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The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Brittney Scardina

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor

Brittney Scardina is a senior at CSUSM who is majoring in literature and writing with a minor in communications. She is the Sports Editor for The Cougar Chronicle. After graduation, she hopes to move to New York and find an internship within the journalism field. Brittney also enjoys playing softball, reading and spending time with family and friends in her free time.
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Phillip Dorado’s favorite competition as a student athlete was when his team made it to West Regionals in 2019.

Life After Graduation: Q&A with Phillip Dorado

May 19, 2021

Phillip Dorado is a graduating senior on the men’s track and field and cross country team majoring in economics. He says he will miss all the friendships and connections he has made through CSUSM. Dorado...

Amanda Cano will always remember competing in her first track meet because competing as a collegiate athlete for the first time meant a lot to her.

Life After Graduation: Q&A with Amanda Cano

May 19, 2021

Amanda Cano is a graduating senior on the women’s track and field team majoring in biology. She talks about how she will miss meeting new people in classes and all the memories that come along with being...

The California Collegiate Athletic Association announced a return to play earlier this month. Pictured is mens soccer player Corbin Thaete, who said he is excited to return to competition.

Athletic conference announces return to play in fall

May 14, 2021

The CSUSM Athletic Department and student athletes have received the news they have been waiting for all semester. Due to COVID-19, student athletes have not participated in competition since March 2020,...

Kaila Gower will miss Cougar Madness the most after graduating. She always enjoyed the event because she got to know many different people and it was always fun to interact with the students.

Life After Graduation: Q&A with Kaila Gower

May 10, 2021

Kaila Gower is a graduating senior on the women’s basketball team majoring in sociology. She talks about how CSUSM Athletics has brought many friendships into her life and how she hopes to always stay...

Nicole Diggs is excited to graduate and work in property management. She will miss her Cougar family the most.

Life after Graduation: Q&A with Nicole Diggs

May 3, 2021

Nicole Diggs is a graduating senior on the women’s volleyball team majoring in business with an emphasis in human resources. She discusses how she will miss her team and is excited for her future in...

Justin Vrzich is looking forward to starting his professional golf career. He is thankful for all the life lessons CSUSM Athletics has taught him.

Life after Graduation: Q&A with Justin Vrzich

May 3, 2021

Justin Vrzich is a graduating senior on the men’s golf team majoring in communication. He talks about how much he has learned through CSUSM Athletics and how his next steps in life include professional...

CSUSM alumnus John Stevens (‘20) shares what he’s been doing since graduation and reflects on his time on the baseball team.

Alumni Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with John Stevens

April 23, 2021

John Stevens graduated in December 2020 with a B.S. in business administration. He talks about how life is since graduating and how CSUSM baseball has left him with many lifelong friends.  How are...

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

Student athletes participate in Read Across America

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...

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

CSUSM advisory committee gives student athletes a voice

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...

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

Alumni Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Sara Langdon

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

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 womens soccer team.)

Winter, spring athletic competition canceled at CSUSM

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

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...

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