September 11, 2009

FSU Athletics Holds "Freshman Orientation"

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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department recently helped welcome incoming student-athletes to campus by hosting a "Freshman Orientation" on Tuesday (Sept. 8) evening at The Gate, a family entertainment center, in Big Rapids.

All new freshmen and transfer student-athletes from FSU's 15 varsity athletics programs were encouraged to attend the event and a variety of activities took place.

FSU Athletics Director Tom Kirinovic opened the evening by speaking to the student-athletes about the Bulldogs' outstanding athletics tradition and past accomplishments. 

Members of FSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) were also on hand and spoke to the group.

Additionally, head coaches from each FSU program and other staff members in attendance took the opportunity to talk to the student-athletes and offered words of advice and encouragement as they begin their Bulldog careers.

Following the hour-long orientation session, the student-athletes were divided into teams for the first annual "Bowl-O-Rama" at The Gate.  Pizza and beverages were also provided. 

In addition to the various information distributed, the event also afforded the student-athletes on hand an opportunity to meet athletes from other teams and created a bonding experience for the department.  The event was organized by FSU Associate Athletics Director Jon Coles.

"Hopefully, the information presented to the student-athletes will be helpful," said Kirinovic.  "We wanted to show we value them all as student-athletes and it was a nice way to help welcome them to Bulldog Athletics.

"I especially want to thank our staff members for sharing their ideas and thoughts with them," he added.

Please visit this link for photos from the event:
"Freshman Orientation" Photo Gallery