The University of California, Los Angeles had a baseball season worth remembering in 2013. After a season of hard fought wins-many of which were comeback victories-and a 21-9 conference record, the Bruins rolled through the NCAA Regionals and the NCAA Super Regionals on their way into the College World Series tournament for the second consecutive year.
The California State University, Stanislaus Warriors Athletics program finished a successful postseason campaign in the 2012-13 academic year placing in the top 25 percent of all NCAA Division II athletics programs in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.
Turlock High graduate Scott Gray started his tennis career a little later than most, but that didn't stop him from excelling at the high school level and then going on to help Fresno City College earn a state title.
After the greatest Warrior campaign thus far in 2012, men's soccer head coach Dana Taylor has announced the signing of seven outstanding players - four incoming freshmen and three transfers - for the 2013 season.
Warriors Paul Smith and Rob Damschen are among a total of 109 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West - who earned Division II PING All-Region honors for 2013 by the GCAA.
Turlock has been David Gianesin's home for the past 10 years. It's where he made the transition from boy to adolescence to young man and it's where he honed his skills as a football player. But the Valley isn't the only place in Gianesin's heart, there's still occupied space for his first home-Pennsylvania.
The Cal State Stanislaus men's golf team's season came to a sudden end as the Warriors just missed out on qualifying for the NCAA team match play rounds. The Warriors were one of many to score in the 300s on another hot and humid Wednesday as they ended up in ninth place after three rounds.
For the third straight meet, CSU Stanislaus' Thomas Gesser nailed another personal best in the hammer throw as the senior earned an All-American award on Thursday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Imagine this: A longtime softball player loses interest in the sport after graduating high school. She enrolls in a junior college, decides to run track, and becomes a contender almost instantly. Without any prior training or experience, she clocks in three seconds shy of the school record in the 800m, places first in the event at the Northern California Community College Track and Field Championships, is named the first seed heading into the State tournament, finishes fourth at State and becomes an All-American-all while putting in 35 plus hours a week at her full time job.
Marina Ghabbour and Aman Hundal will have a chance to become All-Americans for the second time this season. The middle distance runners will be joined by Denali Foldager and Channing Wilson when the Warriors travel to compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.