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.
At the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships over the weekend, the Cal Lutheran women’s tennis team captured a fourth place finish, its best conference finish since 2012, after defeating La Verne on Friday and then falling to Pomona-Pitzer and Redlands.
On a day when senior Rebecca Drake was recognized prior to the match, the Cal Lutheran women’s tennis team made the day even more memorable with an 8-1 SCIAC victory over Chapman to close out home action at the Poulson Tennis Center this spring.
After rain postponed the original meeting between the Cal Lutheran and Occidental women’s tennis teams, the SCIAC match was worth the wait for the Regals as the visiting team took down the Tigers 8-1 at Scholl Canyon today.