Cal State East Bay Pioneers
The Cal State East Bay Pioneers (also CSU East Bay Pioneers, East Bay Pioneers, and CSUEB Pioneers; formerly Cal State Hayward) are the athletic teams that represent California State University, East Bay, located in Hayward, California, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Pioneers compete as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for all 15 varsity sports except for women's water polo, which competes in the Western Water Polo Association.
|Cal State East Bay Pioneers|
|University||California State University, East Bay|
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association|
Western Water Polo Association (water polo)
|Athletic director||Jason Carmichael|
|Basketball arena||Pioneer Gym|
|Baseball stadium||Pioneer Field - Baseball|
|Soccer stadium||Pioneer Stadium|
|Colors||East Bay Red, Black, and White|
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Track and field†||Swimming and diving|
|Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.|
Cal State East Bay began Division II competition in 2008 as part of a transition to the NCAA and had previously been a dual member of NCAA Division III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with ten sports competing as NCAA Division III independents and five sports in the NAIA's California Pacific Conference. Historically, Cal State East Bay was a member of Division II from 1961-1998.
From 1961 until their closing in 1993, the Pioneers football team won a total of six conference collegiate championships. Cal State East Bay has produced over 160 All-Americans and has won 77 conference championships in NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 1972 and 1981, the women's outdoor track and field team won national championships. The first was an outright championship, and the second was as a member of the AIAW Division III. In 1979 and 1980 the women's cross country team won AIAW Division III national championships. In 1988 the women's soccer team won the NCAA Division II National Championship. In 2008, the women's water polo team won the Division III National Championship.
- Men's (1)
- Outdoor track and field (1): 1977
- Women's (1)
- Soccer (1): 1988
|1976–77||Men's outdoor track and field||UC Irvine||66–58|
Below are four national championships that were not bestowed by the NCAA:
- Women's cross country – Division III (2): 1979, 1980 (AIAW)
- Women's outdoor track and field – Division I (1): 1972 (AIAW)
- Women's outdoor track and field – Division III (1): 1981 (AIAW)
- "University Colors – Cal State East Bay". Retrieved June 18, 2016.
- "Cal State East Bay Granted NCAA Division II Active Status". CCAA. July 8, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
- "NCAA Championships Statistics". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
- "Championships Summary" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
- "NCAA Division II Men's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "NCAA Division II Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "NCAA Division II Women's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 30 May 2018.