provided Throughout the Course
- Awards Banquet, Dinner Raffle Drawings and Silent Auction Following the Tournament
SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY! -- This event is SOLD OUT!
Lancer Lettermen's Club
Join the Lancer Lettermen's Club Today!
Whether you were a starter, a sub, a coach, a student manager or a student athletic trainer, you were a part of the Lancer family and we encourage you to connect with teammates, friends and coaches. You support of CBU Athletics plays an essential role for our 20 varsity sports to continue their success at the NCAA Division II level. The Lancer lettermen's Club (LLC) provides former CBU student-athletes a new avenue to connect and help sustain the legacy you helped create at CBU. For this very reason the Lancer Athletics Association invites you to stay involved with CBU Athletics as a member of the Lancer Lettermen's Club.
2013 Senior Student-Athlete Banquet
Join us for the third annual Senior Student-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, April 28, 2013 to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our graduating Lancer student-athletes. The evening will feature dinner and an awards ceremony for each athletics program with the male and female senior student-athlete of the year award to be presented at the conclusion of the evening.
Parents are invited to attend at no cost (two complimentary banquet tickets). Tickets for additional friends and family members are $25.00. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 5, 2013.
Business Administration Major
CBU Lancer Men's Cross Country
Sergio Rodriguez will tell you that one of the most important things he has learned in the past year is faith. He began his first season with the California Baptist University Cross Country Team in 2009, and never imagined how much CBU would change his life. Sergio acknowledges Coach Wade Watkins for giving him the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level. "Coach Watkins saw my potential and had faith in me. He believed in me when I didn't believe in myself," says Sergio.
With few opportunities to pursue a higher education degree, Sergio became the first in his family to attend college. He says that his parents and four older sisters are so proud of his achievements; achievements that he believes would not have been possible without a scholarship from CBU.
"I never knew how much CBU could impact my life until I became a student here. My time as a student-athlete has been a life changing experience. Through relationships with great teammates, professors and coaches, I developed a closer relationship with God."
With the support of the CBU Scholarship Fund, Sergio is studying Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Graphic Design. Particularly interested in business, he would like to become an entrepreneur and start his own graphic design company.
Faith is not the only lesson Sergio has taken to heart in the last year. Gratitude resonates in his encouragement to help future scholarship recipients. "As a student who has been blessed to receive a scholarship, I realized how extremely important it is to give back to the University that has supported me," says Sergio. "It is important to understand that you have been given so many new opportunities in life because others have invested in your future." Sergio plans to give back to CBU, especially the Athletics Department, which has inspired him in so many ways. "I want to reach out to others and help them, just as others have helped me."
Find out more about Sergio at the CBU Lancers Athletics website.