The Cal Lutheran women’s basketball team opened up their season on Friday, defeating Pacific Lutheran 78-52 in a non-conference contest in the Doug McArthur Classic hosted by Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
The Cal Lutheran women’s basketball team has experience on their side and are ready for the 2016-17 season after making it to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament Final last season. The Regals squad returns 12 players and has also added four talented newcomers to complete the roster.
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 4-10, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 42nd year of the NCAA.
California Lutheran University has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to allow the team to base its training operations on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus for at least two years.
Announced on Thursday by the league office, a pair of Cal Lutheran women’s basketball student-athletes in senior Chelsea Jacoby and junior Jessica Salottolo earned First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) recognition.
For the second year in a row, the Cal Lutheran women’s basketball team was defeated at the hands of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament Championship. Playing in the Linde Activities Center, the Athenas used a big run at the end of the first half to break the game open and maintained their lead in the second half to beat the Regals 75-48 on Saturday night.
The Cal Lutheran women's basketball team will have to overcome a familiar challenge in pursuit of a SCIAC title. The third-seeded Regals face top-seeded Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the championship game of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament on Saturday at 6 p.m. with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Championships.