NEWS RELEASE: Pace Athletics Strikes Gold Twice to Earn Top Honors at the NACMA Best of Awards

Dallas, Texas- The Pace University Athletics Department was awarded two gold medals at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Best of Awards ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference held this year in Dallas, TX.

Dallas, Texas- The Pace University Athletics Department was awarded two gold medals at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Best of Awards ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference held this year in Dallas, TX.

Pace received a gold medal in the video promotion category for the Pace Football promo video to kick off the 2011 Pace Football season against Stonehill.

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Pace also received a second gold medal in the student promotion category for the student promotion video and twitter account campaign for T-Bone, the university mascot. The video and twitter account was produced to get more incoming freshman and current students to be active and promote events on campus.

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Initiated in 2003, the NACMA Best of Awards program honors outstanding achievement in marketing and promotions. Awards are presented in 13 categories, with each category divided into three groups based upon school size and conference affiliations to promote fairness. An association record of more than 950 awards entries were received for the 2011-12 year.

About Pace Athletics: Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference with 14 varsity sports teams. During the 2011-12 school year, the Pace women’s volleyball and women’s basketball teams returned to the NCAA Division II Tournament for a third consecutive year. In addition, the baseball team won the NE-10 Southwest Division regular season title. On the academic side, the department finished the school year with a 3.21 cumulative GPA.

About Pace University: Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions.

The Journal News: Pace University cuts some sports to make room for others | LoHud.com

An article in The Journal News featured the long-term plan for Pace athletics to expand the program by adding the popular spectator sports women’s field hockey and lacrosse.

An article in The Journal News featured the long-term plan for Pace athletics to expand the program by adding the popular spectator sports women’s field hockey and lacrosse.

“Pace University cuts some sports to make room for others

Women’s lacrosse, field hockey to start”

via Pace University cuts some sports to make room for others | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com.

The Daily Tarrytown: Pace SAAC Raises Money for Make-A-Wish With Bingo

Pace University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee held its sixth annual Bingo Night on Tuesday at Goldstein Health and Fitness Center and raised $2,600 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

From The Daily Tarrytown:

Pace University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee held its sixth annual Bingo Night on Tuesday at Goldstein Health and Fitness Center and raised $2,600 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

More than 250 students and staff members took part in the fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, which is the charity of choice for all Division II schools. Lucio’s Pizza and Frank and Joe’s Deli provided free food to those in attendance.

The SAAC’s goal for the 2011-12 academic year is to raise $8,000, and Tuesday’s event brought the total so far to more than $6,000. This is the most that the SAAC has raised for Make-A-Wish in the history of Pace University.

The committee will be active in the next few weeks with community service events. If you are wondering what bingo we are talking about, have a look at the list of bingo sites from here. The SAAC will travel to the Bedford Road School on Saturday to assist the Pleasantville PTA in planting flowers in the courtyard of the school.

When Pace’s softball team hosts Bentley University on Sunday, the SAAC will launch the “Pace Goes Pink” breast cancer campaign for the spring season. Lacrosse will go pink on April 10, when the Setters host Adelphi University, while baseball will do so on April 22 against Assumption College.

The SAAC will participate in Relay for Life at Goldstein Fitness Center on April 20 and 21 and will host developmentally disabled children at a Pace baseball game on April 25.

Earlier this year, the committee partnered with Colleges Against Cancer and raised more than $2,500 for the Dickson Cancer Treatment Center in White Plains.

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The Daily Pleasantville: Pace’s Swim Teams Earn Academic Accolades

The Daily Pleasantville ran a story on Pace’s swimming and diving teams which ranked in the top 10 in all of Division II in terms of grade point average for the fall 2011 semester. (Left: Pace’s Kevin Dickson and the other members of men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams performed well in the pool and in the classroom in the fall 2011 semester.)

The Daily Pleasantville ran a story on Pace’s swimming and diving teams which ranked in the top 10 in all of Division II in terms of grade point average for the fall 2011 semester.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America released the Scholar All-America Teams for Division II and both of Pace’s teams excelled. The men’s team finished with the top GPA in Division II with a 3.44, while the women finished 10th with a 3.39 GPA.

Twelve members of the women’s team and eight members of the men’s team made the fall 2011 Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 

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Pleasantville Briarcliff Patch: Pace and BRS Partner for Read Across America

In honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday, Bedford Road School in Pleasantville and Pace University came together for Read Across America.

Pace football players were featured in the Pleasantville Briarcliff Patch.com for their work with students at a local school.

From the article:

“In honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday, Bedford Road School in Pleasantville and Pace University came together for Read Across America.

On Friday, members of the Pace University football team visited classrooms at BRS to read books, answer questions, sign autographs and take photographs with students.

This year, the theme of the day was The Lorax, which premiered in theatres the same day.

“Those Pace Football players who visited during the middle portion of the day were able to participate in recess, which was a big hit with the students,” according to a statement from Pace.

BRS Assistant Principal Cynthia Kramer said in the statement, “Over the past year, we’ve begun building a university/elementary school partnership that continues to grow. Bedford Road School students benefitted from having Pace Football players read to them as a part of the ‘Read Across America’ event.”

She continued, “They heard a Dr. Seuss story and learned about the benefits of attending college and playing sports. Athletes have also helped classes in our edible garden with planting and harvesting. The young children really enjoy working with the Pace students and look up them as scholars and athletes.”

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NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Football Team Celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday at Bedford Rd School

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.- For the second year in a row, the Pace University Football team visited the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville for the “Read Across America” program. Each year on March 2, the Bedford Road School celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a theme from one of his famous children’s books.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.- For the second year in a row, the Pace University Football team visited the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville for the “Read Across America” program. Each year on March 2, the Bedford Road School celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a theme from one of his famous children’s books.

This year’s theme was focused on “The Lorax” in conjunction with the release of the movie in theaters today. The Pace Football team visited the school throughout the day to visit individual classrooms to read a Dr. Seuss book, answer questions from the students, sign autographs and take pictures. Those Pace Football players who visited during the middle portion of the day were able to participate in recess, which was a big hit with the students.

Cynthia Kramer, Assistant Principal of the Bedford Road School spoke about the partnership with Pace Athletics: “Over the past year, we’ve begun building a university/elementary school partnership that continues to grow.  Bedford Road School students benefited from having Pace Football players read to them as a part of the ‘Read Across America’ event.  They heard a Dr. Seuss story and learned about the benefits of attending college and playing sports.  Athletes have also helped classes in our edible garden with planting and harvesting.  The young children really enjoy working with the Pace students and look up them as scholars and athletes.”

The Pace Football team is set to begin their 2012 campaign on Saturday, September 1 with a road game at Bentley University. The home opener is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 against the University of New Haven at 1:00 pm.

The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Athletics Names Eleventh Hall of Fame Class

The Pace University Department of Athletics named the five newest members of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Pace University Department of Athletics named the five newest members of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame.

Dennis Carpenter (football ’75), Katie Holden (softball ’01), Wanda Maynard-Morris (women’s basketball ’02), Marcus Mayus (lacrosse ’00) and Bob Scheinblum (men’s basketball ’61) make up the eleventh class in the history of Pace’s Hall of Fame and will be inducted with a ceremony on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tudor Room of Pace’s White Plains campus.

Carpenter was Pace’s quarterback from 1969 to 1974. He led the nation in total offense in his freshmen year, in which Pace won the Metropolitan Bowl. He earned MVP honors in both that game and the regular season. In his junior year, he led Pace’s top-ranked offense in terms of yardage. He led Pace to another win at the Metropolitan Bowl in his senior year. Carpenter was a teacher in Katonah from 1977 to 2005.

Holden was a four-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection from 1998 to 2001 and a three-time member of the ECAC Division-II North All-Star Team. She made the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in her junior year and won the Woody Hayes Scholar-Athlete Award. She was Pace’s Letterwinner of the Year in her senior season. She now works as an attorney.

Maynard-Morris played from 1998 to 2002 and earned Northeast-10 All-Conference honors three times, along with ECAC All-Star Honors and Met Writers Association All-Star Honors. She was Pace’s Female Athlete of the Year in her junior season, in which she led Pace to the Elite Eight. She was the Pace Letterwinner of the Year and ECAC Player of the Year in her senior season. She is only the second player in Northeast-10 Conference history to be named Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

Mayus played lacrosse at Pace from 1996 to 1999. He earned Knickerbocker All-Conference honors in his freshman year and was Pace Athlete of the Year in his junior season. He was selected as Division II All-American and Northeast-10 All-Conference twice in his junior and senior years and earned Northeast-10 Player of the Year honors in his senior year. He now works as a doctor of internal medicine in Cos Cob, Conn.

Scheinblum was on the men’s basketball team from 1958 to 1961 and also played baseball at Pace. He was the captain of the basketball team in his senior year and was Pace Athlete of the Year. He graduated as Pace’s all-time leading scorer. He went on to be a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps and flew in 297 combat missions in Vietnam from 1967 to 1978. He won a gold medal and bronze medal at the Arkansas State Invitational Senior Olympics in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and averaged 20 points per game. He averaged 15 points per game in the 2001 National Senior Olympics. He retired as a captain and instructor for Delta Airlines in October 1999 and today volunteers as a pilot for Mercy MedFlight, a charitable air ambulance service.

Tickets for the event are $100 and are available here. 

From a report by Pace University Athletics/John M. Tagliaferri

Pace Athletics Names Eleventh Hall of Fame Class | The Daily Pleasantville.

NPR: Computerized Tests For Concussions May Be Unreliable: Shots – Health Blog

A study on brain injuries by Lester Mayers, MD, team physician for Pace athletics and adjunct lecturer for the College of Health Professions, was recently highlighted on NPR.

A study on brain injuries by Lester Mayers, MD, team physician for Pace athletics and adjunct lecturer for the College of Health Professions, was highlighted on NPR.

From the NPR Shots health blog:

Schools worried about concussions increasingly use computerized tests to tell if a student athlete has a brain injury. But new research says those tests aren’t reliable enough to diagnose concussion, or to tell if it’s safe to return to play.

The researchers looked at research on one computerized neuropsychologist test, called ImPACT, that is widely used by colleges and high schools.

It’s also used by the National Football League and National Hockey League.

But very few studies have been done on the reliability of these tests in real-world situations.

So Lester Mayers, a sports medicine doctor at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y., and Tom Redick, an assistant professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University in Columbus, Ind., surveyed the data. They weren’t happy with what they found. They say computerized tests aren’t reliable enough to serve as the sole measure of brain health.

“I’m not suggesting abandoning the whole practice,” Redick told Shots. “But I do think that we want to be sure we’re not using something just because it’s popular.” Their work is published in the current Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

One issue with the computerized testing is the length of time that passes from when a healthy athlete takes a baseline test, and when they’re tested after a suspected concussion.

After a few weeks, the test becomes increasingly unreliable, the review found. That’s an issue because the manufacturers recommend testing athletes twice in high school, and once in college. “This increases the likelihood that a true cognitive impairment will be missed,” the authors write.

Another issue is how reliable the tests are in determining when it’s safe for an athlete to return to play without risking further brain damage. Just three studies looked at that. Those studies were very small, and the results inconsistent, the authors report. They write:

“We therefore question the rationale of using ImPACT for clinical management of sport-related concussion and specifically for determining the time of return to play.”

There is no gold standard for figuring out when an athlete is safe to return to play, Redick says, which makes it hard for coaches, parents, and athletes to know what to do. But computerized testing is not the solution to that problem.

The U.S. military has invested millions into computerized testing service members for traumatic brain injury, but that program has been a debacle, according to an investigative report last November by NPR and ProPublica. Researchers say the computerized test used, called ANAM, isn’t robust enough to screen for problems that could continue weeks or months after a brain injury.

Last August, the American Academy of Pediatrics said that parents shouldn’t let children box, urging parents to recommend sports “that do not encourage intentional head injuries.”

via Computerized Tests For Concussions May Be Unreliable : Shots – Health Blog : NPR.

The Daily Pleasantville: Former Pace Coach Leads US Team to Gold Medal

Stu Wittner, a former Pace University men’s basketball head coach and an alumnus of Pace, led the Men’s United States Basketball Team to a gold medal at the 2011 Pan-American Maccabi Games in the Open Division.

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Former Pace Coach Leads US Team to Gold Medal | The Daily Pleasantville.

Patch.com: Pace Basketball Team Spends Afternoon at Atria

In an article in the Pleasantville Patch, Sarah Studley reported that members of the Pace men’s basketball team traded an afternoon of studying and shooting hoops to spend time with residents of Atria Senior Living in Briarcliff Manor.

From Patch.com:

“The Pace players ran Bingo games, golf and putting competitions and scrabble games with the residents,” said Atria Engage Life Director Ryan Linehan in a statement. “The Pace players enthusiasm for working with our seniors was infectious and really brought out the best in our residents.”

“They were delightful,” said Toni Henry, an Atria resident after the Tuesday visit. “We had such a great time with them. They were all gentlemen and it was a real treat.”

The activities are part of an ongoing relationship between the volunteer members of the team and Atria that has been going on for the past four years.

Pauline Panvini, an Atria resident, said, “It was a good idea having the Pace players visit. It was a pleasant afternoon and we had fun!”

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Pace Basketball Team Spends Afternoon at Atria – Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor, NY Patch.