BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – In only its first year of existence, the CSU Bakersfield winter guard team brought home the 2016 Independent World Colorguard PPAACC Championship this past weekend. Guided by its coach, Maureen Fillmore, the winter guard represented CSUB's spirit squad at the PPAACC Championships and earned first place honors in the competition.

CSUB's performance at Stockdale High School was the squad's final performance for the 2015-16 season. The Roadrunner winter guard kept a busy schedule this year, performing at home soccer and basketball games while also taking part in the National Women and Girls in Sports Day, Education Day, and performing in local holiday parades.

Interested high school seniors and college-age athletes are encouraged to attend upcoming tryout sessions for the 2016 season. Tryouts will be held in the month of June (dates and times TBD) and will conclude with the announcement of the 2016 team. For more information, please contact Arthur Smith (661-654-3449 or or Maureen Fillmore (661-654-3346).