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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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Heritage Corner Kiosk Upgrade – Thanks Kurt

The  Heritage Corner is a key element of the Heritage Project, the final phase of the Champions Campaign. Thanks to advances in windows operating systems, we were able to create a website that provided information to friends and alumni during the final phase of the Champions Campaign, and then migrate that website onto a large wall-mounted PC that now serves as

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Heritage Graphics Concepts – Sept, 2014

The Champions Campaign provided the funds to upgrade the record boards, add championship banners and install a new video board.  You can listen to a 1-minute Thank You video and see the results here: Champions Campaign Thank You Video. The Heritage Project will complete the Champions Campaign by adding eye catching and emotional graphics to the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium

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Tom Smolinski Diving Scholarship Buffalo Bison Event

A very successful outing was hosted by Tom Smolinski’s lifelong friend Rob Hanlon for “The Cleveland State University Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship” on August 15, 2016. The Event took place at the Buffalo Bison Coca Cola Baseball Field as the AAA Bisons took on the Red Wings. Activities included a Reverse Raffle, Silent Auction and plenty of delicious food

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