Men's Basketball Excellence Fund
The Men's Basketball Excellence Fund serves as an avenue for individuals to directly invest in the needs of the Jackrabbit Men's Basketball program above and beyond our traditional operating expenditures. Your support of the Men's Basketball Excellence Fund is essential to our growth as a program and will help us in our quest of staying atop the Summit League and advancing in the NCAA Tournament. All funds raised through the Men's Basketball Excellence Fund will go directly to projects and needs identified by our coaching staff.
The Men's Basketball Excellence Fund will position Jackrabbit Men's Basketball for greater success by providing additional resources to enhance the overall Jackrabbit student-athlete experience. With the combined dedication of our student-athletes, coaching staff, past letterwinners, and donors, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be a perennial power nationally. You will find a detailed listing of our excellence fund goals below. I hope that I can count on you to continue to elevate our program.
Eric HendersonMen's Basketball Head Coach
Men's Basketball Excellence Fund Initiatives
When our student-athletes come to SDSU, we want them to compete against the best teams in the country while having a first-class experience. The ability to increase the number of charter flights for our team is essential for our growth as a program while also allowing our student-athletes to be on the road and in airports for less time. We want our players to be in class and in their own beds as much as possible, and charter flights allow our student-athletes to do just that. Enhancing our team travel budget allows us to compete on a national level with the best in the country while doing so with a true Division I experience.
The other area that our staff has placed a large focus is improved meals and nutrition for our student-athletes. Providing meals for our players has a number of significant benefits for our program. These range from the great nutrition our student-athletes need, to the time saved from not having to cook themselves - which allows for better study and sleep habits. This allows us to not only better the care of our present players, but also impacts the recruiting of future Jackrabbit basketball student-athletes. Being able to offer our guys high quality, performance based foods several days per week is having a huge impact on our student-athletes.