March 21, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 12:00 pm Toros Are Throwing Heat, Hitting Homers
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  • 4:43 pm Major League Soccer is Back
  • 4:36 pm The Toros Are Crowned For Their Historic Season
  • 4:33 pm Baseball’s Brightest Stars Ready To Take World Stage

Toros Pose With Their Championship Banner At Net Cutting Ceremony Hosted By CSUDH. Photo Courtesy of @CSUDHwbb on Twitter

By Raymond Castillo Sports Editor

The 2022-23 season has been utterly historic for California State University, Dominguez Hills and the most dominant Division II women’s basketball team as they finished the regular season 27-1. The best record in school history is more than good enough for the California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season championship, first seed in the conference tournament, and a spot in the CSUDH history books regardless of how the postseason plays out.

Led by this year’s CCAA Coach of the Year, John Bonner and his squad have earned a CSUDH single season record for most wins in school history for women’s basketball with a sparkling record of 27-1. Not to be lost in the amazing season is their CSUDH program record of 19 straight victories to open the season. 

Bonner’s squad ran through the regular season, beating their opponents by nearly an average of 20 points (18.6). After being in the conference tournament three out of the last four years, Bonner stepped on the gas this season and achieved the biggest turnaround in program history for wins year over year with 16.

As Bonner likes, the focus shifts to the players as they themselves were decorated nicely by the CCAA awards. The Toro ladies nearly swept the conference awards this season, taking home three of the four individual player awards. 

The team was led by CCAA Player of the Year, CCAA Defensive Player of the Year, and All-CCAA First Team member, Dawnyel Lair. Lair is the sixth Toro in history to receive the Player of the Year award, and first since the 1996-97 season. Lair averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Lair also finished the season first in the CCAA in steals, field goal percentage, and rebounds. She finished second in assists.

Freshman, Nala Williams picked up the first CCAA Freshman of the Year for the program since 2006-07. Williams, the Long Beach Poly product averaged 13.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.3 steals while starting every game she played. Williams’ great season also awarded her a spot on the All-CCAA Second Team.

Sophomore, Asia Jordan joins teammate Lair on the All-CCAA First Team for her second straight season. Jordan played magnificent all season long for the Toros as she ranked second in the CCAA in field goal percentage, ninth in rebounds per game, 11th in free throw percentage, and 17th in blocks.

Danyell Booker was named to the CCAA Honorable Mentions list. Booker, the sophomore, played well all season as she averaged 7.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, which is good for fourth on the team respectively. Booker was most valuable for the Toros coming off the bench and providing a defensive spark. 

Joe’l Benoit joined Booker on the CCAA Honorable Mentions list for 2023. Benoit is a valuable member for the Toros as she started 15 of her 26 games filling a multitude of roles. Benoit’s averages of  7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game notched her fifth on the team in points, rebounds, assists and steals. 

Now that the regular season is over, the hard work has just begun for the Toros. Bonner and his squad are ranked 5th in the country after the regular season, and are looking to do more damage. In the playoffs, you win and you advance or you lose and you go home. The time is now for the Toros as they are set on completing their quest of bringing the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship trophy to Carson for the first time in history. 



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