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Curtis Roden – On Board for Giving Day

Every dollar raised for the The Robert F. Busbey Athletic Scholarship, the Frank Tilocco, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and the Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship go towards helping our student athletes achieve their current and future goals. Below are a few words from junior Curtis Roden expressing his thanks, and the career path he’s able to pursue because of this financial assistance.

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On Deck with Jamie Vandewerker & Jonathon LaValle

Every dollar raised for the The Robert F. Busbey Athletic Scholarship, the Frank Tilocco, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and the Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship go towards helping our student athletes achieve their current and future goals. Below are a few words from seniors Jamie Vandewerker and Jonathon LaValle, expressing their thanks, and how this financial assistance has impacted their lives JAMIE

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Kids Kicking Cancer 2017

On Saturday, our viking family welcomed over 20 kids who are either currently fighting, or who have beaten the fight against cancer and other blood disorders. This annual event is hosted by the Kid’s Kicking Cancer program located out of the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Both men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in Saturday’s festivities

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Dave Guinther Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Dave Guinther received a CSU “Distinguished Alumni Award” during Homecoming October 5th, 2017. Dave is not one to easily accept the spot light and only did so to bring recognition to the Champion Campaign/Heritage Project and promote the CSU Viking Swimming & Diving program. He is a leader and makes everyone around him better for his presence. Dave and his

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Giving Day Results (and THANKS !) 2017

Hello Viking Nation! For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Hannah Mattar, and I am the new assistant swim coach here at CSU. You have all played a part in building a program with a rich history of success, and although I may be one of the newest members of viking

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Jigsaw Puzzles and Championship Teams

Coach Graham’s Giving Day message is clear on the needs of the program.  And the need is NOW because the Horizon League Championships will return to The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium next year.   By donating during Giving Day 2017 you will enable our team to purchase needed equipment this year and have it installed for next season. Recruits will

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Getting on Board with Sammie Sposet

You’ve heard the saying “diving catch in the end zone”.  As we neared production time for the Heritage Graphics in 2015 we realized the diving photos were stock art – Not Good.  Sammie Sposet and Danny Roberts agreed to “model” for us, and thanks to their dedication (sounds easy – couple of dives, snap snap and done – IT WAS

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Smolinski Scholarship “Thank You’s” from Tori and Curtis

The first-ever Tom Smolinski  Diving Scholarship was awarded to Tori Taffner and Curtis Roden on  January 31st, 2017 at The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium.  We all owe Kim Smolinski and her family a big “GO VIKES” and Thank You for this support of our team.  Here are thank yous from Tori and Curtis: To everyone who donated, and those considering donating,

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Power Training Pays Off

Yesterday the CSU women’s and men’s relay teams set two new school records at the Horizon League Championship meet at UIC in Chicago.  Read details HERE. Conditioning plays a huge part in sprinters’ performance, and today’s guest blog features thoughts from Senior Robert Tolson. Dear Donors and Alumni, Over the past 4 years I have had an uncountable amount of

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Thanks Jim and Wally for TV Platform Spiff

We can thank Jim Starrett ’74 and Wally Morton for spending a day to spiff up the TV Platform with a new coat of paint. How appropriate they choose December 28th – exactly two months before CSU Giving Tuesday ! Its ’bout impossible for a guest to walk into the viewing area without getting an eyeful of the platform. Finiahing this

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