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USD to Honor Championship Mentoring Program

May 8, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team will be honoring the USD Championship Mentoring program prior to this Friday's game against Gonzaga University at Cunningham Stadium at 3 p.m.

The mission for the mentoring program is to provide the student-athletes in the baseball program at USD with a network of community leaders, campus administrators, faculty, and staff who will serve as advisors, guides, and role models to our players. Our game plan is to assemble a group of leaders who share an interest in helping the members of the team make the transition from high school, junior college, or foreign countries into the collegiate world. Specifically, we would like them to communicate with your student-athlete regarding anything but baseball (e.g., their future, their appearance, the way they speak and carry themselves, etc.). We are confident that these young men will benefit greatly from their relationship with the mentors.

USD mentors are individuals who serve as "shining examples" to these young men. It is USD's firm belief that our players can never get enough help from positive role models. USD's team will always consist of athletes from a variety of ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. These players can all use direct exposure to career-oriented people who know what it takes to be successful. If our players have a network of campus-wide and community based professionals helping them transition to college and maintain their "focus," they will find themselves ahead of the game.