For many students the summer is the perfect time to unwind from the monotony of the semester, but student athletes don’t have that luxury. Their summers are the time to increase training and prepare for the next competitive season.
During a team’s athletic season, an immense
At the end of the semester, in a flurry of finals and stress-ridden assignments, many students can look back at the late-night Village Market pizza and the decision to take the elevator to the second floor with nothing but regret - and the freshman 15.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State's Mikey McNeill, junior goalkeeper for the men's soccer team, was selected to attend the 2012 NCAA National Career Sports Forum in Indianapolis from June 7-10. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
Mike McNeill eats, sleeps and breathes soccer, but his time as
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Sonoma State starting pitcher Samantha Lipperd (7) throws the softball against the SF State Gators in the third inning of the second game during the double header at San Francisco, Friday, April 20, 2012. Sonoma State won both game by scores
The SF State softball team snapped a four-game losing streak after sweeping the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors in the doubleheader Tuesday. The Gators managed to grab the win with clutch-hitting in the waning moments of both games.
Early errors in game one resulted in two runs for the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Festival goers flood the streets of Japantown during the 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival. Photo By Juliana Severe."][/caption]
The 45th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off Saturday in San Francisco's Japantown. The four-day event celebrates the arrival of spring and pays
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SFSU track athlete Meagen Moiola, studies in the athletic study hall, April 10. Moiola, who is in her senior track season, says she will be focusing more on academics after she is done with sports. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
For every student
Hundreds of athletes came to SF State's Cox Stadium Friday, April 6 to compete in outdoor track and field event "The Distance Carnival," marking the second home meet for the Gators, who had 26 runners competing.
In the women's 10,000 meter run, Zuleima Jimenez placed seventh
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="213" caption="SF State's Keenya McDaniel, practices triple jump in Cox Stadium, Mar. 6, 2012. McDaniel will represent SF State in this year's NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Minnesota. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
Whether they propel a metal ball or their bodies through
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="SF State softball player Sarah Catania runs past second base during a game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes. In a double header, SF State won the first game but lost by one run in the second game. March 9, 2012. Photo
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The SF State's man basket ball bench players sits on the sideline during the game against CSU Los Angeles on Fri, Feb. 24, 2012. The bench players have the better combined records in the league. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
For SF State men's
A new bill introduced by Senator Leland Yee, the California Faculty Association and California State University students could restructure the California State University Board of Trustees by increasing the number of students and faculty that serve on the board.
Currently, only one faculty member and two
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Nefi Perdomo drives through Dominguez Hills defenders during their Feb. 22 game at the San Francisco State University Gym. The SF State Gators won against Dominguez Hills. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
The SF State men's basketball game against the visiting Cal State
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Daniel Trammel,15, and Rico Matheney, 23, from the SF Gators basketball team fail to win a rebound against Ashley Arnott from the Sonoma State at the game played Saturday, Feb.18, the SF State Gymnasium. Gators lost 61-77. Photo by Mihail Matikov."][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="New softball assistant coach Ernie Munoz poses by home play of the softball field the afternoon of Monday Jan. 30. He will work on improving the play of the catchers on the team. Photo by Gil Riego Jr."][/caption]
Collegiate athletes are lucky
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="266" caption="SF State's Nefi Perdomo, #13, makes a break to get pass the defender during the game against UC San Diego on Jan. 28. The Gators won the game with a final score of, 56-45. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
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