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Student athletes enjoyed reading to students in kindergarten, first and second grade for Read Across America.

Student athletes participate in Read Across America

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor March 21, 2021

CSUSM’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) partnered with T.H.E Leadership Academy in Vista to read to different grade levels from Mar. 1 to Mar. 5 to celebrate Read Across America.  Read...

CSUSM Recreation gives students a way to participate in their favorite sports games and connect to other students through eports.

Campus Rec offers students virtual esports experience

Ally Spooner, Assistant Sports Editor March 13, 2021

CSUSM Recreation has facilitated multiple video game based sports tournaments for students to interact and compete with each other in a virtual environment.  Campus Recreation and Intramurals usually...

Amy Wilson (‘18) continues to stay close to teammates she met through CSUSM soccer. Currently she is a substitute teacher for a middle school and hopes to pursue a permanent science teaching position in the fall.

Alumni Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Amy Wilson

Ally Spooner, Assistant Sports Editor March 6, 2021

Amy Wilson was a student athlete on the CSUSM women’s soccer team for five years. She shares how COVID has impacted her, what her life has been like after graduation and how she stays connected to her...

The CSUSM Student Athlete Advisory Committee enjoys fundraising to support the Make-A-Wish America Foundation.

CSUSM advisory committee gives student athletes a voice

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor February 27, 2021

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) within CSUSM Athletics consists of representation from each of the CSUSM sports teams. SAAC representatives aim to give student-athletes the best experience...

With the shift to a virtual school year, CSUSM Athletics launched a podcast, “The Roar,” to discuss different aspects about their department.

Podcast virtually creates discussions about CSUSM Athletics

Melanie Ramirez, Staff Writer February 21, 2021

CSUSM Athletics launched a podcast called “The Roar” in November to discuss different aspects of their department.  The idea of starting a podcast was originally pitched by CSUSM’s Director of...

CSUSM softball gave alumna Sara Langdon (‘18) many memories and teammates she will always remember.

Alumni Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Sara Langdon

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

Sara Langdon was on the CSUSM softball team for four years. She discusses life since graduation and how thankful she is for CSUSM Athletics.   How are you doing in life since graduating?  I’m...

Coach Stefanie Ewing is proud of her team and how they have supported each other through the virtual semesters.

Coach Spotlight: Q&A with Stefanie Ewing

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

Stefanie Ewing has been a coach for the CSUSM softball team for three years. She discusses her experience coaching virtually this academic year. What does a typical day of virtual coaching look like?  A...

Student athletes will have to wait another semester to compete. (Pictured: Sarah Aragon on the women's soccer team.)

Winter, spring athletic competition canceled at CSUSM

Brittney Scardina, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced on Dec. 3 that there will be no athletic competition for the spring semester.  By the next time competition is allowed, student athletes...

Unable to practice with their teammates or compete, student athletes, like Tyler Garrard on the men’s soccer team, are adjusting by working out at home and seeing teammates virtually.

Student athletes adjust to new normal amid pause on competition

Brittney Scardina, Staff Writer October 12, 2020

Unlike ever before, CSUSM student athletes are unable to compete in the sport they love. 278 student athletes are going through the fall semester with no in-person activities, including practice and competition.  The...

Athletics Dynnah Buckner (#32) dribbles across the court.

Cougars improve on historic run earning 20th win

Raul Marroquin, Sports Editor February 21, 2020

The Cougars women’s basketball team won their 20th game of the season on Feb. 15, over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros. This was the first time in school history that the Cougars earned 20 victories...

Cougars finish cross country season on triumphant note

Nick Heid December 8, 2019

This year, CSUSM had yet another great year in terms of fall sports. It’d be tough to argue that any performance was better than the Cougars Cross Country showing this season. The men’s team...

Coach’s spotlight with volleyball’s Andrea Leonard

Coach’s spotlight with volleyball’s Andrea Leonard

Mai Enriquez, Sport Writer November 21, 2019

Andrea Leonard is a senior woman administrator and the head volleyball coach for CSUSM. Q: What is your history with volleyball? A: All the way since junior high and high school. I’ve coached college...

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