The Goldstein Academic Center was dedicated in December of 1997 through a gift made possible by the generous support of Stuart Goldstein and the Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation. Located in the Sports Complex, the Department of Athletics can offer its student-athletes some of the finest academic services on campus.
The University is proud of the accomplished student-athletes it has produced, many of whom are respected and admired throughout the world. Stuart Goldstein graduated from Stony Brook in 1974 with a B.S. in psychology. During his four years, Goldstein was a squash standout, earning All-America honors, the first athlete to do so in Stony Brook athletic history. Following graduation, he joined the professional squash tour, where he played eight years on the international circuit. Two of these years were spent ranked as the No. 1 squash player in the word. In 1990, Goldstein was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and in 1991 was inducted into the Seawolves Hall of Fame.
Goldstein feels it is important to give back to the University. "It makes me happy to participate in the helping of young students," Goldstein said. "I am glad I am able to give something back to the place I really enjoyed."
The fruits of the Center are readily apparent. For the last two years the Seawolves Honor Roll (3.0+ GPA) has averaged 115 members per semester, with approximately 54% of those student-athletes making the University’s Dean’s List. It has helped to produce 3 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society inductees and 9 Undergraduate Achievement Award honorees during the 2000-2001 academic year. The men’s tennis team, as well as three members of the women’s tennis team have been cited as Academic All-American by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. If all goes well in 2001-2002, 30+ student-athletes will receive Academic Achievement Awards (cumulative GPA of 3.0+) upon graduation.
The Center houses the offices of the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services (Julie Muller) as well as the Director of Academic Services (Greg Isaac). The Academic Services office provides academic and general advising, scheduling and record/registration updates, monitoring of academic progress, tutorial services, study hall facilities, a computer lab, and an advocacy link with the campus academic community.
CHAMPS Life Skills
CHAMPS Life Skills is a program that was designed by the NCAA to help member institutions, like Stony Brook University, provide student athletes with a total development program during their college years. CHAMPS (Challenging Athleteís Minds for Personal Success) is an integral part of your experience as a Seawolf and it is the hope of the Athletic Administration, that you will take full advantage of the services provided to you as an athlete. As a CHAMPS Life Skills institution, Stony Brook University is committed to the following five areas: Commitment to Academic Excellence, Commitment to Athletic Excellence, Commitment to Personal Development, Commitment to Career Development and Commitment to Service.