Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An all Fresno State basketball post

Well, those who crash and burn academically are often dogged on the various message boards, so it's important to note when a WAC student-athlete is positively achieving in the classroom:

Golubovic Named to NABC Honors Court
Two-time Academic All-District honoree Nedeljko Golubovic was named to the 2009-10 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Stephen Trembley, Fresno State Athletics Communications (Men's Basketball)
July 13, 2010

Nedeljko Golubovic, a forward on the Fresno State men's basketball team, received his latest academic accolade by earning his way into the 2009-10 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

"Ned personifies what we want in a student-athlete," Cleveland said of his team captain. "He has made a commitment to academics and athletics. This is another outstanding honor for Ned. He provides a great influence for our younger players and represents our program, institution and community well. He had a tough year due to injuries, but he is healthy and we expect a good senior year from him."

The collection of elite collegiate basketball student-athletes includes individuals who demonstrated excellence in academics during the 2009-10 season. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete needed to achieve each of the following distinguished academic criteria:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher at the end of the 2009-10 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.

Golubovic, a native of Pjevlja, Serbia, was one of two Western Athletic Conference honorees on the 2009-10 NABC Honors Court, along with Louisiana Tech's Shawn Oliverson.

During his first three seasons in a Bulldog uniform, Golubovic earned 44 starts in 98 games with 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He served as a team captain, who consistently provided a source of leadership for a developing roster.

Earlier this year, Golubovic earned his second straight exclusive spot on the First-Team Academic All-District VIII as the only student-athlete from a California college in the University Division. He also recorded his third consecutive Academic All-WAC honor.
During Cleveland's tenure, the Fresno State men's basketball program has demonstrated consistent academic success with an unwavering focus on the graduation of student-athletes and excellence in the classroom. The Bulldogs recently completed the nation's most significant Academic Progress Rate improvement.

"I'm very proud of the young men in our program who have bought into what we stand for as a program and have showed that getting their education a top priority," said Cleveland. "We want a program that is going to graduate players, win games on the court and represent our community with class. We take pride in these accomplishments."
New Fan Store Marks Major Upgrade
Fresno State Athletics has partnered with TeamFanShop to provide new Bulldog merchandise available online and a `Super Summer Sale' of an additional 20 percent off all sale items.
Stephen Trembley
Fresno State Athletics Communications (Men's Basketball)
July 9, 2010

As the `Dogs continue their hard work this summer preparing for the upcoming sport seasons, the Red Wave has a new location to get their necessary Bulldog gear with the launch of a major upgrade to the official online store of Fresno State Athletics.

Fresno State worked with TeamFanShop to create an easy-to-use, fan-friendly environment filled with hundreds of official Bulldog merchandise, which will continue to expand in the near future.

To celebrate the new offers, Bulldog fans will receive an extra 20 percent off all sale items during the `Super Summer Sale."

"We are thrilled to partner with TeamFanShop and provide a great way to support our Bulldogs," Associate Athletics Director Paul Ladwig said. "The day after the 2008 College World Series, I knew we needed to find a tremendous partner to take our sales to a new level. We have found that partner. There are performance-themed polos, jerseys, hats and t-shirts and more unique items for all our loyal fans. We also have great items for your home or office to display your Bulldog spirit every day of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our program."

All proceeds of this store directly benefit the 450 Bulldog student-athletes.

With the significant upgrade and partnership with TeamFanShop, the Red Wave can also take advantage of tracking the status of orders. All orders will start the process immediately at TeamFanShop's warehouse. In the past, orders were collected through the Bulldog Shop. The change will allow instant access to championship gear and other Bulldog items with quicker delivery.

"We are always working to ensure we have industry leading policies to continue our goal of exceeding customer expectations," said VP of Sales and Marketing for TeamFanShop, Brian Swallow. "Through the new site, Bulldogs fans will now have access to over 250 unique products, $4.99 flat rate, 3-business day shipping, and a 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy."

Another new feature is the addition of online store gift certificates. The certificates are sent to recipients via email and can be purchased in the following denominations: $5, $10, $25, $50, $75, $100, $200.

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