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.

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

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Let’s not beat around the bush here. Walking around campus, it is almost impossible not to notice those toned legs, massive thighs, and boy-oh-boy those short shorts. Yes, we’re talking about the Rugby guys; the Sport Club Rugby Team.  Why short shorts? Is it just a Rugby tradition? Is it to show their fitness? That might have something to do with it, but in the sport of Rugby more fabric reduces an athlete’s flexibility. And, don’t worry about teasing the Rugby guys about it. They are all about the short shorts!

How is it that the team stays so fit? This year the team has a new coach (Rugby lingo: 7s Coach). He’s got the team doing stuff like flipping 750 lbs tires, incorporating wrestling, and most importantly, providing a nutrition program.  “The difference speaks for itself as we are a lot more conditioned then we were last year,” says Ari Flink (sweeper) 2nd year.

The new fitness regimen is paying dividends.  Our Rugby Sport Club team won 4 of 4 games at Sac State Sevens National Qualifying Tournament! For most of us who don’t know Rugby talk, this was a HUGE deal! The tournament invited the best Cal State Universities to claim the title for best Cal State team. And Aztecs dominated! Sonoma State 26-5 , Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 27-7, Cal State Fullerton 43-0, Sac State FINAL 28-12.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was their biggest competition. The score was 5-7 at half time with SLO in the lead.  SDSU came back with a vengeance and ended the game with a score of 27-7. Winning this tournament qualified our team for the national championships which is taking place near the end of the school year.

Good luck at Nationals!

Keep killing it boys!

Article by: Reyanne Mustafa

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Welcome Week Event Recap

Summer 2013 went by in a flash, but luckily we were able to kick-start the new school year with some awesome events at the Aztec Recreation Center and the Aztec Aquaplex to ease the transition back into school-mode!

The ARC started off the year with a bang at the annual ARC ’til Dark event on Sunday, August 25th. This yearly event is held in the gym and showcases a variety of on campus clubs and sports teams, giving new students a multitude of ways to get involved and have fun during their time as a student here at SDSU.

The ARC ’til Dark featured a live DJ, hundreds of boxes of free pizza from sponsors such as Woodstock’s, Milo’s and Papa John’s. We also had Shake Smart in house handing out samples of their awesome protein drinks, while KIND Bar was here giving away free samples of their tasty granola bars. Pita Pit was feeding hungry students with cookies and sandwich samples as well. With so many great food vendors offering free samples, it was near impossible to walk out of this event feeling hungry!

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To go along with this year’s tropical theme, the ARC brought in a mechanical shark that drew quite the crowd. Students lined up to each have a go and see how long they could stay on this turning and spinning monster, only weeks after Shark Week too!

Perhaps the biggest draw of the ARC ’til Dark was the second annual Slam Dunk Contest. This contest showcased 11 different ARC members who used their hops to show off their best dunk for our panel of judges. The judges were Aztec Basketball legends Tim Shelton, DJ Gay, Chloe Johnson and last year’s reigning champ, Tali McLemore. The contest was hosted by A.S. President Josh Morse and ARC Marketing Lead Blake Pinsker.

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The contest consisted of three rounds where each contestant had 45 seconds to wow the judges with their best dunk tricks. Contestants were eliminated each round, with the third and final round showcasing the top five dunkers. Tim Patrick took first place and secured himself three months of free membership at the ARC!

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Aztec Recreation kept the fun going the following Friday, August 30th with the annual Aquaplex Pool Party! This event also had a live DJ and mountains of free pizza from Woodstock’s and Milo’s. Aztec Recreation welcomed all SDSU students to come kick back, tan, eat, listen to music and play in the many pools at the Aztec Aquaplex. For those brave enough, there was also a dunk tank that allowed participants the opportunity to dunk their friends if they were able to throw a ball at the target.

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We had a blast at these events and hope they got the school year started in a great light!

Make sure to come by for our next event, an Open House at the ARC on Wednesday October 23rd!

By: Kayla Heaviside

TRX Videos

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You may have seen your fellow ARC members working out with the black and yellow strap contraption, but there are an infinite number of ways to use it and get an amazing workout. This piece of functional training equipment is called the TRX Suspension Trainer and it allows you to work on all major muscle groups and many major areas of muscular fitness (strength, endurance, stability, and mobility).

The TRX gives you a total body workout with minimal equipment because it uses your own body weight. This allows one to adjust the difficulty of any exercise, simply by walking closer to or further away from the anchor point, so it is a great piece of equipment for people of all fitness levels.

You can use TRX to:
• Gain mobility and flexibility
• Recover from a variety of injuries
• Build muscle
• Increase total body strength
• Stimulate metabolism
• Improve muscle coordination

It’s important to add variety to your workouts, so try out a new TRX exercise this week! The Group Fitness Studio and the stretching mat area of the ARC both have TRX wall mounts to perform these exercises. The Group Fitness Studio is open to members any time between scheduled classes, and you can check out a TRX from the front desk at any time of day using your I.D.

Get some ideas and inspiration from any of the TRX videos posted on their official website: http://www.trxtraining.com/blogs

By: Kayla Heaviside

Sport Club Video

ABOUT SDSU SPORT CLUBS
The SDSU Sport Club Program consists of 18 highly competitive sport club teams. Each club team is developed, organized, and managed by students with guidance from the Intramural & Sport Club Coordinator, Intramural & Sport Club Supervisor, and club team coaches. Each club team’s success is determined by the collective efforts and organization of the student athletes. Sport clubs enable students to enhance their collegiate experience and serve an excellent setting for the development of athletic skills, student leadership, and social outlets. The teams compete against other college and universities at the state, regional, and national level.

Enrolled SDSU students of all skill levels are actively recruited – many sport club athletes have never played their sport before joining an SDSU team. Any regularly enrolled SDSU student may join a Sports Club team. Students can join a club team by visiting the Sports Club website which has links to each clubs’ individual pages and registering a particular team or teams on-line.
Join now at http://arc.sdsu.edu/sportclubs/

THE TEAMS
Men’s Crew: Founded in 1925, Men’s Crew competes against other universities in the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA). Regattas include the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic & the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. The club team fields Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity boats. Men’s Crew is competitive, focused on teamwork, and welcomes all athletes. http://arc.sdsu.edu/crew/

Cycling/Triathlon: The Cycling/Triathlon Club Team competes in the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference (WCCC) and the West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (WCCTC). The team promotes competitive and recreational cycling, running, swimming, mountain biking, triathlon, and adventure racing. The group organizes rides, runs, and swims on a weekly basis and welcomes all levels of male and female athletes. http://arc.sdsu.edu/cycling/

Dance: The SDSU Dance Team is dedicated to representing the University in an energetic and positive manner while entertaining Aztec fans at all home football and basketball games as well as numerous campus, charity, and corporate events city-wide. Tryouts are held each spring and the team allows students with technical training to continue their passion for dance and contribute to the school spirit while pursuing their academic goals. http://arc.sdsu.edu/dance/

Ice Hockey: The Ice Hockey Club Team competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II. Regular season runs from September through March with approximately 35 games. The team welcomes individuals of all skills and is dedicated to developing players at a competitive level. http://arc.sdsu.edu/hockey/

Men’s Lacrosse: The Men’s Lacrosse program competes in the Men’s College Lacrosse Association (MCLA). Regionally, the Aztec’s participate in the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC), one of the top conferences of the MCLA. This “virtual varsity” program is moving in a positive direction and continues to be a major player on the National Stage. http://arc.sdsu.edu/mens_lacrosse/

Women’s Lacrosse: Founded in 2003, the Women’s Lacrosse Club Team dominated Division II of the Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL). In 2005, the Lady Aztecs moved up to Division I where they have proven themselves as a top contending team season after season. The Lady Aztecs have won the southern division of the WWLL four times, was ranked 5th in the nation for women’s club teams in 2007. http://arc.sdsu.edu/womens_lacrosse/

Rugby: The Rugby Club Team is one of the largest club teams at SDSU. As a past National Champion, the SDSU Rugby Club has become known as one of the best teams in their league and has consistently been ranked in the top 10 nationally. The team competes against other colleges and universities within its region and nationally and welcomes players of all skill levels. http://arc.sdsu.edu/rugby/

Ski & Snowboard: The Ski and Snowboard Club Team competes in the Southern California Collegiate Snow Sport Conference (SCCSC) against other universities to include: USC, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO, and CSULB. Competitions are held at Mammoth Mountain and the team participates in events such as slope-style, half-pipe, boarder cross, skier cross, and giant slalom. The ski and snowboard team continues to welcome male and female members of all levels. http://arc.sdsu.edu/snowboard/

Men’s Soccer: Established in 2001, the Men’s Soccer Club Team is a highly competitive unit that has received over 10 National Championship bids, two regional championship titles, and numerous additional accolades. The team is dedicated to upholding the SDSU tradition of competition and sportsmanship and welcomes all skill levels. http://arc.sdsu.edu/mens_soccer/

Women’s Soccer: SDSU Women’s Club Soccer competes through the National Intercollegiate-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and was the 2006 National Champion. The team was a 2nd place finalist in 2007 and is currently ranked in the top 25 nationally. http://arc.sdsu.edu/womens_soccer/

Surf: The Surf Club Team is highly competitive and competes in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA). Most recently, the team has been State Champions in 2006, 2009-2013. The 2013 season brought the team their 3rd National Championship in 26 years (1987, 2007, & 2013). The team is open to both male and female short-board and longboard surfers. http://arc.sdsu.edu/surfing/

Men’s Ultimate: The Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Team competes in events sanctioned by USA Ultimate (USAU) against colleges across the country. The team continually seeks new members and holds annual tryouts in the beginning of the fall. http://arc.sdsu.edu/mens_frisbee/

Women’s Ultimate: Established in 2009, the SDSU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee club team competes in USA Ultimate sanctioned events nationwide. Women’s ultimate actively recruits individuals of all skill levels. http://arc.sdsu.edu/womens_frisbee/

Men’s Volleyball: The Men’s Volleyball Club Team competes nationally in events sanctioned by the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The season begins in September and runs through April. The team competes and travels throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada and continuously welcomes new athletes. http://arc.sdsu.edu/mens_volleyball/

Women’s Volleyball: The Women’s Volleyball Club Team is directed by the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). This competitive team participates in various tournaments and league games throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. The team is continually seeking new members. Tryouts are held during the fall semester, while the competitive season runs through the spring semester. http://arc.sdsu.edu/womens_volleyball/

Waterski/Wakeboard: The SDSU Waterski Team competes in the National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) against teams from all over the state of California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington. The team has won the NCWSA Collegiate Nationals in 1979 and 2006 (Division II). The team accepts male and female skiers and wake boarders of all skill levels and enjoys introducing recreational skiers to the three-event competition world of skiing. http://arc.sdsu.edu/waterski/

Men’s Water Polo: The Men’s Water Polo Club Team was founded in 2007 and competes in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) during the fall semester. The team accepts athletes of any skill level. http://arc.sdsu.edu/mens_water_polo/

Women’s Water Polo: The Women’s Water Polo Club Team was established in 2007 and competes in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) during the spring semester. In 2008 the women’s club team qualified for Nationals and continues to be a top contender within their respective league. The team welcomes individuals of all skill levels. http://arc.sdsu.edu/womens_water_polo/

Sport Clubs are managed by Associated Students Aztec Recreation. For more information, visit http://arc.sdsu.edu/sportclubs/ or call 619-594-7842

One Love Foundation Goal-a-thon 2013

The mission of the charity is to end relationship violence through education and technology. Donations made to the charity go towards building awareness of One Love’s core values and education about Relationship Violence. More information can be found at  www.joinonelove.org
The mission of the charity is to end relationship violence through education and technology. Donations made to the charity go towards building awareness of One Love’s core values and education about Relationship Violence. More information can be found at http://www.joinonelove.org

The One Love Foundation was established in 2010 by Sharon and Lexie Love, as well as additional family and friends to honor the memory of Yeardley Reynolds Love. The “One” represents the number Yeardley wore on her jersey during her high school and college lacrosse career. The number has since been retired by the University of Virginia in her memory.

Mission: End Relationship Violence through education and technology.

To support the One Love Foundation, SDSU Lacrosse Teams will be holding a Goal-A-Thon for the following games:
SDSU Women vs. USD- March 20, 2013
SDSU Men vs. Cal Poly- March 23, 2013

PLEASE HELP THE LACROSSE TEAMS OF SDSU, USD, AND CAL POLY IN RAISING MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE.

Be 1 for Change Campaign
The “Be 1 for Change” campaign was launched in the fall of 2012. This long-term initiative will continue to develop over the next several years in partnership with the Michael and Kim Ward Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University. Be 1 for Change is a signature program for the One Love Foundation, with the goal of combating Relationship Violence throughout the United States.

Relationship Violence Statistics

-One in every three women will experience IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) in her lifetime and one of five college females will experience some form of IPV during her college career (2).

-Approximately 4.8 million women are victimized by intimate partners annually (3).

-Researchers continue to find a disturbingly high rate of physical and sexual victimization of women by intimate or ex-intimate partners on college campuses, indicating that college campuses constitute at-risk communities for women (1).

-One of the most widely recommended interventions to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence is safety planning (1).

-IPV results in an estimated 1,200 deaths and 2 million injuries among women annually (3).

-Researchers continue to find a disturbingly high rate of physical and sexual victimization of women by intimate or ex-intimate partners on college campuses, indicating that college campuses constitute at-risk communities for women (1).

[1] John Hopkins University School of Public Health & School of Nursing
[2] National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
[3] Centers for Disease Control

SDSU Lacrosse Charity Goal-A-Thon

How it works:

It is similar to a walk-a-thon at a school. The idea is you sponsor one or multiple teams for every goal scored. For example, if 100 goals are scored and you are sponsoring a $1/goal, then donate $100. You can also sponsor other stats, such as assists, goalie saves, face offs/draws won, ground balls, or penalty minutes.

*For our records please email Charlie Jackson (ctj24@sbcglobal.net) for your Goal-A-Thon pledge.

Subject line: One Love Goal-A-Thon
Name: John Smith
Game: SDSU/Cal Poly; SDSU/USD; BOTH
Team Sponsored: SDSU; USD; Cal Poly; or ALL
$/Stat: $3/Goal, $1/Save
Maximum Cap: Please specify if there is a maximum amount you would like to cap your donation
Contact number: 222-333-4455
The goal-a-thon will work in one of two ways:

1) Sponsor a single game.
*Pick which game you want to sponsor, specify one or both teams, and pick a stat or stats.

2) Sponsor both games.
*Specify one or both teams, pick a stat or stats.

After the games, you will receive an email letting you know your total donation and directions on how you can make your donation; if your donation is more than $250 it is tax deductible and you will receive a letter from the foundation. Please make checks out to ‘The One Love Foundation’. If you have any questions, feel free to email Charlie Jackson (ctj24@sbcglobal.net)