Oct. 15, 2010
Greetings from the Titan House!
Welcome to www.fullertontitans.com. This is the first of many Cal State Fullerton Athletics updates that I plan to provide throughout this school year. I hope that you enjoy them!
Firstly, I'm delighted to let you know that our overall Academic Progress Rate (APR) was outstanding. Of our seventeen sports programs, only one was performing below goal. Five of our teams received the NCAA maximum of 1,000 points. This surpasses our previous best of two teams receiving 1,000 points. Congratulations to our Titan student-athletes, coaches and administrators for all of their tremendous hard work and success.
There is currently a flurry of activity on our side of campus, as we are well into our Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Soccer, and Cross Country seasons.
At the time of this writing, Men's Soccer is 3-2, and in the upper tier of the Big West Conference standings following their recent 3-1 victory at Cal State Northridge. Women's Soccer is 2-1, and also in the top half in the league standings. Men's and Women's Golf recently had their best tournament finishes to date in San Luis Obispo, finishing 4th and 3rd respectively.
Last night was particularly fun for me. After witnessing Women's Volleyball's 3-set sweep of Cal State Northridge, I walked from the Gym to the Stadium, and caught the tying and winning goals of Women's Soccer's dramatic come-from-behind win over UC Riverside.
Women's Volleyball, however, may be the biggest success story thus far in the 2010-11 school year.Coach Carolyn Zimmerman and her Titans are achieving national recognition, and are currently alone in 1st Place in the Big West Conference with a remarkable unblemished 11-0 home record.A home showdown with Long Beach State looms ahead.
The Men's and Women's Basketball programs have begun practicing, with the start of their seasons to begin in November. Both programs will be hosting kick-off events very soon. I urge you to click on the TAC Events link to get more information on these events, and events throughout the year for all of our athletics programs.
Our historically nationally ranked Baseball and Softball programs are currently participating in their fall workouts.Scrimmage schedules have been posted in their individual sites within fullertontitans.com.
Finally, I'd like to leave you with a few bullet points on recent successes and upcoming projects:
· The TAC has improved athletics fundraising from \$163,000 in 2002-03 to \$809,000 in 2009-10.
· The Diamond Club's "Dinner with the Titans" event on October 9 netted over \$15,000 for the Baseball program.The funds will be used toward the construction of a new padded outfield wall for Goodwin Field.
· A generous TAC donor has agreed to fund five years of summer school for Men's Basketball student-athletes.
· The Folino Golf Invitational will debut in March, and will quickly become one of the premier events on the collegiate golf calendar.
· Titan House is in the process of replacing the rotting, peeling sections of wood with new all-weather vinyl. The change in appearance has been dramatic.
· Meetings are ongoing with university Physical Plant Management to work on a list of much-needed repairs for athletics venues.High on top of the list is a fresh coat of paint for historic Titan Gym.
I'd love to hear some feedback on this report, and things that you'd like to know about.You can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It truly is "a great day to be a Titan!"
Yours, Brian Quinn Director of Athletics