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Stanislaus women’s soccer recognized for high GPA

POSTED January 12, 2010 11:08 p.m.
Last season, the Cal State Stanislaus women’s soccer players posted their eighth winning record in nine seasons.
But the Warriors also did some damage off the field.
For the third consecutive year, they received the College Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. This time, the Warriors were recognized for their 3.19 GPA as a team among 582 men’s and women’s soccer teams in the NCAA Division I-III and NAIA schools, in addition to being one of two programs from the California Collegiate Athletic Association — the other being Chico State — to make the list for the 2008-09 academic year.
“I’m very proud of the work the women on our team do in the classroom,” said Stanislaus coach Gabriel Bolton, also thanking the faculty for support. “Getting recognized for their effort is nice but the most important thing is that they are making progress toward their degrees and careers.”
In the past, many Stanislaus student-athletes have earned individual academic awards at the national, regional and conference levels.
To make the NSCAA academic list, college teams across the country need to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“California State University, Stanislaus takes great pride in the accomplishments of its student-athletes, both in the athletic arena and in the classroom,” Stanislaus president Hamid Shirvani said. “Members of our women’s soccer team have demonstrated that they are focused on earning their degrees with distinction as well as winning seasons.

Late rally not enough for Warriors
The Cal State Stanislaus men’s basketball team cut it to a one-point lead against UC San Diego with under three minutes left in Saturday night’s league game, but the Tritons always had an answer every time the Warriors got close.
In the end, UC San Diego celebrated an 81-72 win in the California Collegiate Athletic Association action. Stanislaus, on the other hand, ended a two-game winning streak in a game that saw Chad Johnson score 21 points on 5-of-13 shooting to lead the Warriors (6-5, 2-4 CCAA), while Jordan Stokes finished with 18.
At the 2:52 mark, Johnson netted a field goal to cut the deficit to 71-70 after being down by as many as 14 points, but the Tritons (3-7, 2-4 CCAA) responded with five points in the following few seconds.
UC San Diego’s Jordan Lawley led all scorers with 26 points.
The Warriors continue their four-game road trip at Sonoma State on Thursday before visiting Humboldt State on Saturday and returning home to face Chico State on Tuesday at Warrior Arena at 7:30 p.m.

Stanislaus women find trouble against ranked opponent
The Cal State Stanislaus women’s basketball team couldn’t get anything going, and it showed in the stat sheet.
No Warriors put up more than eight points against No. 9 UC San Diego in a 72-38 loss to a team that remains undefeated at 12-0 overall, and 7-0 in the CCAA. Katie Busi and Jeanette Rowe led Stanislaus with eight points apiece.
Two days earlier, the Warriors (2-8, 1--5 CCAA) managed 93 points in a 29-point win over Cal State East Bay.
To contact Chhun Sun, e-mail csun@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.
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