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.

What Are Your Summer Plans?

Aztec Aquaplex Recreation Pool Aerial View
Aztec Aquaplex Recreation Pool Aerial View

Summer is a great season for enjoying Aztec Recreation membership. The air-conditioned ARC is open daily. Aquaplex, Aztec Lanes, ARC Express, tennis and racquetball are all available in the summer. Plus, the popular membership programs including Group Fitness, climbing and Intramural Sports are offered in the summer, as well. Check out the membership options to match your needs.

Graduating or Leaving SDSU, but staying in San Diego?

Aztec Recreation automatic monthly memberships are grandfathered. If you are paying a student rate, that rate does not increase after graduation. Keep your membership, keep your fitness routine and keep your same low rate!

Leaving SDSU this summer and returning in the fall?

Freeze your membership.Freezing places your membership and billing on hold from June 1 – August 14. You regain access to facilities on August 15 and billing is reinstated September 1. This program saves you hassle and money, too.

Leaving San Diego permanently?

Please be aware that automatic monthly billing memberships do not cancel automatically. If you wish to cancel, plan ahead and submit your online form by the 24th of the month. No action is required if you are an ALI student or are currently living in the residence halls.

Living in the Res Halls and Staying on Campus this Summer?

Prepaid membership for residence hall students expire on May 31, 2016. If you are living in the Res Halls again next year, you can purchase a short-term 3-month membership. If you don’t plan to move back into the halls, start your student membership for $19 per month. To register, sign-up in person at the ARC or Aquaplex.

Member Spotlight – Jessica Gutzman

“It’s okay to be scared; it just means you’re doing something really brave.” Jessica Gutzman definitely knows firsthand what it’s jessica climbing 3 NEWSLETTER photolike to do something really brave. As a transfer student, Jessica came to San Diego State not knowing anyone. She decided that, in order to make friends, she needed to put herself out there and become a part of something where she could meet others. She signed up for a climbing class at the ARC’s rock wall and the class motivated her to start climbing every afternoon. The people she met at the
climbing wall inspired her to sign up for both Aztec Adventure’s Adventure Leadership and Intermediate Climbing classes, and now she’s helping other climbers out when they go out on excursions. She says that she was terrified of outdoor climbing at first. The fear of jessica climbing 2falling, even though she was completely strapped in and harnessed up, was hindering how she was allowing herself to perform.  She decided the best way to overcome her fear of falling was to trust her harness and to just let go and fall. And so she did, allowing her harness to catch her and immediately letting the fear disappear.

Jessica describes her journey with Aztec Recreation as one that helped her overcome fears she didn’t know she had, and helped her make some of the closest friends she has. She believes that climbing and the relationships she’s made through it have made her a stronger, braver person as a whole. Her favorite memories all stem from her weekends spent with her climbing classes in the desert, hanging out with her climbing buds and “cinnamon roll hugging” afterwards (which is a giant group hug after 4 days of not showering). Outside of Aztec Adventures, Jessica lives well by keeping a healthy diet, taking frequent hikes, maintaining social relationships, and getting enough sleep every night. Jessica believes that her connections through the friends she’s made on campus will forever link her to San Diego State, and she is proud to be an Aztec for life.