In recognition of winning the NCAA Division II National Championship, California Assembly and Senate on March 9 honored the CSUSB Coyotes volleyball team in Sacramento. 

Not only is the team Cal State San Bernardino’s first national champion, the Coyotes are “the first team from California to claim a Division II title since 1989,” said state Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) when she presented the team in the Senate chamber. “So these women are pretty amazing.”

Players and coaches were joined by university administrators and state officials in the Capitol. Before being honored by the state Senate, the team was recognized by state the Assembly when they were presented by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino).

With a 33-0 record, Cal State San Bernardino became only the third undefeated champion in NCAA Division II history.

Just as impressive, the student-athletes also led in the classroom, earning CCAA Conference All-Academic honors and maintaining the highest GPA of any CSUSB athletic team.

The team with Assemblymember James Ramos


The team on in the Assembly chamber, introduced by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes


Mehana Ma’a