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Jim Lamastra Remembers Tom Smolinski

I sincerely ask you to support the  Tom Smolinski Scholarship on Giving Day on Wednesday February 24! By doing so you will provide more scholarships for the CSU Swim-Dive Teams.  Please read why it means so much to me. #csugivingday During our time at CSU, we were taught how to exhibit toughness and a will to win on a daily

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Bogdan Kozul Remembers Tom Smolinski

It was an honor to dive with Tom Smolinski at Cleveland State University. He was a great diver that kept us entertained and focused. We showed up every day because as a teammate Tom made it fun and pushed us to be our best. Tom described diving to others in practical terms “You have to be nuts to dive.” He

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Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship

Dear CSU Viking Diving & Swimming Alums and Friends, It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Tom Smolinski, a proud CSU Viking Diver and class of ’99 graduate. Thanks to the commitment of many, however, his legacy can live on with the Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship. We have an incredible opportunity to honor Tom and

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An Amazing Difference Maker!

The Holiday season is upon us and my heart bursts (no pun intended) with pride as I experienced the impact of the Heritage Project on CSU Athletics. My experience during late November when I attended the Magnus Cup Swimming and Diving Invitational and the Horizon League Championship game of Women’s Volleyball was phenomenal and something I wish to share with

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New CSU RFB Natatorium – A Platform for Recruiting, Fund Raising and Connecting

Thanks to phenomenal support from connected swimming and diving alumni, The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium looks newer today than when it was new 40 years ago. Here’s an update from the September 26, 2015 Champions Campaign Dedication. The star of the dedication was of course the new pool.  The North and West wall graphics feature 80 years advice from two

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The Wow Factor and The Heritage Project – Providing Opportunity for Excellence

Homecoming weekend has begun at Cleveland State University. Alumni and friends will celebrate the completion of the Display of the history of the Fenn/CSU Swimming & Diving Program along with the rich past of the Fisher/Busbey Aquatic Facilities dating back to 1931. The Heritage Project represents much more than graphic displays, however. It is a living breathing process of building

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Heritage Weekend ’15: Golf, “Teamship” and Celebration Sept. 25/26

CSU’s Homecoming 2015 offers six events where CSU Swimming and Diving Friends and Alumni can connect for great times.  Golf and fellowship on Friday; swimming, celebration and more fellowship on Saturday.  A true “Teamship” weekend. Friday September 25th : Golf outing at 9:00 am Heritage Warm-up Reception at 2:30 pm or so / Dinner at 3:30 pm HEADS UP  – if you would like to

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Banners are Up. Wall Graphics Next. Then We Party

The Heritage Project Concept Graphics are now reality. Last week the Coach Banners, Diver and Swimmer Banners and Ninth Lane Banners were installed. South Tunnel Graphics are released for production.  Heritage Corner Graphics will be released Tuesday Morning after a few edits (If you want a close up view to check the spelling on your name you can download this .pdf file: heritage_corner_preflight. By

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Heritage Project Powers Champions Campaign Into Fast Lane

THANK YOU!  WE DID IT! We exceeded our $75,000 goal for the Heritage Project fundraising thanks to the generosity of connected, engaged Fenn/CSU swimming and diving friends and alumni. We’ve now raised over $250,000 for The Robert F. Busbey Champions Campaign and have the funds to complete the project and finish Viking Strong. In 2009, Wally and I set out

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Banners or Scholarships? School or Team? All Winning Choices

Our teams are off to Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Their preparations are complete; events are set. Over the next few days we must also finish strong.  How best to support our school and our teams?  Which lanes to choose? February is well seeded with important events: Horizon League Championships, CSU‘sAnnual Giving Day and the expiration of the $25,000 Matching Gift Challenge for

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