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.
Tennis Assistant Named ITA Coach of the Year Stewart Hutton, SRJC's assistant tennis coach won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Coach of the Year Award for California Junior Colleges for his work with the Bear Cubs in the 2013 season. Congratulations to Coach Hutton and the SRJC Tennis program.
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 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.”
Bear Cubs for NATE Nathan Wagner is the son of Assistant Head Football Coach Lenny Wagner and wife Catrina. He is four years old and in February of 2010 was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and tumor. During the last six months Nate has undergone numerous surgeries to remove the tumor as well as extensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments to kill any remaining cancer cells that may exist. In addition to the cancer, Nate is currently battling numerous side effects from a variety of medications that he has to take daily. Despite all that he has gone through, and all that he is currently going through, he remains strong, upbeat and an inspiration to everyone he meets. As a result SRJC Athletics has begun to sell "Bear Cubs for Nate" bracelets to increase awareness and support the Wagner family. All proceeds from the bracelets will be donated to the Nathan Wagner Fund. The "Bear Cubs for Nate" bracelets can be purchased in the SRJC Sports Medicine/Training room for $5.00 each. For more information contact Monica Ohkubo at email@example.com or 707-527-4457.
Message from the Wagner Family We would like to thank SRJC and the entire community of Sonoma County for the support, prayers and positive energy they have
provided for our family. It has been a difference maker for us and we greatly appreciate it. -Lenny, Catrina & Nathan Wagner