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Meet the ASI executive candidates By Collegian Staff

Presidential candidates G. Belle Vang Vang is a fourth-year marketing and public relations major, minoring in women’s studies and philanthropic and community-based leadership, who is running for ASI president. Vang has been involved in numerous leadership roles, such as being a Dog Days Orientation leader and campus involvement ambassador. Vang said she has always been proud to be a part of Fresno State’s community and wants to share the importance of student involvement and all the resources offered. She said she wants to provide a platform for underrepresented students to voice their concerns about on-campus policies because she believes students are the core of the university.

Christopher Rodriguez Rodriguez is a senior musical vocal performance major running for ASI president. He is currently the senator of parking and safety and will be graduating this spring. He will return in the fall to pursue his master’s degree. He said he is passionate about assisting the student body regarding concerns of health, wellness, access to resources and ensuring college affordability. Rodriguez is an operations coordinator for Camp Kesem; secretary, new member educator and ritualist in Lambda Chi Alpha; and has been involved in the Advising and Career Development Center and opera clubs at Fresno State.

Omar H. Hernandez Hernandez is a third-year animal science major running for ASI president. However, he said the position is not just about him, but is about the campus as a whole. Hernandez said he wants to improve campus and school pride by reshaping the student government. He said he wants to hold ASI more accountable for reaching out to individuals and groups that feel unheard or underrepresented. Hernandez wants Fresno State students to be proud of being Bulldogs, the groups they represent and their individuality.

D’Aun A. Jackson Jackson is a third-year psychology major pursuing a minor in criminology and the pre-medical program running for ASI president. She is an early outreach ambassador for the Office of Outreach & Special Programs, the current secretary of the 17Ai Unit and a national civic engagement trainer for the NAACP, as well as an active member of Fresno State’s Black Students United organization. Jackson said as ASI president she will work to increase campus support for all students and increase enrollment and representation for underrepresented groups, emphasizing inclusion and equity over diversity, in order to support future Bulldogs.

Erik Sanchez Matias Sanchez Matias is a senior biology major and minor in animal science running for ASI president. Matias has been involved in the Pre-Vet club, Nu Alpha Kappa, Dream Success Center and United Farm Workers foundation. Matias said he plans to make students more aware of the resources that are offered to them and to aid in continuing the efforts for a more green and sustainable campus. He said that as president he will be the connection between the students and the governmental boards, helping the students’ questions, comments and concerns reach the people who have the higher influence in decision making.

Vice-presidential candidates Finance Kevin James Prill Prill is a business administration major with an emphasis in marketing who is running for vice president of finance. He is already a member of several campus clubs. He is a counselor for Camp Kesem, the vice president of the FLOCC improv group and the recruitment director for the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. One of the main issues he said he would focus on as vice president of finance is raising awareness about the funds available on campus for clubs and organizations. He said he was motivated to run for the position after seeing clubs benefit from receiving needed funds.

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Fritsch is a first-year biology major running for vice president of external affairs. Fritsch said he is a legacy Bulldog who cares about Fresno State and had many years of experience in charity organizations and leadership. Fritsch said his main goal is to improve the reputation of the school in relation to other universities in the state and to advocate for the same opportunities and funding as those schools, as well as reduce student fees and tuition. Fritsch said that he doesn’t think his status as a freshman will limit his ability and believes his experience, including 13 years heading up his own charity, gives him unique insight into the operations of the university.

Sansom is a third-year communication major running for vice president of external affairs. She is currently the ASI senator for the College of Arts and Humanities and has experience with policy and debate. Sansom said she wants to make sure that college is affordable for students and that each student’s needs are addressed. Sansom said she would push for expansion of student health and counseling services and food and housing security programs. She also wants to push financial aid restructuring that would benefit all students.

Rocha-Zuniga is a second-year student double-majoring in political science and Chicano studies. She currently serves as a senator at-large and is running for vice president of external affairs. Rocha-Zuniga has been involved in agricultural groups, mental health groups, Ignite, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan and the prelaw program. She has also served on ASI committees and has worked with other CSUs, which she says gives her a unique understanding of the position. She said her goals for the position include making students aware of the programs that are available to them, holding ASI more accountable to its actions and prioritizing sustainability.


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Duties of the ASI officers By Seth Casey Editor in Chief

performing any duties necessary in the best interest of ASI.

ASI President The president directs the organization’s ac-

Vice President of Finance The vice president of finance serves as the student government’s chief financial officer and oversees preparation of the annual budget. The vice president is tasked with keeping and maintaining accurate records of accounts of the properties and business transactions of ASI, including assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital and other financial matters. The vice president of finance also advises the president and student senate on fiscal affairs and reviews financial transactions. The vice president is also responsible for providing updates to the student senate on reserves, statements of operations and other relevant financial information.

tivities and affairs and serves as the chief executive officer. The president represents ASI, along with the executive vice president, in all universitywide committees and will act as the “duly authorized representative” of the student senate when no other member has been formally designated for that purpose. The president will also submit nominations to the student senate to fill vacant officer positions and establish committees with other executive officers when necessary, as well as

Vice President of External Affairs The vice president of external affairs is the liaison between ASI and the campus, local, city and statewide communities, as well as building and maintaining relations with university alumni. The vice president also provides updates to the student senate on legislation, action, recognition and matters relevant to the external affairs of ASI. The vice president of external affairs is the

It is officially election season for positions in Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), and The Collegian would like to help students understand for whom they’re voting. Positions up for grabs include: ASI president, vice president of finance, vice president of external affairs, senators for the eight academic colleges and 10 senators at-large. All officers will serve one-year terms from June 1 of the elected year through May 31 of the following year. All position duties are according to the ASI Bylaws.

corporation’s campus community, local, city and statewide liaison and oversees preparation of resolutions in regard to legislation, action or recognition affecting any body external to ASI. Executive Vice President The executive vice president fills all duties of the president if the president is absent or disabled. He or she serves as the chair of the student senate and may vote on senate matters in the event of a tie. The executive vice president also appoints senators to designated senator at-large positions, which are approved by a simple majority vote by the senate. Senators Each of the eight academic colleges will be represented by a senator. These senators will have a vote in ASI. One of the initial 10 at-large senator positions is selected as executive vice president. The others represent: undergraduate and graduate academic affairs; resident affairs; athletic and recreational affairs; parking and safety; students clubs and organizations; student affairs; Greek affairs; diversity, equity and inclusion; and veteran and transfer affairs. The student senate may affirm or override any executive action by the president by a simple majority vote.

Seminar to address science in journalism By Michael Ford Managing Editor

Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust will hold a science and environmental journalism seminar on Tuesday, April 9, at the Peters Education Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center, according to a university news release. The seminar will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum, who runs the science journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Blum’s keynote address will be on “Science Journalism in the Age of Mistrust,” and will be delivered at 6 p.m. After the address, a panel of journalists and a scientist will explore the themes of her talk in a discussion moderated by executive director of the Institute and journalism professor at Fresno State Jim Boren.

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Fresno State honors Cesar E. Chavez By Andrea Marin Contreras Reporter

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and the Cross-Cultural Gender Center once again brought the Cesar E. Chavez Celebration to campus on March 27. More than 30 people gathered at the Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room in the Henry Madden Library to commemorate Cesar Chavez’s work for farm workers’ rights. Roberto Bustos, known as “El Capitan” (The Captain), was the first to give a speech on how he helped Cesar Chavez lead the March to Sacramento in 1966. “We made history, and I am glad I was part of it,” Bustos said. The strikers walked for 25 days. Chavez told them to take the backroads to Sacramento so they could walk through 53 towns and inform people about the purposes of their march. “We made the road,” Bustos said. The March to Sacramento started on March 17, 1966, in Delano, California, and

ended on April 10 in Sacramento. People marched to protest unfair wages and poor working conditions. After Bustos’ speech, the American flag and the California flag were displayed while a Fresno State student sang the U.S. National Anthem. Immediately after, the United Farm Workers’ flag, Mexico’s flag and the Philippines’ flag were presented. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph I. Castro thanked all the people who were present during the event. “The energy and passion and commitment of Cesar Chavez remains today on this university campus,” Castro said. He highlighted the diversity and success that students and faculty show every day on campus. Castro asked everyone “to reflect on the contributions of so many,” and “to re-double our own efforts to make this university, this community, this Valley, a place where everybody can thrive,” Castro said. The Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Frank R. Lamas and Interim Provost Dr. Harper also gave a brief speech on how important it is to celebrate and learn from

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people like Cesar Chavez. Paul Chavez, Cesar Chavez’s son, was present during the ceremony and said that his father, a shy, small person with indigenous features, didn’t look intimidating, but he had strong beliefs that inspired him to speak up and fight for farmers’ rights. “Just because you are poor, it doesn’t mean you don’t have anything to offer,” Chavez said. Chavez continued to tell the audience that his father never gave up, even when he felt defeated. The ceremony continued in the Peace Garden, where Fresno State Mariachi performed “De Colores” while Castro and Chavez put a carnation garland on Cesar Chavez’s statue. Right after, professor emeritus Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor invited the audience to form a line and put a carnation on the statue. “To me, Cesar Chavez’s work means safety, better pay and respect for the farm workers that provide food for the country day in and day out,” Victor Godinez said, a criminology major at Fresno State.

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Fresno State professor Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor arranges floweres on the Cesar E. Chavez statue in the peace garden on March 27, 2019.


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Students spearhead campus blood drive By Seth Casey Editor in Chief

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Fresno State students, faculty and community members had the opportunity to become lifesavers during the Fresno State Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive from March 26 through 28. The blood drive was sponsored by the Fresno State Richter Center and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). It is part of a national blood drive in which student organizations from various campuses compete to reach the most registered and first-time donors. Each year, one CAMP student takes the lead in executing the three-day event, along with volunteer support from the program’s freshmen. The winner of the national competition earns a $1,000 scholarship and recognition of the program. The event was sponsored by student organizations, and Fresno State media, communication and journalism (MCJ) students were tasked with promoting the drive and raising awareness about the importance of donating blood as part of their service learning class. “It’s so special because you’re getting to do PR, but you’re also saving lives at the same time. And that’s just really rewarding,” said Hayley Marciochi, an MCJ senior and co-coordinator of the event. “One pint of blood can save up to three people’s lives.” Another MCJ student who helped coordinate and promote the event was senior Jacqueline Solorio-Ayala. She said one of the benefits of hosting a blood drive on the university campus was to introduce people to the process of giving blood at a younger age. “It’s more like the older community that are constantly donating. So we really want the young generation to be able to do that,” Solorio-Ayala said. “So if they’re constantly doing it now, for the rest of their lives, they can be a

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Students get checked to donate blood for the Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive on Thursday, March 28, 2019. donor for life, which is really important.” One Fresno State freshman who was a firsttime donor, Mazaya Moua, said she was nervous before donating but afterward said it was something she would do again. “I think a lot of people are scared of giving blood,” Moua said. “Once I went in, it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.” Moua also said that having the blood drive on campus made giving blood more accessible. “It makes it easier, because otherwise I wouldn’t know where to go to donate blood,” she said. According to Alexa Hammerschmidt, an MCJ student who helped with the promotional campaign, the No. 1 reason why applicants were turned away was due to low iron levels. Hammerschmidt said that individuals can increase their iron levels and their chance of being accepted by eating plenty of leafy greens, meats, whole-grain bread and drinking lots of water. The blood drive had a total of 293 donors, 155 of whom were from first-time donors.

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‘Parallels’ exhibits senior Student-run theater graphic design portfolios presents ‘subText’ By Marilyn Castaneda A&E Editor

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‘Parallels’ exhibit showcases student work and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April 5, located in the Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State.

By Paige Gibbs Reporter

Senior bachelor of fine arts students will display the best of their graphic design work through April 5 in the Phebe Conley Art Gallery. The graphic design Bachelor of Fine Arts

program presents the work of 35 students who are graduating in May. The show includes graphic design, illustration and interactive multimedia. Each design student has an individual display set up in the gallery. The show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fresno State’s Experimental Theatre Company will present its one-weekend-only show, “subText” written by Tyler Dwiggins and directed by Dylan Mark Murphy, on April 5 through April 7 in the Lab School 101 Theatre at Fresno State. The student-run theatre company's threeday production is a series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official, according to a news release. The play serves as a reminder that “love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience,” the release said. “This show displays through a series of different relationships -- boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends and even grandma and grandson -- just that. It’s a dynamic series of experiences that show just how difficult connecting can be even when we are all digitally connected,” Murphy said in the news release. On April 5, performances begin at 4 and 8 p.m. On April 6, the performance will begin at

7:30 p.m. And on April 7 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the University Theatre Box Office, located in the Speech Arts Building or at the door (cash only). Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is free for all shows, except April 5 at 4 p.m. For that performance, parking permits are required and can be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain, and latecomers will not be permitted. For more information, contact the box office at 559-278-2216.

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April 5: 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. April 6: 7:30 p.m. April 7: 2 p.m.


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Author, artist and educator to speak at 39th annual Young Writers’ Conference By Marilyn Castaneda A&E Editor

He’s known as a California-based author, an artist, an educator and will be the keynote speaker at the 39th annual Young Writers’ Conference, according to a university news release. The Fresno State department of English will feature Maceo Montoya at 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 10. Montoya is currently an associate professor

in the Chicana/o studies department at UC Davis and teaches Chicano culture and literature. He has published books in various genres, including his most recent book “Chicano Movement for Beginners,” which highlights the civil rights struggle known as “El Movimiento.” He has also created paintings, drawings and prints that are featured in international exhibitions and publications. The Young Writers’ Conference gives young writers the opportunity to meet and interact with other student writers while experiencing a university-level writing workshop.

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FresCon will be at the University Student Union balcony at Fresno State on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

By Marilyn Castaneda A&E Editor

Fresno State’s very own comic convention is coming to campus this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University Student Union balcony. FresCon is back for its 5th year, bringing 40 vendors, a kids zone, community fair and a cosplay scavenger hunt.

Fresno State professors from different departments will be hosting panels in the Vintage Room, including author and filmmaker Philip Cable, who will be discussing his newest movie “Night Mistress.” The one-day event is planned by a committee made up of 11 Fresno State students from various backgrounds and majors. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.


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Dissatisfaction over New Student Union plan By Stephanie Medel Fresno State student

I am writing to express my concern over the plans for a New Student Union (NSU) at Fresno State. As a transfer student, I was not informed about this new building that will now increase my tuition costs. I believe that all potential students should have been informed before the decision was made up. Also, there could have been many other ways to pay for the building, which only some students agreed to create. If there was really a need for the NSU then the finances should have come from elsewhere. The university is assuming all students

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want this new building, but some of these new students are just finding out about it. We, the students, spend a lot of our time in classrooms that are outdated and only ever fixed when something is really concerning. Instead of putting money into the NSU, the money could have been put into restoring some of the buildings we already have. There is a problem in the way this building must be paid for, and it also shows that the money from the university is not being distributed evenly. Colleges have been known to put more money into sports and presidents. I believe that this New Student Union could have been paid for without having it affect tuition, but we, the students, do not realize that universities would rather profit from than help the students.

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ASI elections: Students say their vote matters By Christina Tran | Opinion Editor “I’m looking for someone that’s currently involved in the campus. [For me,] diversity would probably play a big part, mostly because I feel like we need more diverse people in the office. Also, [we need] someone that is thinking about our campus [and] not only thinking about the role. So someone that wants to help the students, not just want the title.” -- Fernando Garcia, agriculture education major

“[I want ASI to] kind of focus on ideas students [want] and also a facility because I’m a history major so the social science building is kind of run down and old, and if anybody can do anything about that it would be greatly appreciated.” -- Mason West, history major

“Voting is the only way you really get a partial say in what goes on at the school, and a lot of change has happened so you might as well do something with it.” -- Nathanael Torres, civil engineering major

“I think it is important to vote. I mean, I do attend school here, obviously, and I think it’s important to have a say in what goes on, not to mention even though I am a senior and leaving, it’s still nice to leave something for the next generation.” -- Zoë Marroquin, speech language pathology major

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Bulldogs’ bats on fire during winning streak By Anthony De Leon Sports Editor

The Fresno State softball team is on a tear as of late, improving from a slow start at the beginning of the season and now has won seven straight. The Bulldogs concluded the Fresno State Invitational at Margie Wright Diamond on Sunday with a 6-0 win over Santa Clara and a 5-3 victory over CSU Bakersfield, according to a Fresno State Athletics news release. The Bulldogs faced off against the University of San Diego, University of Pacific, along with both Santa Clara and CSU Bakersfield during the six-game invitational, which saw the Bulldogs go a perfect 6-0. On its way to a perfect record during the invitational, Fresno State was dominant, outscoring its opponents 48-9 while averaging eight runs per game. The Bulldogs’ bats were ablaze, hitting .420 while accumulating a .521 on-base percentage as a team. Pitchers Danielle Lung, Hailey Dolcini and Danielle East combined for a 1.44 ERA and three shutouts during the tournament. The first day was highlighted by Dolcini and

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Fresno State softball celebrates after defeating CSU Bakersfield in the Fresno State Invitational, finishing with a 6-0 record in tournament play at Margie Wright Diamond on March 31, 2019. East as they combined for a one-hit shutout as the ‘Dogs topped San Diego, 14-0, in five innings. The Bulldogs’ bats previewed things to come as they scored six runs in each of the first two innings and finished with a season-high 14.

Dolcini improved to 10-2 with a 1.26 ERA, with the ‘Dogs winning 11 of her 13 starts. She recorded her third and fourth shutouts of the year against San Diego and Santa Clara. The performance of Dolcini earned her

Mountain West Pitcher of the Week honors. She appeared in four games last week, going 3-0 with a save on top of her 0.84 ERA and .158 opponents batting average over 16.2 innings. The domination on the mound continued for Dolcini as she recorded 19 strikeouts against just two walks, recording six strikeouts in each of her three starts while permitting only nine hits and two runs over the three-game period. With its seventh straight victory on Sunday, Fresno State (22-11) reached the 20-win mark and has won 15 consecutive non-conference games this season, while improving to 14-2 at home this season. One highlight of the tournament was the hitting on display by junior Miranda Rohleder, as she went 7-for-7 on Saturday with a triple, a double and two RBIs to go along with her four runs scored. Rohleder went on to finish the invitational hitting 11-for-15, a .733 average, adding four more runs scored.

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Audit findings clear lacrosse By Anthony De Leon Sports Editor

A recent independent review of Fresno State’s women’s lacrosse program concluded that no evidence of NCAA rules violations, athletics department procedural violations or institutional policy violations were found. The audit, which was finalized Jan. 25, 2019, was initiated in September 2018 following complaints from former parents and former players about head coach Jessica Giglio. For the audit, the university retained the services of Rick Evrard, Jason Montgomery and Melisa Meyler of the Collegiate Sports Practice Group of the law firm, Bond, Schoeneck & King (BSK), PLLC (Bond) to review the program’s policies, procedures and practices, in relation to the health and well-being of its student-athletes. Allegations against the program included instances of the women’s lacrosse program being stagnant under Giglio’s leadership, student-athletes being treated unfairly, low level of ethnic participation,

instances of mental abuse and the health and safety of the players not being adequately monitored. Fresno State Athletic Director Terry Tumey released a statement on Feb. 5 regarding the findings of the review. “This review, which included confidential interviews of student-athletes and parents, did not find evidence of a hostile environment for student-athletes, nor did the review find any evidence of NCAA rules violations, institutional policy violations or athletic department procedural violations,” Tumey said in the release. In 2016, an athletics program review was conducted by world-renowned expert in reconditioning and athletic development, Bill Knowles of HPSports. In the review, Knowles assessed conditioning, strength training, injury concerns and fitness assessment within the lacrosse program. Knowles’ findings drew red flags when referencing concerns regarding Giglio’s approach toward training her athletes and using exercise testing as punishment. The report stated that the extremely high volume of training was not contributing to improvements and recommended that

Giglio’s approach and dialogue with her athletes may need to be reviewed. The review conducted by BSK in January concluded that the lacrosse program did not violate any NCAA or institutional policies, and that without any other prior complaints lodged against Giglio, the review was restricted to the alleged conduct and behavior through written communication. Finally, the audit did not find evidence of a hostile environment within the program or “psychological bullying” by Giglio. Additionally, the review did not find any specific incidents in which Giglio’s actions were contrary to NCAA rules, university policies or other athletic department policies. In the BSK review, Giglio reported that many of the situations described by the student-athletes and parents were factually accurate, but was surprised that the situations being reviewed were cited as violations or otherwise inappropriate behavior. This season, the lacrosse team has shown improvements on the field from previous seasons as it is having its best season to date, finishing the month with a 7-4 overall record.

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After starting the season off slowly by entering March with an 0-1 record, Lung has emerged as one of the Bulldogs’ go-to assets, improving on that record with eight victories in March. Lung allowed only 17 earned runs over 39.2 innings while striking out 40 batters, good enough for a 3.86 ERA. Lung’s March was highlighted by a solid outing against the University of Montana on March 9, when she held the Grizzlies to two hits over six innings while recording a career-high 13 strikeouts. Along with her two rotation-mates, Lung’s outstanding pitching has helped the Bulldogs improve from their slow start to the season while currently on a seven-game winning streak. Her eight victories in March have helped propel the Bulldogs up the standings, with the ‘Dogs now sitting on a 22-11 overall record as they enter Mountain West play.


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Golf places second in tourney By Jorge Rodriguez

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The Fresno State men’s golf team took second place in the SeattleU RedHawk Invitational at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, a tournament that took place April 1 and 2. According to a Fresno State Athletics news release, the Bulldogs had their best finish of the season, shooting 25-under par and ending with a team score of 827 in three total rounds. Freshman Bulldog Tommy Stephenson had the lowest score on record for the program since the 1993-94 season, shooting a 9-under par 62. Stephenson had a fantastic second round, hitting eagles on holes No. 1 and No. 18. The Bulldogs’ second round of the tournament was their best in the last 25 years, scoring a season-high 18-under par in one

round of play. During the tournament, Fresno State was only surpassed by UCLA, which had 37-under par and was closely followed by Oregon State, which finished 15-under par in third place. Two Bulldogs finished in the top 10, senior Alex Lee finished the tournament with a 10-under par, shooting all three rounds in the 60s and taking fourth place. Stephenson finished the tournament in sixth place, ending with a 6-under par and a 69 in the third round. Sophomore Kevin Huff ended the tournament tied for 26 with a 2-under par, redshirt senior Cody Riecks finished with a 1-under par tied for 31 and freshman Seldon Doyle hit a 10over par, finishing tied for 89th place. Next for the Bulldogs will be their last

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regular season tournament at the El Macero Classic tournament being held at UC Davis, El Macero Country Club from April 12 to 14.