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Stony Brook University President  Samuel L. Stanley Jr., has been elected to serve on the  NCAA Board of Governors, the highest governance body in the NCAA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization that regulates sports competition and athletes at higher education institutions nationwide. The Board of Governors is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee Association-wide issues. The board is charged with ensuring that each division operates consistently with the basic purposes, fundamental policies and general principles of the Association. President Stanley will be one of  20 members on the Board of Governors. His appointment is effective immediately and continues through August…

Join Stony Brook University Athletics for the seventh annual Outdoor Movie Night on Tuesday, July 26, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The free showing of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out will start at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Admission is free, but you need to reserve and print tickets in advance at stonybrookathletics.com. Concessions will be available and spectators will be able to watch the movie from the stands or on the stadium field. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or beach towels to watch the movie from the field of LaValle Stadium. The rain date is Thursday,…

Former Stony Brook University basketball forward Jameel Warney ’16 has signed on to play for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2016 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League from July 2 through July 8. The 25-game event will feature two teams from the Orlando Magic, along with the Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavericks open their schedule on Saturday, July 2, against the Thunder. All games will be played at Amway Center, Orlando’s practice facility. Warney wrapped up his illustrious career as Stony Brook’s all-time leader in points (2,132),…

The Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 includes seven outstanding individuals who distinguished themselves during their time on campus. The class of seven inductees will be the first at Stony Brook since 2006 and the first inducted into the newly renovated Rita and Kurt Eppenstein Hall of Fame. The group includes Herb Brown (former head coach, Men’s Basketball); Kevin Crowley ’11 (Men’s Lacrosse); Roger Gill ’94 (Men’s Track & Field); Tom Koehler ’08 (Baseball); Kaitlin Leggio ’09 (Women’s Lacrosse); Jessica (Serrano) Plugues ’00 (Volleyball) and Emeka Smith ’94 (Men’s Basketball). All seven will be inducted during homecoming weekend on October 14-15, 2016. “As we work toward creating a strong future for Stony…

The State University of New York Scholar Athlete Award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. This year four students from Stony Brook University — Christina Melian, Women’s Track & Field; Lucas Rock, Men’s Lacrosse; Brittany Snow, Women’s Basketball; and Dorrien Van Dyke, Women’s Lacrosse — were honored with this award. “Recipients of this award are honored for high achievement in and out of the classroom, accomplishment marked by hard work, dedication and discipline,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to each of this year’s SUNY scholar athletes, and thank you to the many faculty, coaches and staff across…

Jeff Boals, who spent the last seven seasons as an assistant coach at Ohio State, has been named head men’s basketball coach at Stony Brook University, Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron announced Saturday. “We are extremely excited to become a part of the Stony Brook community and university,” Boals said. “We are grateful for the opportunity that Dr. Stanley and Shawn Heilbron have given me and I look forward to working with the team, building upon the success of last season and continuing it into the future. I can’t wait to get started.” Boals will be officially introduced as the 11th head…

Stony Brook’s basketball Seawolves concluded their best season in history Thursday night, falling far short of a hoped-for Cinderella victory in their first-ever NCAA Tournament game, but acquitting themselves with honor and pride. The team fought hard against the powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats, picked by many as a Final Four prospect, losing 85-57 in a game characterized by toughness, tenacity, and memorable moments of athletic excellence. “I could not be more proud of the grit and determination shown by our Seawolves, on and off the court, both tonight and all season long,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “Under…

At Stony Brook, “scholar athlete” is more than just a collegiate catchphrase. With more than half of the nearly 250 Seawolves — excluding club and intramural sports — posting a GPA of 3.0 or higher last fall, a feat accomplished consecutively since 2006-2007, Stony Brook is on track to record its highest student-athlete academic year GPA on record. The previous high was 3.08 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Comparatively, last semester 95 students earned a GPA of 3.5 or better, and seven nailed a perfect 4.0. Super Scholars The student-athletes who earned perfect GPAs were: Megan Cooney ‘17, Samantha DiSalvo…

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