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ARC Volleyball Undefeated in Conference

October 24, 2014

Home game tonight at 6:30 p.m. vs. Cosumnes River. Come out to support your Beavers!

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Undefeated ARC Football Ranked #1 in California

October 24, 2014

ARC Football is ranked #1 in the State! The Beavers are taking on Feather River (2-4) at home this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Come out to support your ARC Beavers!

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ARC Volleyball vs Sierra

October 22, 2014

Friday night at Sierra College was the place to be for Beavers fans. Defeating the Sierra Wolverines 3 sets to 0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-8), the Beavers continued their conference season long winning streak. Opening the first set the Beavers took a slow tempo offensively with a combined team hitting a .182. In the second and thirds sets, the Beavers found that aggressive momentum that keeps them undefeated. Serving was a big factor in the third set, allowing the Beavers to make their lead more prominent. Setter Monica Udahl lead the team with 16 serving attempts, while Erika Jones led the team with 3 serving aces and second with 14 serving attempts. This game the noted game leaders were Setter/Right Side Leila Whaley; hitting a .667, Middle Blocker Erianna Williams; hitting 0.429, and Middle Blocker Courtney Macklin; hitting a .389. The Beavers wrap up the first half of conference on the road this upcoming Wednesday October 22 taking on Diablo Valley.

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ITA National Small College Championships

Sumter, South Carolina

October 9-12, 2014

John Foote and Jimmy Giovannini qualified for the ITA National Small College Doubles Championships by winning the Northern California ITA Regional Tournament in Santa Rosa on September 21st. In the first round Foote/Giovannini drew the  top-seeded team of Nkoueleue/Slade from Georgia Perimeter, falling to the eventual champions 6-2, 6-1. In the first round of the back draw the Beavers drew Flowers/Lane from Mississippi Gulf Coast College. After splitting the first two sets, Foote/Giovannini lost a tough ten-point match tiebreak 10-8. Before their final match for 7th/8th place, Foote was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a back injury he sustained in the regional tournament. It was the first time a doubles team from ARC had qualified for the prestigious event and the second year in a row that American River had some form of representation at the tournament.   

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From The Current:


Volleyball team keeps winning

Lindsey Martin, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014

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Women’s Soccer ends losing streak with 1-0 victory

Joseph Daniels, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

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Undefeated ARC climbs to No. 1 in state

Kameron Schmid, Arts & Culture Editor

October 21, 2014

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About ARC Athletics


ARC offers 20 intercollegiate sports for men and women, with over 500 student-athletes. ARC is a member of the Big 8 Conference for all sports except football, which competes in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA).

ARC’s Kinesiology and Athletics Department has four areas of academic concentration with 21 full-time faculty members, 13 adjunct faculty, and nine classified staff. ARC is one of the largest community colleges in the state, with 35,000 students in Spring 2012.


ARC Mission Statement and Athletic Philosophy

The athletics program is an integral component of the Physical Education curriculum; we embrace the educational mission of American River College. The charge of the athletics program is to provide athletically oriented students with opportunities to enhance their collegiate education through their pursuit of excellence by participation in competitive collegiate sport.

We are committed to meeting the challenges of a multi-cultural student-athlete population. Strengthened by diversity, yet based on principles of equitable treatment of all participants, athletics is student-athlete focused. To promote student access and success we provide our student-athletes with comprehensive support services to enhance their athletic and academic processes both while at ARC and in preparation for their continued education and participation beyond our college.

Our athletic preparation and competitions are based on current principles of sport skill development, fitness training, sport psychology and fair competition. Athletic programs are planned to emphasize principles of good sportsmanship, social consciousness, leadership, cooperation, and individual achievement. Always, the integrity of the student-athlete and respect for both the competitors and the sport are paramount.

The athletics program promotes academic progress as desired for the student body in general. Student-athletes are required to maintain satisfactory advancement towards their educational goals. Athletic program attention to academics is designed to support and enhance student-athletes access and success in their academic pursuits.