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Tristi Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Tristi is a media studies major pursuing a career in sports journalism. She is a huge Dwyane Wade fan. Tristi would one day like to work as a reporter covering the NBA.

All content by Tristi Rodriguez

JMS classes aren’t doing enough

May 9, 2019

Most of the graduating seniors on The Daily Aztec’s editorial board are students in JMS. We know the territory. We know what’s taught in these classes. There...

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Senior Farewell: Tristi Rodriguez

Senior Farewell: Tristi Rodriguez

May 8, 2019

Who would have thought that the little Mexican girl from Bakersfield would be graduating in a few days with a bachelor’s degree in journalism? I don't...

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[Video] Ask an Aztec — Baseball Edition

April 19, 2019

Watch who strikes out in this game of Jenga with freshmen pitchers Aaron Eden and Michael Paredes all while getting to know a little bit about them.

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Sophomore guard Najé Murray looks down the court on a fast break during the Aztecs’ 81-38 win over Incarnate Word on Nov. 18, 2018 at Viejas Arena.

Najé Murray says farewell to SDSU, transfers to Cal

April 11, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball sophomore guard Najé Murray announced April 8 on Twitter that she will be transferring schools. On April 16, it...

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Sophomore guard Naje Murray sends a pass into the post during the Aztecs 62-49 loss to UNLV on Feb. 23 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Aztecs’ season comes up short in MW semifinals, but best is yet to come

March 20, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball reached a dead end on March 12 following a 75-70 overtime loss to Wyoming in the semifinal round of the Mountain West...

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San Diego States bench cheers after a three-pointer by the Aztecs during their game against UNLV on March 14.

Aztec fans mark their territory in Las Vegas

March 14, 2019

Every March, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels get home court advantage. The Mountain West Tournament takes place annually at the Thomas and Mack Center in...

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Sophomore guard Naje Murray runs back on defense during the Aztecs 64-61 victory over Nevada on March 7 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball advances to Mountain West Conference semis with overtime victory against New Mexico

March 12, 2019

With the season on the line and four seconds left, freshman guard Sophia Ramos drove to the basket and made a shot to send the San Diego State women’s...

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[Video] Women’s basketball teammates compete for the title of Best Friend

March 4, 2019

Two SDSU women's basketball players go head-to-head to see who knows their best friend more.

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Sophomore guard Naje Murray attempts to drive around a Utah State defender during the Aztecs 65-52 loss on Wednesday night at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball fails to end skid with 65-52 loss to Utah State

February 28, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball fell to Utah State, 65-52, for its fourth straight loss on Wednesday night at Viejas Arena.   The Aztecs trailed...

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[Video] Hometown Heroes — SDSU baseball

February 25, 2019

Three San Diego natives share their experiences of playing collegiate baseball in their hometown.

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Sophomore guard Naje Murray sends a pass into the post during the Aztecs 62-49 loss to UNLV on Feb. 23 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball falls to UNLV, 62-49, for third straight loss

February 23, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball lost its third straight game, falling by a score of 62-49 to UNLV on Saturday afternoon at Viejas Arena.   The...

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Freshman guard Sophia Ramos looks to pass the ball into the post during the Aztecs 54-45 victory over Colorado State on Feb. 13 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball defeats Rams for fourth straight win

February 14, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball extended its winning streak to four games after defeating Colorado State 54-45 Wednesday night at Viejas Arena. The...

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SDSU players celebrating during its 61-59 victory over New Mexico on Feb. 6 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball upsets first-place New Mexico

February 6, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball ended New Mexico’s six-game winning streak by defeating the Lobos 61-59 Wednesday afternoon at Viejas Arena. The...

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Sophomore guard Téa Adams shoots over multiple SJSU defenders during the Aztecs 69-68 victory over the Spartans on Feb. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Téa Adams’ game-winning shot lifts SDSU to 69-68 victory over SJSU

February 2, 2019

In a team huddle with 14 seconds left and down by one, San Diego State women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry prompted sophomore guard Téa Adams to...

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Sophomore guard Najé Murray drives to the left during the Aztecs 87-81 loss against Fresno State on Jan. 23 at Viejas Arena.

Turnovers haunt Aztecs in 87-81 loss to Fresno State

January 24, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball fell short to Fresno State by a final score of 87-81 on Wednesday night at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs (6-10, 1-4)...

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Then-freshman guard Sophia Ramos attempts a shot during the Aztecs 69-66 loss to Boise State on Jan. 5 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Women’s basketball relying on young talent

January 23, 2019

There is something special and unique about the San Diego State women’s basketball team. After examining non-conference play and a current 1-3 Mountain...

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Sophomore guard Tea Adams drives around an Air Force defender during the Aztecs 70-61 victory on Jan. 12 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs snap losing skid with 70-61 victory over Air Force

January 13, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball stopped a four-game losing streak and got a win on its conference record after defeating Air Force, 70-61, on Saturday...

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Then-freshman guard Sophia Ramos attempts a shot during the Aztecs 69-66 loss to Boise State on Jan. 5 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs come up short at home against Boise State

January 5, 2019

San Diego State women’s basketball was unable to begin conference play with a win as they lost to the reigning Mountain West champions Boise State University...

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Freshman guard Mallory Adams attempts to drive to the hoop during the Aztecs 63-58 loss to UCSB on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs fall to Gauchos in final game before conference play

December 22, 2018

San Diego State women’s basketball fell short against UC Santa Barbara, 63-58, on Friday afternoon at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs got off to a bad start,...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: December 6, 2018

December 6, 2018

San Diego State shows support for LGBTQIA community, SDSU donation drives, The Daily Aztec Sports recap and more on this week's episode of The Daily Aztec...

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Ron Smith redefines what it means to be a student-athlete

December 5, 2018

San Diego State cornerback Ron Smith's accomplishments go far beyond the football field.

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Freshman guard Mallory Adams attempts to drive to the hoop during the Aztecs 69-60 loss to Arizona on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs fail to hold lead during 69-60 loss to Arizona

December 3, 2018

The San Diego State women’s basketball team let a win slip away on Sunday afternoon against the University of Arizona at Viejas Arena. After a back-and-forth...

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[Video] The Daily Aztec Live: November 6, 2018

November 30, 2018

San Diego State provides support for students living in Tijuana who might be affected by the migrant controversy, SDSU considers mandating Meningitis-B...

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Senior middle blocker Deja Harris (right) celebrates with her teammates after earning a point during the Aztecs five-set loss to Louisiana on Sept. 15 at Peterson Gym.

Deja Harris sets record for block-assists in a career during final game

November 20, 2018

After five years of Aztec Volleyball, senior middle blocker Deja Harris ended her senior night setting a new school record for career block assists against...

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Sophomore guard Najé Murray dribbles past a UIW defender on Nov. 18 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs make easy work of Incarnate Word in 81-38 rout

November 19, 2018

San Diego State women’s basketball defeated the University of Incarnate Word 81-38 on Sunday afternoon at Viejas Arena. Defense propelled the Aztecs...

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Then-junior outside hitter Hannah Turnlund looks to put the ball in play during the Aztecs four-set victory over Nevada on Nov. 15 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball set to end season at home against San Jose State

November 16, 2018

San Diego State volleyball will battle one last time against San Jose State University on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Peterson Gym. The Aztecs (9-20,...

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[Video] Campus religious group grapples with false sex trafficking rumors

November 14, 2018

Despite being proven false, rumors about a religious group targeting girls for human trafficking are still circulating on social media and some students...

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[Video] Ask an Aztec: Basketball season

November 12, 2018

San Diego State students answer question about basketball before the season starts.

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[Video] More than an athlete: SDSU Football

October 19, 2018

Student athletes are more than meets the eye. SDSU football players tell us a little more about themselves.

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[Video] SDSU Football Players of the Week

October 19, 2018

San Diego State Football players receive recognition for their athleticism at SDSU's game agains the Air Force October 2018.

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Junior outside hitter Hannah Turnlund spikes a ball over the outstretched arms of the Lobos defenders during the Aztecs four-set victory on Oct. 11 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs win streak reaches five games following four-set victory over New Mexico

October 12, 2018

San Diego State volleyball extended its season-long winning streak to five games after defeating University of New Mexico in four sets on Oct. 11 at Peterson...

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Then-junior midfielder AJ Valenzuela chases after the ball during the Aztecs 2-1 loss to Washington on Oct. 7, 2018 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

Aztecs fail to tame Huskies in 2-1 home loss

October 7, 2018

San Diego State men’s soccer fell short during a 2-1 loss against the University of Washington on Sunday afternoon at the SDSU Sports Deck. The loss...

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Junior outside hitter Hannah Turnlund finishes off a spike attempt during the Aztecs three-set victory over San Diego on Oct. 2 at Peterson Gym.

SDSU pulls off three-set sweep over crosstown rival USD

October 3, 2018

San Diego State volleyball defeated the University of San Diego in three sets (25-15, 25-19, 25-23) on Tuesday night at Peterson Gym.   Following a...

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[Video] SDSU Football — Junior College to Division 1 Ball

September 24, 2018

Three San Diego State football players share their stories about transferring and adjusting from their respective Junior Colleges to playing Division I...

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Senior middle blocker Deja Harris follows through after spiking the ball during the Aztecs five-set loss to UTEP on Sept. 15 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs losing streak reaches nine with five-set loss to UTEP

September 15, 2018

San Diego State volleyball fell short in five sets against University of Texas at El Paso on Saturday morning at Peterson Gym. The Aztecs (1-10) won...

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[Video] From the streets to clothing design: Infantry clothing line

May 2, 2018

Infantry is an online shop and clothing line co-owned by SDSU sociology senior, George Jenkins and his partner Hakeem Washington. Infantry was inspired...

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Sophomore shortstop Shelby Thompson runs towards her teammates at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run during the Aztecs 3-2 victory over Colorado State on April 29 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball wins first home series of the year with 3-2 walk-off victory over Colorado State

April 29, 2018

San Diego State softball battled its way to a 3-2 victory in a 10-inning game over Colorado State University on April 29 at SDSU Softball Stadium. After...

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Shelby Thompson stands ready at the plate during the Aztecs 6-2 victory over Colorado State on April 28 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Grand slam propels softball to 6-2 victory over Colorado State

April 28, 2018

San Diego State softball defeated Colorado State University 6-2 on April 28 at SDSU Softball Stadium. After a tough loss the day before, the Aztecs...

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Freshman outfielder Janina Jusay slides into third base during the Aztecs 1-0 loss to Boston University on March 4 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Aztecs scoreless vs. Terriers to end San Diego Classic

March 7, 2018

San Diego State softball failed to score against Boston University on March 4, losing by a score of 1-0 to conclude the first edition of the San Diego...

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Sophomore Marissa Moreno prepares to throw a pitch during the Aztecs 2-0 loss to Cal State Northridge on March 2 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball splits versus Minnesota and CSUN on day two of San Diego Classic

March 3, 2018

San Diego State softball went 1-1 in a double header Friday night, with a 6-2 win over the University of Minnesota and a 2-0 loss to Cal State Northridge...

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DA Preplay – Football Season Recap

[Video] DA Preplay – Football Season Recap

December 1, 2017

  Daily Aztec Sports reviews the Aztec Football season and talks men’s basketball with a new “Fair or Foul” segment. Also debuting a...

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Freshman golfer Puwit Anupansuebsai poses for a picture during the 2016 PGA Southern California Junior Tour.

Freshman golfer making big impression in his first season on the Mesa

November 20, 2017

“Competitive. Confident. Bulldog,” are the words San Diego State men’s golf head coach Ryan Donovan used to describe freshman Puwit Anupansuebsai. Born...

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[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU at San Jose State University

November 3, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of the SDSU's game at San Jose State University, to be played Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. Tune in for Aztecs...

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Senior guard Geena Gomez plans her attack during a game in the 2016-17 season.

Women’s basketball brings high expectations

November 1, 2017

San Diego State women’s basketball is ready for redemption. After an up-and-down 2016-17 season, including many injuries and a six-game losing streak,...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU vs Boise State

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU vs Boise State

October 13, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU’s game against Boise State, to be played Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tune in for game footage...

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SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele looks on after a drive during the 2013 season.

Schauffele’s success sets par for SDSU men’s golf

October 4, 2017

Former San Diego State men’s golf All-American Xander Schauffele became the first PGA rookie to ever win the Tour Championship on Sept. 24. The 23-year-old,...

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SDSU students respond to Black Minds Matter course

[Video] SDSU students respond to Black Minds Matter course

September 29, 2017

San Diego State will be offering a new graduate course called Black Minds Matter starting in October 2017. The course will connect themes from the...

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15 March 2016: The San Diego State Aztecs mens golf team participated in the 8th annual Lamkin San Diego Classic held at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Ca.

Men’s golf finishes sixth at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

September 25, 2017

San Diego State men’s golf was unable to retain its championship at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate tournament last weekend in Albuquerque, New...

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