Athletics have a special place at the collegiate level, and we are proud of those Pioneers who have contributed to the legacy of Cal State East Bay athletics. I would beremiss if I did not mention the appreciation we have for our coaches, professors and others who help our students make the most of their athletic and intellectual abilities while they are here.
We are appreciative of alumni and friends whose support makes it possible for CSUEB athletes to compete at the highest echelon of Division II sports. Equally important, their generosity for programs and scholarships enables these students — as well as the thousands of others who attend Cal State East Bay — to compete and succeed in life after they complete their degrees.
Our mission is to be a model university for regionally engaged learning in the 21st century. If we are to accomplish this mission, then we must prepare all of our graduates to compete in an arena that is increasingly complex, diverse, globally interdependent
and instantaneously connected.
As the University’s reputation grows, so does the strength of our programs in the classroom, on the field, track, court and in the pool. I am proud to say that our Fall 2013 academic data shows we have nine teams with a team GPA of more than 3.0 (women’s soccer led the way with 3.43); 61 percent of our student-athletes have GPAs greater than 3.0, while 29 percent earned GPAs greater than 3.5. Remarkably, with perfect GPAs of 4.0 there were 12 scholar-athletes whose excellence is exemplary.
It is gratifying to see these young men and women excelling at all levels. Thanks to you and others who support and treasure Cal State East Bay, so we can continue a winning tradition.
Leroy M. Morishita