SRJC Golf, 3rd in State In what could be considered one of the most competitive CCCAA Golft State Chamionships ever, only eight strokes seperated teh four teams after the first 18 holes. Eight individual players shot under par including for under 70. They included Steven Staples (non-individual qualifier from SRJC) and Jacob Ruffino's (Reedley) 67, David Pelekoudas (OCC) and Sidney Wolf's (COC) 69. They were shot on the East Course at Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel, CA. Santa Rosa's first round was a -4 351, lead by four of their golfers shooting par or under including Steven Staples 67, Corey Ghiringhelli 70, Travis Evans 71, and Zachary Sims 71. Only Matt Etchell and Nicolas Daniels shot a one over par 72. In a close finish to the State Finals, College of the Canyons came from five behind after the first round to win with a score of 723. Orange Coast earned second with a 726. Santa Rosa finished third, eight strokes behind OCC, with a 734, and Chabot (who beat SRJC for the NorCal title last week) finished fourth with a 738. Congratulations to all of the SRJC golfers on their performance. (News from the CCCAA Golf web site).
Track & Field Athletes Qualify for State Finals Four individuals have qualified for the CCCAA Track and Field State Championships which are being held May 17th-18th at The College of San Mateo. Alex Wolf-Root (left of picture) qualified for the 5,000m. He is ranked 8th in the State for this race with a time of 14:50.22. Atalie Halpin (Center left) qualified for the Steeplechase. She is ranked 10th in the meet with a time of 12:02.10. Cheri McLean (Center Right) qualified in the Pole Vault. She is ranked 10th in the meet with a height of 10’ 10.75”. and finally, Gary Randolph (Right of Picture) qualified for the Discus. He is ranked 5th in the meet with a throw of 155’6”. The Bear Cubs will compete against the toughest completion in the state as only 12 athletes from each event qualified for the meet. They are poised for great performances, All-American and/or All-State honors, and maybe even a school record or two! You can follow the progress of SRJC Track and Field at the State Meet on norcalstat.com.
SRJC Baseball Advances to State Final Four Hosting one of the two northern California Super Regional Playoffs this past weekend, the north's No. 1 Cubs went unbeaten defeating No. 8 Solano 13-3, and No. 5 Delta twice 9-4 and 5-1. SRJC baseball now advances to the CCCAA State Final Four Championship Tournament this weekend, May 17-19, at Fresno City College. SRJC (33-7-1) enters the tournament as the north's No. 1 seed and will open Friday against the south's No. 2 seed Cypress (29-14) at 12pm. Also playing Friday will be the south's No. 1 seed Fullerton (30-13) against the norh's No. 2 seed Feather River (29-12), at 6pm. This is the first time the Cubs have been back to the state tournament since the were crowned the state champions in 2005. You can follow the team online throughout the tournament on the CCCAA Baseball web site. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Barkoff)
Spring Dance Performance “Life As We Know It”, Santa Rosa Junior College’s annual spring dance performance, showcases new dance works created by faculty and student choreographers as well as by guest artist and SRJC dance alumni, Raquel Medina. Genres of dance include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. In “Life As We Know It”, each dance reflects the personal perspective of the choreographer, focusing on both the dark and light sides of humanity and life. “Life As We Know It” will be presented in the Burbank Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Campus of SRJC. Evening performances are held at 8:00 pm on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th; with two matinée performances at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th.
Student choreographers for this performance are selected through a rigorous adjudication process. Faculty choreographers include Lara Branen, Tamara Grose, Lea Poisson, Carrie Stillman, and Susan Matthies. A hip hop dance created on selected dancers by guest artist L.A. dance artist Raquel Medina will be featured this year. Advance tickets to “Life As We Know It” are $18/general, $15/students and seniors, and are available at the Theatre Box Office in Burbank Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Campus, Wednesday-Friday, 12 – 4 p.m. The 2:00 pm show on Saturday, May 18th is a bargain matinée performance with tickets selling for $10 for all attendees. To order tickets by phone, please call 707 527-4343 or purchase tickets online at www.santarosa.edu/theatrearts
New Incoming Student-Athlete Priority Admission and Registration It's that time of year again for all of SRJC's new incoming student-athletes to begin the admission and registration process to become a student-athlete here during the 2013-2014 school year. Please click here to download and review the New Incoming Student-Athlete Check List, which you can use as an informative guide on the procedures you need to follow in order to enroll and compete at SRJC. Please note that priority admission applications are due May 31st, 2013.
SRJC Coach, Instructor Wagner Named Educator of the Year Congratulations are being extended to Santa Rosa Junior College instructor and
head football coach Leonard “Lenny” Wagner for being named a California Community College
Physical Educators’ Educator of the Year for 2013. The award is given annually to faculty, administrators, deans and advocates for Physical Education. Only seven recipients are chosen for this
award statewide, and Wagner has won the award as a faculty member. The awards ceremony will take
place at the California Community College Athletic Association’s spring luncheon at the San Mateo
Marriot on March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
As Department Chair of the Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Department, Lenny Wagner has
proved to be instrumental. Several months ago, Lenny was involved in creating a series of informative posters benefiting the KAD department. The posters helped define Kinesiology as a discipline and aided in the highlighting of the importance of routine exercise. These posters were eventually adopted
for use in colleges statewide. Wagner has also contributed to the field of Physical Education through an extensive study explaining the relationship between the KAD department and SRJC as a whole. The study examined the financial and social benefits the department contributes to the college. The resulting report has been cited for keeping the KAD department alive and well at SRJC during a time of budget woes. In December, Wagner was named as the new head coach for SRJC’s football program, stepping up from his previous role as defensive coordinator.
James Forkum, Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance, has said “as nominator for Lenny, and as a former CCCPE Health Educator of the Year award winner, I fully recognize the significance of this award for Lenny, for our department, the college community and for the greater community at large.
The work Lenny has done has had an impact on our discipline throughout the state.”