The Orion

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Lexi Hoedt

November 11, 2016


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Track and field

Grueling practices in the rain and fierce wind that deter shots plague the Chico State athletes in the fall and winter. Although there weren't any games that were rained out this season at Chico State, each athletic team practiced in both rain and shine this year. Senior women's golfer Bianca Armanini...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Full Disclosure, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Men’s golf team finishes 12th

Gabriel Moreno

October 21, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team had its worst performance of the season at the Otter Invitational Oct. 18, with a 40-over par 904 to place 12th.Junior Colby Dean led the team's effort with a 22nd place finish and was the only Wildcat to crack the top 25. Dean struggled in the second round of the tourn...

Women’s Golf team snags third

Cydney Nance

October 21, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team snagged a third place finish at the Sonoma Fall Invitational Oct. 21 with a 615 collective stroke total.Senior Bianca Armanini had her first top 10 finish of the season and sixth of her career by placing fourth with a 5-over par 149. Armanini led the tournament in the fi...

Men’s golf team struggles early

Jordan Jarrell

October 18, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men’s golf team had its least successful opening day Oct. 17 at the Otter Invitational, after shooting 23-over par to place 12th. The team has maintained an almost perfect record this year, with two first-place finishes and one second-place finish. The Wildcats have not failed t...

Women’s golf team places second at Sonoma State

Cydney Nance

October 18, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women’s golf team had its strongest showing of the season in the Sonoma State Fall Invitational, with a second place finish in the first round. The team has yet to find its stride this season as its placed fourth twice and snagged seventh once. The team led the tournament with 14 birdies an...

Women’s golf team snags fourth place

Women’s golf team snags fourth place

Gabriel Moreno

October 6, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team continued their performance at the Dixie State Fall Invitational Oct. 4, by placing fourth with a team score of 28-over par 604.The team has earned two top-five tournament finishes this season and had four players score in the top 25 on the leaderboard.Sophomore Emily Rotter led...

Men’s golf protects their green

Men’s golf protects their green

Jordan Jarrell

October 6, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team finished the InterWest Insurance Wildcat Classic by tying for first with Western Washington University with a cumulative stroke total of 877. It was Chico State in the end who won the tiebreaker with their consistent play, as their top four members had better rounds th...

Men’s golf leads Wildcat Classic

Men’s golf leads Wildcat Classic

Gabriel Moreno

October 4, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men's golf team is enjoying their home field advantage in the InterWest Wildcat Insurance Classic, as they move into the final day of the tournament with a three-stroke lead. Senior Cole Chavez led the 'Cats effort in the tournament by tying for third and shooting 143 in the first two...

Women’s golf places second in Utah

Women’s golf places second in Utah

Cydney Nance

October 4, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team traveled to Hurricane, Utah on Oct. 3 to compete in the Dixie State Fall Invitational, and tied for second after the first day of the tournament.Every member of the team shot below 80 in the first round and delivered a 16-over par 304 performance as a group to wind u...

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