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
UniversityCalifornia State University, East Bay
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
Western Water Polo Association (water polo)
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorJason Carmichael
LocationHayward, California
Varsity teams15
Basketball arenaPioneer Gym
Baseball stadiumPioneer Field - Baseball
Soccer stadiumPioneer Stadium
NicknamePioneers
ColorsEast Bay Red, Black, and White[1]
              
Websitewww.eastbaypioneers.com

History

Men's sports Women's sports
BaseballBasketball
BasketballCross country
Cross countryGolf
GolfSoccer
SoccerSoftball
Track and fieldSwimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
† – 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.[2] Historically, Cal State East Bay was a member of Division II from 1961-1998.[2]

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.

Championships

Appearances

The CSU East Bay Pioneers competed in the NCAA Tournament across 12 active sports (6 men's and 7 women's) 70 times at the Division II level.[3]

NCAA Tournament Appearances
Baseball (3): 1972 • 1977 • 2016
Men's basketball (5): 1977 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988
Women's basketball (2): 1989 • 2017
Men's cross country (1): 1986
Women's cross country (1): 1983
Men's golf (1): 2017
Men's soccer (8): 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1988 • 1989
Women's soccer (1): 1988
Softball (1): 1992
Women's swimming and diving (11): 1982 • 1983 • 1985 • 1988 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 2013 • 2014 • 2017 • 2018
Men's outdoor track and field (23): 1965 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1989 • 1991 • 1992 • 2016
Women's outdoor track and field (12): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 2014
Women's volleyball (1): 2018

Team

The Pioneers of CSU East Bay earned 2 NCAA team championships at the Division II level.[4]

Results

School year Sport Opponent Score
1976–77Men's outdoor track and fieldUC Irvine66–58
1988–89Women's soccerBarry1–0

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)

Individual

CSU East Bay had 22 Pioneers win NCAA individual championships at the Division II level.[4]

References

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