A mix of returning and incoming athletes on both the men’s and women’s sides will contribute to the Cal Lutheran cross country program in 2014 as the joint schedule was released by head coach Matt Lea earlier this week.
Much praise is focused on athletic success during the day-to-day operations of Cal Lutheran athletics, but on Saturday, May 10, 160 student-athletes were recognized, honored and inducted into the CLU Scholar Athlete Society at the 11th annual induction ceremony in the Gilbert Arena.
Cal Lutheran is one of 448 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 7-13, 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 40th year of the NCAA.
The Cal Lutheran women’s cross country squad has been named a 2013 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team. CLU’s selection marked the second consecutive season the Regals have earned the team award.
For the second consecutive year, Melissa Skiba ended her cross country season by earning All-America. This morning at the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Championships the senior harrier ran to a seventh place finish in a field of 269 to cap off her collegiate career.
This morning the Cal Lutheran women’s cross country team ran to an eighth place finish against the best in the West as the senior duo of Ashley Frese and Melissa Skiba punched tickets to the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Championships.
On Saturday morning the best cross country runners from 21 teams will line up for the NCAA Division III West Regionals hosted by Pomona-Pitzer. Both the Kingsmen and Regals will send a squad to the meet.
Announced today by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Melissa Skiba was named the Female Athlete of the Week between Oct. 28-Nov. 3 after running to the individual SCIAC cross country crown at the SCIAC Championships in Prado Park on Saturday.
This morning at Prado Park senior Melissa Skiba became the second individual Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) women’s cross country champion for Cal Lutheran as the Regals placed third as a team at the SCIAC Championship meet, placing three student-athletes on All-SCIAC teams in 2013.