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A letter from the editor
February 6, 2024

A tedious juggling act

The life of a college student can be tiresome, especially when it comes time for finals. The life of an athlete can be tediousas well, especially as the end of the season nears and players are faced with championship season. Both take time and work for the average person. Put those together and there are long days and nights ahead.

But this is the challenge that college athletes prepare for each semester, whether it be the offseason or during a team’s regular playing season. While most students may choose how many units they take—from 18 units all the way down to one unit—student-athletes aren’t as lucky. Student-athletes are required to take a minimum of 12 units per semester, including at least nine academic units; they must also maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain eligible to play sports.

The nine academic units the students take, or possibly more, usually add up to a few hours a day and already make for a solid work load. Then, add in homework and studying time and the three units racked up for attending hours of practice, weightlifting, and Sports 90, is a tutorassisted class designed to help athletes study.

Not included in those school units, is the time the athletes take on their personal training as well as the gameplanning for the next game, match, or meet. All this work leaves the students with little down time to relax.

Garrett Siscel, 20, business major, throws the shot put, discus and hammer for the track and field team, he says he quit his job this semester to maintain his focus on school and his sport. But he says Sports 90 enables him to control the stresses of practice and class time.

“Sports 90 helps a lot, [but] I usually get like two hours a night of down time,” says Siscel.
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The hard work has paid off, City College athletes regularly received recognition for academic achievements. In 2011 the City College wrestling team received the California Community College Athletic Association Scholar Team Award for its players’ cumulative 3.09 GPA.

And last year, two City College student-athletes, Ferrin Peterson and Aaron Tombleson, both track and field athletes, represented the Big 8 Conference and received 2012 CCCAA Scholar Athlete Honor Roll awards.

Dean of Athletics Mitch Campbell understands the athletes have to put in a lot of work and also says he believes the accomplishments earned are important for City College.

“It requires time management, commitment, prioritizing. [There are] additional requirements that are placed on them by CCCAA,” says Campbell. “To be recognized with three prestigious awards it’s a great day for Sacramento City.” David Renteria, 19, journalism major, says making and maintaining time for his sport and finals studies were challenging.  “Juggling tennis and finals was definitely tough,” says Renteria. “I knew if I wanted the best shot at doing well in the state tournament, I needed to practice as often as possible, but there was always that pressure of studying for finals.” With all the challenges that are laid in front of the student-athletes, they still welcome the challenge and prepare for long nights.

“There is a lot to try and balance on your plate,” says Siscel. “[You] just gotta manage your time more.”

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