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Sac State volleyball clubs vying for national titles

Sac State volleyball clubs vying for national titles

Samantha Leonard

April 12, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

After seven months of competition, the Sacramento State men’s and women’s volleyball club teams are heading to the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships from April 13-15 in Kansas City, Missouri. The men’s club enters the tournament as the No. 1 ranked team in the Northern ...

Sac State men’s rowing club aims to build character

Sac State men’s rowing club aims to build character

Noah Alvarez

February 9, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Rowing, Sports

It’s 5:30 a.m. and most Sacramento State students are sleeping, but the men’s rowing club is on its way to Lake Natomas for an intense workout. Five days a week you can catch the club at the crack of dawn on the lake, working out in less than ideal temperatures. Club president David Granicher...

Sac State rower pursues dance career after car crash

Sac State rower pursues dance career after car crash

Will Moon

December 14, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Featured, Sports

Though some suggested he blacked out, Sacramento State student Vuong Nguyen remembers closing his eyes and screaming as his foot bent backward and pain surged through his body. The Elk Grove native was driving 55 mph through the intersection of Bond and Waterman Roads in Elk Grove in January 2015 w...

Sport Clubs rise above challenges to bring pride to campus

Sport Clubs rise above challenges to bring pride to campus

Stephanie Beachley

December 11, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Pride is a quality that derives from achievement, and the athletes of Sacramento State Sport Clubs exude plenty of it. Consisting of 21 teams, Sport Clubs represent Sac State at both local and national levels. Each team is a student-run organization that functions in collaboration with the University’s S...

The ‘self-defense’ club: MMA enthusiasts practice punches on campus

The ‘self-defense’ club: MMA enthusiasts practice punches on campus

Noah Alvarez

December 10, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Featured, Sports

After hearing about a kidnapping near the dorms in 2010, Andrew Verdi, the founder of the Sacramento State mixed martial arts club, had one goal: to teach students self-defense. Verdi lived in the American River Courtyard dorms when a fellow resident was abducted by three men in a van and later assaul...

Former high school teammates bring water polo to campus

Former high school teammates bring water polo to campus

Noah Alvarez

December 9, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Featured, Sports

After a mournful trip to their hometown of Porterville, Sacramento State students Luis Barraza and AJ Dodd found the inspiration to start a water polo club after the passing of their former teammate. Barraza and Dodd both attended Harmony Magnet Academy, a school located outside of Porterville. Both ...

Men’s rugby team rejoins Division I-A, aims for national success

Men’s rugby team rejoins Division I-A, aims for national success

Stephanie Beachley

November 12, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s rugby team has high expectations as it aims to finish top 20 in the nation after rejoining Division I-A with five other California universities in 2016. “We have a lot of new guys that have experience, which is really new and different for our club,” Sac State men's rug...

Women’s rugby club readies for Division II competition

Women’s rugby club readies for Division II competition

Ryan Lewis

October 31, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Sacramento State women’s rugby has successfully made a return to Division II competition and are on a mission to show that the sporting club is here to stay. Former club President Kristina Johnson worked to fight for the reinstatement and after successfully accomplishing her goal, Johnson hopes...

Men’s volleyball club set on bringing back national success

Men’s volleyball club set on bringing back national success

Noah Alvarez

October 29, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

After finishing in ninth place for three straight years before a 19th-place finish in 2015, the Sacramento State men’s volleyball club is hungry to bring a national championship to campus. Sac State’s success in the last half decade is largely in part to head coach Sukhjit ‘Suji’ Dhillon,...

Senior grappler aims for All-American status on wrestling mat

Senior grappler aims for All-American status on wrestling mat

Noah Alvarez

October 20, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Featured, Sports

After a four-year hiatus from wrestling, Sacramento State senior Tony Delgado has reached nationals and is aspiring to achieve more in his second year with the club. Delgado, 23, discovered the team during his first semester orientation. By the time he joined the club, however, the wrestling seaso...

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