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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Freshman forward Summah Hanson, distance runner Brandon Moreno, sophomores Kara Houghton and guard Benthe Versteeg, junior Zoe Ewell and senior third baseman Lewa Day all broke individual and season records in February of the spring semester. Six total records were broken by the Hornets and three more were tied. (Photos by Brionna Woody and Rinn Lee, photos courtesy of Sac State Athletics and Rhianna Kahley / NAU Athletics, graphic created in Canva by Ryan Lorenz)

Sac State finishes a month full of records

Ryan Lorenz, Staffer March 15, 2024
Gymnastics, basketball, softball and track and field put themselves in the Sacramento State record book in February.
Senior Amber Koeth performs her final floor routine with a smile on her face at The Nest on senior night Friday, March 3, 2023. Koeth’s routine tied two school records, scoring 9.950 in both her beam and floor routine.

Sac State gymnastics suffers loss in final home meet of season

Hugo Quintanilla March 5, 2023
Sac State gymnastics makes hisotry despite losing final home meet of the season.
Sac State gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio stands outside of Sac State’s Athletics department on October 18, 2022. Solorio was deemed cancer free following surgery that removed his tumor and 45% of his liver in January 2022.

‘6 months at a time’: Sac State gymnastics head coach’s journey to being cancer-free

Isaac Streeter November 2, 2022
Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio wins two-year battle with cancer
Senior gymnast Amber Koeth posing in front of the Nest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Koeth earned first team all-MPSF on beam during the 2020 season.

Sac State gymnast reflects on journey before her senior season

Andrea Molinar March 17, 2022
Sac State gymnast Amber Koeth reflects on her journey in the sport before her senior season:
The Hornets celebrating after a dismount during the vault event against Air Force Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The Hornets defeated the Falcons 194.225 to 194.000 in the team’s first match in the Nest in over two years.

Sac State Gymnastics soars to victory over Air Force in home opener

Brandon Bailey and Jordan Latimore February 11, 2022
Sac State Gymnastics succeeds in their first home matchup in almost two years on Saturday with a win against Air Force.
Sac State track and field assistant coach Kimberly Graham-Miller poses at the Hornet Stadium Monday, Oct. 26. Graham-Miller discussed the importance of female empowerment and support in athletics.

Women at Sac State speak out on gender inequalities within athletics

Jenna Cooper November 16, 2020
Sacramento State athletes discussed the importance of coaching opportunities and female representation in the male-dominated athletics.
Sac State sophomore Amber Koeth strikes a pose after finishing her routine on the bars Friday, Feb. 28 as her teammates cheer her on in the background at the Nest. The team hopes to place higher at MPSF Championships after placing fifth last season.

Sac State women’s gymnastics team looks to finish season strong

Jesse Tapia March 5, 2020

With just two meets remaining in the regular season before the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, the Sacramento State gymnastics squad just posted their highest team score of the season...

Mariah York poses next to the balance beam before a meet with Alaska Anchorage at the Nest on Sunday, Feb. 16. York has been battling injuries her whole collegiate career and will be out for her entire junior year following ankle surgery.

Sac State gymnast Mariah York looks to bounce back from a heavily injured past

Jason Gallardo February 18, 2020

Athletes tend to feel unstoppable during their prime; Sacramento State junior gymnast Mariah York was expected to be one of those athletes and a key contributor to this year's team but a string of injuries...

Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio dances with senior kinesiology major Viktoriya Rizvanova in the ballroom dancing class Solorio teaches at Sacramento State. Solorio has been coaching gymnastics at Sac State since 1986.

Sac State gymnastics coach leads students in ballroom dance class

Leslie Hicks November 8, 2019

Randy Solorio’s first dance partner was his mother, and every time he dances the cha-cha today with his daughter, Solorio is taken back to his childhood, a generational connection he imparts on his ballroom...

Robert Nelsen, president of Sacramento State, sits in his office in Sacramento Hall on Sept. 6. Nelsen regularly attends the universitys athletic events.

Sac State President shares his love for Hornet athletics

Savannah Solley September 24, 2019

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen has only been in Sacramento since 2015 but has shown love and appreciation for all athletic programs since his first day on campus. Not only has Nelsen personally...

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