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Friends of Golden Griffin Athletics,

The culture of intercollegiate athletics is changing at Canisius College and the signs of our progress are clear.  Five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances and two other championship runner-up finishes over the past two years are proof of this.  During that time, the Golden Griffins have claimed 16 Conference Player and Rookie of the Year awards, compared with 13 in the previous six years.  This competitive improvement has been realized while maintaining our commitment to academic excellence.  Our student-athletes maintain a 3.13 overall grade point average with 12 of our 16 teams posting a team average above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  A different culture for sure, one that expects excellence and competes for conference championships.


Winning programs are built with solid teamwork and that includes the “team behind the team.”  Alumni, friends, donors, corporate sponsors, faculty/staff, the student body and volunteers who share our vision - to be a championship program in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - are vital to our success. Together, we form a powerful team, a team that allows Canisius College Athletics to continue to grow into a program that is realizing these championship goals and serves as a source of pride for anyone associated with Canisius College.

As Canisius College continues to grow and improve, the signs of progress on campus are everywhere.  Fans and alumni who visit our campus regularly or once every other year all remark about the significant change they have seen in our athletic program and across the campus.  Much of this progress has been made possible through the support that you provide to our Blue & Gold Club.  As we look to the future, that support will be more important than ever!  The culture in our athletic program is changing and with your continued help, we will realize our championship goals.

This is a great time to be a Golden Griffin – and we are proud to have you on our team.

Go Griffs!

Bill Maher
Director of Athletics