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.
Former Long Beach State men's volleyball player Gavin Christensen will serve as the team's volunteer assistant for a second season.
Christensen previously worked as an assistant coach with the Cal Juniors club team with the Long Beach State staff, and has also worked at Lakewood High School and the Riptide Volleyball club coaching boys.
During his time as a player at Long Beach State, Christensen played in 118 games as an outside hitter and advanced with the team to the 2008 NCAA Final Four in Irvine, Calif. He was a High School All-American at Wilson High School in Long Beach.
Christensen graduated in the spring of 2010, majoring in political science.