CSUSM to Host Press Conference to Discuss Future of Athletics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

What: California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) athletic department leadership will hold a press conference to announce the outcome of the athletic student fee referendum and discuss future plans for the athletics department.

Who: Tom Seitz, director of athletics, CSUSM and Dave Clarke, CSUSM Cougar Athletic Club Advisory Council member and community member

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: The McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, 333. S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. 

Why: CSUSM Athletics is currently a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with ten sports teams including men's and women's cross-country, golf, soccer, track & field; men's baseball and women's softball. Students have voted on a fee increase that will determine the future of CSUSM athletics.  The fee increase, if passed, would fund the expansion of additional teams and lay the groundwork for application into the National Association for Collegiate Athletics (NCAA).

Directions and Parking           

Visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide.  The McMahan House is building 50 on the CSUSM campus map. Complimentary parking is available for all media by contacting Margaret Lutz at 760-750-4011.

 About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.