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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Giana Seltzer

Giana Seltzer, staff writer

Giana Seltzer joined The State Hornet in spring 2021 as a staff writer on the general assignment desk. She is currently majoring in journalism and minoring in film studies. After college, she hopes to pursue a career in broadcast journalism for entertainment. 

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Sophomore third baseman Lewa Day secures a run for the Hornets against Southern Utah University at Kathryn Berg Field in the first game of the doubleheader Friday, May 7, 2021. Day hit four home runs during the games held Friday, setting a record for most home runs hit by one player in one calendar day in program history. Photo Credit: Joey DeGraaf and the Southern Utah University athletic department.

Sac State softball ends regular season with 1-2 series loss to Southern Utah

Giana Seltzer
May 9, 2021
The Hornets dominated the Thunderbirds in the first game of their series matchup over the weekend but fell short in the last two games. Read about the highlights from this weekend’s softball game here.
Charizma Guzman pumps up her team before the start of the last of three games against Idaho State at Shea Stadium at Sacramento State on Saturday May 1, 2021. The Hornets dropped 2-of-3 from the Bengals over the weekend.

Sac State softball drops 2-of-3 to Idaho State in last home series

Giana Seltzer
May 2, 2021
The Hornets lost 2-of-3 against Idaho State but still hold on to their third place spot in the Big Sky Conference.
 Marissa Bertuccio pitches a fastball to Weber State University during the first game of a doubleheader at home at Shea Stadium on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Hornets lost the first game of the doubleheader 5-4.

Sac State softball gets swept in series against Weber State

Hornets drop to 6-3 in Big Sky
Giana Seltzer
April 12, 2021
Sac State softball struggled to keep its six-game winning streak alive against Weber State.
Clockwise, from upper left: UNIQUE Program Advisor Ajamu Lamumba and UNIQUE volunteers Elysse Fresquez and Noah Flores discuss their experience with hosting virtual events in a pandemic in a Zoom meeting on March 12, 2021. Lamumba showed a picture that was taken with his wife and rapper, KRS-One who was a guest speaker for a UNIQUE event.

The ‘UNIQUE’ way Sac State is putting on virtual events

Giana Seltzer
March 22, 2021
The Sac State UNIQUE Program went virtual this year, forcing its campus activities to take to Zoom.
Interim assistant volleyball coach Courtney Hornsby after a home game against Eastern Washington at the the Nest on Saturday, March 6, 2021. As a Sac State senior, Hornsby was a second team All-Big Sky selection while leading the conference with a .369 hitting percentage.

Sac State alumna Courtney Hornsby returns as assistant volleyball coach

“It’s been one of the biggest blessings to come back”
Giana Seltzer
March 10, 2021
Women’s v volleyball welcomes back Hornet alumna Courtney Hornsby. Read about her transition from player to assistant coach here.
What to watch for this week in Hornet Sports. The baseball team faces Tarleton State in hope of bouncing back from last week’s loss, and the women’s volleyball team hopes to stay undefeated on its homecourt against Portland State.
Graphic by Max Connor

Weekly Preview: 5 must watch games for Hornets fans to view this week

Giana Seltzer
February 24, 2021
A new week means a new slate of Sac State sports games. Read the five Sac State games to watch out for this week.

Preview: Sac State women’s soccer prepares for first game of season

Sac State women’s soccer hosts St. Mary’s in their first matchup of the season
Giana Seltzer
February 11, 2021
Sac State women’s soccer is back on the field Thursday after COVID-19 postponed their 2020 season.
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