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2006-07 GOLF



GENERAL INFORMATION Location: ....................... La Jolla, Calif. Founded: ....................................... 1960 Enrollment: ................................ 25,278 Colors: ............................Blue and Gold Nickname: ..................................Tritons Affiliation: ................NCAA Division II Facility: ....... Main Gym/RIMAC Arena Chancellor: ........... Dr. Marye Anne Fox Athletics Director:...... Earl W. Edwards UCSD Athletics Phone: ..858-534-4211 UCSD Athletics Fax: ..... 858-534-8172

Coaching Staff ................................2

SPORTS INFORMATION Associate AD/SID: .... David Wahlstrom Office Phone: ................. 858-534-8437 Cell Phone: ..................... 858-967-5346 E-Mail: ............. Assistant SID: ................Mark Oshidari Office Phone: ................. 858-534-8451 Cell Phone: ..................... 209-518-0759 E-Mail: ................ SID Fax: ......................... 858-534-8475

Newcomers ..................................6-7

GOLF STAFF Head Coach: ...................... Mike Wydra Assistant Coach:............. Dan Anderson 2005-06 SEASON CCAA Championships ..................... 7th MEDIA SERVICES Internet Home Page: NCAA: .........................

2007 Schedule ................................. 3 2007 Roster ..................................... 3 Student-Athletes...........................4-5

2005-06 Statistics .........................8-9 Intercollegiate Athletics ................ 10 Community Outreach .................... 11 Athletic Perf./Sports Medicine...... 12 UCSD - Youngest of the Best ....... 13 San Diego - America’s Finest City 14


The UC San Diego men’s golf media guide was written, edited and designed by Mark Oshidari, Assistant Sports Information Director, along with David Wahlstrom, Associate A.D. and Sports Information Director. Photographs by Brock Scott, Jimmy Gekas, the UCSD Sports Facilities Office and the UCSD Regents Office. Printing by Diego & Son.


COACHING STAFF 2006-07 GOLF In his 28 seasons as head coach of the UC San Diego golf team, Mike Wydra has built a program which is one of the most respected in the NCAA Division II. His teams qualified for the NCAA Championship 21 times since he began coaching the Tritons in 1980, and in 1993 the Tritons captured the NCAA Division III Championship on their home course at Torrey Pines. In 2004, the Tritons finished 15th at Nationals. UCSD has finished second nationally five times and has twice finished third at the national championships. In 1987, Wydra coached Pat Weishan to the NCAA Individual Championship.

Head Coach

Mike Wydra 29th season

Wydra, a 1976 graduate of UCSD, is well known in San Diego golf circles for his playing, teaching and coaching credentials. As a collegiate player, he carded the low round (68) at the NAIA National Championships, and as an amateur player produced an impressive resume which included membership on the winning team in the 1971 Junior America Cup in Mexico City. In 1975, he became the youngest player ever to capture the Torrey Pines Club Championship, and was the low amateur at the San Diego County Open in 1977. He reached the quarterfinals at the California State Amateur Championships in both 1977 and 1978. Wydra’s professional playing career was highlighted by an individual championship at the 1980 San Diego County Open. He also captured five Golden State mini-tour titles and advanced to sectional qualifying for the US Open Championships three times. In 1981, he attempted to qualify for the PGA Tour, finishing eighth at the Western Regional and missing his tour card by five strokes at Pinehurst #6. Since taking over the UCSD golf program, Wydra has led the Tritons to top-five national finishes 13 times. He was named Far West Coach of the Year from 1990-1999, and in 1993 was named the Bridgetone NCAA Division III Coach of the Year. Triton teams have produced 54 All-Americans in addition to an excellent graduation rate. Twenty-seven former Tritons have gone on to become golf professionals. In addition to his coaching duties, Wydra is well-known as a teaching professional and has served as Director of the Nike Junior Resident Golf Camp for the past 11 years.



Assistant Coach

Dan Anderson 3rd season

Dan Anderson is in his third season as assistant golf coach at UC San Diego. Anderson was previously at Cal State San Marcos from 2000-2004, where he was the head women’s golf coach. He directed the team to four top-10 finishes at the NAIA National Championships. Anderson also coached four players garner All-American honors and led three players to first-place tournament finishes. In the summer, Anderson serves as Assistant Director for U.S. Sports Camps Inc., one of the largest Nike junior golf resident camps in the U.S. Anderson is a 2000 graduate of Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Social Sciences.

2006-07 GOLF ROSTER NAME Alfonso, Austin Bailey, Ryan Ehrlich, Ryan Leveillee, Luke Moss, Noah Olsen, Billy Phan, Nathan Schmitt, Alex Seo, Jiweon Son, Hee Joo Yu, Blake

YR. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL Westlake Village, CA (Agoura HS) Moorpark, CA (Oaks Christian HS) Victorville, CA (Victor Valley HS) Santee, CA (West Hills HS) Gurnee, IL (Warren Township HS) Fountain Valley, CA (Fountain Valley HS) San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo HS) Tiburon, CA (Branson HS) Bermuda Dunes, CA (Desert Christian HS) Torrance, CA (Torrance HS) Alameda, CA (St. Joseph Notre Dame HS)

2006-07 SCHEDULE DATE Sept. 25-26 Oct. 9-10 Feb. 19-20 Feb. 26-27 Mar. 5-6 Mar. 26-27 Apr. 9-10 Apr. 16-17 Apr. 23-24

OPPONENT Western Washington Invitational Chico State Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational Roadrunner Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Elco Invitational Otter Invitational Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships

TIME All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day


LOCATION Bellingham, Wash. Chico, Calif. Bonsall, Calif. Bakersfield, Calif. San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Bakersfield, Calif. Monterey, Calif. Turlock, Calif.


Ryan Bailey

Luke Leveillee

Sophomore Moorpark, Calif. Oaks Christian HS

Junior Santee, Calif. West Hills, Calif.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Turned in his best round of 73 at the Chico State Invitational, earning a three round total of 225, a 30th-place individual finish.

AS A SOPOMORE IN 2005-06: fired a second round score of 68 at the Hawai’i Hilo Intercollegiate, finishing with a three round total of 220, a 15th place individual finish... tied for 30th at the CCAA Champisonships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oaks Christian HS... high school golf team ranked as high as third in the L.A. Times rankings... placed fifth in the 2004 US Junior Amateur Qualifer and sixth in the 2005 Qualifier... recorded several top five finishes in the PGA Junior Series events... low round of 66 at Wood Ranch Country Club.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: enjoyed his finest tournament at the Sonoma State Invitational when he finished second with scores of 69-74-69... tallied a scoring average of 75.6 in 200405... an NCAA Super Regional participant. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended West Hills HS in Santee where he played basketball and golf... notched numerous golf honors including a four-time All-League honoree, two-time League MVP, two-time All-CIF All-County, and two-time State Championship participant... fired rounds of 68-73=141 to finish fourth at the 2003 CIF Championship... other school activities included Key Club, president of the Surf Club, Math Club, and graduated with high honors.

PERSONAL: Born on April 24, 1987 in Moorpark, Calif.... his mother is Lynn Jackson... has two half-sisters, Brianna and Diedra... is an Economics major in Roosevelt College... career goals include the PGA tour, investment banking and being a corporate attorney... lists hobbies as basketball, tennis, surfing, music, finance and politics.

Ryan Ehrlich Sophomore Victorville, Calif. Victor Valley HS

PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1985 in San Diego, Calif.... parents are Michael and Linda Leveillee... has one sibling, Crystal... Economics major in Revelle College... hobbies include surfing, basketball and the gym.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Did not play in his first season at UCSD. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Victor Valley HS and owns a personal best round of 67... member of the SCPGA Junior Golf Tour from 2000-2005 and the High Desert Club water polo league in 2003... was the High Desert Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year in 2003. PERSONAL: Born February 28, 1987... parents are Don and Kim Ehrlich... has one sister named Adrienne... is an undeclared major in Muir College... hobbies include rock climbing, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding and backpacking... career goal is the PGA Tour.



Noah Moss

Nathan Phan

Sophomore Gurnee, Ill. Warren Township HS

Sophomore San Diego, Calif. Rancho Bernardo HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: saw action in two tournaments... finished 60th at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational... fired rounds of 78-81-81, good for a 30th place finish at the CCAA Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: played in two tournaments as a freshman... recorded rounds of 77-80-76 for a 42nd place finish at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational... also finished with a 244 total at the Buzzini Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Warren Township HS where his statistical bests included a 71 at the Prep Team Preview and a 71 at the US Junior Amateur Qualifier... was a US Junior Amateur Qualifier in 2004 and 2005 , a US Public Links Qualifier in 2005 and an Illinois Junior Amateur in 2004-05... set the golf team scoring record with a two-under 34.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Rancho Bernardo HS where he was a member of the golf team which advanced to the San Diego CIF for three seasons and placed in the top three of the Palomar league in each season... competed in several junior competitions including the AJGA, IJFT, FCWT, Junior World, Jr. Tour and the Western Junior... posted a National vicotry at Penn State in a junior event, shooting rounds of 69-70-70... career best round is 65.

PERSONAL: Born April 3, 1987... parents are Paul Moss and Pat Hartman... has one brother named Josh... goals include playing and winning the division II National Championship... lists hobbies as basketball, music, skydiving and water sports... a Biology major in Marshall College.

PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1987... has two siblings named Ryan and Nicole... parents are James and Joanne Phan... lists hobbies as skateboarding, surfing, basketball, football, tennis and soccer... is a Human Biology major in Warren College.

Billy Olsen Sophomore Fountain Valley, Calif. Fountain Valley HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06:participated in three tournaments in his first season on the UCSD campus... top finish came at the Chico State Invitational with rounds of 76-74-73, good for a 23rd place finish... also shot a third round score of 73 at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fountain Valley HS where he was a three-time MVP of the golf team... also a three-time first-team All Sunset League selection... participated in several AJGA tournaments, with a fifth-place finish at Diablo Grande in 2003... a memer of the Junior America’s Cup team... career low tournament round is a 66. PERSONAL: Born September 20, 1987... parents are Mike and Kimi Olsen... hobbies include listening to music and going to the beach... a Political Science major in Muir College.



Austin Alfonso

Jiweon Seo

Freshman Westlake Village, Calif. Agoura HS

Freshman Bermuda Dunes, Calif. Desert Christian HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Agoura HS... shot rounds of 7272=144 at the U.S. Junior Amateur and 74 at the SCGA Amateur qualifier... participated in the SCGA men’s amateur (May 2006), the US Junior Amateur (July 2005) and the US Amateur qualifying (July 2006)... had a 73.5 scoring average, ranked 221 for juniors and is a FCWT winner.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Desert Christian HS... finished third with a 68 at the CIF championships... golf team won the league title and finished third in the first round of the CIF... earned a first-place finish in the AJFA qualifier with a 70... also notched several other top-three finishes in junior events... placed third in the conference cross country meet with a time of 17:19.

PERSONAL: Born January 29, 1988... parents are Louis and Karyn Alfonso... parents are Cal State Northridge graduates... an undeclared major in Sixth College... hobbies include all sports, the beach and music.

PERSONAL: Born February 9, 1987... parents are Heeseok and JeongJa Seo... has a sibling named Myungweon... a Mathematics major in Sixth College... hobbies include reading books, watching movies and running.

Alex Schmitt Hee Joo Son

Freshman Tiburon, Calif. Branson HS

Freshman Torrance, Calif. Torrance HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Branson HS... won back-to-back golf tournaments in the fall of 2005... shot a 68 at an NCJGA tournament... won two junior tournaments with four straight rounds of even-par... team won MCAL League Championship and advanced to the NCS championships for three consecutive seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Desert Christian HS... finished third with a 68 at the CIF championships... golf team won the league title and finished third in the first round of the CIF... earned a first-place finish in the AJFA qualifier with a 70... also notched several other top-three finishes in junior events... placed third in the conference cross country meet with a time of 17:19.

PERSONAL: Born October 21, 1987... parents are Rodney Schmitt and Deborah Decomo... father is a graduate of William and Mary and played on the football team... mother is a USF graduate... has two sisters named Alice Lefebvre and Melissa Barletta... an International Studies and Economics major in Sixth College... hobbies include music and theater.

PERSONAL: Born February 9, 1987... parents are Heeseok and JeongJa Seo... has a sibling named Myungweon... a Mathematics major in Sixth College... hobbies include reading books, watching movies and running.



Blake Yu Freshman Alameda, Calif. St. Joseph Notre Dame HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Joseph Notre Dame HS... earned team MVP honors in each year from 2003-06... conference individual medalist in 2003, 2005 and 2006... lowest recorded score was a 66 (-5)... lowest tournament round total of 70-71-72-74-287 in July of 2005 at the Westfield Junior PGA National Championship... a San Francisco City Amateur Golf Championship match play qualifier in 2004, 05 and 06. PERSONAL: Born February 22, 1988... he is the son of Isabel Geronimo... mother attended St. Joseph College... a History major in Warren College... interests include Oakland Athletics baseball and music.

2006-07 UC San Diego Golf


2005-06 STATISTICS 2006-07 GOLF Rd. 1 303 305 299 300 326 314 307 307 305 307.3

Rd. 2 305 295 299 307 308 302 321 308 300 305

Rd. 1 Chico State Invitational CSU San Marcos Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Sonoma State Invitational Buzzini Invitational Averages

Team Results Western Washington Invitational Chico State Invitational Hawai’I Hilo Intercollegiate Cal State San Marcos Invitational Family Motors Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Sonoma State Invitational Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships Averages Individual Results Ryan Bailey

Justin Grant

Chris Hirahatake

Robbie Kramer

Rd. 3 301 295 293 302

318 313 304.4

Totals 909 895 891 909 634 925 628 933 918 911.4

Finish 15th 6th 7th 5th 14th 11th 9th T-13th 7th

Rd. 2

Rd. 3



77 78 81 76 79 78.2

73 77 80 80 76 77.2

75 79 80

225 234 241 156 237 234.3

T-30th T-49th T-58th T-33rd T-62nd

Western Washington Invitational Chico State Invitational Hawai’I Hilo Intercollegiate CSU San Marcos Invitational Family Motors Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Sonoma State Invitational Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Super Regional Averages

75 76 76 78 80 80 78 72 78 76 76.9

73 73 80 75 78 73 82 75 77 73 75.9

70 74 74 79

75 75 75 74.8

218 223 230 232 158 229 160 222 228 224 225.8

T-15th T-23rd 29th T-39th T-38th T-31st 40th 10th T-24th 29th

Western Washington Invitational Chico State Invitational Hawai’I Hilo Intercollegiate Averages

75 83 77 78.3

80 75 75 76.6

75 78 79 77.3

230 236 231 232.3

T-62nd T-56th T-30th

Western Washington Invitational Hawai’I Hilo Intercollegiate CSU San Marcos Invitational Family Motors Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Sonoma State Invitational Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Super Regional Averages

82 74 77 87 79 76 74 73 84 78.4

78 76 76 76 75 79 76 71 86 77

80 69 74

240 219 227 163 229 155 230 225 250 231.4

78th 14th T-22nd T-63rd T-31st T-29th T-35th T-15th 44th



82 79


75 80 81 80 77

2005-06 STATISTICS 2006-07 GOLF Luke Leveillee

Noah Moss

Western Washington Invitational Hawai’I Hilo Intercollegiate CSU San Marcos Invitational Family Motors Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Sonoma State Inviational CCAA Championships Averages

82 80.4

227 220 237 153 251 163 237 234.4

T-49th T-15th T-60th T-13th 69th T-46th T-30th

79 78 78.5

74 81 77.5

237 237 237

T-60th T-30th

76 76 81 77.6

74 85 80 79.6

73 73 73

223 234 161 228.5

T-23rd T-49th T-56th

CSU San Marcos Invitational Buzzini Invitational Averages

77 82 79.5

80 81 80.5

76 81 78.5

233 244 238.5

T-42nd T-76th

Western Washington Invitational Chico State Invitational Hawai’I Hilo Intercollegiate CSU San Marcos Invitational Family Motors Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Sonoma State Invitational Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships Averages

79 76 72 69 86 74 77 82 76 76.7

79 76 84 79 80 74 80 83 79 79.3

78 73 75 76

236 225 231 224 166 226 157 247 231 231.4

T-73rd T-30th T-30th T-15th T-73rd T-24th 36th T-80th T-27th

Billy Olson

Nathan Phan

Ryo Yamada

Justin Grant Billy Olson Robbie Kramer Ryo Yamada Chris Hirahatake Ryan Bailey Luke Leveille Noah Moss Nathan Phan Team Stroke Average

74 77 75 79 86 81 79 78.7

75 68 76 74 84 82 76 76.4

CSU San Marcos Invitational CCAA Championships Averages

84 78 81

Chico State Invitational CSU San Marcos Invitational Family Motors Invitational Averages

Stroke Average

75.2 76.1 77.1 77.1 77.4 78.1 78.1 79 79.5 77.5


78 75 86 81

78 82 76 76.8


A Proud Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence!


Triton teams have captured 29 National Championships while 35 teams have finished as National Runners-Up. 33 others have achieved National Third Place honors.

Individually, 110 Triton student-athletes have captured National Championships and a remarkable 850 student-athletes have been named to All-America teams.

Women’s Volleyball 1981 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 1988 • 1990 • 1997

UCSD student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 21 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 127 Academic All-America selections. Consistently, over 55 percent of the student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Women’s Water Polo 1986 • 1990 • 1991 1992 • 1994

UCSD was awarded the 1998 Sears Directors’ Cup for NCAA Division III, recognizing the nation’s top overall athletic program. Since moving to Division II in 2000, the Tritons have finished fourth, third, 12th, second, and sixth respectively.

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Provide a broad base of men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. Attract students of high academic capabilities and athletic talent who are representative of the diversity of the people of the state of California. Promote healthy physical activity, athletic competition, communications and interpersonal skills, teamwork, and overall personal growth. Promote the principles of ethical conduct, fair play, and respect and understanding of others. Promote the academic advancement and graduation of student-athletes and prepare student-athletes for lifelong learning, future careers, and engaged citizenship. Foster the development of student-athletes’ abilities to live successfully in a diverse and global society. Enhance student life at UCSD and foster campus pride and community support. Participate competitively in an athletic conference that complements and supports the mission and goals of the UCSD Intercollegiate Program and the campus.

Women’s Soccer 1989 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 1999 • 2000 • 2001

Women’s Tennis 1985 • 1987 • 1989 • 1994 Men’s Soccer 1988 • 1990 • 1993

Men’s Volleyball 1970 • 2000

Men’s Golf 1993

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Our Mission...

Earl W. Edwards - Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards accepted the position of Director of Athletics at UC San Diego in March, 2000. Under his guidance, the 23-sport program has made a successful transition from the NCAA Division III to Division II. In fact, UCSD has surpassed all expectations in Division II, capturing women’s soccer national championships in both 2000 and 2001, and finishing in the top-10 of the Director’s Cup standings in four of its first five seasons. Edwards’ move to UC San Diego represented a homecoming, as he had previously served as Associate Athletic Director at UCSD from 1987 to 1993. He then took a position as Director of Athletics at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. During his seven-year tenure at the NCAA Division II institution, he served on numerous NCAA committees, including a 1999 appointment to the Division II Management Council. Edwards is also currently a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Executive Committee. Edwards is a 1972 graduate of East Stroudsburg with a master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Administration from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to East Stroudsburg, he has athletic administration experience at UMass, UC Davis, the University of Michigan, Drexel University and UC San Diego. While previously serving at UCSD, Edwards initiated the Triton Athletic Associates, the athletic department’s primary fund-raising source. Edwards now presides over a UC San Diego program which is recognized nationally for both its athletic and academic achievements.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH UC SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS The University of California, San Diego Department of Athletics is committed to actively participating in the community through a variety of outreach events and services. Student-athletes from 23 sports participate in a wide range of service and outreach programs in and around the San Diego area. In 2003-04 the Tritons began the “Team Up!” program. This program assists local elementary schools that do not have a physical education component in their current curriculum. UCSD student-athletes provide healthy physical activity and create an environment for elementary school students that foster positive thinking and team building. The program was run at the Del Mar Heights Elementary School in the morning hours prior to school starting and during the students’ lunch periods during the past two years. Triton student-athletes make the holidays brighter for 12 families in the San Diego area on an annual basis, providing a plethora of gifts and holiday cheer. Triton teams paired up and each tandem purchased presents, food, and goodies to deliver to their adopted family before the holidays. Families were selected by the Neighborhood House Association which runs the Head Start programs throughout San Diego County. Student-athletes contacted the families to find out what special presents the children wanted, as well as what sort of clothing or other needs could be met. Teams delivered the presents in person and spent time with the families, often playing games with the children. Families each received approximately $300-$500 worth of gifts, depending on the number of children. Presents ranged from a bike for one child to clothing and food for the parents. In conjuction with the California Collegiate Athletic Association as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Triton student-athletes have gone to work to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in each of the last two years. The student-athletes held a bake sale during the Annual Sun God Festival on the UCSD campus. Each team brought baked goods for a sale in the evening prior to the festival’s main event. The goal at each CCAA member institution was to raise $1 per student-athlete. Triton student-athletes far exceeded this goal, raising over $1,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2005. Additionally, the Intercollegiate Athletics Department holds an annual Blood Drive to benefit the American Red Cross. All coaches, staff and out of season student-athletes participated in the blood drive, while those student-athletes who were in season recruited other students on campus to donate blood on their behalf.

UCSD ATHLETICS COMMUNITY OUTREACH Volunteer Connection Adopt-A-Family Thanksgiving Program Hands Across America St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen Row for the Cure Preuss School Clinics Starlings Volleyball Club Habitat for Humanity San Diego Special Olympics California Half Ironman Volunteers Mission Bay - Beach Clean Up Race for the Cure Boy’s and Girl’s Club Sports Clinics


Two integral parts of the UC San Diego athletic department are the Athletic Performance Program and the Sports Medicine Program, both of which provide a tremendous advantage to all 23 of the UCSD intercollegiate sports. The Athletic Performance Program is geared toward teaching each student-athlete how to achieve the highest level of athletic development through enhancement of all components of strength and conditioning. Athlete workouts are monitored and planned out by Matt Kritz, UCSD’s Director of Athletic Performance who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Triton athletics. Kritz represents the only full-time strength and conditioning coach in the entire CCAA. The Tritons work out in the RIMAC weight room that is over 12,000 square feet in size with state of the art equipment. The UCSD Athlete Performance Program is truly designed with the student-athlete’s enhancement in mind. Very few programs at the Division II level have such expertise and first class facilities at the disposal of the student-athlete helping to further distinguish the Triton Athletic Department as one of the premier intercollegiate programs in the country. The UC San Diego Sports Medicine Center is the hub for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries suffered by Triton studentathletes. Under the supervision of head athletic trainer Marcia Klaiber MA, ATC and her staff, UCSD athletes receive the highest quality medical care and access to an extensive network of physicians and other medical specialists. Alongside Klaiber is assistant athletic trainer Kevin Messey MS, ATC, CSCS, who assists in every aspect of the training room.

Marcia Klaiber

Kevin Messey

The rest of the training room staff is comprised of two part-time ATCs and an average of 10 athletic training students (ATS). The UCSD athletic training room is a clinical site for San Diego State University’s accredited athletic training education program where some of the athletic training students fulfill their clinical experience. Additionally the UCSD Sports Medicine Center offers a wide variety of options for examination and rehabilitation. From acupuncture to a group of six highly specialized sports medicine, family practitioners and orthopedic surgeons, the UCSD training room has a multitude of options at your disposal to get you health and back on the field of competition in no time.

Rob Mamula

UCSD - YOUNGEST OF THE BEST UC SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS UCSD: THE INSTITUTION Innovation is our tradition: Nestled along the Pacific Ocean on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland, UCSD is a powerful magnet for those seeking a fresh, next-generation approach to education and research. Since its founding four decades ago, UCSD is one of the ten campuses in the worldrenowned University of California system and has rapidly achieved the status as one of the top institutions in the nation for higher education and research. UCSD’s interdisciplinary ethos and tradition of innovation and risk-taking, underlie its research strength and ability to recruit top scholars and students. Students: The average high school GPA of admitted freshmen was 4.05, and average SATI score was 1300. UCSD ranks 2nd nationally among major research universities sending students abroad in full-year programs, and 4th in the nation in graduation rates, at 79%. Specialized Resources: UCSD’s graduate and professional schools include Scripps Institution of Oceanography; School of Medicine; School of International Relations and Pacific Studies; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Jacobs School of Engineering (graduate and undergraduate), and Rady School of Management. The campus also is home to the San Diego Supercomputer Center; California Institute for Information Technology and Telecommunications; Center for Research in Computing and the Arts; Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and Institute of the Americas.

The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Oceanography Institution.

UCSD: ACADEMIC RANKINGS The National Research Council ranks UCSD 10th in the nation in the quality of its faculty and graduate programs. (The top ten, in rank order, are: UC Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, CalTech, Yale, Chicago, Cornell and UCSD.) The NRC ranks oceanography and neurosciences 1st in the nation. UCSD ranks 6th in the nation in National Academy of Sciences membership while also being ranked as the 7th best public university in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report. A U.S. News and World Report survey of graduate programs ranks the Jacobs School of Engineering 13th in the nation and 7th among public engineering schools, and the School of Medicine as 17th among medical schools with a research focus, and 6th among public schools. In Master of Fine Arts programs, UCSD’s multimedia/visual communications program ranked 6th in the nation. The most recent US News rankings also place these programs in the nation’s top 10: Theatre and Dance (3rd); Bioengineering (3rd); Political Science (7th); Cellular and Developmental Biology (8th); Biochemistry (9th); Molecular Biology (10th), and Neurosciences (10th). UCSD: CURRENT FACULTY HONORS Nobel Prize: George E. Palade, 1974, physiology/medicine; Renato Dulbecco, 1975, physiology/ medicine; Harry Markowitz, 1990, economics; Paul Crutzen, 1995, chemistry; Mario J. Molina, 1995, chemistry; Sydney Brenner, 2002, medicine; Clive W.J. Granger and Robert F. Engle, 2003, economics. Fields Medal: Professor of mathematics Efim Zelmanov. Balzan Prize: Freeman Gilbert, SIO professor (1990), and Wolfgang Berger, SIO professor (1993). National Medal of Science: Astrophysicist Margaret Burbidge and oceanographer Walter Munk (1985); physician/scientist George Palade (1986); nuclear physicist Marshall N. Rosenbluth (1998); bioengineer Yuan-Chen Fung (2000), and oceanographer Charles D. Keeling (2002). National Humanities Medal: Latin American history scholar Ramon Eduardo Ruiz (1998) Pulitzer Prize: Roger Reynolds (1989) Music. Kyoto Prize: Oceanographer Walter Munk (1999) Enrico Fermi Award: Physicist Herbert F. York (2000). MacArthur Foundation Awards: Guillermo Algaze, anthropology; Patricia Churchland, philosophy; Ramon Gutierrez, history and ethnic studies; Edwin Hutchins, cognitive science; Russell Lande, biology; George Lewis, music; and Michael Schudson, communications.

Geisel Library in the heart of the UCSD Campus

The Pier at the Scripps Oceanography Institution.

SAN DIEGO - AMERICA’S FINEST CITY UC SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS The UCSD campus is located in La Jolla, Calif., just minutes north of America’s sixth largest city, San Diego. Spanish for ‘the jewel’, La Jolla is one of San Diego’s first neighborhoods to be settled. The city of La Jolla has spectacular beaches and park areas that are popular for great diving, swimming, surfing, hiking, romantic sunset strolls, and family fun. La Jolla’s village area boasts a beautiful Mediterranean charm and a cool Southern Californian vibe, and rolls out the red carpet when it comes to it’s fine dining, theatre, cultural activities, boutique shopping, art galleries and fine lodging establishments. It is no wonder why La Jolla’s Prospect Street was dubbed ‘San Diego’s Rodeo Drive’. Named “America’s Finest City” due to its hospitality, beauty and ideal climate, San Diego is located at the southern tip of California, just north of Mexico. The residents of San Diego county are so physically active that Sports Illustrated magazine once called it “Sportstown, U.S.A.” San Diego’s 70 miles of beaches are a haven for swimmers, surfers, divers, boaters and sunbathers. The city of San Diego is a major commercial business center with more than 2.6 million residents and a varied economy based in agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace, technology, electronics, aircraft, shipbuilding, scientific research and tourism. The city is one of the largest biotech centers in the U.S.

2006-07 UC San Diego Men's Golf Media Guide  

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