Cal State Northridge on Monday announced it is launching a year-long review of its athletic program, as required by the NCAA.
All 308 NCAA member schools must go through a certification process every five years. Northridge must evaluate its program based on 17 operating principles encompassing four areas: governance and commitment to rules compliance, academic integrity, fiscal integrity and commitment to equity.
Northridge has formed a steering committee and four subcommittees to prepare an internal study of the athletic program. Ann Stutts, dean of Northridge's College of Health and Human Development, is chairperson of the steering committee.
The study is scheduled to conclude in April 1999, with an NCAA peer review team visiting the campus in May of next year.
A web site at www.csun.edu/-hfafr002/NCAA.html has been established to provide information throughout the process.
Coming back: Myron Gibford, the former Chatsworth High coach, didn't waste time in his retirement. Gibford has decided to serve as an assistant at Westlake in the fall, coaching tight ends and special teams. Gibford resigned last December at Chatsworth after 18 years as coach.
Honors 101: Devin Montgomery, a junior guard from San Fernando, has been selected player of the year in the North Valley League.
Add Honors: Jarron Collins, a former standout at Harvard-Westlake, has been selected to the Pacific 10 Conference All-Freshman team. Collins plays at Stanford.
Awards time: Carlie Stokes, Chaminade's senior midfielder, has been named girls' player of the year in the Mission League.
Notre Dame senior forward Melissa Rubey is offensive player of the year, Chaminade senior sweeper Erin Kelley is defensive player of the year and seniors Nelli of Chaminade and Ella Naef of Harvard-Westlake are the goalkeepers of the year.
Add awards: Zach Schwartz, Harvard-Westlake's senior sweeper, has been named boys' defensive player of the year in the Mission League.
Notre Dame senior forward Niko Gutrigianios is co-offensive player of the year and senior teammate Juan Plascencia is co-goalkeeper of the year.