Member Spotlight – Tyler Farnsley

IMG_7745When asked what his life motto was, Tyler Farnsley replied with “Stay positive.” As a blind individual, Tyler says that staying positive is incredibly important, especially when people
are constantly thinking you can’t do something because of a disability.

Tyler proves the cynics wrong – he has been a member of Aztec Recreation for two years, taking public transportation almost daily to utilize the ARC cardio and fitness rooms. His father works on campus as a Professor in the School of Theatre, Television and Film, which helped Tyler’s select Aztec Recreation for his active lifestyle journey.

Aimee Orozco, Aztec Recreation Member Services Supervisor speaks highly of Tyler, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Tyler for the past two years…almost the entire time he has been a member with Aztec Recreation. He now knows me by the sound of my voice and greeting when he walks into the facility. Tyler is an extremely friendly person with a great attitude. He is an inspiration to many of us here at the ARC.”

Outside of Aztec Recreation, Tyler lives well by walking everywhere. He tries to maximize his daily exercise by walking the long way to maximize his steps. He’s an Aztec for Life with connections at SDSU and with Aztec Recreation staff. Congratulations, Tyler!

Consent – Better Safe than Sorry

When engaging in sexual activities, it is not only necessary to give your consent for every

activity you engage in, but you should feel comfortable doing it. No sexual act should be

initiated without you being asked for your permission. Asking for consent can come in a

variety of ways. The most important aspect of consent is communication.Consent flyer

If you feel that your consent was violated and that you have been sexually assaulted in

some way, there are many on- and off-campus resources available including the SDSU

Police Department, the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, the Center for Community

Solutions, the Title IX Deputy, Student Health Services, or Counseling and Psychological

Services. They will assist and support you in a variety of ways.

By: Nikita Alimohammad, Graduate Health Promotion Intern, MPH Candidate

Member Spotlight – Trevor Viboch

10933881_859607840728012_3811307575050578161_n“If it’s important, do it everyday.” This is the quote that Aztec Recreation member Trevor Viboch lives by and incorporates in his daily life. Trevor has been a member of the ARC for about four years. “I’m always impressed by the different programs offered by Aztec Recreation,” he says, “I feel like I’m always hearing about something new.”

When Trevor joined the ARC, he was working on his undergraduate degree. Through Aztec Recreation, he was able to take courses like bowling and rock climbing for credit. Trevor says one of his favorite experiences with those classes was the weekend trip to Joshua Tree at the end of the rock climbing course. His favorite memory that took place inside of the ARC was when another member noticed that Trevor had a bag of candy with him. “Sometimes when I come to the ARC, I bring candy with me to snack on between sets of squats. Life’s too short not to enjoy Swedish Fish, right?” Trevor says that the other member offered up a few possible explanations for his actions, like carb-loading. Trevor simply replied, “They taste good.”

Outside of Aztec Recreation, Trevor lives well by finding balance in his daily life and resting his mind and body. He likes to spend time with his friends, family, and girlfriend, and says there’s nothing he’d rather do in his downtime than chase his dog around his yard.

Trevor has completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees at SDSU, and would definitely consider himself an Aztec for life. Congratulations, Trevor! You deserve it!

Member Spotlight – Gary & Rosa Hoover

Gary & Rosa Hoover joined Aztec Recreation in 2012 because they wanted they wanted to June Member Spotlight Photostay active and live well.  When they purchased their home in the college area they knew that having a connection to the SDSU campus would be important to them.

The Hoovers are regular visitors at the Aquaplex, swimming six or seven days a week on regular basis.  They love the easy facility access, cleanliness, and most importantly the staff members who make them feel welcome and create a positive experience whenever they visit.

Gary and Rosa also use the ARC and often bring their children and grandchildren to play. They appreciate the variety of activities, like bowling and tennis, and the open hours. They find the activities as a great way to spend time with family members.

In addition to Aztec Recreation both Gary and Rosa enjoy going to concerts, athletic competitions, and other campus events at SDSU.  Being Aztec Recreation  members has helped them feel connected to the university and help both Gary and Rosa continue to enjoy their retirement years.

Member Spotlight – Kyle Reynolds

Kyle Reynolds has been an Aztec Recreation member since he was a freshman at SDSU. He says that freshman and sophomore year his favorite facility was the ARC, hands down, but once he visited Aztec Lanes, that’s where you could find him from then on out. He’s at the IMG_0098Lanes several times a week, and because he has his own shoes, he bowls completely free of charge.

After joining, Kyle discovered Aztec Recreation’s Intramural Sports leagues. Growing up, Kyle played basketball, soccer, baseball, and golf, so it was important to him to be able to continue to participate in competitive sports. Aztec Recreation Intramural leagues allowed him to do just that; he joined and became captain of both a dodgeball team and a softball team, and went on to win championships in both of them with the help of his fraternityIMG_0090 brothers. Kyle lives by the quote, “Life’s short, work hard, play harder,” and he lives well by maintaining a clean diet, focusing mainly on eating chicken, vegetables and fruits as much as he can. He golfs and hikes when he can find time between school, bowling, the gym, and his job.
Kyle’s father also graduated from SDSU and he is following in his father’s footsteps as an Aztec for Life. He plans to stay connected to the campus through the many friends he’s made through being a part of Aztec Recreation and Greek life here at SDSU. Thanks for being an awesome member, Kyle!

 

 

Women’s Water Polo Sport Club Qualifies for Nationals

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Associated Students Women’s Water Polo Club “A” Team after their 3-0 Western Regional Championship finish.

On April 9th and 10th, the Women’s Water Polo Sport Club defeated other top competitors in the region to win the CWPA Southwest Regional Championships. The team defeated UCSD handily in the final match 11-4 and finished the tournament 3-0.  Having won the 2014 CWPA Nationals, SDSU is on the hunt for their second CWPA National Championship.  With a record of 11-0, they finish the regular season ranked 3rd in the nation.

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Goalie and Team Captain, Katie Enstad, making one of nine saves in the final game .vs. UCSD

The team is led by team president and goalie Katie Enstad who is a consistent and dynamic player. During the Regional Championships, Katie had a total of 33 saves. “I am so proud to be a part of this team, and work with such a phenomenal group,”’ says Enstad. “ I am excited to finish my senior year with a first place finish in the Southwest Division and working towards a second national title.” Other notable players in the final game against UCSD include  #4 Emily Seitz with three goals,  #5 Lexie Domingo with three goals, and #6 Colleen Boensel with three goals.

With the popularity of Water Polo in San Diego, this is the first year that the Sport Club women’s team has fielded both an A and a B team for the CWP Regionals. The two squad structure enables the team to allow more play time for all athletes as well as provide more time to develop the newer players.  Coach Jamie Cassidy says, “We are really excited to see the continued growth and success of our program. Each year the program gets stronger and develops in many ways. All of the girls come out to get better, fun and winning is just an added bonus!”

The Sport Club program also has a Men’s club team that is extremely competitive, placing 2nd in nation the past two seasons. The women’s team will continue their focused preparation for the 2016 National CWPA Championship coming up at UCSC in Santa Cruz, May 6 – 8.

Associated Students established the Sport Club program in 1961 and since then it has grown to include 20 diverse and highly competitive teams and over 700 athletes. Teams represent SDSU in intercollegiate competitions at regional, state and national levels. Each club team is developed, organized, and managed by student leaders with guidance from the Aztec Recreation Intramural & Sport Club administrators, DeJuan Benford and Andrew Lutz.