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SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SLATE

 

Aztecs to play host to three fall tournaments

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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August 9, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis head coach Peter Mattera revealed his team’s schedule for the 2016-17 campaign on Tuesday. The Aztecs will play host to three fall tournaments before opening the dual-match season in late January.

STERK RESIGNS AS SDSU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, JENNY BRAMER TO TAKE OVER AS INTERIM DIRECTOR

 

A national search will soon begin to fill the role of athletic director for SDSU

Source: SDSU Media Relations

Photo: Jenny Bramer, courtesy goaztecs.com

August 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman today announced that university Athletic Director Jim Sterk has resigned.  Jenny Bramer, who has been a valuable member of Aztec Athletics leadership for 13 years, will assume the role of Interim Director of Athletics.

SCHIMPF'S HOMER NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE PADRES; LOSE SERIES TO PHILLIES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  honoring the Navy on Navy Appreciation Day.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

August 7, 2016 (San Diego) – The Padres looked to take the series from the Phillies in today’s matinee finale with a battle of the Jareds:  Jerad Eickhoff for Philadelphia and Jarred Cosart on the mound for the Padres.

KAZEE NAMED AN SI PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN

 

 

Senior cornerback lands on second team

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Damontae Kazeee courtesy goaztecs.com

August 3, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior cornerback Damontae Kazee has been named a 2016 preseason second-team All-American by SI.com, the website revealed on Wednesday. The honor is one of many for the San Bernardino product, who was named the preseason Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year last week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY ANNOUNCES 2016 SCHEDULE

 

The Aztecs’ schedule features six regular season meets, five of which are in Southern California

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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August 4, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State cross country/track and field head coach Shelia Burrell has revealed the cross country team’s 2016 slate, which kicks off on Sept. 3.

SDSU GOLF REVEALS 2016-17 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to compete in 10 regular-season events

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: transfer golfer Daniela Anastasi courtesy goaztecs.com

August 2, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s golf team will play 10 tournaments across five states during the 2016-17 campaign as sixth-year head coach Leslie Spalding unveiled the Aztecs’ highly anticipated schedule on Tuesday.

SDSU LACROSSE HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

 

This is the Aztecs’ second team academic honor in the program’s young history

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August 2, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women's lacrosse team was honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for outstanding academic achievement, the organization announced. The Aztecs were named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad for posting a grade point average over 3.0 during the 2015-16 school year.

PADRES START AUGUST ON THE RIGHT FOOT; BEAT BREW 7-3

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  honoring Dr. Cosimo Commisso on Biotech All-Stars Night.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

August 1, 2016 (San Diego) - New month, clean slate.  That was the mindset the Padres had as they entered August after a less-than-great July, starting the month with a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.  New Padre Jarred Cosart got the start against Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers.

PADRES RALLY WEAKLY; LOSE TO REDS 3-2 AND LOSE SERIES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  honoring members of the Marine Corps on Marine Corps Appreciation Day.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 31, 2016 (San Diego) - While you were hopefully at our Roaring 20s party at San Pasqual Winery, the Padres were wrapping up their series against the Reds.  Paul Clemens started for the Padres against Homer Bailey for Cincy.

ROSALES TAKES UPTON JR.'S PLACE AS WALK-OFF KING; PADRES WIN 2-1

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 30, 2016 (San Diego) - After receiving a rude homecoming by the Reds last night, the Padres looked to rebound tonight.  Christian Friedrich started for San Diego against a guy that the Padres have seen a lot:  Anthony Desclafani for the Reds.

REDS GET TO PADRES EARLY; FRIARS SHUT OUT AND HOME RUN STREAK ENDS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Padres and SDG&E present a check to Armed Services YMCA on Community Heroes Night.  Courtesy @SDGE on Twitter.

July 29, 2016 (San Diego) – After getting an unholy taste of Canada for the first time, the Padres were eager to return home and face a familiar foe, the Cincinnati Reds, over the weekend.  Edwin Jackson started on the hill for the Padres against Brandon Finnegan for Cincy.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS RECOGNIZED BY ITA

 

Four Aztecs and team as a whole earn academic recognition

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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July 29, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team and four individuals were recognized for their efforts in the classroom by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD GARNERS USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM ACCOLADES

 

Aztecs land three individuals on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team; Posts a 3.07 team GPA

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Kassidy Ellis was one of the Aztecs to receive honors.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

July 28, 2016 (New Orleans) - San Diego State was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team selection on Thursday. Led by Kassidy Ellis, Alexa Evans and Ellison Grove, the Aztecs finished the 2016 campaign with a 3.07 cumulative GPA.

PADRES AVOID SWEEPING BLUE JAYS, WIN 8-4

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 27, 2016 (Toronto) - The Padres woke everyone up early for some day baseball and to hopefully avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays.  Luis Perdomo started on the hill against the veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

The Padres seemed determined to avoid the sweep.  Adam Rosales started things with a two-run bomb in the third to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.

EXTRA-INNINGS BATTLE SLIPS OUT OF PADRES' HANDS, LITERALLY. LOSE 7-6

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 26, 2016 (Toronto) - Canada welcomed the Padres head-on yesterday.  Today, the tables turned; Melvin Upton Jr. was on the other team, in his new home stadium, facing his old team.  Kind of like Adam Banks in the second Mighty Ducks movie.  He and the Jays faced Andrew Cashner, while the Padres faced Jays rookie Marcus Stroman.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES CHALLENGING 2016 SLATE

 

SDSU plays six contests against opponents who finished among their conference’s top two

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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July 26, 2016 (San Diego) - Coming off of his team’s best campaign in four seasons, San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner has announced the Aztecs’ 2016 slate. The schedule features 10 matches at SDSU Sports Deck, six contests against opponents that finished among their conference’s top two, and four matches versus teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

SDSU FOOTBALL PICKED TO WIN MW WEST; SWEEPS PRESEASON AWARDS

 

Pumphrey (offensive), Kazee (defensive) and Penny (special teams) each named MW preseason players of the year

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Damontae Kazee via goaztecs.com

July 26, 2016 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State football team swept the preseason awards and captured all 29 first-place votes en route to being picked to win the West Division of the Mountain West in the 2016 preseason poll, the league announced Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Aztecs became just the second unanimous preseason pick in MW history (TCU in 2010).

PADRES RECEIVE COLD SHOULDER FROM FRIENDS NORTH OF THE BORDER, LOSE 4-2 TO JAYS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 25, 2016 (Toronto) - The Padres have never been to Canada.  Or at least, never to the Rogers Centre to face the Toronto Blue Jays.  They got their first taste of Canadian baseball tonight.  Colin Rea got the nod for San Diego against Aaron Sanchez for Toronto.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 2016 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  McKynzie Fort via goaztecs.com

July 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry revealed the team’s 2016 non-conference schedule Monday, with an invitation to the Seton Hall Tournament over Thanksgiving Weekend and a December home date with Big Ten member Michigan, highlighting the Aztecs’ 11-game slate.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER REVEALS 2016 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to open campaign against UCLA

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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July 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen revealed his team’s 2016 schedule on Friday. The Aztecs’ 18-game schedule features eight home games, including the season opener vs. UCLA, and does not include the return of the Mountain West Championship to SDSU Sports Deck in early November.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE WINS CHET DEVORE AWARD AS MOST SUCCESSFUL PCAC ATHLETIC PROGRAM IN 2015-16







Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District news release

July 24, 2016 (El Cajon) -  For the second time in three years, Grossmont College has won the Chet DeVore Award for having the most successful men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic program in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

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