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Fresno State rallies for season finale win

A late flurry of goals by the Fresno State women’s water polo team provided a happy ending to the team’s regular season as it defeated No. 22-ranked California Baptist University, 6-5, on Saturday.   Both teams started slowly on offense. ...

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Bulldogs win water polo match against Concordia

On a day where the seniors of the Fresno State water polo team were honored, it was a freshman leading the charge offensively in the Bulldogs’ 14-7 victory over Concordia University. Callie Woodruff, utility, led the team with four goals ...

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Bulldogs win water polo match against Concordia

On a day where the seniors of the Fresno State water polo team were honored, it was a freshman leading the charge offensively in the Bulldogs’ 14-7 victory over Concordia University Irvine. Callie Woodruff, utility, led the team with four ...

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Texan turned Californian dominates

When one thinks of sports most likely to be played in Texas, water polo doesn’t necessarily come to mind. But Fresno State freshman water polo standout Callie Woodruff might just be ready to change all of that. Woodruff grew up ...

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Young roster falls to LMU in conference-opener

Sometimes in sports when you lose games, you win valuable lessons. That is what head coach Natalie Benson hopes will happen for the Fresno State water polo team after losing their first conference match, 9-3, to No. 12 Loyola Marymount ...

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First-ever home victory

If you heard a ruckus around the Fresno State Aquatic Center last Friday evening, you can pin it on the Fresno State water polo team. In front of a packed crowd, the Bulldogs’ water polo team dominated Fresno Pacific University ...

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Water polo struggles in inaugural games

Fresno State Water Polo began its inaugural season this weekend with a 1-3 record at the University of California Santa Barbara Gaucho Invitational. Day one, on Saturday, brought the ‘Dogs their first victory in program history when they beat California ...

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State introduces women’s water polo, welcomes back wrestling

Now that Team USA has won its second Olympic gold medal in water polo in back-to-back fashion, there is no denying that the sport is getting a spotlight it has never had before. Athletic Director Jim Bartko recognized the trend ...

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Q&A: Fresno State AD discusses goals, ideas over five-year span

Three months into his tenure, Fresno State’s new athletic director Jim Bartko has unveiled a five-point plan including the reinstatement of wrestling and addition of women’s water polo. He sat down with The Collegian sports editor Christopher Livingston for a ...

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What playing a sport really means to athletes

Sometimes a reporter has to step outside his or her comfort zone or “element” and be exposed to new things they aren’t familiar with or lack interest in.

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Bulldogs ready to defend national title

Sophomore Kellie Ellis looks for teammates to pass to during practice at Clovis West High School. The club water polo team has begun practicing twice a week for its season, which begins on Feb. 23 at a tournament where they will face UC Davis and CSU Maritime Academy.
The women’s water polo club team swam away last season with first place in the National Collegiate Club Championship held in Massachusetts and now the girls are prepared to defend that title.

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No funding — no problem

When the Fresno State water polo club team started in 1999, there was only enough money for one full team. Eight years later they have money for two — men’s and women’s.

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Aiming for national championship


They may have to raise their own funds and book their own hotel rooms for out-of-town matches, but that hasn’t stopped Fresno State’s women’s water polo club members from making a splash in the pool this season.

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