Current and former students are invited show their Olympian spirit at San Diego Mesa College’s first homecoming celebration before a game against Victor Valley College on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Merrill Douglas Stadium.
The event is open to alumni, staff, faculty and students, and anyone who loves Mesa College begins at 5:00 p.m. in the East Athletics Plaza next to parking lot #3. Festivities include a Mesa Memory Booth, trivia games, opportunity drawings, half-time fun, and more. The $10 entry fee includes a hot dog, chips and a beverage and game ticket. The game against Victor Valley follows at 6:00 p.m.
Homecoming is the first event held to bring Olympians back to the college as it readies for Mesa’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2014. If you haven’t been on campus lately, Homecoming is also a good time to experience a game at the Merrill Douglas Stadium, remodeled in 2009.
In the last school year, Mesa athletics programs literally topped the charts. Ten of 20 women’s and men’s sports teams – a full fifty percent – took conference titles, and five coaches were named “Coach of the Year” by their peers. Students Chanel Putrus and Matt Neault were named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) female and male scholar-athlete for 2012. Throwing sensation, Cassandra Kennison took first in the State for shot put. Mesa College remains the college of choice for many area athletes. For a schedule of games, see www.sdmesa.edu/athletics.