SUNY athletic departments strive to provide preparation and knowledge to succeed at the next level. Throughout SUNY’s 64 campuses, they provide collegiate athletic programs ranging from Division III, up to Division I. Being able to make it to the next level after playing college ball is an achievement, but talent is not the only thing needed in order to achieve success. SUNY allows students to not only be physically ready for the next level, but mentally as well. Many SUNY colleges are nationally ranked for their education, and this provides that extra edge needed to accomplish goals at the next level.
Athletes work harder and harder every year, and our athletic programs grow because of it. Recently, SUNY football has had some collegiate players attempt success on the next level. Miguel Maysonet, a recent Stony Brook Alum, achieved many awards throughout his time in Stony Brook. One of these prestigious awards was the “All Purpose Award” within his conference.
Drew Smith, a former University at Albany running back who decided to pursue his dream of making it to the NFL, agreed to talk with us and tell us a bit about how his time in college football compared and helped him with his journey to the NFL.
All over New York State, SUNY athletics play a significant role in each one of our 64 state wide campuses. SUNY athletics range from NJCAA and Division III all the way up to Division I. Not only are school athletics important for the obvious reason of competition, but they are also important in creating and building strong school pride and community spirit. Being a part of such a program is not something to be overlooked and being apart of SUNY creates that feeling of fulfillment.
Whether it be Division III or Division I, no accomplishment goes without recognition. These student athletes put forth extreme dedication to not only sports, but schoolwork as well. SUNY athletic programs have flourished through their histories and will continue to strive for excellence.
Lets take a look at a couple SUNY athletic programs to look forward to this fall!
It’s football season again and thousands of athletes are suiting up across the nation to play one of the most popular sports in America. From recreational leagues to high school and college teams to professional-level organizations, the sport is played in varying intensities but with one very real danger: concussions. In fact, in the season opener for the New York Giants, starting cornerback Prince Amukamara was sidelined because of a concussion.
According to the Upstate Concussion Center at the Institute for Human Performance of SUNY Upstate Medical University, a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the normal functioning of the brain is disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head.
So that SUNY can best protect its student-athletes and continue to reach out to younger students, its two concussion research centers, at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the University at Buffalo’s Concussion Clinic, actively investigate concussions and concussion-related illnesses. Acute awareness in order to teach others of the danger is part of the mission.
Eight SUNY System Administration employees were invited to represent the state’s higher education system in the I LOVE NY Adirondack Challenge Governor’s Invitational Whitewater Race in July. The Saranac Lake area event is positioned to endorse tourism throughout the North Country with a celebration of New York’s beautiful Adirondacks region, culminating in a day of water races, food, music and more.
Navigating 2 1/2 miles for the Team #14 SUNY boat, are from left:
Buffalo Bills Linebacker Enrolled in Graduate Studies at Empire State College
Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats has recently begun graduate studies at Empire State College following an undergraduate internship with the University at Buffalo. He tells U.S. News University Directory in a recent interview that he is enrolled in an online course through Empire State College while the NFL season kicks off this fall — a balance that, according to Moats, will take concentration and perseverance traditionally reserved for his work on the field.
> Read about Moats’ pursuit of a master’s degree at the Buffalo Bills website.