Chapman Athletics Headlines

  • Criswell repeats as SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    January 15, 2018
    For the second consecutive week, sophomore Lucy Criswell was honored as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week. She continued a dominant SCIAC season with 16.7 points and seven rebounds per game over three games, including her first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Whittier.
  • Dominant defense leads women's basketball to win over CMS
    January 13, 2018
    A program-best start became even better as the Chapman University women’s basketball team locked down Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for a 68-56 victory. With the win, the Panthers (12-3, 7-0) won for the sixth straight game and took sole possession of first place in the SCIAC.
  • Will Crewe sets school record in 200 fly
    January 13, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams competed in a SCIAC meet featuring Redlands and Occidental earlier this morning, where the women earned a victory over the Bulldogs. Freshman Will Crewe broke yet another school record, this time in the 200 butterfly.
  • Men’s basketball drops back-and-forth battle with CMS
    January 13, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team (12-4, 5-2 SCIAC) lost 70-63 to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (6-7, 4-1 SCIAC) earlier this afternoon in the first game of a double header. Senior Rob Nelsen led the scoring for the Panthers, tallying 17 points and seven rebounds in the narrow loss.
  • Swim & dive teams start 2018 with dual wins
    January 12, 2018
    The Chapman University swimming & diving teams started 2018 on a winning note in a meet with La Verne, Mills and Biola. With the meet being scored as a dual between each team, both the men’s team went 2-0 to start the new calendar year while the women’s team went 2-1.
  • Panthers Unleashed: Costa Mesa Connection
    January 12, 2018
    From rivals to teammates. Chapman men’s basketball juniors Josh Mendoza and Sean Comer haven’t always been on the same side of the court. Go back a few years and you’ll see that they were rivals in their high school days.
  • Criswell tallies first career double-double
    January 10, 2018
    The Chapman University women’s basketball continued its historic SCIAC run with a commanding 80-54 win over Whittier (6-10, 3-4 SCIAC) tonight at Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers (11-3, 6-0 SCIAC) are off to their best start in conference play since their inaugural season in 2012.
  • Men's basketball cruises to third straight win
    January 08, 2018
    Senior Rob Nelsen scored 20 points as the Chapman University men’s basketball team rolled to an 85-71 win over Caltech on Monday. The Panthers (11-3, 4-1 SCIAC) won their third game in a row to stay near the top of the SCIAC standings.
  • Criswell earns SCIAC honors after dominant week
    January 08, 2018
    Sophomore Lucy Criswell was selected as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week after her dominating performance last week. She helped the Panthers win two consecutive SCIAC games, including a huge 35-point win over La Verne on Saturday where she led Chapman with 19 points and seven rebounds, shooting 4-for-5 from three point range. Against the Bulldogs, Criswell tallied 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, pulling in six rebounds.
  • Toole qualifies for regionals at Chris Knorr Invite
    January 06, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams both competed at the Chris Knorr Invite held at Cal Lutheran this past weekend. The women’s side, led by junior diver Kellyn Toole, placed third overall while the men’s side placed fifth.
  • Panther Unleashed: Changing her role
    January 05, 2018
    Over the break, we witnessed Lucy Criswell's role evolve into something new. It's only fitting that we begin a new year of Panthers Unleashed with a profile on how her role has changed from her freshman year to now.
  • Five players score double digits in victory over Redlands
    January 03, 2018
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in SCIAC play after defeating Redlands 82-73 on Wednesday night. Five Panthers scored double digits tonight, but it was senior Rob Nelsen who led the way with 22 points.
  • Criswell sets career best in win over Caltech
    January 01, 2018
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team secured its second win of SCIAC play in a 74-59 win over Caltech earlier this evening. After recording a career-high night just over a week ago, sophomore Lucy Criswell set a new career best with 20 points against the Beavers.
  • Women's basketball closes out 2017 with loss to defending national champs
    December 31, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team fell 73-58 to the defending national champions from Amherst College in the final game of 2017. Senior Jaime Hum-Nishikado led the Panthers (6-3) with 15 points.
  • Hum-Nishikado records career-high night in victory over Benedictine
    December 29, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team hosted Benedictine University of Arizona on Friday night and came out with the 90-84 victory. Senior Jaime Hum-Nishikado helped lead the Panthers with a career-high 28 points against the Redhawks.
  • Selway's double-double, Smith's 19 close out 2017 on winning note
    December 28, 2017
    A double-double from senior Luke Selway and 19 points from freshman Reed Smith led the Chapman University men’s basketball team to an 80-73 victory over visiting Lewis & Clark on Thursday. The win improved Chapman to 8-2 this season as it closes out its 2017 and its non-conference slate.
  • Women’s basketball drops second straight
    December 22, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team fell 75-63 to the visiting George Fox University on the second night of the Panther Poet Classic. The Panthers were led again by sophomore Lucy Criswell, who put up double-digit points for the second night in a row.
  • Women's basketball suffers first loss
    December 21, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team saw a halftime lead erased as it suffered its first loss of the season, 69-65, to visiting Hiram on Thursday. Sophomore Lucy Criswell had a career-high with 19 points in the loss.
  • 2017 Chapman Athletics Holiday Video
    December 20, 2017
    Chapman's student-athletes spread holiday cheer with their rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • Panthers Unleashed: More to Come
    December 14, 2017
    Two meets, three broken records. Freshman swimmer Will Crewe has taken Chapman by storm, breaking three school records in his first semester as a Panther.
  • Trio selected to All-America team
    December 12, 2017
    A trio of men’s water polo players were named to the 2017 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Men’s Division III All-America Team on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Jeff O’Brien headlined the selections with a spot on the First Team, while junior Kevin Dayan and sophomore Wesley Hertel received Honorable Mentions.
  • Men’s basketball drops first game of the season
    December 08, 2017
    The Chapman University men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought game to their former Division III independent rivals UC Santa Cruz on Friday night. The Panthers, led by seniors Rob Nelsen and Luke Selway, fell as the Banana Slugs had a late push to take the game 72-67.
  • Panthers Unleashed: A pair of perfect starts
    December 07, 2017
    Eleven games in and the records of Chapman’s basketball teams remain flawless. The women’s team moved to 5-0 with a rout of Pomona-Pitzer last night and the men’s team is now 6-0 after a win over the Sagehens on the road.
  • Women's basketball dominant in SCIAC opener
    December 06, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team never trailed and cruised to a 76-47 victory against the short-handed Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in the Panthers’ home and SCIAC opener. The Panthers won their fifth game in a row to begin the year and won their SCIAC opener for the second year in a row.
  • Trio of Panthers earn D3football All-Region honors
    December 06, 2017
    Three members of the Chapman University football team were named to the All-West Region Third Team this Tuesday. Seniors Ricky Bautista and Jacob Isabel were selected for the offensive team, while fellow senior Austin Pyka was named to the defensive team.
  • Underclassmen shine at Winter Collegiate Invitational
    December 02, 2017
    ORANGE, Calif. – The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams competed in the Winter Collegiate Invitational held at East Los Angeles College this past Saturday. Both teams finished the Invitational in sixth place, led by several underclassmen.
  • Panthers Unleashed: Captain's Corner
    December 01, 2017
    As it starts to cool down and we go from an 80-degree fall to a 70-degree winter, Chapman winter sports are just beginning to heat up. With exciting new and returning talent on both the basketball and swim and dive teams we have some promising seasons ahead of us. Although we are not planning on a lot of rain here in Southern California, we are planning on reigning in some championship titles come spring time.
  • Holloway selected to All-West Region for second year
    November 28, 2017
    Sophomore Faith Holloway was selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Team for the second consecutive year. The defender was honored with Third Team recognition.
  • Braund earns All-West Region honors for second year
    November 28, 2017
    Senior Elliott Braund was honored for the second year in a row with a United Soccer Coaches Third Team recognition. Bruand was a staple in Chapman’s offense, helping the team to a third place finish and a SCIAC tournament berth for the fifth year in a row.
  • Smith garners SCIAC weekly honor
    November 27, 2017
    The SCIAC rewarded freshman Reed Smith’s big week with the SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor – the first of the season for the Chapman men’s basketball team. Smith averaged a double-double in two wins last week.
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