Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions

Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions

Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions
University Point Loma Nazarene University
Conference Pacific West Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Ethan Hamilton
Location San Diego, CA
Varsity teams 11
Basketball arena Golden Gymnasium
Baseball stadium Carroll B. Land Stadium
Nickname Sea Lions
     Forest Green       Sunset Gold
Website .complnusealions

The Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions (also PLNU Sea Lions) are the 11 varsity athletic teams that represent Point Loma Nazarene University, located in San Diego, California, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. Point Loma officially became an active member in the NCAA during the Summer of 2014, which signified the conclusion of their three-year transition process from the NAIA to NCAA Division II. [1][2] The Sea Lions compete as members of the Pacific West Conference for all sports. PLNU was previously a member of the NAIA Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).


In 2002, the mascot was changed from the Crusaders to the Sea Lions.[3] In 2013, Point Loma Athletics also dropped the usage of its 'mythical beast of the sea' logo and its Vegas Gold Color. The Sea Lions added Sunset Gold to their color scheme and also updated their logo, with the help of Joe Bosack Co., to create the current PLNU Athletic Word Mark and Crest.

PLNU has won the National Scholastic Surfing Association college national championship twice, in 1989 and 1999.[4][5] Women's golf was added to replace the softball program that was dropped in 2010 due to the lack of a suitable and permanent playing field.[6]

Varsity Sports



  1. ^ http://plnusealions.com/news/2011/7/8/GEN_0708110820.aspx?path=general
  2. ^ http://plnusealions.com/news/2012/7/2/GEN_0702120822.aspx?path=general
  3. ^ Point Loma Sports Associates
  4. ^ "NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC SURFING ASSOCIATION (NSSA)'s Photos - Wall Photos (Photo 314)". June 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ "NSSA Interscholastic State Champs hit Huntington Beach". Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  6. ^ Monday, March 1, 2010UNION-TRIBUNE"Point Loma Nazarene dropping 4 sports to stay equitable" by Brent Schrotenboer,

External links

  • Official website