Lubbock Christian Chaparrals and Lady Chaps
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The Lubbock Christian Chaparrals and Lady Chaps (also LCU Chaparrals) are the athletic teams that represent Lubbock Christian University, located in Lubbock, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Chaparrals, also known colloquially as the Chaps, compete as members of the Lone Star Conference for all 11 varsity sports.
|Lubbock Christian Chaparrals and Lady Chaps|
|University||Lubbock Christian University|
|Conference||Lone Star Conference|
|Athletic director||Scott Larson (interim)|
|Basketball arena||Rip Griffin Center|
|Baseball stadium||Hays Field|
|Softball stadium||Plains Capital Ballpark|
|Soccer stadium||LCU Soccer Field|
Lady Chaps (women)
|Colors||Blue and White|
The Chaparrals baseball team has won the NAIA World Series in 1983 and 2009, and came in second in 2011.
Lady Chaparral Basketball competed in the NAIA tournament championship game in 2006, the quarterfinals in 2008 and the Fab Four in 2012.
In their first year eligible for NCAA postseason play, the Lady Chaps advanced to the 2016 Division II Championship game. On April 4, 2016, the Lady Chaps defeated the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 78-73 to win their first national championship.
The Lady Chaps have since advanced to the DII Women's Elite Eight in
Lubbock Christian University's Maddi Chitsey nailed a three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left to force the first-ever double overtime contest in the history of the NCAA Division II title game, and the No.5-seed Lady Chaparrals outscored No.2-seed Southwestern Oklahoma State 20-10 in the second overtime to pull off a 95-85 upset win for their third upset-win of the tournament and their second NCAA Division II national championship title in program history.
Coach Steve Gomez was named the 2016 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year.
Lady Chaparral Softball won the NAIA National Championship in 2008, in their first season of competition.
- Lubbock Christian University Visual Identity Guide (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- Williams, Don (July 13, 2012). "LCU to move from NAIA to NCAA Division ii". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- "Lubbock Christian's Steve Gomez named 2016 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year". Retrieved June 5, 2018.