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Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Senior golfers thank teammates, coach

Senior golfers thank teammates, coach

Danielle Pubill

May 17, 2016


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

As graduation quickly approaches, senior golfers Dani O'Keefe and Bianca Armanini's collegiate golfing careers come to a close. Both O'Keefe and Armanini have learned much about themselves as athletes and as people in general. "I've gotten more patient with myself," Armanini said. Being from...

Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

Danielle Pubill

April 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Senior golfer Dani O'Keefe is wrapping up her golfing career at Chico State and has had some great moments throughout her time golfing for the 'Cats. With a teaching professional as a father and her family owning a golf course in her home town of Santa Maria, California, O'Keefe has had golf in her...

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Julie Ortega

September 22, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women’s golf team has never been a large team, but not by choice. The team has had to deal with the unexpected departure of players for either personal reasons or not meeting grade requirements. Within the past two seasons, the Wildcats have lost a total of three players on a relative...

Women’s golf falls short of playoffs, prepares for next season

Women’s golf falls short of playoffs, prepares for next season

Matthew Vislosky

May 10, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to make it to two NCAA Super Regionals in two years, but fell short after losing to Sonoma State. The Wildcats couldn't crack the 36-team bracket that is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals, but the season ushered in many positives, said Nick Green, head coach. "We shot o...

‘Cats take 2nd place as tournament host

‘Cats take 2nd place as tournament host

Matthew Vislosky

April 23, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team hosted the Interwest Wildcat Invitational and came away with a second place finish in a four-team field. Only three other teams showed up for the tournament, Sonoma State, CSU Monterey Bay and CSU East Bay. Junior Bianca Armanini finished in second place wit...

Women’s golf finishes 17th in tournament

Women’s golf finishes 17th in tournament

Matthew Vislosky

April 10, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team struggled to put up good scores in the Sonoma State Spring Invitational at the Rohnert Park Foxtail Golf Club on April 6 and 7.The team finished 17th out of the 20 teams who competed.Junior Dani O'Keefe led the 'Cats with a total score of 163, 82 in round one and 81 in round t...

‘Cats find success in Mustang Intercollegiate

‘Cats find success in Mustang Intercollegiate

Matthew Vislosky

April 5, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team posted an eighth place finish with two Wildcats breaching the top 20 in The Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate on April 3 and April 4. Sophomore Abbey McGrew ended the tournament tied for seventh place with a total score of 150. She posted a score of 75 on both days. She finished the tour...

Shorthanded Wildcats find success

Shorthanded Wildcats find success

Matthew Vislosky

March 26, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats took only three golfers to the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational, with juniors Dani O'Keefe, Bianca Armanini and sophomore Abbey McGrew.The players competed individually unable to post an overall team score. O'Keefe posted a round one score of 77, which put her tied for eleventh aft...

‘Cats post 7th-place finish

‘Cats post 7th-place finish

Matthew Vislosky

March 12, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to use its recent fifth place finish as a stepping stone to more top five finishes, but unfortunately that wasn't the case in the Cal State East Bay Tim Tierney Shootout. After Monday, the 'Cats were tied for third place thanks to multiple birdies. ...

‘Cats battle through weather to earn 5th place finish

‘Cats battle through weather to earn 5th place finish

Matthew Vislosky

March 7, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The spring season for the Chico State women's golf team started with no practice rounds on Sunday because of the weather.The Wildcats started the St. Edward's Invitational a day early on Sunday due to the rain forecast on Monday, but they still managed to end the tournament on Tuesday. After the first round, the 'Cats were tied for f...

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Matthew Vislosky

March 1, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

Whether it's viewing spectacular mountains, watching the waves crash into the rocks at Pebble Beach or playing at historical golf courses in Scotland, one thing is certain — golf is a beautiful game. As opposed to other sports that are played in hot and humid arenas, golf tournaments are held o...

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