Nov. 5, 2010
Northridge, Calif. - Bill Courtland, who is the "Voice of Cal State Northridge Men's Basketball," was among several alumni and supporters of the University to be honored at the 2010 CSUN Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon on Friday afternoon before more than 500 patrons at The Odyssey Restaurant.
Courtland, a 1980 graduate of CSUN, has been a tireless volunteer in promoting good will towards his alma mater, particularly Matador Athletics.
"Bill's award is well deserved," said CSUN athletic director Rick Mazzuto, who attended the luncheon along with several athletic department employees. "Bill's vast knowledge of CSUN is keen, and he is someone we rely on to remember key facts and figures of many past CSUN teams and student-athletes."
In addition to his expertise as the CSUN broadcaster for men's basketball on www.gomatadors.com, which has attracted a large following, Courtland has been the public address voice for the nationally-ranked men's volleyball teams and other Matador sports. Courtland also is a dynamic Masters of Ceremonies at many Matador Athletic events including the CSUN Hall of Fame, the Matador Golf Classic, and the Varsity `N Academic Awards to honor top student-athletes.
"It never ceases to amaze me how we can ask Bill to do `one more little thing,' to promote the efforts of Cal State Northridge Athletics, and he will - cheerfully and professionally," according to Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations.
As a CSUN student, Courtland played varsity volleyball. He is also a member of the Cal State Northridge Alumni Association.
Photo Credit - (L-R) Rick Mazzuto (Athletic Director), Bill Courtland and Bill's wife, Jean