we prepare for the fast-approaching 2017-18 Columbus State
University academic and athletic year, I am pleased to share with you the
inaugural Reeser Report newsletter. Periodically throughout the year, I
look forward to providing you an inside look at the accomplishments of our student-athletes,
our teams, and coaches, as well as opportunities for you to become a
greater part of our success.
I am especially pleased to report that with the Men's and
Women's Tennis Peach Belt Conference championships in April, Cougar athletic
teams have now amassed exactly 100 PBC championships (regular season and
tournament) since Coach Herbert Greene helped form the PBC in
1992. What an incredible accomplishment! Additionally, both the Lady Cougar Women's Soccer team and Men's Tennis team represented CSU in the Final Four last year. Women's Basketball and Women's Tennis also had terrific seasons by reaching the Elite Eight. In total, Cougar Athletics had eight teams participate in postseason championships. Competing for and winning championships is our goal,
while providing championship opportunities for our student-athletes in
their academics, athletics, and student-welfare is our expectation.
Congratulations to all former student-athletes and coaches who have been a part of helping us reach number 100!
At the core of our success is YOU! Columbus State is fortunate to have involved community stakeholders who understand that athletics is not just important to CSU, it is important to the community. CSU supporters understand that helping student-athletes have a quality undergraduate experience is a worthwhile investment. Your support and attendance at athletic events creates an electrifying environment suitable for champions. Your Cougar Pride is crucial to our success!
GEAR UP FOR 2017-18!
The domination by our Women's Soccer team has been remarkable, amassing a 64-7-2 record over the last three seasons,
including regular season and PBC Tournament championships each season, as well as advancing
to the NCAA Women's Soccer Final Four the past two seasons. Coach
Jay Entlich has established one of the foremost NCAA D2 programs in
the country. The schedule was just released and I encourage you to come out and see some of the best soccer in the country. The family-friendly Walden Soccer Complex is one of the
greatest settings for soccer in the country, and I look forward to seeing you there
HOMECOMING EVENTS SCHEDULE: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
7:00PM Cougar Madness, Lumpkin Center
9:00AM PBC Cross Country Championships, Stewart Field, Fort Benning
1:00PM Soccer Game - Lady Cougars vs Flagler (Senior Day), Walden Soccer Complex
3:00PM Women’s Basketball vs. TBA (Exhibition), Lumpkin Center
3:30-4:30PM Alumni Student-Athlete Social (Varsity Club), President's Club of the Lumpkin Center
5:00PM Men’s Basketball vs TBA (Exhibition), Lumpkin Center
100 REASONS TO GIVE TO THE COUGAR CLUB....
Though we have faced decreasing budgets and rising expenses in recent years, I
am so proud of our coaches and staff as they strive for excellence in
all that they do. They are highly resourceful and just find ways to get
it done. While we have accomplished so very much, I am
confident that with increased investments in scholarships, recruiting,
and operations, Cougar Athletics can be a national
contender in all of our sports. I want to personally thank our donors, sponsors,
sport-specific booster clubs, and CSU faculty and staff, as your support
has been our margin of excellence. Through continuing and
increased investments in our student-athletes, we will proudly represent while further establishing CSU as the Home of Champions (100 and growing)! Click below to make your gift:
THE COUGAR CLUB: RECOGNIZING SPECIAL DONORS IN NEW WAYS
The Champions Club will serve as a recognition group for those who make unrestricted gifts to Cougar Athletics at the $2,500 and above level. Gifts of this nature will provide our teams with the resources necessary to allow our outstanding student-athletes to compete at the highest level.
The Varsity Club is an exclusive giving society reserved for Cougar Club members that are also former student-athletes. The goal of the Varsity Club is to connect former athletes and provide special opportunities to be welcomed back to campus and recognized as part of CSU's winning tradition. Once a Cougar, always a Cougar!
If you want to know more about the Cougar Club or our new giving society, contact Theo Howard, Director of Athletic Development at 706-562-1588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS OF THE TEAM
Theo D. Howard, Director of Development
William Auman, Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant
Jordan Griffin, Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant
McKenna Cornet, Cheer
Tanika Smith, Sports
Medicine Graduate Assistant
Carson Bowers, Baseball
Tayler Barcomb, Softball