During a recent home game, members of the UC San Diego men’s and women’s basketball teams shared high-fives and smiles with a group of newfound young fans who aspire to one day grow up and be just like them.
Meet Sonali Merrill, a Jacobs School alumna, who also is a member of Sri Lanka’s Olympic track and field team. The San Diego Union-Tribune has called her “the accidental Olympian.” Here she talks to us about her passion for engineering and her experiences as a student athlete and engineering student at the University of California, San Diego.
UC San Diego has again been named one of the nation’s best schools for surfing, taking the No. 2 spot in The Surf Channel’s list of top 10 universities for surfers. The channel attributes the ranking to the university’s proximity to the “shreddible” breaks at Black’s Beach and its “epic” surf team, which has won six National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) titles.
One loss away from elimination in the NCAA Tournament, sixth-seeded UC San Diego edged top-seeded Cal State Dominguez Hills in a pair of 1-0 games at Toro Diamond on Saturday afternoon to win the NCAA West Super Regional and clinch a berth in the Division II Softball National Championships next week in Louisville, Ky.
After registering several impressive results on the opening day of competition on Saturday, it was more of the same for UC San Diego on Sunday as the Tritons posted a pair of top 11 finishes at the 2012 Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships.
Emily Adamczyk won UC San Diego's first national title of the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, winning the 200 breaststroke in school-record time on the final day of the meet at the ISD Natatorium.
The UC San Diego men's water polo team had four players named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic Team, it was announced Friday.
After recording an overall record of 28-2 and winning a third California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season title in the last four years, the UC San Diego women's basketball team was awarded the No. 1 seed in the 2012 NCAA Division II West Regional Field, it was announced on Sunday.
The top-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team wrapped up a historic 2011-12 regular season on Friday, dispatching Sonoma State by a final margin of 78-58 at The Wolves' Den on the SSU campus.
The top-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team put the finishing touches on another California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship on Friday, holding off second place Cal State Monterey Bay for a 72-64 victory at The Kelp Bed in Seaside.