Long Beach State's annual fundraising gala, Jewels of the Night, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Jewels of the Night is the marquee event for generating revenue to support the more than 300 Long Beach State student-athletes in their quest to realize both their academic and athletic ambitions.
Students! Take this chance to work with the Athletic Department for the 2011-12 season! Work-Study positions are now open. Please contact Leah Williams-Daniels at (562) 985-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Long Beach State offers 19 Division I sports on California's second-largest campus. Located in one of Southern California's best coastal cities, LBSU brings marquee facilities, coaches and administration to exceed the needs of more than 300 student-athletes.
With one of just three Pyramids in the United States, a baseball stadium that has been home to MLB greats such as Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria and Jered Weaver and a marquee tennis complex, Long Beach State Athletics offers some of the finest competitive facilities in California.
Steve Cardinalli is in his second season as an assistant coach at The Beach as he will work primarily with the distance program.
Cardinalli competed on both the cross country and track teams at Long Beach State. He established a personal-best 28:15 in the 8K at the 2006 Titan Invitational. He also helped the men's cross country squad to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA West Regional championships in 2005.
A Stockton, Calif., native, Cardinalli was a scholar-athlete and also served as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at LBSU. He graduated with a degree in business in 2007 and is currently working toward his master's in business administration.