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...

Wildcats end season strong

Wildcats end season strong

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team faced Alaska Anchorage in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and lost 0-3 to end the Wildcats season Dec. 1.The loss concludes the Wildcats season, leaving their overall record at 23-8. The 23 wins Chico State had led it to a California Collegiate Athletic Associati...

Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The offensive barrage of senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner couldn't lead the Chico State volleyball team to the championship win over Cal State San Bernardino.The team's faced off Nov. 20 in the final round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, where the Wildcats came away...

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Cydney Nance

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A second sweep in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament propelled the Chico State volleyball team to the CCAA finals.The Wildcats were able to take down Stanislaus State behind the talented play of first-year outside hitter Kim Wright. Wright had 11 kills in the game which closed ou...

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Kenta Mcafee

November 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team utilized its star setter and outside hitters Nov. 18 to sweep Cal State Dominguez Hills and advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament's semifinals. The Wildcats posted nine sweeps in their conference on their road to the CCAA Tournament but had a...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Volleyball clinches North Division Title

Volleyball clinches North Division Title

Gabriel Moreno

November 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A comeback win Nov. 11 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros clinched the California Collegiate Athletic Association North Division title. The win also marked the fourth time in 14 years that head coach Cody Hein has reached the 20-win mark in a single season. Chico State currently holds a 20-6...

‘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”...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

Seniors capture final volleyball home win

Seniors capture final volleyball home win

Gabriel Moreno

November 6, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

In their final appearance on the Chico State court Nov. 5, seniors Jacki Kreymborg, Ashton Kershner and Torey Thompson all contributed to a sweep against Cal State San Marcos. Each player has been critical in the Wildcats reign over the California Collegiate Athletic Association and are important...

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Makayla Hopkins

November 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After a tough loss against Sonoma State, the Chico State Volleyball team came out with intensity against the UC San Diego Tritons and closed the game in three sets Nov. 4. Despite the many errors, first-year outside hitter Camryn Rocha and junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano dominated the first set...

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Gabriel Moreno

October 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

For the first time since Sept. 9 the Chico State Volleyball team failed to win a set against its opponent. The Sonoma State Seawolves walked onto the top-ranking Wildcats home court Oct. 29 with a second place ranking in their division and a five-game win streak. In three sets, the Seawolves closed...

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