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Note from Athletic Director Paul Schlickmann

A Commitment to Excellence.  We live by these four words in CCSU Athletics. Our staff and student-athletes embrace this theme as a daily reminder of our high expectations and as the guide to attain our objectives. From academics to athletics and community service, Blue Devil student-athletes are succeeding in the classroom, in competition, on campus, and in the community.

In the classroom, nearly 60% of our 360 student-athletes and 13 of our 18 teams are earning individual and aggregate GPAs of 3.0 or better.  All 18 of our programs are meeting the requisite NCAA Academic Progress Rate standards, with ten of them achieving a perfect score of a 1,000.  Most importantly, all 73 senior Blue Devils from the Class of 2013 will graduate this December.   

Blue Devil student-athletes are competing at the highest levels. Last spring, our Softball team won their first Northeast Conference Championship and capped a record setting season with a victory in the NCAA Regional. CCSU placed 5th in the 2012-13 NEC Commissioner’s Cup, recording our highest finish and highest overall point total in the last decade. This fall, Men’s Cross Country continued to dominate the NEC, earning a fifth straight title, while Men’s Soccer captured the NEC regular season crown.  

The story of Blue Devil Athletics reaches well beyond the campus. Our student-athletes are giving back with selfless devotion, logging nearly 8,000 hours of community service last year alone, the second highest total of any NEC school in the past three years.  They told their personal story of hard work, commitment, dedication and determination to countless elementary school students and local youth. They are giving of themselves in the most meaningful way and they are making a difference.   

We share our compelling tale with great pride and we thank you for believing in it.  The 2012-2013 year was a third straight record setting year for donations to the Blue Devil Pride Fund.  Since 2010, the number of donors to our athletics annual fund has doubled.  With your steadfast commitment, we will continue this upward trajectory, providing an exceptional experience for our student-athletes and establishing ourselves as the premier athletics program in the Northeast Conference.  

Please support the Athletics Campaign for CCSUCCESS by donating online. Please click here or on the Giving tab on the left. If you have already sent your gift for this year, we thank you!  Go Blue Devils!

Sincerely,
Paul Schlickmann
Director of Athletics

Hard Work - Commitment - Dedication - Determination - Passion - Pride - Family

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