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Jason Freund

Jason Freund, Staff Writer

Jason Freund is a journalism major from Santee, Calif. He hopes to become a sports journalist for a Major League Baseball team or a reporter for another major sport. In his free time, Jason enjoys listening to music, going to the gym and watching baseball. Jason began writing for The Daily Aztec in October 2019 and also writes for the East Village Times. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonfreund_.

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] How Terrell Gomez has become a dual-threat player in an Aztec uniform

February 24, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4, 2021 at Viejas...

The Daily Aztec Music podcast is where DA arts & culture lives. It's a working title, but it tells you all you need to know. Every week we'll be talking tunes.

Daily Aztec Music!: Meet the hosts

February 19, 2021

On this week's episode of The Daily Aztec Music (DAM!) podcast, hosts Jason Freund and Ryan Hardison formally introduce themselves, and what better way...

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A sign at Tony Gwynn Stadium during summer 2020 displays intercollegiate sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in February 2021, the San Diego State men's and women's tennis teams are the first two individual programs to have to pause in-person activities for two weeks due to the virus.

Men’s and women’s tennis teams to pause in-person activity

February 13, 2021

One hour after the announcement of the San Diego State women’s tennis schedule, the SDSU athletics department announced both women’s and men’s tennis...

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San Diego State men's tennis freshman Judson Blair swings at a ball during the Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association Masters On Oct. 9-11 at the Barnes Tennis Court in San Diego.

Aztecs drop first matches of season against Cal Poly, Southern California

February 10, 2021

After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, San Diego State men’s tennis opened up collegiate play this past weekend. The Aztecs dropped both weekend matches...

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Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez looks to dribble past an Air Force defender during the Aztecs' 58-55 loss to the Falcons on Jan. 24 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs lose to Air Force as midway point in conference play arrives

January 24, 2021

Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez looks to dribble past an Air Force defender during the Aztecs' 58-55 loss to the Falcons on Jan. 24 at Viejas Arena.

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The San Diego State men's basketball team celebrates after a play during the Aztecs' 69-67 win over Nevada on Jan. 9 at Viejas Arena. Senior forward Joshua Tomaić (left) looks on with freshman guard Lamont Butler, while he celebrates with his arms around sophomore forward Keshad Johnson.

[Photo] Aztecs rout Air Force on road in team’s fourth conference win of season

January 23, 2021

The San Diego State men's basketball team celebrates after a play during the Aztecs' 69-67 win over Nevada on Jan. 9 at Viejas Arena. Senior forward Joshua...

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Then-sophomore cornerback Darren Hall looks on towards the field during the Aztecs' 20-17 win over UNLV on Oct. 26, 2019 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Column: Which Aztecs could hear their name called in the 2021 NFL Draft?

January 11, 2021

Playing in the NFL is a dream shared by any player who steps onto a football field. Despite a shortened college football season due to the pandemic, the...

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Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher talks to a referee during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Basketball coaches dress ‘down’ as pandemic season continues

January 12, 2021

Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher talks to a referee during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

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Senior guard Trey Pulliam hugs junior forward Nathan Mensah after the Aztecs' 69-67 win over Nevada on Jan. 9 at Viejas Arena. Pulliam went coast-to-coast to hit the game-winning shot while time expired.

[Photo] Pulliam’s buzzer-beating runner lifts Aztecs to complete sweep over Nevada

January 10, 2021

Senior guard Trey Pulliam hugs junior forward Nathan Mensah after the Aztecs' 69-67 win over Nevada on Jan. 9 at Viejas Arena. Pulliam went coast-to-coast...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Schakel has a career night as men’s basketball rebounds versus Colorado State

January 4, 2021

Senior guard Jordan Schakel follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez looks to attempt a shot against Colorado State sophomore forward David Roddy during the Aztecs' 70-67 loss to the Rams on Jan. 2 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs get big lead early, lose it late to Colorado State

January 2, 2021

Senior guard Terrell Gomez looks to attempt a shot against Colorado State sophomore forward David Roddy during the Aztecs' 70-67 loss to the Rams on Jan....

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Aztec Mentor Program announces new internship program

Aztec Mentor Program announces new internship program

December 9, 2020

Aztec Mentor Program has announced a new marketing internship program in collaboration with Conversion Marketing. Launched in Jan. 2017, Conversion...

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Then-sophomore forward Aguek Arop attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 68-55 win over Nevada on Jan. 18 at Viejas Arena.

After suffering injuries, Aguek Arop discovers faith to persevere through adversity

November 25, 2020

Junior forward Aguek Arop is a men’s basketball player at San Diego State. He gets a full-ride scholarship, plays on one of the most notable teams in...

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The Sony Playstation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X both provide options that students can't go wrong with getting.

Battle of the Consoles: PS5 vs XBOX Series X

November 23, 2020

Let the console wars begin – again. Seven years after the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, Sony and Microsoft announced their next generation of video...

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The Daily Aztec moderated a debate between SDSU College Democrats and TPUSA at SDSU on Oct. 28.

Turning Point USA and SDSU College Dems debate ahead of Election Day

November 3, 2020

On Oct. 28, The Daily Aztec hosted a virtual debate between Turning Point USA at San Diego State and the College Democrats. The debate was hosted on Zoom...

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The Daily Aztec moderated a debate between SDSU College Democrats and TPUSA at SDSU on Oct. 28.

Democrats Bry and Gloria in tight mayoral contest

November 2, 2020

Come Nov. 3, the citizens of San Diego will elect a new mayor and the race could not be tighter and for the first time since 1971, San Diegans will be...

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San Diego State men's tennis freshman Judson Blair swings at a ball during the Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association Masters On Oct. 9-11 at the Barnes Tennis Court in San Diego.

Men’s tennis freshman competes in intercollegiate open event despite COVID-19 pandemic

October 12, 2020

While the San Diego State men’s tennis season is still up in the air, one player has found a way to continue playing despite the discontinuation of collegiate...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell attempts a jump shot over a Colorado State defender during the Aztecs' 66-60 win over the Rams on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Who could start for the Aztecs in 2020-21?

June 24, 2020

The deed of replacing three starters from arguably the greatest team to don a San Diego State men’s basketball jersey is an unenviable one. For head...

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Aztecs' senior Fabian Roensdorf attempts to hit the ball past his opponent against Oklahoma State on Jan. 12 at the Aztec Tennis Center.

SDSU men’s tennis notches three all-conference selections

May 2, 2020

Three players on the San Diego State men’s tennis team were named to the 2020 All-Mountain West team on April 30, according to a press release. Senior...

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Viejas Arena was sold out during a Feb. 1 game against Utah State in which Kawhi Leonard had his jersey retired at halftime.

NCAA Tournament simulations used to keep fans tuned in with absence of March Madness

April 8, 2020

Despite the NCAA men’s basketball tournament getting canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans on social media are still finding ways to enjoy the...

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Men's tennis adjusting to new life after season cancellation

Men’s tennis adjusting to new life after season cancellation

March 22, 2020

Just like every other spring sport in the Mountain West, the San Diego State men’s tennis team saw its season end before it began due to the COVID-19...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell holds up a piece of the net after the Aztecs defeated New Mexico 82-59 on Feb. 11, claiming the Mountain West regular-season title at Viejas Arena.

NCAA cancels tournament, school suspends spring sports

March 12, 2020

All Mountain West Conference spring sports have been suspended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced in a statement Thursday morning. "The...

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Aztecs' senior Fabian Roensdorf attempts to hit the ball past his opponent against Oklahoma State on Jan. 12 at the Aztec Tennis Center.

Men’s tennis shuts out UC Davis, 4-0

March 1, 2020

San Diego State men’s tennis defeated UC Davis 4-0 on Feb. 28 at the Aztec Tennis Center. The Aggies took an initial lead in doubles, but SDSU overcame...

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SDSU alum becomes first black crew chief in MLB

SDSU alum becomes first black crew chief in MLB

February 27, 2020

San Diego State alum Kerwin Danley became the first black umpire to hold the title of crew chief after MLB announced a series of promotions and retirements...

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Junior Abbie Mulbarger swings at the ball during the SDSU Fall Classic I on Sept. 29, 2019 at Aztec Tennis Center.

Women’s tennis takes down Cal Poly 6-1

February 17, 2020

San Diego State women’s tennis continued its winning ways at home as it defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs 6-1 on Feb 16. in the second of four games they...

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Student outside of Viejas Ticket Office.

Let’s bring back camping for student basketball tickets

February 5, 2020

Before October of 2017, the lines in front of Viejas Arena to get student basketball tickets were long enough to make Black Friday blush. Students used...

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Senior swimmer Morganne McKennan swims during a breaststroke event at the Aztec Aquaplex. McKennan set a program record for the fastest long course time in the breaststroke during the Mizzou Invitational Long Course Time Trials on Nov. 19.

Swimmer qualifies for Olympic Time Trials in breaststroke

November 21, 2019

Dozens of athletes compete for the chance to represent their country in the Olympic Games. On Nov. 19, one San Diego State athlete took the next step...

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Junior Nnena Nadozie finishes her swing during the SDSU Fall Classic I from Sept. 27-29 at the Aztec Tennis Center.

Aztecs end fall season with five wins in singles play

November 12, 2019

The SDSU Fall Classic II came to a close on Nov. 10 at the Aztec Tennis Center, as the Aztecs wrapped up the competition with a strong showing in the singles...

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Freshman Cécile Morin prepares to swing her racket during the SDSU Fall Classic I from Sept. 27-29 at the Aztec Tennis Center.

Aztecs collect five wins in Day 2 of SDSU Fall Classic II

November 10, 2019

San Diego State women’s tennis continued to find success in the SDSU Fall Classic II as three pairs of Aztecs won their semi-final matches while only...

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Junior Abbie Mulbarger swings at the ball during the SDSU Fall Classic I on Sept. 29, 2019 at Aztec Tennis Center.

SDSU dominates in round 1 of SDSU Fall Classic II

November 9, 2019

San Diego State women’s tennis kicked off the Fall Classic II with a bang as they found victory in all of their doubles matches and winning six of eight...

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Junior Abbie Mulbarger swings at the ball during the SDSU Fall Classic I on Sept. 29, 2019 at Aztec Tennis Center.

Women’s tennis claims five championship wins in SDSU Fall Classic I

October 2, 2019

San Diego State women’s tennis wrapped up the SDSU Fall Classic I in style on Sept. 29, with the Aztecs securing five championship victories. Seven...

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