Cal Poly Pomona Broncos


Cal Poly Pomona Broncos
Cal Poly Pomona Broncos
Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Athletics Logo.png
University California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Conference(s) California Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA Division II
Athletics director Brian Swanson
Location Pomona, CA
Varsity teams
Basketball arena Kellogg Gym
Baseball stadium Scolinos Field [1]
Mascot Billy Bronco
Nickname Broncos
Fight song William Tell Overture
Colors Green and Gold

         

Homepage Bronco Athletics

The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos or Cal Poly Broncos[2] are the athletic sports team for the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Cal Poly Pomona has 12 varsity sports teams and offers student participation in a wide range of sports including soccer, volleyball, track and field, basketball, softball, baseball, and tennis. Cal Poly Pomona participates at the NCAA's Division II (DII) level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Broncos are currently by far the most successful program in their conference having achieved 60 CCAA[3] and 14 NCAA National Championships,[4] more than double as much as their closest rival. They have an intense rivalry with the UC San Diego Tritons as both programs are the two most successful in the CCAA.[citation needed]

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History

Voorhis Vikings athletics logo

Before the institution moved from San Dimas to Pomona, the school had a handful of athletic teams known as the "Voorhis Vikings". The teams were composed mostly of homeless and orphaned boys of all races who were cared for at the Voorhis School during the ten-year period it operated (1928–1938).[5] Despite this background, the university's current athletic programs are named the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos.

Championships

Cal Poly Pomona's Men's Basketball Team playing against the USC Trojans at Galen Center

NCAA national championships (14)

Cal Poly Pomona has won NCAA Division II championships in the following events:

Sport NCAA National
Championships
Seasons
Men's Baseball 3 1976, 1980, 1983
Men's Basketball 1 2010
Women's Basketball 5 1982, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2002
Men's Cross Country 1 1983
Women's Tennis 4 1980, 1981, 1991, 1992
Total 14

CCAA championships (60)

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

  • Men's sports (23):
    • Men's Water Polo (5) - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
    • Men's Baseball (7) - 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1885, 1988, 1991
    • Men's Basketball (3) - 1980-1981, 2004–2005, 2008–2009, 2009–2010
    • Men's Cross Country (5) - 1983, 1985, 1994, 1996, 1997
    • Men's Outdoor Track & Field (3) - 1972, 1997, 1998
  • Women's sports (36):
    • Women's Basketball (18) - 1981-1982, 1982–1983, 1983–1984, 1984–1985, 1985–1986, 1986–1987, 1987–1988, 1988–1989, 1989–1990, 1990–1991, 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1993–1994, 1996–1997, 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2001–2002
    • 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

Club sports

There are currently 7 club sports at Cal Poly Pomona.[6]

All student may only participate in any clubs/activities with a 3.0 or higher

Fight song

The first fight song

Song of the Viking[7]
Words by Jerry Voorhis

Sung to the tune of The University of Maine Stein Song

Stand, young men, and face your day;
Life, with its hopes, now calls you;
Think, and build the Faith of your age;
Work, and make the world anew!
So meet your destiny as men;
Stand forth with loyal hearts and strong!
For God in spirit is within you
As now you chant your battle song.

Chorus:
To the courage and might
Of the toilers of every craft under the sun!
To the kindness and light
Of generous hearts that hold love for mankind!
To the thought, and the art
Of the mind of the man who makes beauty anew!
To the love and the heart
Of the man who would die for a friend

The greed that still holds men as serfs-
The lies and the hate that breed war-
The might that holds the weak in contempt-
The ignorance that makes men fear-
These shall stand condemned by the Light
Of a Truth that shall set men free.
Search until you find that Truth.
Then speak, and the world shall see.

We pledge our loyalty till death
To all whom our school may call.
We go together into the fight
All for one and one for all.
We pledge our lives and all our strength,
Our powers whate’er they be;
Our cause the Brotherhood of man-and
The Kingdom of our loves set free.

Bronco Fight Song

The high-energy finale of the overture to the opera William Tell has served as the university's fight song.[8] It's usually played by the Bronco Pep Band at home games and is a very familiar work composed by Gioachino Rossini.

A recording of the song is found on YouTube here.

Lyrics

Fight you Broncos
Fight, fight, fight!
Charge on in, get the win
To-night, night, night.
Broncos have the will to score
Increase the lead and watch us soar
That's the way, we end the day
Po-mo-na is here to stay.
Fight you Broncos
Fight, fight, fight!
Time to show the other team
Our might, might, might!
The green and gold will get the win,
We are the best there's ever been,
The Broncos of Cal Poly.

See also

References

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