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Shot-putter makes comeback despite academic barriers

May 6, 2015 Sports

Lifting her right leg up, Alex Jones swirled in a fast motion and aimed her arm straight to the sky, launching the sphere shot put into the air before it landed in the sand pit. With cheers from the crowd and a shoulder pat from assistant throws coach Nathan DeSomber, the Gator relished in the opportunity to compete after having been away from the ...

Personal records broken at final conference meet

May 4, 2015 Sports

SF State’s women’s track and field hosted the 2015 California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at Cox Stadium April 30 through May 2, where teams from across the conference competed in a variety of events for three days. Day One: The first day of the CCAA Championships started off with the Gators ending the day with eight ...

Assistant coach helps team reach new heights in first year

April 28, 2015 Sports 1 Comment

Sharing laughs and chattering away with teammates about what the new track and field season would bring, Jordan Guerrero remembers when she first met new head coach Kendra Reimer and assistant coach Marissa Chew early this semester. With a swift hand moment, Guerrero recalls Chew snatching the roll sheet from Reimer and saying a simple hello to the Gator squad. ...

Personal records elevate track and field squad at Chico State meet

April 14, 2015 Sports

The SF State women’s track and field squad returned from an outstanding team performance at the Chico State Distance Carnival and Twilight Meet April 11. The team placed fourth overall with a score of 84.50 points and had 11 Gators set new personal records in their events. The meet kicked off with another record-breaking performance by ...

Gaming community finds home in Folsom Street Foundry

April 7, 2015 Life

The clicking of buttons and loud chatter inside of the Folsom Street Foundry did not distract the last two competitors of the Ultra Street Fighter IV video game as attendees gathered around them to get an up-close glimpse of the final match. SF State broadcast and electronic communication arts major Pavo Miskic sat with the video game ...

Wrestlers close out season at National tournament

March 17, 2015 Sports

A Gator wrestling trio said goodbye to the 2014-2015 season after placing 39th overall among the 48 teams competing in day one of the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships March 13 in St. Louis, Missouri. Mats covered the wooden floors of the Chaiftez Arena, as the Gator wrestling trio Andrew Reggi, Jordan Gurrola and Johnny Costa ...

Regionals to test wrestler’s competitive edge

February 24, 2015 Sports

The SF State wrestling team has endured an up-and-down battle this season with tough losses to ranked teams in the nation. As the team heads to the 2014-2015 NCAA Division II West Super Regionals hosted at Colorado State University-Pueblo this weekend, their minds are set in securing a ticket to Nationals. Fourteen teams will participate ...

Future unclear for part-time faculty

February 18, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong assured students the University will help provide classes in the face of an upcoming $3 million campus-wide budget cut. Every department, including academic, administrative and athletics, will submit an action plan to brace for the deficit, but it will not affect faculty employment, according to Wong. “The last thing I ...

Despite financial woes, rugby club finds new home

February 17, 2015 Sports

After a grueling five-month roller coaster ride to secure a stadium, the Gators Rugby Football Club have finally found a place to call their own. The squad has established Boxer Stadium, a field near Balboa BART Station, as their home turf. “It was freshmen and sophomore year, we used to practice on the field next to Boxer ...

Academics first for new women’s soccer head coach

February 4, 2015 Sports

A new head coach for the women’s soccer team with a commitment to student athletes’ success will offer the team a fresh face after 33 years. SF State announced Tracy Hamm as the new women’s soccer head coach over the winter break following the retirement of former head coach Jack Hyde. Hyde coached the team ...

World Series trophies make their way to SF State

February 3, 2015 Multimedia Sports

The San Francisco Giants will treat SF State faculty and students to a display of the three World Series trophies Wednesday at Jack Adams Hall. The event was created by SF State’s University Advancement department and the Alumni Association, who have a close relationship with the Giants organization, according to SF State Vice President for ...

Mens wrestling takes the mat for host tournament

February 1, 2015 Sports

SF State’s wrestling team started off their tournament-packed weekend with a pair of matches hosting Cal Baptist University Lancers, Simon Fraser University Clans and Minnesota State Moorhead Friday afternoon at The Swamp. The Gators fell short to Cal Baptist 25-12 but ended the day with a 43-6 win against Simon Fraser, while Minnesota State Moorhead ...

Cross country falls short for spot at Nationals

December 3, 2014 Sports

SF State’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams returned from the 900 mile trip to Billings, Mont., where they raced in the NCAA Division II West Region Championship. Facing multiple challenges including blistering winds and 30 degree weather, the men’s team placed eighth overall against 22 of the top teams from the West Region. Although they came ...

Cross country team excels in heat, has high hopes for upcoming Regionals

November 18, 2014 Sports

SF State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams returned from incredible Saturday finishes, running over hills in 100 degree weather at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship race, and now set their minds on Regionals. “I was very happy with how the team performed. We ran very well and have progressed nicely throughout the season,” ...

Seniors give an emotional goodbye in their final volleyball game

November 12, 2014 Sports

Senior night kicked things off for the Gators volleyball team with a packed gym chanted that “Go Gators” along side SF State’s cheerleading squad, while the team’s seniors Jacquie Brice, Melissa Horton and Jazmine Williams walked onto the court with their loved ones. The emotional farewell to the senior leaders was matched by an equally emotional game, ...

Women’s cross country drops out from Sonoma State Invitational

September 30, 2014 Sports

Nearly snatching first place in the team’s season opener, SF State’s women’s cross country team decided to drop out of the Sonoma State University (SSU) Invitational scheduled for Oct. 4, to concentrate and prepare for the meets in November. “In the past (SSU Invitational) falls on a good weekend. This season it’s too early,” Coach ...

Women in sports are drastically underrepresented

September 23, 2014 Opinion

How many 4-year-old kids could name the starting lineup for the 1997 to 1998 Chicago Bulls team? To this day, I still clearly remember jumping on our beaten down grey couch out of excitement when the Bulls won the championship that season. If my older brother turned on Sportscenter while I played with my Barbie ...

Cross country members hunger for a return to Nationals

September 9, 2014 Sports

After finishing the 2013 season in eighth place in the West Region of the NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country rankings, SF State’s men’s cross country team enters the new season faster and stronger. “They’ve done the summer training, so we are now prepared for the season’s training,” Lyons said. “Their focus and dedication will ...