Athletics News and Events
While studying to obtain his degree in business marketing, SF State alumnus Mike Fanelli (B.S., ’85) was a record-holding member of the University’s track team. He and his wife Renay are responsible for establishing the first Gator Athletics endowed scholarship, which was received in 2020 by senior Jake Garrissere.
Monisha Lewis of the No. 9 San Francisco State track & field team was named the CCAA Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2018. She becomes the first honoree in SF State's program history to win the award.
An ardent investor in SF State athletics, Judy Marcus (B.A., '62) serves on the SF State Foundation’s athletics committee and, with her husband, established the Judy and George Marcus Athletics Scholarships. The Marcus family also generously supported the rehabilitation of the former fieldhouse next to Cox Stadium, transforming it into a world-class workout facility for student-athletes.
Schell was a drama student at San Francisco State University, graduating in 1958 with a degree in liberal studies. Once an aspiring professional baseball player who played semi-pro ball, Schell maintained his appreciation for the sport while at SF State and long after. From 1998 to 2010 Schell hosted a series of comedy nights benefiting SF State’s Athletic Scholarship Program.