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    Women's Golf Spotlight: Chelsea Czinski
    Year: Senior
    Major: Psychology

    Who's your favorite teacher on campus?
    Justin Butchert who teaches Rec 80.

    What do want to do after you graduate from Fresno State?
    I would like to get my masters in Sports Psychology and then travel around the world.

    What's your favorite thing about Fresno State?
    The people, the community, and the athletics.

    How old were you when you first played golf and what do you remember about that experience? :
    I first started playing golf when I was 7 years old. I was in a kids golf camp for a few days at Haggin Oaks Golf Club in Sacramento. I remember how hard it was to hit the golf ball and to grip the golf club.

    What's in your CD player?
    Either Drake or Taylor Swift

    What person would you most like to receive a golf lesson from?
    Tiger Woods

    What do you do in your spare time?
    Relax and watch TV or go shopping

    Who's the funniest member of your team?
    Krysta Clark

    What's your most prized possession?
    I have no idea.. maybe my two hole in one golf balls or my golf awards from tournaments.

    What's your favorite meal?
    Fettucini Alfredo

    What would surprise people to learn about you?
    I played the piano for 8 years

    Describe your dream vacation?
    Going to Bora Bora or the Bahamas

    Favorite part about being a Bulldog golf athlete:
    Being able to travel all over to different tournaments and play really nice golf courses.

    Something everyone should know about being a golfer:
    Its 90 percent mental

    Best moment in your Bulldog Golf Career:
    Winning WAC team my Freshman year

    You know you are a golfer when....
    You have awful tan lines
    Women's Golf Team Golf Bags

    By Jennifer Jory / Fresno State Athletics Communications

    The Fresno State Women's Golf team is getting ready for their 2010-11 season.  The student-athletes compete all year long for this sport and have to stay in top shape to do so. 

    "When we are at a tournament we can spend up to 11 hours a day at the golf course, so it is important for the girls to be physically fit," said Head Coach Angie Cates. 

    A normal tournament consists of the team spending the first day playing 18 holes to warm up for the competition days.  The ladies then play 36 holes on the first day of competition and 18 holes on the second day.

    The team works out together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in the Bulldog weight room.  E.J. Jackson is the strength and conditioning coach for the Women's Golf team and has been working with them for almost three years. 

    "We focus a lot on flexibility and core strength," said Jackson.  "We want to try and prevent injuries while they play and work on their strength in hitting the ball."

    Cates and the team take working out very seriously.  Cates has her own set of rules for the early morning workouts and Jackson enforces those rules very strongly.  If the ladies are late to the 6:30am workouts, they are required to spend ten minutes on the stair climber while the rest of the team is working out.  If they completely miss a work out and it is unexcused, they must come in to the weight room at 5:30am the next morning and clean the gym equipment.

    "EJ does a great job with the team and the girls enjoy working out," said Cates.  "Staying physically fit is very important for this sport.  It is also important to work on the speed muscles, balance, and core strength."

    The Women's Golf team starts its season on September 13 at the Colorado State 2010 Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic in Windsor, Colo. 

    Czinski Wins Fresno County Title

    Chelsea Czinksi won the Fresno County Amateur title by five strokes after shooting consecutive rounds of 73 at the Fig Garden Golf Club.

    Czinksi, who will be a senior on the Bulldog team this fall, has been one of the most consistent players on the team dating back to her freshman season when she helped the Dogs to a WAC title and the schools'  first NCAA tournament appearance. During this past season, her junior campaign, she had a scoring average of 79.32 and made 32 birdies on the season, both good for fourth-best on the team.

    She's among several golfers on the mens' and women's teams competing on courses this summer.


     Sutherland One to Watch

    Two Bulldogs, Nick Watney and Kevin Sutherland, will be competing in the AT&T National at the Aronimink Golf Club near Philadelphia starting Thursday.

    According to PGA's Mike McAllister, Kevin Sutherland is his "sleeper" pick to win the tournament. Sutherland has one PGA tour victory in his career and has quietly accumulated nearly $15 million on the tour.

     He tied for 13th last weekend at the Traveler's Tournament, his fifth Top 20 finish this season, and he leads the PGA Tour in greens in regulation.

    Good luck to the Dogs this weekend!