Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

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Cal Poly Pomona Broncos
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UniversityCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona
ConferenceCCAA
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorBrian Swanson
LocationPomona, California
Varsity teams11 (5 men's, 6 women's)
Basketball arenaKellogg Arena
Baseball stadiumScolinos Field
Soccer stadiumKellogg Stadium
MascotBilly Bronco
NicknameBroncos
Fight songWilliam Tell Overture
Colors   
Websitebroncoathletics.com
Team NCAA championships
14
Individual and relay NCAA champions
25

The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos or Cal Poly Broncos[1][2][3] are the athletic sports teams for the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).

Cal Poly Pomona has 11 varsity sports teams and offers student participation in a wide range of sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. Cal Poly Pomona participates at the NCAA's Division II (DII) level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The Broncos have 68 CCAA championships[4] and 14 National Championships.[5] Current and former Cal Poly athletes have won 7 Olympic medals (3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze).[6] As of 2024, Cal Poly ranks 9th in the nation in NCAA Division II Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Power Rankings that calculate rankings based on NCSA recruiting network, general academic rankings by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) graduation rates and IPEDS average cost after aid.[7]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Soccer
Soccer Track and field
Track and field Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

NCAA Appearances[edit]

The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos have competed in the NCAA Tournament across 11 active sports (5 men's and 6 women's) 194 times at the Division II level.[8]

  • Baseball (15): 1976 • 1979 • 1980 • 1983 • 1985 • 1988 • 1993 • 2011 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2019 • 2022 • 2023
  • Men's basketball (17): 1962 • 1964 • 1976 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2009 • 2010 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020 • 2022
  • Women's basketball (28): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2014 • 2015 • 2019 • 2020 • 2023
  • Men's Cross Country (23): 1967 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1988 • 1990 • 1992 • 1994 • 1996 • 1997 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2018 • 2019 • 2021 • 2023
  • Women's Cross Country (5): 1985 • 2010 • 2016 • 2017 • 2019
  • Men's Soccer (9): 1998 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2021 • 2022 • 2023
  • Women's Soccer (5): 1999 • 2001 • 2012 • 2014 • 2019
  • Men's Outdoor Track and Field (41): 1965 • 1967 • 1968 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1999 • 2000 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2009 • 2011 • 2012 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2022 • 2023
  • Women's Outdoor Track and Field (32): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2002 • 2004 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2013 • 2014 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2022 • 2023
  • Women's Volleyball (19): 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1988 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1996 • 1997 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2008 • 2018 • 2021 • 2022 • 2023

Team National Titles[edit]

The Broncos have won 12 NCAA championships at the Division II level,[9] as well as two in the AIAW.

Results

School year Sport Opponent Score
1975–76 Baseball SIU Edwardsville 17–3
1979–80 Baseball New Haven 13–6
1981–82 Women's basketball Tuskegee 93–74
1982–83 Baseball Jacksonville State 9–7
1983–84 Men's cross country St. Cloud State 86–100
1984–85 Women's basketball Central Missouri 80–69
1985–86 Women's basketball North Dakota State 70–63
1990–91 Women's tennis UC Davis 5–3
1991–92 Women's tennis Grand Canyon 5–0
2000–01 Women's basketball North Dakota 87–80
2001–02 Women's basketball SE Oklahoma State 74–62
2009–10 Men's basketball IUP 65–53

Below is one national club team championship:

  • Co-ed Roller Hockey (1): 2003 (NCRHA)

Individual National Titles[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona has 25 individual national titles at the Division II level.[9]

NCAA individual championships
Order School year Athlete(s) Sport Source
1 1966–67 Frank Sanfilippo Men's outdoor track and field [10]
2 1971–72 Steve Lauriano Men's outdoor track and field [10]
3 1972–73 James Couch Men's outdoor track and field [10]
4 1976–77 Jeff Russell Men's outdoor track and field [10]
5 1981–82 Jodi Mabb Women's gymnastics [11]
6 1983–84 Janet Nicholls Women's outdoor track and field [12]
7 1985–86 Debra Larsen Women's outdoor track and field [12]
8 1986–87 Xenia Anastasiadou Women's tennis [13]
9 1987–88 Xenia Anastasiadou Women's tennis [13]
10 1987–88 Brandi Gail Women's outdoor track and field [12]
11 1987–88 Angel Roman Men's outdoor track and field [10]
12 1987–88 Durelle Schimek Women's outdoor track and field [12]
13 1987–88 Durelle Schimek Women's outdoor track and field [12]
14 1988–89 Durelle Schimek Women's outdoor track and field [12]
15 1988–89 Doris Williams Women's outdoor track and field [12]
16 1988–89 Marvin Williams Men's outdoor track and field [10]
17 1989–90 Doris Williams Women's outdoor track and field [12]
18 1990–91 Onnaca Heron
Cindy Hamnquist
Women's tennis [13]
19 1990–91 Jakki Henderson Women's outdoor track and field [12]
20 1990–91 Don Parish Men's outdoor track and field [10]
21 1992–93 Steve Kobold
Oscar Mancisidor
Men's tennis [14]
22 1993–94 DeVon Edwards Men's outdoor track and field [10]
23 1997–98 Tabreshia Lawrence Women's outdoor track and field [12]
24 1997–98 Ruth Moecks Women's outdoor track and field [12]
25 2014–15 Justin Ellerbee Men's outdoor track and field [10]

At the NCAA Division I level, Cal Poly Pomona is partially recognized for 1 individual championship - Eduardo Labastida who won a boxing title in 1957 in the 112-pound weight class.[9] Labastida attended the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus, which didn't officially separate from Cal Poly Pomona until 1966. Cal Poly Pomona Athletics does not recognize this title, as Labastida is a member of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Athletics Hall of Fame.[15]

Conference Championships[edit]

CCAA regular season championships (67)[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona has won CCAA regular season championships in the following events:

  • Men's sports (30):
    • Men's Water Polo (5) - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
    • Men's Baseball (8) - 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 2015
    • Men's Basketball (7) - 1980-81, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2017-18, 2018-19
    • Men's Cross Country (5) - 1983, 1985, 1994, 1996, 1997
    • Men's Outdoor Track & Field (3) - 1972, 1997, 1998
    • Men's Soccer (2) - 2014, 2018
  • Women's sports (37):
    • Women's Basketball (19) - 1981-82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2013–14
    • Women's Soccer (2) - 1991, 1999
    • Women's Tennis (11) - 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2003
    • Women's Outdoor Track & Field (2) - 1997, 1998
    • Women's Volleyball (3) - 1981, 1990, 2005

CCAA Tournament championships (18)[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona has won CCAA tournament championships in the following events:

  • Men's sports (8):
  • Women's sports (11):
    • Women's Basketball (11) - 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2011

Olympics[edit]

Olympic medalists[edit]

Games Total
Kim Rhode 3 1 2 6
Chi Cheng 0 0 1 1
Total 3 1 3 7

Former sports[edit]

Football[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona fielded a college football team in Division II through the 1982 season.[16][17] Jim Zorn was the Broncos' quarterback in 1973 and 1974; he played in the NFL for a decade, most notably as the starter for the expansion Seattle Seahawks.


Softball[edit]

While in existence, the Broncos' softball team appeared in seven Women's College World Series, in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988 and 1989.[18]

Club sports[edit]

There are currently 8 club sports at Cal Poly Pomona.[19]

All students may only participate in any clubs/activities with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Bronco Pep Band[edit]

The Bronco Pep Band Victory Arc at the CCAA Division II basketball tournament

The Bronco Pep Band is a student-run band at the university. The band is currently a group within the Athletics Department.

Cal Poly Pomona music department student Daniel Sandt became the first director of what became known as "Bronco Pep Band version 2.0".[20]

Directors[edit]

  • Daniel Sandt (2002–2005)
  • Steven Corral (2005–2009)
  • James Rodriguez (2009-2012)
  • Branden Herron (2012-2014)
  • Ramiro Castañeda (2014-2016)
  • Kingsley Hickman (2016-2018)[21]
  • Viral Shukla (2018–2020)
  • Omar Arellano (2020–present)[22]

Fight song[edit]

The first fight song[edit]

Song of the Viking[23]
Words by Jerry Voorhis, Sung to the tune of The Maine Stein Song

The new fight song[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona Fight Song[24]
Words sung to the trio section of John Philip Sousa's Solid Men to the Front.

Unofficial Fight Song[edit]

The finale of the overture to the opera William Tell has served as the university's fight song.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenda Brock Honored with 2006 Hart Award | PolyCentric | Cal Poly Pomona". polycentric.csupomona.edu. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Cal Poly Broncos Open '10 Season With Win Over SFU". Stryker-Indigo. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ Burmah, Loydie. "Mens soccer 4 up, 4 down". Coyote Chronicle. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  4. ^ Accessed May 7th, 2015
  5. ^ "Accessed May 7th, 2015". Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  6. ^ "Top 12 Athletics Achievements". www.cpp.edu. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  7. ^ "Best NCAA Division 2 Colleges". Next College Student Athlete. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  8. ^ "NCAA Championships Statistics". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Championships Summary" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NCAA Division II Men's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  11. ^ "NCAA Championships Records (Discontinued Sports)" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NCAA Division II Women's Outdoor Track Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  14. ^ "NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championships Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Eduardo Labastida Ochoa (2000) - Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame". Cal Poly. Retrieved 2024-02-02.
  16. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona drops football after 36 years". Los Angeles Times. December 1, 1982. p. III-3. Retrieved March 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.Open access icon
  17. ^ Fogt, Anneli (September 24, 2013). "Cal Poly's football past". Poly Post. (Pomona, California). (Cal Poly Pomona student newspaper). Archived from the original on August 28, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  18. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  19. ^ Harper, Kyleena. "California State Polytechnic University - Pomona - Athletics - Niche". College Prowler. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  20. ^ Bronco Pep Band History
  21. ^ "Previous Directors". Cal Poly Pomona - Bronco Pep Band. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  22. ^ "The Band". Cal Poly Pomona - Bronco Pep Band. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Special Collections & University Archives - Voorhis Vikings". Csupomona.edu. 2012-01-10. Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  24. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona - Bronco Pep Band". Csupomona.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  25. ^ "Bronco Pep Band unofficial song". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-09-02.

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