Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles

The Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles (also Cal State LA Golden Eagles) are the athletic teams that represent California State University, Los Angeles in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Golden Eagles compete as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for all 10 varsity sports. Cal State LA previously competed in Division I and was a founding member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1969. It left the conference in 1974, but not before winning the conference's basketball title and becoming the last team no longer in Division I to participate in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Cal State Los Angeles
Golden Eagles
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UniversityCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorDaryl Gross
LocationLos Angeles, California
Varsity teams14
Basketball arenaEagle's Nest Arena
Baseball stadiumReeder Field
Soccer stadiumJesse Owens Track
NicknameGolden Eagles
ColorsBlack and gold[1]
   
Websitelagoldeneagles.com

Cal State LA's more than 11 acres (4.5 ha) of athletic facilities is named the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. The sports complex—designation which was approved by the CSU Board of Trustees Sept. 21—features the Eagles Nest Gymnasium, the University Stadium, Jesse Owens Track and Field, Reeder Field (baseball), the swimming pool, and tennis and basketball courts.[2]

HistoryEdit

The Eagles Nest is home to the Cal State LA basketball and volleyball teams. The arena seats just over 3,200 fans at full capacity. In 1984, the Eagles Nest hosted the Summer XXIII (23rd) Olympics judo competition. In July 1984 the Olympic Mural, “Olympic Fantasy,” a mosaic tile work by muralist Guillermo "Bill" Granizo, was installed on west side of the arena in remembrance of the event.[3][4][5]

The Fight SongEdit

The Fight Song Golden Eagles! We're behind you all the way. Golden Eagles! Black and Gold is here to stay. Golden Eagles! Now it's on to win the day. We will fight, fight, fight. Fight with all our might for Cal State L.A.!

–Fran Baxter

Championships -- National (Won, Runner-up); Conference (Won)Edit

 
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Entering the 2017-18 school year, Cal State LA has won a total of 75 conference championships in the University's history. This is in addition to the seven National Championships and 10 National Runner-Up Finishes.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WON

  • Men's Tennis - 1963, 1964, 1965
  • Football - 1964 (#1 on the UPI poll)
  • Men's Track and Field - 1978
  • Men's Archery - 1979
  • Women's Badminton - 1981

Women's TennisEdit

Cal State LA moved its tennis program in 2014 from the California Collegiate Athletic Association to the Pacific West Conference. See NCAA Women's Division II Tennis Championship.

Billie Jean King Sports ComplexEdit

Two-story, 8,500 sf facility is sited between the CSULA stadium running track and the university tennis center. The lower level women's and men's locker / training facilities and the public rest rooms are accessible for use by both the stadium and the tennis courts. This allows the university soccer, track and field and tennis teams to share the facilities. The upper level contains both the CSULA Sports Hall of Fame and a hospitality suite with a small serving kitchen. This level is enclosed with floor to ceiling windows and contains a covered outdoor terrace for uninterrupted viewing of both the tennis courts and the stadium soccer field and track. The site surrounding the building includes grandstands for viewing tennis and an outdoor assembly area for university events.

Varsity sportsEdit

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
Cross country Cross country
Soccer Golf
Track and field Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

FootballEdit

In 1964, the undefeated Diablos were voted national champions, via the UPI coaches' poll, for the NCAA's College Division.[6]

Cal State LA's football program was disbanded after the 1977 season.[7]

Men's GolfEdit

Bob Clark won the NCAA Division I Golf Championship in 1969.[citation needed]

ChampionshipsEdit

AppearancesEdit

The CSU Los Angeles Golden Eagles competed in the NCAA Tournament across 13 active sports (6 men's and 7 women's) 158 times at the Division II level.[8]

NCAA Tournament Appearances
Baseball (4): 1998 • 2006 • 2007 • 2013
Men's basketball (6): 1957 • 1959 • 1974 • 1995 • 1998 • 2000
Women's basketball (2): 2006 • 2012
Men's cross country (5): 1975 • 1978 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989
Women's cross country (8): 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1992 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008
Men's soccer (13): 1981 • 1992 • 1994 • 2006 • 2008 • 2009 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2018
Women's soccer (5): 2007 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2014
Women's tennis (9): 1988 • 1990 • 1992 • 1995 • 1998 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2008
Men's indoor track and field (9): 1985 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1993 • 1996 • 2017
Women's indoor track and field (19): 1991 • 1992 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2001 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2018
Men's outdoor track and field (42): 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Women's outdoor track and field (20): 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2018
Women's volleyball (17): 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2018

The Golden Eagles participated in the 1974 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, going 0-1 with an 88-80 loss to Dayton.

TeamEdit

The Golden Eagles of CSU Los Angeles earned 4 NCAA team championships at the Division II level.[9]

Results

School year Sport Opponent Score
1962–63 Men's tennis Southern Illinois 9–7
1963–64 Men's tennis Southern Illinois 15–15
1964–65 Men's tennis Redlands 20–16
1977–78 Men's outdoor track and field Cal Poly 70–59.5

Below is one national club team championship:

IndividualEdit

CSU Los Angeles had 71 Golden Eagles win NCAA individual championships at the Division II level.[9]

At the NCAA Division I level, CSU Los Angeles garnered 12 individual championships.[9]

Baseball FacultyEdit

Baseball FieldEdit

The baseball field was officially renamed as Reeder Field in honor of baseball coach Jim Reeder who never had a losing season prior to his untimely death in January 1972.

John HerboldEdit

Jan. 3, 1998 Cal State LA head baseball coach John Herbold was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame during the ABCA's national convention in San Diego, CA.

John HerboldEdit

Coach John Herbold was honored by Cal State LA Intercollegiate Athletics for becoming baseball coach with the most wins in University history. Cal State LA has won 398 baseball games since he became head coach in 1984. The previous record of 397 wins was held by Jim Reeder, for whom the baseball field is named.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cal State LA Brand | Colors & Typography". Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Billie Jean King Sports Complex | Spotlight". Calstatela.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  3. ^ "cslainf1.php | California State University, Los Angeles". Calstatela.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Greenlee Plaza | Spotlight". Calstatela.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  6. ^ UPI (December 3, 1964). "Wittenberg Nosed Out For Grid Poll Crown". The Times Recorder. Zanesville, Ohio. Retrieved February 18, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/media/history.php
  8. ^ "NCAA Championships Statistics". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Championships Summary" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Division II Men's Tennis Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "Division II Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Division II Men's Outdoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Division II Men's Indoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Division II Women's Cross Country Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  15. ^ a b "NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Division II Women's Outdoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Division II Women's Indoor Track Championships Records Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 29 May 2018.

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