World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dominican Penguins

Article Id: WHEBN0036912788
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dominican Penguins  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 2013–14 BYU–Hawaii Seasiders men's basketball team, Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions, Holy Names Hawks, Hawaii Pacific Sharks, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Dominican Penguins

Dominican Penguins
University Dominican University of California
Conference Pacific West Conference
Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (men's lacrosse)
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Brandon Leimbach
Location San Rafael, CA
Varsity teams 12
Basketball arena Conlan Center
Nickname Penguins
     Black       White       Gold
Website .comdominicanathletics

The Dominican Penguins are the 12 varsity athletic teams that represent the Dominican University of California, located in San Rafael, California, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Penguins compete as members of the Pacific West Conference for all sports except men's lacrosse, which competes in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. The university became a full member of NCAA Division II in 2011.[1][2]


Dominican was originally a member of the NAIA and beginning in 2008 began a transition to NCAA Division II.[3] The university joined the Pacific West Conference in 2009.[4] The move put the Penguins in the same conference as fellow Bay area schools Notre Dame de Namur University and the Academy of Art University. That same year, Dominican’s student-athletes won the PacWest’s “Community Engagement Award” for their community service initiatives. Dominican also earned the PacWest Academic Achievement Award in 2009-2010 and 2010-11 for achieving the highest overall student-athlete GPA of all schools in the Pacific West Conference.[5]

Varsity Sports

In 2006, the men’s basketball team won the California Pacific Conference (NAIA) for the fourth straight season, a first in the conference's history. The men’s soccer team captured the California Pacific Conference title in 2005 after an undefeated season. The women's volleyball team won the title in 2007. Dominican's athletic center, Conlan Recreation Center, was opened in 2000.



  1. ^ Pickle, David (July 13, 2011). "Five new active members join Division II".  
  2. ^ "Dominican Athletics Announces 2010-11 Schedules" at, 2010-07-26. Accessed 2011-09-19.
  3. ^ "NCAA grants Dominican athletics "provisional" status". Dominican University of California. July 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dominican wins PacWest Community Engagement award". Dominican University of California. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dominican wins PacWest Community Engagement award". Dominican University of California. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

External links

  • Official Website of Dominican Penguins Athletics
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.