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UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF 2008-09 Media Guide



UCSD QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location .......................................... La Jolla, Calif. Founded ........................................................ 1960 Enrollment .................................................. 27,048 Colors ............................................. Blue and Gold Nickname.................................................... Tritons Affiliation ......................................NCAA Division II Conference .................................................. CCAA Home Course ....................... La Jolla Country Club Chancellor ............................. Dr. Marye Anne Fox Athletics Director ........................ Earl W. Edwards UCSD Athletics Phone..................... 858.534.4211 UCSD Athletics Fax ......................... 858.534.8172 MEN’S GOLF STAFF Head Coach........................................ Mike Wydra Alma Mater ..............................UC San Diego, 1976 Email Coach Wydra ............... Assistant Coach/years .............. Dan Anderson/5th Email Coach Anderson

2008-09 Player Roster............................................2 2008-09 Season Schedule .....................................3 Head Coach Mike Wydra........................................4 Assistant Coach Dan Anderson ..............................5 Meet The Tritons................................................6-14 2007-08 Results & Statistics............................15-17 UCSD Athletics .....................................................18 Community Outreach............................................19 Strength & Conditioning/Sports Medicine .............20 UCSD - Youngest of the Best ...............................21 San Diego - America’s Finest City ........................22

TEAM INFORMATION 2008 CCAA Championships ................... 6th Place 2008 NCAA West Regional ..................2 Qualified Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................ 6/5 Newcomers.......................................................... 6 SPORTS INFORMATION Associate AD/SID .................................. Ryan Hall Office Phone ....................................858-534-8437 Cell Phone .......................................949-280-4704 Email........................................... Assistant SID ...................................Mark Oshidari Office Phone ....................................858-534-8451 Cell Phone .......................................858-210-5853 Email.................................... SID Fax............................................858-534-8475

MEDIA SERVICES UCSD Home Page ....... NCAA Golf CCAA....................................... San Diego Union Tribune ............ 619-293-1341 North County Times..................... 800-200-1601 .......................................... The UCSD Guardian ................... 858-534-3466

ON THE COVER From left: junior Keith Okasaki and seniors Ryan Bailey and Billy Olsen. GUIDE CREDITS The 2009 UC San Diego softball media guide is a production of the UCSD sports information office. It was written, edited, and designed by Ryan Hall, Associate A.D./Sports Information. Additional editing by Joe Tevelowitz, Mickey Murad, and Brittney Barclay. Cover design by Hall. Photography by Jimmy Gekas, Ken Grosse, Mark Oshidari.



Austin Alfonso Ryan Bailey Alexander Choi Justin Gabbert Michael Neustadt Keith Okasaki Billy Olsen Bryan Olshock Raj Samra Jiweon Seo Michael Tilghman


Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School

Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura HS Moorpark, Calif./Oaks Christian HS Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills HS Pleasanton, Calif./Foothill HS Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura HS Sacramento, Calif./John F. Kennedy HS Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley HS Lakewood, Colo./Mullen HS Downey, C Calif./Cypress College Bermuda Dunes, Calif./Desert Christian HS Greenwood Village, Colo./Regis Jesuit HS

Head Coach: Mike Wydra (UC San Diego, 1976) - 31st season Assistant Coach: Dan Anderson (Cal State San Marcos, 2000) - 5th season

Back Row (Left to Right): Bryan Olshock, Keith Okasaki, Michael Tilghman, Head Coach Mike Wydra, Austin Alfonso, Raj Samra. Front Row: Michael Neustadt, Billy Olsen, Ryan Bailey, Justin Gabbert, Alexander Choi, Assistant Coach Dan Anderson. Not pictured: Jiweon Seo.



Date Sept. 26-27 Sept. 29-30 Oct. 20-21 Oct. 27-28 Jan. 26 Feb. 9-10 Feb. 23-24 Mar. 2-3 Mar. 9-10 Mar. 30-31 Apr. 13-14 Apr. 20-21 May 4-6 May 19-22

Day Fri.-Sat. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Monday Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Tue. Mon.-Wed. Tue.-Fri.

Tournament/Event Western Washington Invitational NCAA Div. II Preview Tournament Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Intercollegiate San Diego Intercollegiate Classic Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Point Loma/Smee Builders Invite 59th Annual So. Cal. Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championship NCAA Super Regional NCAA National Championships


Location Bellingham, WA Blaine, WA Santa Rosa, CA Mauna Lani, HI San Diego, CA Bonsall, CA Austin, TX El Cajon, CA Mission Viej, CA Phoenix, AZ Turlock, CA Paso Robles, CA TBD Blaine, WA


mikeWYDRA Head Coach UC San Diego, 1976 31st Season In his 30 seasons as head coach of the UC San Diego golf team, Mike Wydra has built

a program which is one of the most respected at the NCAA Division II level. 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, their last NCAA Championship appearance. 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. 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 Bridgestone 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.



danANDERSON Assistant Coach Cal State San Marcos, 2000 5th Season Dan Anderson is in his fifth season as an 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, directing the team to four top-10 finishes at the NAIA National Championships. Anderson also coached four players to All-American honors and led three players to first-place tournament finishes at San Marcos. 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.



lindsaySTALKER ryanBAILEY Assistant

Senior Moorpark, Calif. Oaks Christian HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007-2008: Competed in 10 events in his third season as a Triton... Owned a scoring average of 77.3 over 27 rounds... Tied for 36th place at the CSUB Poor Boy Invitational with a score of +8, 224... Placed sixth at the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate with a combined score of +2, 218... Carded an even par, 72 in the first and the second rounds of the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate, which were his best two rounds of the season. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006-07: Played the most rounds of any member of the squad, competing in all 10 events and carding 30 rounds on the year... Had a team-leading 75.6 scoring average... Finished in the top-20 in half the tournaments he played in, including a season-best tie for 14th place at the Cal State Stanislaus Buzzini Invitational... Posted rounds of 73, 75 and 73 at the Buzzini Invite for a three round total of 5-over par, 221... Best tournament score was 1-over par at the CSUB Poor Boy Invitational, where he carded rounds of 68, 75 and 74 for the 217 total... The 4-under par, 68 was his best round of the season… That was tied for the team’s low round of the year with Nathan Phan, who carded 4-under par 68 scores on two occasions. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Did not play in his first season at UCSD. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oaks Christian High School. High school golf team ranked as high as third in the L.A. Times rankings... Placed fifth in the 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifer and sixth in the 2005 Qualifier... Recorded several top five finishes in the PGA Junior Series events... Shot a low round of 66 at Wood Ranch Country Club. 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.




lindsaySTALKER billyOLSEN Senior Fountain Valley, Calif. Fountain Valley HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007-08: Competed in 11 events in his third season as a Triton... Owned a 76.5 scoring average in 30 rounds, with four rounds scoring at or below par... Tied for 13th place at the Dennis Rose Invitational with a combined score of +7, 223... Tied for 15th place at the SDSU Intercollegiate Classic with a two-day total of +17,161... Finished tied for 46th at the CSUB Poor Boy Invitational with a combined score of +11, 227... His best score of the season came in the second round of the GCU Thunderbird Invitational, when he carded a 71. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006-07: Played in eight of the team’s 10 tournaments during his second year at UCSD... Had a scoring average of 76.7 in 24 competitive rounds... Was tied for second on the team in rounds played... Best individual finish was a tie for 17th at both the Stanislaus Buzzini Invitational and at the NCAA D-II Northwest/West Super Regional... His low round of the year was a 2-under par, 70, in the first round of the Super Regional to conclude the season... Also had a 1-under par, 71, in the final round of that event. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Played in three tournaments during his rookie season... Finished 23rd at the Chico State Invitatonal after carding rounds of 76, 74 and 73 for a twoday total of 7-over par, 223... Low round of the season was a 1-under par, 73, which happened at both the Chico State Invite and the Cal State San Marcos Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fountain Valley High School where he was a three-time MVP of the golf team... Was also a threetime First Team All-Sunset League selection... Participated in several AJGA tournaments and posted a fifth-place finish at Diablo Grande in 2003... A member 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.



lindsaySTALKER austinALFONSON Junior Westlake Village, Calif. Agoura HS AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-2008: Played in six events in his second season at UCSD... Owned a scoring average of 77.6 in 17 rounds... Placed third at the SDSU Intercollegiate Classic with a two-round total of 6 over-par, 150... Finished 21st at the Sonoma State Invitational with a final score of +6, 221... Finished 38th at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational with a final score of +15, 231... His best round of the season came in the third at the Sonoma State Invitational, when he carded a 71. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Played in two events during his rookie campaign with the Tritons... Registered a scoring average of 78.0 in his six competitive rounds... Finished 34th at the Chico State Invitational with a three round total of 18-over par, 234... Finished in a tie for 37th place at the CSUB/ELCO Invitatonal with his three round total of 18-over par, 234... Best round of the season came in the second round of the Chico State Invitational, carding a 1-over par, 73. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Agoura High School... Shot back-to-back rounds of 72 at the U.S. Junior Amateur and 74 at the SCGA Amateur qualifier... Participated in the SCGA men’s amateur (May 2006), the U.S. 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. PERSONAL: Born January 29, 1988... Parents are Louis and Karyn Alfonso... Both are Cal State Northridge graduates... An undeclared major in Sixth College... Hobbies include all sports, the beach and music.



lindsaySTALKER rajSAMRA Junior Downey, Calif. Cypress College CYPRESS COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Cypress College, where he was named the team MVP... Helped team win the conference championship under head coach Dana Bedard as a sophomore... His low round was a 5-under par, 67. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Downey High School in Downey, Calif.… Earned all-league honors as a junior and senior... Was a league all-scholar athlete during final three years of high school... Played club softball for the San Diego County Breakers U-18 Gold team in 2003, 2004 and 2005... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation at DHS. PERSONAL: Born on January 13, 1987... Parents are Harminder and Marian Samra... Has two siblings named Tanya and Jas... Is majoring in Music at Warren College... Hobbies include hiking, surfing, tennis and snowboarding.




lindsaySTALKER jiweonSEO Junior Bermuda Dunes, Calif. Desert Christian HS

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08: Competed in two events in his second year at UCSD... Owned an 81.8 scoring average in five rounds... Tied for 26th place at the SDSU intercollegiate Classic with a combined score of +31, 175. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Appeared in two of the team’s 10 tournaments during his rookie season...Had a 79.8 scoring average in the six competitive rounds he played... Best individual finish was a tie for 49th place at the CSUB/ELCO Invitational with a 26-over par, 242... Best round of the season was his first collegiate round, posting a 2-over par, 74 at the 57th Annual Southern California Intercollegiates at the Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Desert Christian High School... Finished third with a 68 at the CIF championships... His team won the league title and finished third in the first round of CIF... Earned a first-place finish in the AJFA qualifier with a 70... Also notched several other top-three finishes in junior events... Also ran cross country at DCHS, placing third in the conference meet with a time of 17:19. PERSONAL: Born February 9, 1987... Parents are Heeseok and JeongJa Seo... Has a sister named Myungweon... Is a Mathematics major in Sixth College... Enjoys reading books, watching movies and running in his spare time.



lindsaySTALKER keithOKASAKI Sophomore Sacramento, Calif. John F. Kennedy HS AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Competed in seven events his first year as a Triton... Recorded a 77.1 scoring average in a total of 18 rounds... Tied for 20th at the SDSU Intercollegiate Classic with a score of +22, 166... Placed 64th at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational with a two-day total of +22, 238... His best round of the season came in the third round of the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational when he shot a 71. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Calif... Was the team MVP all four years and earned all-league honors as a sophomore and a senior... Had a 71.4 scoring average as a senior and won the Laguna Creek High School Invitational with a 3-under par, 69... Lowest career score came in the first round of the Junior PGA Qualifier at Paradise Valley, carding a 7-under par, 65. PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1989... Parents are Dean and Myra Okasaki... Is an undeclared major at Revelle College... Has a desire to enter medical school upon graduation from UCSD... Enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and baseball in his free time... Is a U.S. Soccer Federation certified referee.



lindsaySTALKER bryanOLSHOCK Sophomore Lakewood, Colo. Mullen HS AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Competed in a total of four events in his rookie campaign at UCSD... Posted a 78.3 scoring average in 12 competitive rounds... Placed 58th in the Dennis Rose Invitational with a combined score of +28, 244... Finished tied for 60th at the CSUB Poor Boy Invitational with a two-day total of +6, 232... Had his best round of the season in the first round of the Southern California Intercollegiate, carding a 74. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Mullen High School in Denver, Colo... Earned all-conference and all-state honors while qualifying for the state tournament in each of his final three seasons as a prepster... Won a total of 10 high school tournaments and finished fourth at the state championships... Was the second alternate for the U.S. Amateur team and finished seventh at the Wyoming Open... Won the Denver Open and qualified for the Colorado Open... Finished eighth in the Colorado State Match Play Tournament after posting a 66 on the first day. PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1988... Parents are Richard and Deonna Olshock... Is an Economics major and Finance minor at Sixth College... Enjoys hockey, music and football in his spare time.



lindsaySTALKER alexanderCHOI Freshman Beverly Hills, Calif. Beverly Hills HS HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, Calif.... Was a four-time first team all-league selection... CIF champion in 2007 and 2008... Placed fourth in the Toyota Tour Cup at Sycuan after rounds of 74 and 70... Finished third in Toyota Tour Cup at Ironwood with a two-round total of 3-under par, 141. PERSONAL: Born on November 9, 1990... Parents are Byung and Young Choi... Has a younger sister named Lydia... Is majoring in Economics at Eleanor Roosevelt College... Enjoys watching movies and hopes to play on the PGA Tour.

lindsaySTALKER justinGABBERT Freshman Pleasanton, Calif. Foothill HS HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton, Calif.... Recipient of team’s Most Improved Award in 2006... Placed third at the 2008 North Coast Section Championship... His team won the 2006 and 2007 Bay Cities Championships... A 2008 all-league honoree, placing third in the North Coast Sectional that year. PERSONAL: Born on January 3, 1990... Parents are Joseph and Jeanne Gabbert... Is majoring in Management Science at Thurgood Marshall College... Enjoys spending time with friends and participating in all recreational sports... Is pursing a career in business and would like to be the head of marketing for a major corporation.



lindsaySTALKER michaelNEUSTADT Freshman Westlake Village, Calif. Agoura HS HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif.... Was a first team all-league selection in 2005 and 2006... Named the 2006 Team MVP and team captain... 2005 Wood Ranch Junior Club Champion... Qualified for 2003 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship at PGA National. PERSONAL: Born on March 23rd, 1988... Parents are John and Marci Neustadt... Has a younger sister named Brooke... Is majoring in Communications at Sixth College... Hobbies include golf, listening to music, and hanging out with friends... Would like to pursue a career in business and/or play golf at a professional level upon graduation.

lindsaySTALKER michaelTILGHMAN Freshman Greenwood Village, Colo. Regis Jesuit HS

Junior Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.... Was a two-time academic all-state honoree... His team won the 2007 league and 72-72 Haymaker Championships... Tied for sixth place at the 2007 City of Aurora

PERSONAL: Born on February 24, 1990... Parents are Austin and Paula Tilghman... Has a younger sister named Sarah... Is an undeclared major at Sixth College... Hobbies include ultimate frisbee, fishing and any water sports.


2007-08 SEASON RESULTS 2008-09 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF Team Results






Western Washington Invitational Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose intercollegiate Cal State San Marcos Invitational CSUB Poorboy Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU Thunderbirds Invitational CSUS Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships Averages

301 295 303 308 301 325 296 302 301 300 303.2

299 295 296 319 299 313 301 296 309 293 302

301 297 312 310 299 324 309 297 306 298 305.3

901 887 911 937 899 962 906 895 916 891 910.5

10th T-7th T-7th 10th T-9th 14th 11th 12th 13th 6th

Individual Results






Sonoma State Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational CSUB Poorboy Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate CSUS Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships Averages Ryan Bailey

73 77 77 80 73 84 77.3

77 77 78 91 80 76 79.8

71 77 77 81 81 74 76.8

221 231 232 252 234 234 234

T-21st T-38th T-60th 74 T-60th T-30th

Western Washington Invitational Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational CSUB Poorboy Invitational Point Loma Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate GCU Thunderbirds Invitational CCAA Championships Averages John Elsaesser

74 78 72 77 75 85 74 75 72 75.8

76 74 72 80 76 84 76 77 73 76.4

76 75 74 79 73 84 76 80 75 76.8

222 227 218 236 224 253 226 232 220 228.6

T-37th 42nd 6th T-56th T-36th T-71st T-40th T-76th 14th

71 71

80 80

84 84

235 235


Austin Alfonso

So. Cal Intercollegiate Averages







81 79 79 83 77 79 78 79.4

74 79 76 77 76 74 83 77

79 91 75 85 79 75 81 80.7

234 249 230 245 232 228 242 237.1

T-59th T-61st T-34th T-65th T-53rd T-61st 76th

Cal State San Marcos Invitational Point Loma Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate GCU Thunderbirds Invitational CSUS Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships Averages Billy Olsen

78 84 71 75 73 76 76.2

80 74 74 74 81 70 75.5

80 80 72 71 79 75 76.2

238 238 217 220 233 221 227.9

T-64th T-44th T-12th T-25th T-56th 15th

Western Washington Invitational Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational CSUB Poorboy Invitational Point Loma Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate GCU Thunderbirds Invitational CSUS Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Super Regional Averages Bryan Olshock

79 74 74 76 80 86 74 75 77 82 73 77.3

72 75 72 83 73 81 72 71 73 76 77 75

76 79 77 79 74 76 78 74 72 77 75 76

227 228 223 238 227 243 224 220 222 235 225 223.4

T-42nd T-43rd T-13th T-64th T-46th T-59th T-35th T-25th T-16th 34 T-25th

Western Washington Invitational Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational CSUB Poorboy Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate Averages

77 76 80 76 74 76.6

78 77 79 77 83 78.8

75 76 85 79 77 78.4

230 229 244 232 234 233.8

T-44th T-45th 58th T-60th T-55th

Noah Moss Western Washington Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational Point Loma Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate GCU Thunderbirds Invitational CSUS Buzzini Invitational Averages Keith Okasaki







71 72 78 73 73 71 77 78 70 75 73.8

77 69 73 73 81 82 77 75 74 76 75.7

74 75 76 75 84 78 77 74 74 72 75.9

222 216 227 221 238 231 231 227 218 223 225.4

27th T-15th T-24th T-28th T-44th T-51st T-72nd T-39th T-9th T-19th

79 84 81.5

82 77 79.5

75 77 76

236 238 237

T-56th T-63

76 76

78 78

80 80

234 234


Nathan Phan Western Washington Invitational Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational CSUB Poorboy Invitational Point Loma Invitational So. Cal Intercollegiate GCU Thunderbirds Invitational CSUS Buzzini Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Super Regional Averages Alex Schmitt Cal State San Marcos Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Averages Jiweon Seo So. Cal Intercollegiate Averages

Stroke Average Billy Olsen Nathan Phan Keith Okasaki Ryan Bailey Bryan Olshcok Austin Alfonso Jiweon Seo John Elsaesser Noah Moss Alex Schmitt

74.5 75.1 76 76.2 77.9 78 78 78.3 79 79

Team Stroke Average




NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Women’s Soccer 1989 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 1999 • 2000 • 2001 Women’s Volleyball 1981 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 1988 • 1990 • 1997 Women’s Water Polo 1986 • 1990 • 1991 1992 • 1994 Women’s Tennis 1985 • 1987 • 1989 • 1994 Men’s Soccer 1988 • 1990 • 1993 Men’s Volleyball 1970 • 2000 Men’s Golf 1993

A Proud Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence! • Triton teams have captured 29 National Championships while 37 teams have finished as National Runners-Up. 41 others have achieved National Third Place honors. • Individually, 121 Triton student-athletes have captured National Championships and a remarkable 934 student-athletes have been named to All-America teams. • UCSD student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 23 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 130 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. • Triton Athletics posted a Fourth Place Finish in the USSA Director’s Cup, emblamatic of the best overall athletics department in the country, during the 2007-08 season. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level in 2000, UCSD has placed in the top six programs in the country on seven different occasions. As a D-III member, the Tritons finished first in the Director’s Cup standings following the 1997-98 season. • UCSD captured Back-To-Back-To-Back California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner’s Cup titles in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the CCAA.

Our Mission... • 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.

Earl W. Edwards - Director of Athletics Earl Edwards accepted the position of Director of Athletics at UC San Diego in March 2000. Since his arrival, the UC San Diego athletics department has been nationally recognized for its academic and athletic achievements on numerous occasions. Under his guidance, the 23-sport program has made a very successful transition from the NCAA Division III ranks to Division II. In fact, UC San Diego has surpassed all expectations at the D-II level, capturing women’s soccer national championships in both 2000 and 2001. Since moving to Division II in 2000, UC San Diego has been ranked among the top six programs in the country on seven different occasions. In two of those finishes, UCSD was the national runner up. UC San Diego also won three straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners Cup titles in 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08, an award that recognizes the best overall athletics program in the conference. In 2008, UC San Diego was ranked No. 1 in Division II and No. 20 overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Collegiate Power Rankings, which comprehensively measures student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. Edwards has served on many regional and national committees and organizations. Currently, he serves on the Executive Council for the CCAA and he served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) from 2003-07. Edwards was the president of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and has severed on numerous other NCAA committees, including the Division II Management Council, the Division II Championships and Minority Opportunities and Interest, the Walter Byers Scholarship and Committee for Women’s Athletics. He has published several articles in Athletic Management and was featured on the cover of the June 2007 issue. In 2007 he was selected Athletic Director of the Year for the West Region by the NACDA. A 1972 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Edwards earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He then went on to receive his masters in Sports Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1973. In addition to working as athletics director at East Stroudsburg University and UC San Diego, he has athletics administration experience at the University of Massachusetts, UC Davis, the University of Michigan, and Drexel University.


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 studentathletes 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 three 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 studentathlete. 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 studentathletes 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 Rob Mamula, UCSD’s Director of Athletic Performance who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Triton athletics. Mamula 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 athleticrelated injuries suffered by Triton student-athletes. Under the supervision of head athletic trainer Kevin Messey MS, ATC, CSCS and his staff, UCSD athletes receive the highest quality medical care and access to an extensive network of physicians and other medical specialists. The rest of the training room staff is comprised of two full-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 healthy and back on the field of competition in no time.


Kevin Messey

Rob Mamula


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 world-renowned 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.


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).


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, ship-building, scientific research and tourism. The city is one of the largest biotech centers in the U.S.


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