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The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos or Cal Poly Broncos[3][4] are the athletic sports teams for the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).

Cal Poly Pomona Broncos
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UniversityCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorBrian Swanson
LocationPomona, California
Basketball arenaKellogg Arena
Baseball stadiumScolinos Field [1]
MascotBilly Bronco
NicknameBroncos
Fight songWilliam Tell Overture
ColorsGreen and Gold[2]
         
Websitewww.broncoathletics.com

Cal Poly Pomona has 11 varsity sports teams and offers student participation in a wide range of sports including soccer, volleyball, track and field, basketball, and baseball. Cal Poly Pomona participates at the NCAA's Division II (DII) level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The Broncos have 65 CCAA championships[5] and 14 NCAA National Championships.[6] Current and former Cal Poly athletes have won 7 Olympic medals (3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze).[7]

TeamsEdit

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Soccer
Soccer Track and field
Track and field Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor
 
Cal Poly Pomona's Men's Basketball Team playing against the USC Trojans at Galen Center

While in existence, the Broncos' softball team appeared in seven Women's College World Series, in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988 and 1989.[8]

ChampionshipsEdit

AppearancesEdit

The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos competed in the NCAA Tournament across 11 active sports (5 men's and 6 women's) 165 times at the Division II level.[9]

NCAA Tournament Appearances
Baseball (12): 1976 • 1979 • 1980 • 1983 • 1985 • 1988 • 1993 • 2011 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017
Men's basketball (13): 1962 • 1964 • 1976 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2009 • 2010 • 2013 • 2015 • 2016 • 2018
Women's basketball (25): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2014 • 2015
Men's cross country (20): 1967 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1988 • 1990 • 1992 • 1994 • 1996 • 1997 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2018
Women's cross country (4): 1985 • 2010 • 2016 • 2017
Men's soccer (5): 1998 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Women's soccer (4): 1999 • 2001 • 2012 • 2014
Women's indoor track and field:
Men's outdoor track and field (38): 1965 • 1967 • 1968 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1999 • 2000 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2009 • 2011 • 2012 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2018
Women's outdoor track and field (27): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2002 • 2004 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2013 • 2014 • 2016
Women's volleyball (16): 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1988 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1996 • 1997 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2008 • 2018

TeamEdit

The Broncos of Cal Poly Pomona earned 12 NCAA championships at the Division II level.[10]

Results

School year Sport Opponent Score
1975–76 Baseball SIU Edwardsville 17–3
1979–80 Baseball New Haven 13–6
1981–82 Women's basketball Tuskegee 93–74
1982–83 Baseball Jacksonville State 9–7
1983–84 Men's cross country St. Cloud State 86–100
1984–85 Women's basketball Central Missouri 80–69
1985–86 Women's basketball North Dakota State 70–63
1990–91 Women's tennis UC Davis 5–3
1991–92 Women's tennis Grand Canyon 5–0
2000–01 Women's basketball North Dakota 87–80
2001–02 Women's basketball SE Oklahoma State 74–62
2009–10 Men's basketball IUP 65–53

Below are two national championships that were not bestowed by the NCAA:

  • Women's tennis – Division II (2): 1980, 1981 (AIAW)

Below is one national club team championship:

  • Co-ed roller hockey (1): 2003 (NCRHA)

IndividualEdit

Cal Poly Pomona had 25 Broncos win NCAA individual championships at the Division II level.[10]

At the NCAA Division I level, Cal Poly Pomona garnered 1 individual champion.[10]

Conference championshipsEdit

CCAA regular season championships (67)Edit

Cal Poly Pomona has won CCAA regular season championships in the following events:

  • Men's sports (30):
    • Men's Water Polo (5) - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
    • Men's Baseball (8) - 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 2015
    • Men's Basketball (7) - 1980-81, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2017-18, 2018-19
    • Men's Cross Country (5) - 1983, 1985, 1994, 1996, 1997
    • Men's Outdoor Track & Field (3) - 1972, 1997, 1998
    • Men's Soccer (2) - 2014, 2018
  • Women's sports (37):
    • Women's Basketball (19) - 1981-82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2013–14
    • Women's Soccer (2) - 1991, 1999
    • Women's Tennis (11) - 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2003
    • Women's Outdoor Track & Field (2) - 1997, 1998
    • Women's Volleyball (3) - 1981, 1990, 2005

CCAA Tournament championships (17)Edit

Cal Poly Pomona has won CCAA tournament championships in the following events:

  • Men's sports (6):
  • Women's sports (11):
    • Women's Basketball (11) - 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2011

OlympicsEdit

Olympic medalistsEdit

Games       Total
Kim Rhode 3 1 2 6
Chi Cheng 0 0 1 1
Total 3 1 3 7

Former sportsEdit

FootballEdit

Cal Poly Pomona fielded a college football team in Division II through the 1982 season.[16][17] Jim Zorn was the Broncos' quarterback in 1973 and 1974; he played in the NFL for a decade, most notably as the starter for the expansion Seattle Seahawks.


Club sportsEdit

There are currently 7 club sports at Cal Poly Pomona.[18]

All student may only participate in any clubs/activities with a 3.0 or higher

Previously, there was a Cal Poly Pomona Men's Club Volleyball team. Team Coach was Coach Rosie Wegrich. Players: Huey Long, Herwin Samson, Burton Pang, Matt Florido, Jonathan Cooper, Arnold Dichosa, Brian Bingman,

Bronco Pep BandEdit

 
The Bronco Pep Band Victory Arc at the CCAA Division II Basketball Tournament

The Bronco Pep Band is a student-run band at the university. The band is currently a group within the Athletics Department.

Cal Poly Pomona music department student Daniel Sandt became the first director of what became known as "Bronco Pep Band version 2.0".[19]

DirectorsEdit

  • Daniel Sandt (2002–2005)
  • Steven Corral (2005–2009)
  • James Rodriguez (2009-2012)
  • Branden Herron (2012-2014)
  • Ramiro Castañeda (2014-2016)
  • Kingsley Hickman (2016-2018)[20]
  • Viral Shukla (2018-present)[21]

Fight songEdit

The first fight songEdit

Song of the Viking[22]
Words by Jerry Voorhis, Sung to the tune of The Maine Stein Song

The new fight songEdit

Cal Poly Pomona Fight Song[23]
Words sung to the trio section of John Phillip Sousa's Solid Men to the Front.

Unofficial Fight SongEdit

The finale of the overture to the opera William Tell has served as the university's fight song.[24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona Web Colors". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  3. ^ https://archive.is/20130409232009/http://polycentric.csupomona.edu/news_stories/2006/09/glenda-brock-honored-with-2006-hart-award.html
  4. ^ "Cal Poly Broncos Open '10 Season With Win Over SFU". Stryker-Indigo. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  5. ^ Accessed May 7th, 2015
  6. ^ Accessed May 7th, 2015
  7. ^ "Top 12 Athletics Achievements". www.cpp.edu. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  8. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  9. ^ "NCAA Championships Statistics". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Championships Summary" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NCAA Division II Men's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  12. ^ "NCAA Championships Records (Discontinued Sports)" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NCAA Division II Women's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  15. ^ "NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona drops football after 36 years". Los Angeles Times. December 1, 1982. p. III-3. Retrieved March 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  17. ^ Fogt, Anneli (September 24, 2013). "Cal Poly's football past". Poly Post. (Pomona, California). (Cal Poly Pomona student newspaper). Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  18. ^ Harper, Kyleena. "California State Polytechnic University - Pomona - Athletics - Niche". College Prowler. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  19. ^ Bronco Pep Band History
  20. ^ "Previous Directors". Cal Poly Pomona - Bronco Pep Band. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  21. ^ "The Band". Cal Poly Pomona - Bronco Pep Band. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Special Collections & University Archives - Voorhis Vikings". Csupomona.edu. 2012-01-10. Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  23. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona - Bronco Pep Band". Csupomona.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  24. ^ "Bronco Pep Band unofficial song". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-09-02.

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