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Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Katalina Santamaria, Caitlyn Young, and Kate Angeles

April 18, 2018


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The Chico State softball team has a lot to be proud of in their record breaking 39-3 season that included a perfect 20-0 home record at University Softball Field. From one of the Wildcats' greatest all-time pitcher, to a league-leading hitter, this years senior class has shown their dedication and pa...

Wildcat of the Week: Wendy Cardinali

Wildcat of the Week: Wendy Cardinali

Katalina Santamaria

April 4, 2018


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Wendy Cardinali is the starting shortstop and leadoff hitter for Chico State's softball team. Cardinali is a transfer student from Division I Fresno State who is in her junior year as a kinesiology major. Cardinali has been a big part of the successful Wildcat offense this season. She has 35 hits on...

Wildcat of the Week – Michelle Holt

Wildcat of the Week – Michelle Holt

Andrew Baumgartner

March 28, 2018


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Michelle Holt is a sprinter for Chico State's track and field team. Holt is in her sophomore year as a kinesiology major and has had early success as a Wildcat so far this season. She placed first in the 100 and 200-meter dash at the Wildcat Invitational March 10. She is also a part of the 4x400 relay...

Wildcat of the Week – Joseph Ilaoa

Wildcat of the Week – Joseph Ilaoa

Andrew Baumgartner

March 14, 2018


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Joseph Ilaoa is a thrower for Chico State's track and field team. Ilaoa is in his junior year and continues to excel at the discus, shot put and hammer throws in his time as a Wildcat. Ilaoa's most recent success includes his finishes at the Kim Duyst Invitational in Turclock where he finished second in...

Wildcat of the Week – Darby McFall

Wildcat of the Week – Darby McFall

Noah Enns and Caitlyn Young

March 7, 2018


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Darby McFall is a fullback for the women's rugby club and is team captain. The senior has played for the club all four of her years at Chico State and she has been a big reason why the team is number one in the nation. Her leadership and play has contributed to much of the team's success.Q: How did you first get ...

Wildcat of the Week – Haley Gilham

Wildcat of the Week – Haley Gilham

Katalina Santamaria and Caitlyn Young

February 27, 2018


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Senior pitcher Haley Gilham is making her name known this season after a dominant start with a 9-0 record and an ERA of 0.70. The softball team is currently undefeated sitting at 17-0 on the season. Gilham currently holds the school record for single-season wins at 23 and she is only three wins behind th...

Wildcat of the week – Josh McCollum

Wildcat of the week – Josh McCollum

Katalina Santamaria

February 13, 2018


Filed under Golf, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Josh McCollum is a junior transfer student from Creighton University who is on the Chico State men's golf team. McCollum was recognized last week when he finished second out of 80 golfers at the Fujikura Invitationals. The team had a strong performance as well, finishing in second place in the tourn...

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

Wildcat of the week – Kayla Taylor

February 7, 2018


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Wildcat of the Week- Haley Gilham

Wildcat of the Week- Haley Gilham

Natalia Marcus

March 22, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Haley Gilham is a junior pitcher taking the Chico State Softball team by storm. While she has been on the team for three-year, Gilham has been playing softball since she was 4 years old. In the pitcher’s circle, Gilham has wrapped up her fourth win against Cal State East Bay Feb. 24 earning her spot...

Wildcat of the week: Whitney Branham

Wildcat of the week: Whitney Branham

Franky Renteria and Patrick Pace

February 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Whitney Branham is the leading scorer for the Chico State Wildcat's women's basketball team. She averages 14.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and is an 89 percent free throw shooter. After two losing seasons, Branham has been the most important player on a team that currently sits at 14...

Wildcat of the Week: Justin Wiles

Wildcat of the Week: Justin Wiles

Nicholas Woodard

October 8, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

[box]Wildcat of the Week - Justin WilesSport: GolfClass: JuniorMajor: Business[/box]Justin Wiles, a junior men's golfer, shot an 8-under par to tie for first at the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate. Shortly after, Wiles was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Week for Sept. 24-30. In 11 career tournaments, Wiles has won ...

Wildcat of the Week: Lindsay Quigley

Wildcat of the Week: Lindsay Quigley

Nicholas Woodard

September 30, 2014


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Lindsay Quigley, a senior on the Chico State volleyball team, has been a strong player in the Wildcat offense this year with 112 kills in 10 games so far. Most recently, Quigley delivered nine and 12 kills, respectively, in a pair of losses over the weekend.[box]Lindsay Quigley Sport: VolleyballPosition: Mid-hit...

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