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...The Blue and Gold Standard

Sr • catherine STROUSE

Sr • gabe LAMOTHE

So • jessie BODENHAMER

Jr • daniel ANDERSON

Sr • ashleigh MONTGOMERY

Sr • jake L E VIEUX

2008 CROSS COUNTRY MEDIA GUIDE


QUICK FACTS / TABLE OF CONTENTS 2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

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 Facility:.....Triton Cross Country Course Chancellor:.............Dr. Marye Anne Fox Athletics Director:........ Earl W. Edwards UCSD Athletics Phone:....858.534.4211 UCSD Athletics Fax:.........858.534.8172

TABLE OF CONTENTS Coaching Staff................................................................2 2008 Schedule/Home Meet Info.....................................3 2008 Rosters..................................................................4 2008 Men’s Profiles...................................................5-11 2008 Women’s Profiles........................................... 12-19

SPORTS INFORMATION Associate AD/SID:.................. Ryan Hall Office Phone:....................858.534.8437 E-Mail:........................ r2hall@ucsd.edu Assistant SID:.................. Mark Oshidari Office Phone:....................858.534.8451 E-Mail:..................moshidari@ucsd.edu Sports Information Assistant.....Ivan Alber Office Phone: . .................858.246.0060 E-Mail:........................ ialber@ucsd.edu SID Fax:...........................858.534.8475

2007 Men’s Year in Review...........................................20

CROSS COUNTRY STAFF Head Coach....................... Nate Garcia E-Mail...................... ngarcia@ucsd.edu XC Office Phone.............. 858-534-0328 XC Office Fax.................. 858-822-2970

Athletic Performance/Sports Medicine.........................28

MEN’S TEAM INFORMATION 2007 National Finish........................20th 2007 West Region Finish................. 3rd 2007 CCAA Finish............................ 3rd Letterwinners Returning/Lost..........13/3 WOMEN’S TEAM INFORMATION 2007 National Finish........................11th 2007 West Region Finish..................4th 2007 CCAA Finish............................ 3rd Letterwinners Returning/Lost..........13/6 MEDIA SERVICES Internet Home Page:.UCSDTritons.com CCAA Home Page:............ goCCAA.org NCAA Cross Country:.. NCAASports.com

2007 Women’s Year in Review.......................................21 Record Book/Honors.............................................. 22-25 UCSD Athletics.............................................................26 Community Outreach...................................................27

UCSD - Youngest of the Best.......................................29 San Diego - America’s Finest City................................30 ON THE COVER

UCSD seniors Gabe LaMothe, Jake LeVieux, Ashleigh Montgomery, and Catherine Strouse, junior Daniel Anderson, and sophomore Jessie Bodenhamer. Photography by Jimmy Gekas.

GUIDE CREDITS

The 2008 UC San Diego cross country media guide is a production of the sports information office. It was written, edited, and designed by Ryan Hall, Associate A.D./Sports Information Director. Additional writing by Dave Wahlstrom and editing by Mark Oshidari and Ivan Alber. Cover design by Hall. Photography by Jimmy Gekas, Wahlstrom, the UCSD Sports Facilities Office and the UCSD Regents Office.

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COACHING STAFF

2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

nateGARCIA Head Coach UCSD, 2000 Second Season Nathan Garcia enters his second season as the UC San Diego men’s and women’s cross coun-

try head coach in 2008. He was elevated to the top spot on an interim basis on July 31, 2007 after the resignation of then-head coach and mentor Ted Van Arsdale, who had directed both squads for 15 years prior to his retirement. After a nationwide search following the 2007-2008 school year, Garcia was hired back in the same role as cross country head coach and assistant coach for the track and field squad. In 2007, Garcia guided both the men’s and women’s teams to the NCAA Division II National Championships, marking just the second time UCSD has accomplished that feat at the D-II level. The women’s team finished 11th at the championships, having moved up five places from a 16th place finish in 2006. The men finished in 20th spot, marking their best season since 2003. Garcia earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UCSD in 2000, graduating cum laude. He then completed a multi-subject professional clear CLAD credential at UCSD in 2001. In the fall of 2001, Garcia began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant alongside Van Arsdale. Garcia was a four-year athlete in both track and cross country while attending UCSD from 1996 to 2000. During his time as a Triton, he earned numerous athletic and academic honors, including Verizon All-Academic District VIII and CCAA Scholar-Athlete honors in 200001. He was also honored by UCSD on National Student-Athlete Day that same year.

lindsaySTALKER Assistant Coach UCSD, 2005 Second Season E

ntering her second season as an assistant coach with UCSD’s cross country program’s is another former Triton in Lindsay Stalker. Stalker returns to the sidelines after helping guide both the men’s and women’s program’s to the NCAA Division II National Championships in first season in 2007. A native of Corona, Calif., Stalker was a four-year letterwinner at UCSD from 2001-04. She earned All-CCAA honors after crossing the line with a personal best time of 22:24 at the league championships in 2003, helping the team to a second place finish. As a senior Stalker had an impressive showing at the D-II West Regional, leading the squad to a second place finish after posting a time of 23:43. She earned All-West Region recognition for her performance and the Tritons advanced to the National Championships in Evansville, Ind., where they finished 17th. Stalker was also a two-time All-American in track and field in the 800 and 1500m. She graduated from UCSD in 2005 with a degree in human development.

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2008 SCHEDULE / HOME MEET INFO 2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY 2008 UCSD CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE DATE Aug. 29 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 22

DAY Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

Home meets denoted in bold

OPPONENT Point Loma, San Diego, UNLV* Aztec Invitational Cal State Bernardino Invitational Slippery Rock Invitational UCSD Triton Classic CCAA Conference Championship NCAA West Regional NCAA National Championships

LOCATION UC San Diego San Diego, CA San Bernardino, CA Slippery Rock, PA UC San Diego San Bernardino, CA UC San Diego Slippery Rock, PA

TIME 4:00 PM 8:15 AM 8:30 AM 6:00 AM 8:45 AM 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 7:00 AM

* UNLV women only

All times listed in PST

2008 HOME MEET INFORMATION The season opening meet with Point Loma Nazarene, the University of San Diego, and UNLV will be held on Friday, August 29 with the men running at 4:00 p.m. and the women following at 4:40 p.m. The women will navigate a 2.5 mile course, while the men will travese across a 4.0 mile area. The 2008 Triton Classic will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 11 with the men running a 10k race at 8:45 a.m. followed by the women at 10:15 on the 6k course. As usual at the Triton Classic, winners of each Division (I, II, III, NAIA, and Open) will be announced following the conclusion of all races. Signing up for the race can be done at UCSDTritons.com. UCSD will also host the 2008 NCAA Division II West Regional on Saturday, November 8, beginning with the men’s field at 8:45 a.m., followed by the women at 10:15. Course maps for the 6k and 10k races at the Triton Classic are pictured below. The women’s course is on the left, while the men’s layout is on the right.

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2008 ROSTER

2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

2005 ROSTER

Back Row (L to R): Amanda Keuhn, Kim Andrews, Alex Corliss, Mac Spears, Jake LeVieux, Jesse Morrill, Josh Chan, Greg Geldman, Max Mullender. Third Row: Gabe LaMothe, Patrick French, Anthony Heredia, Andre LaMothe, Daniel Anderson, Mike Wright, Jeremy Riley, Kazuya Koda, Kathryn Turner, Heather Hisgen. Second Row: Assistant coach Lindsay Stalker, Jordana Henderson, Kristen Buono, Catherine Strouse, Kevin Klein, Ashleigh Montgomery, Gina Beckman, Jessie Bodenhamer, head coach Nate Garcia. First Row: Elena Inouye, Caprice Thompson, Nina Su, Breanna Alban, John Svet, Jessica DiMascio, Marie Schaper, Bre Schofield, Aaryn Kobayashi, Elena Carter.

2008 Men’s Roster Name Daniel Anderson Josh Chan Alex Corliss Patrick French Greg Geldman Anthony Heredia Kevin Klein Kazuya Koda Andre LaMothe Gabe LaMothe Jake LeVieux Jesse Morrill Max Mullender Jeremy Riley Mac Spears John Svet Mike Wright

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

2008 Women’s Roster

Hometown/Previous School Burbank, CA/John Burroughs HS Laguna Niguel, CA/Dana Hills HS Santa Barbara, CA/San Marcos HS Downey, CA/Loyola HS Los Gatos, CA/Los Gatos HS Lakewood, CA/Lakewood HS Shoreline, WA/Shorewood HS Arcadia, CA/Arcadia HS Carmel, CA/Stevenson HS Carmel, CA/Stevenson HS Carlsbad, CA/La Costa Canyon HS Huntington Beach, CA/Marina HS Newport Beach, CA/Laguna Beach HS

Name Brianna Alban Kim Andrews Gina Beckman Jessie Bodenhamer Kristen Buono Elena Carter Jessica DiMascio Jordana Henderson Heather Hisgen Elena Inouye Amanda Keuhn Aaryn Kobayashi Ashleigh Montgomery Marie Schaper Bre Schofield Catherine Strouse Nina Su Caprice Thompson Kathryn Turner

San Luis Obispo, CA/San Luis Obispo HS

Northridge, CA/Bishop Alemany HS Brea, CA/Brea Olinda HS Rescue, CA/Ponderosa HS

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

Hometown (Previous School) Thousand Oaks, CA/Westlake HS San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines HS Julian, CA/Julian HS San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines HS San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry HS Novato, CA/Novato HS LaVerne, CA/St. Lucy’s Priory HS Fairfax, VA/Fairfax HS Orange, CA/El Modena HS Torrance, CA/West HS Tustin, CA/Foothill HS Anaheim, CA/Canyon HS Walnut Creek, CA/Carondelet HS Simi Valley, CA/Royal HS Carlsbad, CA/Carlsbad HS

Mission Viejo, CA/Capistrano Valley HS Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks HS

Huntington Beach, CA/Marina HS

Pacific Palisades, CA/Harvard-Westlake HS


2008 MEN’S PROFILES

2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

gregGELDMAN

kevinKLEIN

Senior Los Gatos, Calif. Los Gatos HS

Senior Shoreline, Wash. Shorewood HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Competed in six events last season, finishing in the top-60 in all but one… had one of his best finishes of the year in the dual meet with Point Loma Nazarene to start the year, crossing the line 11th overall with a time of 23:40.8… Was the third Triton to finish and placed 60th overall three weeks later at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.… finished the year strong, coming in 21st overall, and 6th among all Tritons, with a mark of 26:11.0 at the CCAA Championships… was UCSD’s third-fastest finisher, 28th overall, at the West Regionals with a time of 32:01.13… Had a strong showing at the NCAA Championships as well, crossing the finish line second for the Tritons and 102nd overall at 32:58.5.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Had a breakout season a year ago and earned UCSD’s Most Improved Runner award for his performance… appeared in seven events on the year, finishing among the topfive Tritons in all seven… Kicked the year off with a bang, crossing the finish line fourth overall, second on the squad, with a time of 23:01.6 in the dual meet with Point Loma Nazarene… Was UCSD’s top finisher at 25:36, good enough for 36th overall at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.… uncorked a big 10th place finish at the Triton Classic Invitational, crossing the line with a mark of 33:58.5, just eight seconds behind Daniel Anderson, who led the way for the Tritons… Had a strong showing at both the CCAA Championships and the NCAA West Regional, finishing 19th and 27th overall with times of 26:03.6 and 31:58.53, respectively… was UCSD’s fourthfastest finisher at the NCAA Championships, finishing 119th overall at 33:17.4.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Ran in five events during the season... was third among Tritons and 39th overall at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 26:17.8... finished 82nd overall with a time of 27:21.1 at the Roy Griak Invitational... completed the Triton Classic in a time of 27:07.7... was the second Triton to finish at the CCAA Championships, coming in at a time of 26:49.9, good for 15th overall and a spot on the All-CCAA team... finished up at the NCAA DII West Regionals with a time of 34:00.51 in 35th place... named cross country team’s Most Improved Runner.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Competed in two events for the Tritons during the season… finished 13th overall during the seasonopening dual meet against Point Loma, completing the course in a time of 24:32.9… finished 78th overall and sixth among Tritons at the Aztec Invitational on September 16th, crossing the finish line in a time of 28:42.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Competed in four events during second year on the La Jolla campus... posted a time of 23:33.8 in the season opening four mile race on August 27th... finished 82nd at the UC Irvine Invitational, running the five mile race in a time of 25:15.0... finished 69th with a time of 28:09.9 at the UCSD Triton Cross Country Classic... helped the Tritons to a third place finish at the CCAA Championships, crossing the finish line in a time of 27:40, finishing 37th overall.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Wash... had personal bests of 16:07 in the 5k and 26:20 in the 8k... also ran on the track & field squad... had personal bests of 1:55.5 in the 800 meters, 4:06.0 in the 1500 meters, 4:22 in the 1600 meters and 9:48 in the 3200 meters… was named First Team All-District in 2002 and 2003. PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1986... parents are Vicki and David Klein... has one younger sister named Laura... is an Aerospace Engineering major in Revelle College... wants to pursue a career working with lightwheight materials in aircraft design… enjoys snowboarding, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking and flying in his spare time.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate with honors from Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif... ran cross country and track for coach Tommy Newman... helped team to a DeAnza League championship as a senior and a fourth place finish as a junior... team finished fourth in the Central Coast Section as a senior and ninth as a junior... was an all-league performer as a junior and senior while also pulling down team Co-MVP honors as a senior... was the varsity captain as a junior and senior on the track squad... earned team MVP honors in track as a senior... received the State of California Assembly Scholastic Achievement Award for Academic Excellence in 2004... was a California Scholarship Federation Seal Bearer and a National Merit Finalist as a senior. PERSONAL: Born December 31, 1985 in San Francisco, Calif... parents are John and Carol Geldman... has one older sister named Megan... majoring in Computer Engineering at Warren College on the UCSD campus... wants to pursue a masters in the field… enjoys cooking, watching movies, and reading in his spare time.

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2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

gabeLAMOTHE

jakeLEVIEUX

Senior Carmel, Calif. Stevenson HS

Senior Carlsbad, Calif. La Costa Canyon HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Competed in seven events for UCSD last season… finished seventh overall with a time of 23:18.1 in the dual meet against Point Loma Nazarene to open the 2007 campaign… Was the Tritons’ second finisher in the next two competitons, crossing the line with a time of 25:57.10 (33rd overall) at the UC Irvine Invitational and finishing at 25:41 (40th overall) at the Southern Stampede… placed 18th overall, and third on the team, at the CCAA Championships, finishing with a mark of 25:56.20… finished 84th at the NCAA West Regionals to help UCSD qualify for the NCAAs with a time of 33:48.13… Turned in a finish of 33:43.3 at the National Championships, good enough for fifth among Triton runners and 130th overall.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Competed in six events for the Tritons… Claimed a fifth place finish with a time of 23:14.4 in the seasonopening dual meet with Point Loma Nazarene… led UCSD and finished 22nd overall crossing the finish line at 25:33.0 at the UC Irvine Invitational two weeks later… finished 26th overall at the Bob Firman Invitational, ringing in at 26:05.33… had a very strong performance at the CCAA Championships, placing 14th overall with a time of 24:45.10… he was the second Triton to finish the course and earned a spot on the All-CCAA squad in the process… Continued to finish strong at the NCAA West Regionals, crossing the line at 32:08.12, good enough for 31st overall and fifth on the team… finished third among Tritons and 113th overall at the NCAA Championships in Joplin, Mo. with a mark of 33:05.9.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Raced in three events during the season… finished fourth among Tritons and fifth overall at the UCSD-Point Loma dual meet with a time of 23:28.7… came in 45th overall at the Aztec Invitational with a time of 27:42… finished 136th overall and fifth among UCSD competitors at the Roy Griak Invitational in 27:56.9.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Competed in five events for the Tritons during the season… finished first among Tritons and 20th overall during his first race of the year at the Aztec Invitational with a time of 26:59… was 50th overall and second on the UCSD team at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 27:04.5… finished the Triton Classic in 26:48… completed the CCAA Championships in a time of 27:24.30, good for 25th overall… was 27th overall at the NCAA DII West Regionals with a time of 33:47.45, the second-best finish on the Triton squad… named cross country’s Triton of the Year.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Ran in four of the team’s six events on the year... finished 5h in his first collegiate race, finishing the four mile race in a time of 23:20.4 on August 27... finished 55th at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 24:30.2 in the 5 mile race... finished 20th overall, helping the Tritons to a first place finish at the UCSD Triton Cross Country Classic on October 8, cross the finish line in a time of 26:48.1... finished 32nd at the CCAA Championships, helping the team to a third place finish with his time of 27:22 in the 8k run in San Francisco.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Ran in the final four events on the year... finished 205th in his first collegiate race, crossing the finish line at the Paul Short Classic in a time of 26:11.4... had a 38th place finish at the Triton Cross Country Classic, finishing the race in a time of 27:24.4... helped the Tritons to a third place finish at the CCAA Championships with his 22nd place finish in a time of 26:29... finished 40th at the NCAA D-II West Regional, crossing the finish line in a time of 34:39.90.

HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD by way of Robert Louis Stevenson High School, where he was a three-time California State Champion was a two-time all-league selection... helped team to CCS Championships in both 2001 and 2004... had a personal best of 16:14 in the 5000m.

HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD by way of nearby La Costa Canyon High School... helped team to a fourth place CIF finish in 2004... was the ninth place individual CIF finisher as a senior… earned his team’s Most Valuable Runner Award. PERSONAL: Born October 31, 1987... parents are John and Lauren LeVieux… has an older brother Trevor and a younder brother Lucas… is a Biochemistry major at Sixth College… has ran in five different marathons and took fifth place in the La Jolla half marathon in 2004… one of his goals is to place well at nationals this year… plays a lot of guitar in his spare time

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2008 MEN’S PROFILES

2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

danielANDERSON

jesseMORRILL

Junior Burbank, Calif. John Burroughs HS

Junior Huntington Beach, Calif. Marina HS

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Ran in all but one of UCSD’s meets on the year… was named the Tritons Most Valuable Racer after finishing in the Triton’s top five six times on the season… was the top overall finisher in the season-opening dual meet against Point Loma Nazarene with a time of 22:22.9… crossed the finish line first for the Tritons in three straight meets from Sept. 22 through Oct. 20… led UCSD finishers and placed 17th overall at the Bob Firman Invational with a time of 26:05.33… Crossed line with a time of 33:50.5 in the 10k at the Triton Classic, finishing 7th overall and first among Tritons… earned All-CCAA honors after placing 13th overall at the league championships with a mark of 25:40.70… that time was also tops among the UCSD men… Was the fourth Triton to finish and came in 30th overall with a time of 32:07.4 at the West Regionals, helping his squad grab the final berth in the NCAA Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Made his first appearance of the season at the Bob Firman Invitational in Boise and was the second Triton to finish, placing 26th overall with a time of 26:15.26… was one of UCSD’s top runners from that point forward, finishing 13th overall with a time of 34:06.1 at the Triton Classic Invitational two weeks later… after finishing 50th at the CCAA’s, he bounced back with a stellar effort at the NCAA West Regionals, finishing 24th overall and first among Tritons with a mark of 31:44.53… was also the first Triton to finish at the NCAA Championships in Joplin, Mo., crossing the line with a time of 32:52.7, good enough for 96th out of 187 individual runners… earned UCSD’s Triton of the Year award at the end of the season for his performance. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Competed in six events for UCSD during the season… finished first overall in the first race of his college career at the dual meet with Point Loma, coming in at a time of 22:17.8… was 21st overall during the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 25:44.9… was 48th overall at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 27:01.3… finished 8th overall at the Triton Classic with a time of 26:14.6… finished 17th overall, just outside league recognition, at the CCAA Championships in a time of 26:50.1… finished 11th overall at the NCAA DII West Regionals in 33:05.27, earning selection to the All-West Region team… was the top Triton finisher in five of the six meets he competed in during the season… received the cross country team award for Outstanding Freshman.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Raced in six of the Triton’s seven events on the year… finished fourth overall at UCSD’s dual meet with Point Loma with a time of 22:58.4… was the second Triton, and 41st overall, to complete the Aztec Invitational, finishing at 27:32… finished the 21st Annual Roy Griak in a time of 28:21.1… finished 36th at the CCAA Championships with a time of 27:59.9… finished 61st overall with a time of 35:05.28 during the NCAA DII West Regionals… also competed for the UCSD track & field team during the season… notched an NCAA provisional time of 1:51.60 in the 800m run at the Cal/Nevada Championships… finished 2nd in the 1500m race during the Triton’s second home event of the year… was named one of the track and field team’s Most Valuable Athletes.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif... helped team to the 2004 and 2005 CIF Southern Section Finals and the Sunset League Championship in 2004... had personal bests of 15:11 in the three mile and 15:35 in the 5k... posted times of 2:00 in the 800 meters and 9:44 in the 3000 meter steeplechase as a junior.

HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD from John Burroughs High School... had personal bests of 51.7 in the 400m, 1:58.6 in the 800m and 4:27 in the 1600m.

PERSONAL: Born November 22, 1987... parents are Brion and Roxanne Morrill... has two sisters named Katrina and Stephanie... is a Management Science major at Sixth College... hobbies include mountain biking and watching movies.

PERSONAL: Born April 10, 1987... parents are Thomas and Pimchai Anderson… when he is not running he enjoys playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, and tennis… also plays the guitar and ukulele… his father was a pole vaulter at Cal State Northridge and his oldest brother Brian ran cross country and track for MIT… wants to be successful and enjoy whatever it is he does for a living.

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2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

maxMULLENDER

mikeWRIGHT

Junior Newport Beach, Calif. Laguna Beach HS

Junior Rescue, Calif. Ponderosa HS

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Appeared in six of UCSD’s eight events last season… took home a 10th place finish at the Point Loma Nazarene dual meet to open the season, crossing the line with a time of 23:37.8… was the third Triton to finish at the UC Irvine Invitational, posting a time of 26:02.90… Finished 37th overall and fifth among his teammates, recording a time of 35:19.9 at the Triton Classic Invitational… was huge down the stretch for UCSD, finishing 20th overall at the CCAA Championships at 26:04.40 and 31st at the NCAA West Regional, crossing the line with a mark of 32:08.12… his time of 34:53.4 was good enough for the 165th-best finish, 7th on the squad, at the NCAA Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Ran in a total of five meets for the Tritons a year ago… took 9th place overall in the first meet of the season against Point Loma with a time of 23:34.8… was UCSD’s 11th runner to cross the finish line at the UC Irvine Invitational, registering a mark of 27:36.70, 119th overall… Posted a 37th place finish at the Bob Firman Invitational at 26:39.22, fifth on the squad, and improved to a 26th place finish two weeks later at the Triton Classic, finishing at 34:46.8… his time of 26:26.30 at the CCAA Championships helped the squad finish third and advance to the NCAA West Regionals. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Raced in five of the Triton’s seven events… finished 12th at the season-opening dual meet with Point Loma at 24:21.3… completed the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 28:34.65, finishing 218th overall… ran the Triton Classic in a time of 27:19.8… was fifth among Tritons and 56th overall at the NCAA DII West Regionals, completing the event in a time of 34:50.89.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Ran in five of the UCSD events on the season… finished 2nd overall in the season-opening dual meet with Point Loma, completing the race in 22:31.5… finished the Aztec Invitational in 56th place with a time of 28:00… completed the Triton Classic in a time of 26:17.8, good for 9th overall… was the top Triton finisher and 6th overall at the CCAA Championships, with his time of 26:28.4 earning All-CCAA and CCAA Freshman of the Year honors… finished 41st with a time of 34:31.72 during the Triton’s final event of the year at the NCAA DII West Regionals.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Calif... helped team to an 11th place finish at the CIF Division 2 State Championships as a senior... had personal bests of 16:02 in the three mile and 16:25 in the 5k cross country events... also had personal bests of 1:58.28 in the 800 meters, 4:31.3 in the 1600 meters and 9:52.5 in the 3200 meters during track & field season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, Calif. where he was a three-time all-league selection.. helped team to the CIF Division IV State Championship in 2004... earned All-State recognition that season… had personal bests of 15:15 in the three mile and posted a time of 15:57 at the Mt. SAC relays.

PERSONAL: Born October 24, 1987... parents are William and Elizabeth Wright of Rescue, Calif... has two brothers named William and Samuel... is a Mechanical Engineering major at Warren College... can be found snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, wakeboarding, backpacking, cycling, surfing, or spear fishing in his spare time.

PERSONAL: Born December 1, 1987...is a Management Science major at Sixth College... wants to pursue an MBA after graduation… enjoys surfing, skimboarding and snowboarding, skating, and running in his spare time.

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2008 MEN’S PROFILES

2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

patrickFRENCH

kazuyaKODA

Sophomore Downey, Calif. Loyola HS

Sophomore Arcadia, Calif. Arcadia HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Appeared in five meets during his first season in the blue and gold… finished 13th overall in his first eventas a Triton, posting a time of 23:45.5 in the Point Loma Nazarene dual meet Aug. 25… crossed the finish line 137th overall and 15th among Tritons at the UC Irvine Invitational, registering in at 28:05.90… finished with a mark of 36:01.4 at the Triton Classic, good enough for 45th place… finished in the same spot at the CCAA Championships two weeks later, crossing the line at 27:21.30 to help propel UCSD to the NCAA West Regionals.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Ran in three meets in his first campaign with the Tritons… crossed the finish line with a time of 23:46.9 in the season-opening dual meet with Point Loma, good enough for 14th place overall… followed that performance with a 127th place finish at the UC Irvine Invitational, recording a time of 27:50.40… also ran in the Triton Classic, finishing eighth among UCSD runners and 40th overall at 35:32.5. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Arcadia High School in Arcadia, Calif… participated in tennis, track, and cross country… team finished 3rd in Division I during the 2005 season and finished 7th in 2006… named to All-Pacific league team… selected as Rotary Student Athlete of the Month and US Army Student Athlete of the Year… recorded personal bests of 15:15 in the 3 mile, 15:53 in the 5k, and 9:55 in the 3200.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Calif. where he was a two-time first team all-league selection… participated in cross country and track under coach Lalo Diaz… helped team to 6th place finish at state meet during junior year… team invited to Nike Team Nationals during senior year… named team captain and first team All-League… recorded statistical bests of 4:36 in the 1600, 9:59 in the 3200, and 15:35 in the three mile cross-country course.

PERSONAL: Born April 14, 1989 in Kobe, Japan… parents are Isao and Setsuyo Koda… has one older sibling named Hiroyuki and one younger sibling named Chisa… an undeclared major in Eleanor Roosevelt College… likes to play sports in his spare time.

PERSONAL: Born September 21, 1989… parents are Michael and Christine French… both parents attended Cal State Fullerton… has one younger sister named Kathryn… is an Economics major in John Muir College… hobbies include swimming, tennis, golf, and going to the beach

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macSPEARS

joshCHAN

Sophomore Northridge, Calif. Bishop Alemany HS

Freshman Laguna Niguel, Calif. Dana Hills HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Made appearances in four events for UCSD last season… kicked off his collegiate career with a 16th place finish in the Point Loma Nazarene dual meet Aug. 25… placed 120th overall and 12th on the squad in the UC Irvine Invitational, crossing the finish line with a time of 27:38.30… Clocked in at 27:30.0 in the Southern Stampede the following weekend to capture 186th place… also finished 57th overall in the Triton Classic with a time of 37:01.2. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Bishop Alemary in Mission Hills, Calif… ran track and cross country under coach Eric Neumann… team recorded O’Melriny Park fastest team time… named to AllLeague team in 2005-06 and received Best Athlete in Northridge award… selected as team MVP during junior and senior years… nominated for CIF Athlete of the Year… recorded statistical bests of 16:30 in the 5k, 4:29 in the 1600, and 9:50 in the 3200.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif., where he helped guide the team to an Orange County Cross Country Championship as a senior… the squad went on to capture the California State Division I Championship, as well… the Dolphins claimed the South Coast League title in 2006, 2007, and 2008 while Chan was on the roster… recorded personal bests of 15:51 in the three mile and 15:57 in the 5,000 meter… also competed in track and field for DHHS and helped the team take home the county championship last season. PERSONAL: Born May 14, 1990… parents are Ting Li and Phen Chan… has an older sister named Justine… is a Bioengineering major in Sixth College… aspires to earn a master or PhD in the field… can be found sleeping, playing soccer, kayaking, or playing ultimate frisbee in his spare time.

PERSONAL: Born April 19, 1988… parents are Kevin and Julie Spears… has an older sister named Kayla… hopes to become an orthodontist… is a film major in Sixth College and wants to pursue a career in that industry… spends his spare time skimboarding, biking, climbing large mountains, or watching movies.

alexCORLISS Freshman Santa Barbara, Calif. San Marcos HS

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field… helped his squad qualify for CIF as a senior… SMHS was named the top academic track team in the state… holds the school three mile record with a time of 15:20… also has a personal best of 4:22 in the one mile and 1:59 in the 800. PERSONAL: Born December 27, 1989… parents are Mark and Judy Corliss… has two older sisters, Katie and Stacie and an older brother, Jeff… Katie ran cross country for Cal… is a Mechanical Engineering major in Sixth College… besides running, his hobbies include hiking and hanging out with friends.

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anthonyHEREDIA

jeremyRILEY

Freshman Lakewood, Calif. Lakewood HS

Freshman San Luis Obispo, Calif. San Luis Obispo HS

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif… team captain of both the cross country and track and field squads… helped guide the team to its first Moore League Championship in 16 years as a sophomore in 2006… Lakewood went on to the CIF Division I Finals that year, making their first CIF appearance since 1984… a three-time all-league first team selection in cross country and member of the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Cross Country Dream Team in 2007 and 2008… holds personals bests of 15:29 in the 5k, 15:16 in the three mile, 4:25 in the 1600, and 1:56 in the 400.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School in San Luis Obispo, Calif.… helped lead the team to the CIF Division III Southern Section Final and earned All-CIF First Team honors for his performance… his squad went on to the California State Championships… registered personal best times of 2:06 in the 800, 4:31 in the 1600, and 4:31 in the 3200 PERSONAL: December 1, 1989… parents are Edward and Tammy Riley… has a younger sister Lauren… cousin Matt Bejar runs cross country and competes in track and field at Gonzaga… is a Bioengineering major in Warren College… wants to pursue something in the engineering field after graduation… hobbies include playing and watching sports, hanging out with friends, and running, of course.

PERSONAL: Born February 27, 1990… parents are Oscar and Marcy Heredia… has two younger sisters Yvonne and Alysha… Is a Physiology and Neuroscience major in Warren College… also pursuing a minor in business administration… aspires to become a sports medicine physician working with collegiate and profressional athletes… likes to watch sports, movies, and the Discovery Channel on TV… other hobbies include surfing and spending time outdoors.

andreLAMOTHE

johnSVET

Freshman Carmel, Calif. Stevenson HS

Freshman Brea, Calif. Brea Olinda HS

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Stevenson High School in Pebble Beach, Calif., where he was a three-time all-league selection… also named All-CCS Section from 2005-2007… placed first in 2007 and second in 2008 in the Open Relay Division of the Big Sur International Marathon Relay… also competed in lacrosse in high school, guiding Stevenson to a 22-3 record as a senior.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Brea Olinda High School in Brea, Calif.… was a three-time first team all-league selection in cross country as a prepster… led the team to league championships from 2005-07, including an undefeated campaign in 2006… BOHS qualified for the CIF Southern Section prelims each of his four years on the squad… the team advanced to the state championships in 2006… holds personal bests of 15:36 in the three mile, 26:40 in the 8k, 4:37 in the 1600, and 9:56 in the 3200… also competed in track and field.

PERSONAL: Born May 8,1990… parents are Pierre and Eileen LaMothe… is the younger brother of senior Gabe LaMothe… is majoring in Human Biology in Muir College… wants to become a physician, most likely a surgeon… can be found surfing, playing lacrosse, skimboarding, or mountain biking in his spare time… took first place in the Sunshine Freestyle Surf Contest for the 15-17 age group in 2007… also won the Sunshine Freestyle Skimboarding Contest in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born July 5, 1990… parents are Jonathan and Lori Svet… has a younger brother named Mark… is a structural engineering major in Warren College and wants to pursue a career in the field some day… his father is also an engineer… enjoys many recreational sports including soccer, basketball, racquetball… can also be found hiking or spending time with friends in his spare time.

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kristenBUONO

jessicaDIMASCIO

Senior San Diego, Calif. Patrick Henry HS

Senior LaVerne, Calif. St. Lucy’s Priory HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Competed in four events last season beginning with a 13th overall finish in the Point Loma Nazarene dual meet to open the year… crossed the finish line with a time of 16:35.1… finished 98th overall at the UC Irvine Invitational, posting a time of 21:19.40… had a strong showing a week later when she was the 7th Triton to cross the line at the Southern Stampede… her mark of 19:38.0 was good enough for 116th overall… finished 63rd overall at the Triton Classic with a time of 25:21.6. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Raced in four events for the Tritons during the season… finished 11th overall at the UCSD-Point Loma dual meet with a time of 17:01.8… completed the UC Irvine Invitational in a time of 21:06.8, good for 102nd overall… was the third Triton and 40th overall to complete the Aztec Invitational with a time of 21:05… finished with a time of 26:24.3 at the Triton Classic on the UCSD campus. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Ran in one race during rookie season on the La Jolla campus... posted a time of 16:45.6 in the first race of the season on the 2.5 mile par course at UCSD. HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD from nearby Patrick Henry High School... team was four-time Eastern League Champions and twotime CIF Finalists... individually, she was the state qualifier in the 800m after winning it at the league meet… had personal bests of 2:19 in the 800m, 5:00 in the 1500m, and 5:21 in the 1600m. PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1987... parents are Michael and Shelly Buono… is a General Biology major in Warren College… wants to attend medical school after she receives her bachelors and pursue a career as a practicing physician… when she’s not running she can usually be found swimming, hiking, shopping, or reading.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Appeared in three events a year ago… kicked off her junior campaign with a 14th place finish at the UCSDPLNU dual meet with a time of 16:36… was the 8th Triton to cross the finish line and 57th runner overall at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 19:56.60… had an impressive showing at the Bob Firman Invitational, notching a time of 19:53, good enough for 37th overall and second on the squad. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Ran in five events for UCSD during the season… finished 83rd overall with a time of 20:40.2 at the UC Irvine Invitational… notched an 87th place finish and time of 24:53.7 at the Roy Griak Invitational… time of 25:42.5 at the Triton Classic was good enough for 64th overall… finished 38th at the CCAA Championships with a time of 25:31.4… competed at the NCAA Championships, finishing the race 148th with a time of 24:09. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Raced in three events for the Tritons as a rookie... finished 18th in her first collegiate event, crossing the finish line in a time of 16:47.6 on the 2.5 mile UCSD par course... finished 64th at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 20:23.6 on the 5k course in Huntington Beach... finished 48th on the 6k par course at UCSD in a time of 24:33.0. HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD from St. Lucy’s High School in Glendora, Calif., where she was an All-CIF honoree in cross country... helped lead team to the CIF Finals in 2003... two-time Team MVP… also competed in track and field and won the league championship four years in a row… was the league champ in the 800m… had personal bests of 2:22 in the 800m, 5:19 in the 1600m and 18:34 in the three mile. PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1987... parents are Charles and Violet DiMascio… has a younger brother named Charlie… is an Economics major in Thurgood Marshall College… wants to go to graduate school and pursue a career in international business after UCSD… hobbies include traveling, reading, sports, and running… played club soccer with the LaVerne Lazers for five years.

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amandaKEUHN

ashleighMONTGOMERY

Senior Tustin, Calif. Foothill HS

Senior Walnut Creek, Calif. Carondelet HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Ran in a total of four events last season… crossed the finish line with a time of 16:44.1 in the Point Loma Nazarene dual meet to open the season, good enough for 18th place… finished 3rd for the Tritons and 42nd overall at the Bob Firman Ivitational with an even mark of 20:00… took 45th at the Triton Classic on the UCSD campus, registering in at 24:40.6… turned in a solid run at the CCAA Championships two weeks later, clocking in at 22:39.0 to place 29th overall and 8th on the squad. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Competed in four events for the Tritons during the season… finished 14th at the season-opening dual meet with Point Loma, completing the race in a time of 17:47.4… completed the Aztec Invitational in a time of 21:14, finishing 45th overall… ran a time of 26:00.9 at the Triton Classic… placed 62nd with a time of 26:26.8 at the CCAA Championships in October. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Ran in two races during rookie season... posted a time of 21:15.3 in the UC Irvine Invitational, finishing 103rd in the 5k race in Huntington Beach... finished 105th in a time of 26:03.6 at the UCSD Triton Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 8. HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD from Foothill High School in Santa Ana, Calif. where she was a first team all-league selection on the cross country team... helped squad to Sea View League Championships in 2001 and ‘04... the team finished 10th at the state championships in 2001… had personal bests of 5:25 in the 1600m, 11:51 in the 3200m, and 18:25 in the 5k. PERSONAL: Born February 24, 1987... parents are Thomas and Mary-Jeanne Keuhn… has two older sisters Gabrielle and Lyndsey, and an older brother Jak… is a Psychology major in Muir College… wants to pursue a career path as a social worker after graduation… likes to hang out with friends and family, go to the beach, and take care of her sister’s dog Coco in her spare time.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: One of UCSD’s top performers all season running in seven out of the team’s eight events… was among the top five Tritons to finish in each race… finished 5th on the squad and 10th overall in the UCSD-PLNU dual meet with a time of 16:30.1… clocked in at 19:17.10 in the UC Irvine Invitational to place 30th overall and 4th among Tritons… was also UCSD’s 4th runner to finish at the Southern Stampede the following weekend with a time of 18:53.00, good enough for 51st place… finished 25th overall and 3rd on the squad at the Triton Classic, notching a time of 23:51.7 on her home course… placed 15th overall at the CCAA Championships with a mark of 22:11.80 to claim All-CCAA honors for the second year in a row… clocked in at 21:49 in the West Regionals to finish 27th overall, 3rd among UCSD’s runners… was the 4th Triton to score and ranked 99th overall with a time of 22:57.6 in the NCAA Championships… earned USTFCCCA All-Academic distinction. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Ran in seven of eight events on the season… finished 5th overall in the Point Loma dual meet with a time of 16:11.8… time of 19:15.6 was good for 27th during the UC Irvine Invitational… was 19th at the Triton Classic in October with a time of 24:44.8… finished third among Tritons and 14th overall at the CCAA Championships, earning All-CCAA honors with a time of 23:50.8… finished 21st overall with a mark of 22:11.81 at the NCAA DII West Regionals… finished the season with an 84th place finish and time of 22:33.7 at the NCAA Championships. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Competed in three races as a rookie for the Tritons... finished 13th in her first collegiate race, crossing the finish line in a time of 16:23.9 at the 2.5 mile par course on the UCSD campus... finished 55th at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 20:11.3 at the 5k race in Huntington Beach... finished 30th at the UCSD Triton Cross Country Invitational with a time of 23:58.2. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., where she was a three-time Team MVP... led the team to state all four years… also named MVP three times on the track team… qualified for the 3200m at state as a junior… had personal bests of 18:48 in the 5k, 5:04 in the 1600m, 11:01 in the 3200m and 2:19 in the 800m. PERSONAL: Born March13, 1987... parents are Robert Montgomery and Janice Becker-Montgomery… has a younger sister named Alicia… is a Psychology major in John Muir College… wants to join the Peace Corps after graduation and then work with children either in the field of psychology or as a social worker… spends her spare time seeing musicals, reading, listening to music, or trying to figure

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catherineSTROUSE

jordanaHENDERSON

Senior Mission Viejo, Calif. Capistrano Valley HS

Junior Fairfax, Va. Fairfax HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Made appearances in a total of five events on the year, beginning with an impressive 9th place finish at the Point Loma Nazarene dual meet at 16:24.8… was the 5th Triton to cross the finish line and finished 44th overall at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 19:33.10… also finished 5th for UCSD and 55th overall at the Southern Stampede the following weekend with a mark of 18:57.00… clocked in at 24:19.4 at the Triton Classic, good enough for 36th overall and 6th on the squad… finished 41st overall and 10th among Tritons with a time of 23:12.10 at the CCAA Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Ran in six events in her second year at UCSD… finished 24th overall against Point Loma Nazarene, clocking in at 17:10.8 in the season-opening dual meet… secured 49th place at the Bob Firman Invitational with a time of 20:13… looked very impressive at the Triton Classic, finishing 4th on the squad and 32nd overall at 24:09.6… her time of 22:26.50 in the CCAA Championships was good enough for 23rd place and 6th on the team… finished 155th overall and 7th among Tritons in the NCAA Championships, crossing the finish line with a mark of 24:15.2.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Raced in seven of eight events for the Tritons during the season… finished 10th with a time of 16:39.1 at the UCSD dual meet with Point Loma… had a time of 19:31.6 and a 34th place finish at the UC Irvine Invitational… was 72nd with a time of 24:41.5 during the Roy Griak Invitational… finished 39th at home during the Triton Classic with a time of 24:45.4… ran a time of 25:00.5 at home during the CCAA Championships, finishing 28th overall… was 48th overall with a time of 23:26.41 at the NCAA DII West Regionals… finished 126th with a time of 23:24.5 at the NCAA Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Competed in seven of eight events during the season… finished 8th with a time of 16:27.2 at the season-opening UCSD-Point Loma dual meet… time of 19:43.1 at UC Irvine Invitational earned 42nd place finish… completed the 21st Annual Roy Griak Invitational 46th overall with a time of 24:20.75… 33rd overall and fifth among UCSD runners at the Triton Classic with a time of 24:26.4… season-best 23rd place finish at the CCAA Championships with a time of 24:43.7… finished 60th at the NCAA DII West Regionals in 23:52.92… time of 24:57.2 was good for 155th at the NCAA Championships… named cross country team’s Outstanding Freshman.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Raced in three events for the Tritons during rookie campaign... finished 19th at the four-way meet on the UCSD campus on August 27, finishing the 2.5 mile par course in a time of 16:48.7... finished 83rd at the UC Irvine Invitational, finishing the 5k course in a time of 20:47.3... finished 68th at the UCSD Triton Cross Country Invitational with a time of 24:56.9 on the 6k par course on the La Jolla campus.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia... helped team to the 2004 district championship and a 3rd place finish at the 2005 state championships... had personal bests of 19:47 in the 5k, 18:50 in the three mile, 11:27 in the 3200 meters, 5:16 in the 1600 meters, 2:23 in the 800 meters, and 1:03.5 in the 400 meters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to UCSD from Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, Calif.... helped team to the CIF Finals in 2004... had personal bests of 17:58 in the 5k, 5:12 in the 1600m and 11:32 in the 3200m.

PERSONAL: Born August 30, 1988... father is Robert Henderson... has four older siblings named Brian, Heather, Amy, and Kathy... is a Biology major in Sixth College... enjoys surfing in her spare time.

PERSONAL: Born January 28, 1987... parents are Robert and Susan Strouse… has an older sister named Theresa… is a Political Science and Psychology double major in Thurgood Marshall College… wants to go to law school after she graduates from UCSD… when she’s not running she enjoys playing soccer and listening to music.

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marieSCHAPER

briannaALBAN

Junior Simi Valley, Calif. Royal HS

Sophomore Thousand Oaks, Calif. Westlake HS

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Made appearances in three meets last year… Clocked in at 17:06.5 in the UCSD-Point Loma Nazarene dual meet, good enough for 23rd place overall… finished 74th overall and 14th on the team with a mark of 20:18.30 at the UC Irvine Invitational… crossed the finish line at the Triton Classic with a time of 25:15.4, placing 60th. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Raced in three events for the Tritons during the season… finished 53rd overall with a time of 20:03.8 during first race of collegiate career at the UC Irvine Invitational… completed the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 27:04.5, a 203rd place finish in the event… crossed the finish line in a season-best 43rd overall with a time of 24:57.6 during the Triton Classic. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif... helped team to the league championships and CIF state meet as a senior... was a first team all-league and second team all-country selection… had personal bests of 18:52 in the three mile, 5:17 in the 1600m, 2:27 in the 800m, and 12:01 in the 3200m. PERSONAL: Born February 27, 1988... parents are John and Luanne Schaper... has two brothers named William and James... is a Communications major in Sixth College... hopes to one day work in sports advertising…enjoys running, reading, dancing, and socializing in her spare time.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: One of UCSD’s most consistent runners all season competing in all eight events as a rookie… was the Triton’s 6th or 7th best finisher seven times during the year… kicked off her collegiate career with an impressive 11th place finish in the dual meet with Point Loma to open the season, clocking in at 16:33.6… finished 56th overall in the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 19:54.90… crossed the finish line 6th for UCSD and 82nd overall a week later at the Southern Stampede… took 38th in the Triton Classic with a mark of 24:22.7… finished 7th on the squad and 25th overall, notching a time of 22:33.20 at the CCAAs… completed the NCAA Championships with a mark of 23:48.4, good enough for 144th overall. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Westlake High School in Westlake Village, Calif… ran cross country and track in high school… team finished 8th in state in 2004, 5th in 2005… named all-county and all-league in 2005 and 2006… statistical bests of 5:42 in the mile, 19:12 on the 3 mile course, 19:50 in the 5k, 11:53 in the 3200, and 5:42 in the 1600… member of NHS, CIF, Habitat for Humanity, and was valedictorian of high school class. PERSONAL: Born November 15, 1988 in West Hills, Calif… parents are David and Brenda Alban… both parents attended Cal State Northridge and work as teachers… has a brother named Bradley and a sister named Kelsey… is a Physiology and Neuroscience major in Earl Warren College… wants to become a physical therapist, specializing in rehab… hobbies include running, reading, cooking, traveling, going to the beach, and going to the movies.

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kimANDREWS

jessieBODENHAMER

Sophomore San Diego, Calif. Torrey Pines HS

Sophomore San Diego, Calif. Torrey Pines HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Ran in a total of four events in her rookie season as a Triton… finished 17th overall in her first collegiate meet, notching a time of 16:39.5 in the UCSD-PLNU dual meet… was the 10th Triton to cross the finish line at the UC Irvine Invitational, placing 61st overall with a time of 19:59.20… had a strong showing at the Bob Firman Invitational two weeks later, finishing seventh on the team and 68th overall with a mark of 20:42… her time of 24:32.8 at the Triton Classic was good enough for 42nd place overall and 8th among UCSD runners.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Had a tremendous first season at UCSD and was named the CCAA Freshman of the Year… ran in a total of six races as a rookie… finished 20th overall in her first collegiate race, crossing the finish line with a mark of 16:49.4 in the UCSD-PLNU dual meet to open the season… completed the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 20:09.4, good enough for 68th overall and 12th among Tritons… finished 9th on the team and 44th overall at the Triton Classic, registering a mark of 24:38.4… really came on strong at the end of the season, finishing in UCSD’s topfive in the final three meets of the year… was the fourth Triton to score and finished 16th overall at the CCAA Championships with a time of 22:14.20… clocked in at 22:15 in the West Regionals, placing 5th on the team and 40th overall… was UCSD’s last runner to score in the NCAA Championships, finishing 104th with a mark of 23:05.4

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of nearby Torrey Pines High School… ran track and cross country in high school under coach Brent Thorne… member of CIF and State Finalist team… recieved all-league first team honors… recorded statistical bests of 5:20 in the mile, 10:00 in the 3k, 19:59 in the 5k, and 11:59 in the two mile run.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of nearby Torrey Pines High School… participated in cross country and track under coach Brent Thorne… helped team to 4th place finish at state meet in 2005 and 2nd place finish in 2006… TPHS placed first at CIF Southern Section two years in a row… awards include Track Athlete of the Year, Most Improved, Most Dedicated, Coach’s Award, Union Tribune Scholar Athlete, Torrey Pines Scholar Athlete, and All-Academic first team… recorded statistical bests of 5:21 in the 1600 and 11:31 in the 3200… member of the NHS.

PERSONAL: Born December 5, 1987 in Latrobe, Penn… parents are Phil and Kathy Andrews… has an older sister June, an older brother Larry, and a younger brother named Ben… her father ran track at Princeton… is a Biochemistry major in John Muir College… when she’s not running she cound be found reading or studying in Geisel Library.

PERSONAL: Born May 2, 1989… parents are Larry and Lynn Monica Bodenhamer… is a Cognitive Science major in Earl Warren College… wants to pursue a career as a professor of either English or Psychology… enjoys swimming, going to the beach, and reading in her free time… absolutely loves running.

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elenaCARTER

ninaSU

Sophomore Novato, Calif. Novato HS

Sophomore Thousand Oaks, Calif. Thousand Oaks HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Ran in three events in her first year as a Triton… finished 21st overall in the Point Loma dual meet, clocking in at 16:57.7 in her first collegiate race… posted a time of 20:13.80 at the UC Irvine Invitational, good enough for 13th on the team and 70th overall… was the 11th UCSD runner to cross the finish line at the Triton Classic, placing 51st overall with a time of 24:50.9.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Ran in three events during her rookie campaign at UCSD… finished 26th overall in the dual meet with Point Loma Nazarene, clocking in at 17:43.2… placed 93rd overall and 16th on the squad at the UC Irvine Invitational with a time of 21:04.70… completed the Triton Classic with a mark of 26:49.4, good enough for 88th overall.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Navato High School in Navato, Calif… participated in cross country and track as a prepster… helped cross country team to a 17-1 record from 2005-06… member of two MCAL Championship teams and 2006 North Coast Section secondplace team… named all-league in track and cross country… twotime MCAL runner-up in the 800, two-time MCAL champion in 4x400, four-time NCS Meet of Champions qualifier… recipient of the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award… recorded statistical bests of 2:20 in the 800, 61.8 in the 400, 5:38 in the 1600, 20:30 in the 5k, and 19:17 in the 2.9 mile course.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she was an All-Ventura County selection in cross country… also competed in track in high school… helped cross country team to the Division I State Championship, a 2nd place in CIF Southern Section, and Marmonte League Championship in 2005… a Scholar Athlete at TOHS… recorded statistical bests of 2:28 in the 800, 5:20 in the 1600, 11:40 in the 3200, 18:30 in the three mile and 19:37 in the 5k… also a member of the Raditude Running Club before coming to UCSD.

PERSONAL: Born July 29, 1989 in San Francisco, Calif… parents are Earl Carter and Victoria Harvey… has a sister named Corrina who runs for UC Irvine… is a Literature major in John Muir College… would like to pursue a career as a poet, novelist, screenwriter, or journalist… hobbies include reading, writing poetry, watching movies, and playing sports.

PERSONAL: Born February 27, 1989 in Ventura, Calif… parents are Stanley and Jina Su… has an older sister Monica who is attending medical school at Ross University… is an undeclared major in Thurgood Marshall College… wants to learn how to cook someday… enjoys going to church, eating, going to the beach, watching movies, listening to music, and yes, studying in her spare time.

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capriceTHOMPSON

ginaBECKMAN

Sophomore Huntington Beach, Calif. Marina HS

Freshman Julian, Calif. Julian HS

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Competed in four events in her first year in the blue and gold… finished 15th overall and 10th among UCSD runners in the Point Loma dual meet, recording a time of 16:37.4 to start the season… her time of 20:02.90 at the UC Irvine Invitational was good enough for 64th place… was the 4th Triton to finish and ranked 43rd overall with a mark of 20:03 at the Bob Firman Invitational… clocked in at 25:05.5 at the Triton Classic, 57th overall and 13th on the squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Julian High School in Julian, Calif.… a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field… led her team to four consecutive league championships in track and to the cross country title as a junior… the team went on to win the CIF San Diego Section Championship… was an all-league selection in 2005 and 2007… an All-CIF honoree, she qualified for the individual California State Meet… holds a conference record in the 100m with a time of 13.14.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif… ran cross country and track under coach Dave Sanford… helped team reach CIF Division I Finals in 2004… named to Sunset All-League Second Team… recorded statistical bests of 18:48 in the 3k, 5:20 in the 1600, and 11:51 in the 3200.

PERSONAL: Born August 29, 1989… parents are Bill and Magda Beckman… has four siblings named Lori, Christy, Luis, and Pablo… her sister Christy currently attends UCI… is an undeclared major in Roosevelt College… in her spare time she enjoys being with friends, swimming, snowboarding, shopping, going to the beach, and going to the movies.

PERSONAL: Born May 15, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif… parents are Bill Glore and Anneke Emmer… has an older sister named Noelle and a younger brother named Parker… is a Human Biology major in Thurgood Marshall College… aspires to become a plastic surgeon in the future… enjoys going to hockey games and other sporting events, traveling, reading, going to the beach, camping, and shopping when she’s not running.

aarynKOBAYASHI Freshman Anaheim, Calif. Canyon HS

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif., where she was team captain of the cross country team… led CHS to a league championship as a senior and the squad went on to the CIF-Southern Section Finals… Canyon finished 9th at State and 4th at Nike Team Nationals… earned the Coaches Award for her performance… registered personal bests of 5:24 in the mile, 11:41 in the two mile, 18:23 in the three mile, 2:36 in the 800m, and 19:19 in the 5k. PERSONAL: Born October 6, 1990… parents are Keith and Kathi Kobayashi… has an older brother named Bryce… is an undeclared major in Warren College… can be found snowboarding, kayaking, watching movies, reading or listening to music when she’s not running… ran several races independently prior to coming to UCSD including the Fourth of July Firecracker and the VIlla Park Fun Run.

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heatherHISGEN

breSCHOFIELD

Freshman Orange, Calif. El Modena HS

Freshman Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad HS

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of El Modena High School in Orange, Calif.…was a two-time Team MVP on the cross country squad… led EMHS to the state championships twice during her time there… holds personal records of 18:01 in the 5k, 64.8 in the 400m, 2:20 in the 800m, and 5:11 in the 1600m. PERSONAL: Born December 6, 1989… parents are Chris and Donna Hisgen… has a younger brother named Hunter… is a Human Biology major in Warren College… aspires to work as a physical therapist or an orthopedic surgeon in the future… hobbies include running, surfing, skateboarding, reading… also interested in fashion.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of nearby Carlsbad High School… participated in cross country and track in high school… was an allleague selection and the best distance runner on the squad… went on to finish 12th in state individually… personal bests include 2:21 in the 800m and 4:57 in the 1600m… was also a team MVP in surfing as a prepster and competed with the Lightning and Express soccer clubs. PERSONAL: Born May 12, 1989... parents are Scott and Denise Schofield... has an older sister named Ashley… is a Sociology major in Eleanor Roosevelt College… wants a career doing something she can be successful at and passionate about… can be found surfing, going to the beach, or hanging out with friends and family when she’s not running.

elenaINOUYE

kathrynTURNER

Freshman Torrance, Calif. West HS

Freshman Pacific Palisades, Calif. Harvard-Westlake HS

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of West High School in Torrance, Calif… was a Third Team All-CIF, all-area, and all-league selection as a senior… helped WHS to a 6th place finish at the California State Finals as a freshman in 2004… has ran personal bests of 18:22 for the three mile, 5:34 for the 1600m, and 11:52 for the 3200m.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, Calif., where she was a captain on the cross country squad… named the Team MVP after guiding HWHS to a 3rd place finish in the Mission League as a senior… the team finished in 7th place in 2006… registered personal best times of 5:41 in the mile, 12:15 in the two mile, 19:28 in the three mile, and 20:10 in the 5k.

PERSONAL: Born January 14, 1990… parents are Eric and Diana Inouye… has a younger brother named Stefan… is a Mathematics major in Revelle College… wants to pursue a career as a nutritonist… is a big fan of scrapbooking… also competed in basketball as a prepster.

PERSONAL: Born July 16, 1989… parents are Roderick and Michele Turner… has a younger sister Anne… is an undeclared major in Eleanor Roosevelt College… enjoys taking walks, being outside, camping, reading, and going to the movies in her spare time… member of the Westside Breakers Soccer Club in 2002 and 2003.

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2007 MEN’S YEAR IN REVIEW

2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY In his first season as the head coach at UC San Diego, Nate Garcia led the men’s cross country team to a berth in the NCAA National Championships for the first time since 2003. It marked just the second time in program history that the men and women squads both qualified at the Division II level in the same season. After grabbing the final West Regional qualifying spot, the men’s team finished 20th overall at the NCAAs. When longtime coach Ted Van Arsdale announced his retirement on the morning of July 31, 2007, Garcia was hired as his successor later that afternoon. The new head coach took the reins of the program for which he had been associated with for 10 seasons -- five years as a student-athlete and the previous five as an assistant coach with both the cross country and track and field programs at UCSD. In his 15 years as head coach, Van Arsdale established the program as a perennial powerhouse at both the D-II and D-III levels. During the 2007 season, Garcia aimed to build on the success of his mentor. The Tritons opened up their schedule on Aug. 25 with a dual meet at home against Point Loma Nazarene University. UCSD had five of the top seven finishers, cruising to a 15-point victory. Daniel Anderson was the top overall finisher on the men’s side, breaking the tape in the four-mile race with a time of 22:22.9 while Kevin Klein and Jake LeVieux were the next two fastest UCSD runners, finishing in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with their times of 23:01.6 and 23:14.4. Timur Crone and Gabe LaMothe rounded out the Tritons who scored on the day, finishing sixth and seventh with times of 23:17.4 and 23:18.1. Two weeks later, UCSD competed in the UC Irvine Invitational and claimed 6th place out of the 20-team field. LeVieux put in another strong performance, placing 22nd with a time of 25:33.0, while Lamothe finished with a time of 25:57.10, good enough for 33rd. The Tritons found success the next weekend at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo., finishing 11th out of 36 squads. The top five UCSD finishers were all juniors, led by Klein and LaMothe, who crossed the finish lines with times of 25:36 and 25:41, respectively, placing 36th and 40th on the day. Greg Geldman, Matthew Noble, and Crone were the next three fastest finishers for the Tritons, posting times of 25:59, 26:26 and 26:32. Geldman’s time was good enough for 60th place individually, while Noble was the 99th fastest runner on the day, seven spots ahead of Crone.

Kevin Klein (right) and Jake LeVieux had strong performances for first-year head coach Nate Garcia in 2007.

At the Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 22, UCSD took 5th out of 11 teams with a score of 127. Anderson and Morrill -- a member of the 2006 NCAA Division II All-West Region squad -- were the top two finishers, placing 17th and 25th overall with respective times of 26:05.33 and 26:15.26. LeVieux was next, finishing just one spot behind Morrill with a time of 26:16.93, while Ryan Becijos finished in 31st place at 26:27.38. Mike Wright concluded the UCSD scoring at the meet with a 37th place showing. After a week off, Garcia’s squads hosted the Triton Classic Invitational on Oct. 6. The UCSD men put together an impressive second-place performance with 75 points, 55 behind top finisher UCLA. Anderson was the top Triton finisher, placing 7th overall with a time of 33:50.5. At the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Turlock, Calif. on Oct. 20, the Tritons finished in third place for the second year in a row. Anderson was the top finisher for UCSD, finishing 13th overall with a time of 25:40.70. He crossed the finish line just ahead of teammate LeVieux, whose time of 24:45.10 put him in 14th place. Anderson and LeVieux both earned All-CCAA honors for their efforts. Lamothe, Klein and Max Mullender, the 2006 CCAA Freshman of the Year, rounded out the Tritons’ scoring, finishing 18th, 19th, and 20th, respectively. Returning to Boise, Idaho, for the West Regionals, the Tritons put together impressive team performances on the Eagle River State Park cross country course. UCSD finished third to grab the final qualifying spot in the NCAA National Championships. All five of the Tritons’ scorers finished in the top-31, led by Morrill, who finished 24th overall with a time of 31:44.53 on the 10k course. Klein and Geldman finished back-to-back at 27th and 28th, while Anderson and Mullender crossed the finish line 30th and 31st. As team, UCSD compiled a score of 135, just five points ahead of Western Oregon, who was left on the outside looking in for nationals. Chico State was the West Region champion, finishing with 39 points, while Western Washington finished second with 93 points. The NCAA Division II National Championships were held two weeks later in Joplin, Mo. The Triton men finished 20th overall while Abilene Christian claimed the National Championship at the 10k race. Morrill had an impressive showing, leading the UCSD squad with a time of 32:52.7. Geldman was the next Triton to finish, placing 102nd overall with a time of 32:58.5. Garcia lost just two runners at the end of the season to graduation and returns 13 letterwinners for what should be an improved men’s squad in 2008.

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2007 WOMEN’S YEAR IN REVIEW 2008 UC SAN DIEGO CROSS COUNTRY

After Ted Van Arsdale retired in July 2007 and handed the coaching reins to his assistant, Nate Garcia, the new leader managed to build on the past success of the women’s cross country team. In his inaugural campaign, Garcia led the squad to its sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Championships, marking just the second time in program history at the D-II level that the men and women squads qualified for the National Meet together. The Tritons began their season on Aug. 25 with a home meet against Point Loma Nazarene University. Ranked 14th nationally to start the year, UCSD had only three of the top eight runners to cross the finish line and came in second place, nine points behind the Sea Lions. PLNU had the top two times, as well as the fifth, seventh, and eighth place finishers. The top finisher for the Tritons on the 6k course was senior Diane Dunn, who crossed the finish line with a time of 15:49.5, good enough for third place. Amanda Burkhardt finished in fourth place at 15:51.8, while Emily McGregor finished sixth with a time of 15:53.0. Two weeks after the loss to the Sea Lions, the Tritons rebounded with strong performances at the UC Irvine Invitational. UCSD placed 5th out of 12 teams as McGregor and Dunn led the Tritons with 7th and 12th place finishes, respectively. McGregor’s time of 18:24.0 was the fastest of any non-Division I student-athlete and just 5.7 seconds ahead of Dunn. Climbing to No. 13 in the national poll, UCSD competed next at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo. a week later. The Tritons finished 3rd out of 37 teams, just behind the University of Tulsa and host Missouri Southern State. The senior trio of Dunn, McGregor and Burkhardt again paced the UCSD women, finishing as the top three runners on the team and the 9th, 15th and 24th fastest overall, respectively. At the Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 22, Dunn came up with the best performance of the day as the Tritons went on to place 4th of 13 teams with a score of 158. Crossing the line with a time of 18:16.93, Dunn finished 3rd overall out of 124 individual runners. Jessica DiMascio was the next fastest UCSD runner, finishing 37th overall with a time of 19:52.58.

Senior Diane Dunn paced the Tritons six times in their eight meets in 2007. She finished second among UCSD’s runners in the other two.

The following weekend, Garcia’s squads came home to host the Triton Classic Invitational. Entering the meet with a No. 10 national ranking, UCSD claimed the 5th spot out of 10 teams competing as McGregor and Dunn continued to the lead the squad out front. They finished 8th and 15th, respectively, out of 119 totall runners. McGregor’s time of 22:53.2 was just over 24 seconds faster than Dunn, who posted a time of 23:17.6. Competing at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Turlock on Oct. 20, the Tritons took third place for the second consecutive season just like their male counterparts. Dunn was the second fastest individual runner in the meet, crossing the finish line of the 6k course in a time of 21:01.90, just 6.5 seconds behind Cal State L.A.’s Karla Alburez, who’s victory paved the way for a Golden Eagle overall team title. McGregor, Burkhardt, and Ashleigh Montgomery were the next three fastest UCSD runners on the day, each earning All-CCAA honors for their 12th, 13th and 15th respective finishes. Returning to Boise, Idaho, for the West Region Championships two weeks later, the Tritons put together a strong race on the Eagle River State Park course and grabbed the fourth and final spot at nationals with their team total of 125. Dunn, an All-CCAA honoree, placed 7th with a time of 21:04 to earn All-West Region honors. McGregor was next for UCSD, finishing 17th with a time of 21:26. Montgomery finished 27th individually as she crossed the finish line in a time of 21:49, while Burkhardt and Jessie Bodenhamer were the final two Triton women to post scores for the team, finishing 34th and 40th, respectively. Burkhardt finished in a time of 22:02 while Bodenhamer, the CCAA Freshman of the Year, posted a time of 22:15. At the NCAA Division II National Championships in Joplin, Mo. on Nov. 17, the UCSD women’s cross country team posted an 11th place finish, five spots higher than where it rang in in 2006. McGregor led the Tritons with her 31st individual finish with a time of 21:38.0, while Dunn trailed closely behind, finishing 36th at 21:47.3. Burkhardt was the next highest UCSD finisher with a time of 22:37.4, good enough for 85th place overall. All four teams from the West Region finished in the top-11 of the 6k race. West Region champion Seattle Pacific finished as the National Runners-Up to Adams State, while Chico State finished 4th, one spot ahead of Cal State L.A. Garcia lost three of his top performers in Dunn, McGregor, and Burkhardt to graduation at the end of the year but returns 13 talented runners in 2008. The Tritons will be aiming for a berth in the NCAA National Championships for the seventh consecutive season.

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2007 Individual Team Honors

Triton Academic Honors

Triton Racer of the Year

USTFCCCA Academic All-Americans

Jesse Morrill..............................................Sophomore Diane Dunn.......................................................Senior

Diane Dunn...................................................................2007 Emily McGregor.............................................................2007 Ashleigh Montgomery....................................................2007 Greg Geldman...............................................................2007 Jesse Morrill..................................................................2007

Most Valuable Racer

Daniel Anderson................................................ Junior Diane Dunn.......................................................Senior

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Audrey Sung (Second Team).................................. 2001-02 James Nielsen (First Team)......... 2000-01 Audrey Sung (Third Team).......... 2000-01 James Nielsen (Third Team).................................... 1999-00 James Nielsen......................................................... 1998-99

Team Captains

Ryan Becijos.....................................................Senior Diane Dunn.......................................................Senior

Most Improved

CoSIDA All-Academic District VIII

Kevin Klein........................................................ Junior Ashleigh Montgomery........................................ Junior

Neil Kalra................................................................. 2003-04 Neil Kalra................................................................. 2002-03 Neil Kalra................................................................. 2001-02 Audrey Sung............................................................ 2001-02 Audrey Sung............................................................ 2000-01

Outstanding Freshman

Patrick French.............................................Freshman Jessie Bodenhamer . .................................. Freshman

Triton Racer of the Week Meet

Men

CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Neil Kalra................................................................. 2003-04 James Nielsen......................................................... 2000-01

Women

PLNU Dual................... Daniel Anderson..........Kristen Buono UCI Invite........................Max Mullender........... Celia Pourtau Southern Stampede......... Kevin Klein................. Diane Dunn Bob Firman Invite............ Jesse Morrill....... Jessica DiMascio UCSD Triton Classic.........Daniel Anderson.......Dana Underwood CCAA Championships...... Gabe LaMoth.... Jessie Bodenhamer NCAA Regionals.............Greg Geldman.............. Diane Dunn NCAA Nationals . ............ Jesse Morrill......... Emily McGregor

UCSD National Student-Athlete Day Honorees

Diane Dunn...............................................................2007-08 Carl Lostrom..............................................................2005-06 Michelle DiMeo..........................................................2003-04 Stephen Martin..........................................................2001-02 Nathan Garcia...........................................................2000-01 Audrey Sung..............................................................2000-01

McGinnis Family Team GPA Award

Women’s Cross Country............................................2007-08 Women’s Cross Country............................................2005-06 Men’s Cross Country.................................................2004-05 Women’s Cross Country............................................2000-01 Women’s Cross Country............................................1999-00

UCSD Chancellor’s Scholar-Athletes

Michelle DiMeo..........................................................2005-06 Mary Clare Peate......................................................2001-02 James Nielsen...........................................................2000-01 Michael Wangler........................................................2000-01 Amie Wu....................................................................2000-01 Amy Olin....................................................................1999-00 Matt Amero................................................................1997-98 Neal Harder...............................................................1997-98 Amanda Wallace.................................... –................. 1997-98 James Nielsen, a UCSD graduate in 2001, completed his cross country and track careers as on of the most successful athletes in Triton history. Nielsen was a four-time All-America selection in cross country and track, a two-time CCAA Champion in each sport, and a two-time National Champion in the 5,000-meters. He was also a three-time Academic All-America selection, a Rhodes Scholar candidate, and stands as a prime example of UCSD’s combined excellence in athletics and academics.

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UCSD All-CCAA Honorees

Women Name

Year

Time

Neal Harder................ 1997.......... 25:59.................... 7th Steve Varnell.............. 1997.......... 25:48.................... 5th Gavin Klinger............ 1997..........25:05....................1st Bryan Leek................. 1996.......... 24:58.................... 9th Rhode Walton............. 1996.......... 24:53.................... 7th Gavin Klinger.............. 1996.......... 24:52.................... 5th Gavin Klinger.............. 1995.......... 25:51.................... 9th J.J. Castner................ 1995.......... 25:22....................3rd J.J. Castner................ 1994.......... 25:37................... 2nd J.J. Castner................ 1993.......... 25:26.................... 8th

Finish

Diane Dunn................ 2007....... 21:01.90.............. 2nd Emily McGregor.......... 2007....... 21:45.40............. 12th Amanda Burkhardt..... 2007....... 21:56.10............. 13th Ashleigh Montgomery.. 2007........22:11.80............. 15th Diane Dunn................ 2006........ 23:15.3................ 4th Nina Miller.................. 2006........ 23:25.4................ 6th Ashleigh Montgomery.. 2006........ 23:50.8.............. 14th Mimi Hodgins............ 2005..........21:31................. 1st Nina Miller.................. 2005.......... 22:12................. 5th Erin O’Donnell............ 2005.......... 22:13................. 6th Emily McGregor.......... 2005.......... 22:14................. 7th Diane Dunn................ 2005.......... 22:24................. 9th Mimi Hodgins.............. 2004........ 20:38.7................ 6th Diane Dunn................ 2004........ 20:54.5................ 9th Michelle DiMeo........... 2004........ 20:55.0.............. 10th Jessica Laslovich....... 2004........ 21:05.5.............. 13th Lindsey Young............ 2004........ 21:17.5.............. 15th Tina Firouz.................. 2003........ 22:02.6................ 4th Lindsay Stalker........... 2003........ 22:24.3.............. 10th Audrey Sung............... 2002........ 21:21.3............... 2nd Audrey Sung............... 2001........ 22:46.4................ 6th Amie Wu..................... 1999........ 23:03.8................ 8th Carolyn Jones............ 1999........ 22:09.8................ 3rd Meghan Scott............. 1998.......... 18:27................. 5th Kristen Koenig............ 1997.......... 19:12................. 3rd Maggie Dwire............. 1997.......... 19:20................. 4th Courtney Gray............ 1997.......... 19:26................. 6th Amanda Wallace........ 1997.......... 19:27................. 7th Lisa Klinger................. 1997.......... 19:30................. 9th Amy Kitchen............... 1996.......... 18:50................. 8th Maggie Dwire............. 1996.......... 18:43................. 7th Jenny Card................. 1996.......... 18:31................. 5th Maggie Dwire............. 1995.......... 19:31................. 7th Kyndra Smith.............. 1995.......... 19:30................. 6th Koren Hinkle............... 1993.......... 18:39............... 10th Wafa Hanna................ 1992.......... 19:27............... 10th

UCSD All-Americans

Women

Name Year Diane Dunn......................................................... 2007 Emily McGregor................................................... 2007 Mimi Hodgins....................................................... 2005 Tina Firouz........................................................... 2003 Audrey Sung........................................................ 2002 Carolyn Jones..................................................... 1999 Meghan Scott...................................................... 1998 Michelle Conlay................................................... 1989 Kim Stempien...................................................... 1984 Kim Stempien...................................................... 1982

Men

Name Year James Nielsen..................................................... 1998 Neal Harder......................................................... 1997 J.J. Castner......................................................... 1995 J.J. Castner......................................................... 1994 Mike Fox.............................................................. 1989 Christopher Bowlus............................................. 1984

UCSD NCAA All-West Region

Division III

Year Men Women 1990............................................... 0......................... 0 1991............................................... 0......................... 0 1992............................................... 7......................... 7 1993............................................... 6......................... 6 1994............................................... 6......................... 4 1995............................................... 7......................... 2 1996............................................... 5......................... 5 1997............................................... 7......................... 5 1998............................................... 6......................... 4 1999............................................... 5......................... 6

Men

Name Year Time Finish Daniel Anderson......... 2007....... 25:40.17............. 13th Jake LeVieux.............. 2007....... 25:45.10............. 14th Max Mullender............ 2006........ 26:28.4................ 6th Greg Geldman............ 2006........ 26:46.9.............. 15th Carl Lostrom............... 2005.......... 25:29............... 10th Chris Beetley-Hagler.. 2005.......... 25:56............... 14th Luke Sigmon.............. 2005.......... 25:58............... 15th Robert Eap................. 2004........ 22:59.9.............. 11th Carl Lostrom............... 2004........ 23:19.9.............. 12th Robert Eap................. 2003........ 25:19.7.............. 11th Neil Kalra.................... 2003........ 24:37.7................ 4th Neil Kalra.................... 2002........ 25:30.4.............. 10th James Nielsen.......... 1999..........25:20................. 1st Joshua Levin-Soler..... 1998.......... 26:36................. 9th James Nielsen.......... 1998..........25:46................. 1st

Division II

Year Men Women 2000............................................... 1......................... 0 2001............................................... 0......................... 0 2002............................................... 1......................... 1 2003............................................... 2......................... 1 2004............................................... 1......................... 2 2005............................................... 0......................... 5 2006............................................... 1......................... 2 2007............................................... 0......................... 1

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UCSD Cross Country Course - All-Time Best Marks New Course Women - 6K

Men - 8K

Name Time Year Mimi Hodgins.............................. 21:53.5............. 2005 Diane Dunn................................ 22:49.4............. 2006 Emily McGregor.......................... 22:53.2............. 2007 Nina Miller.................................. 22:55.2............. 2005 Emily McGregor.......................... 23:01.0............. 2005 Erin O’Donnell............................ 23:07.2............. 2005 Diane Dunn................................ 23:15.3............. 2006 Diane Dunn................................ 23:17.6............. 2007 Amanda Burkhardt..................... 23:19.0............. 2005 Emily McGregor.......................... 23:24.6............. 2006

Name Time Year Carl Lostrom............................... 26:14.1............. 2005 Jesse Morrill............................... 26:14.6............. 2006 Max Mullender............................ 26:17.8............. 2006 Max Mullender............................ 26:28.4............. 2006 Luke Sigmon.............................. 26:32.2............. 2005 Chris Beetley-Hagler.................. 26:46.1............. 2005 Greg Geldman............................ 26:46.3............. 2006 Jake LeVieux.............................. 26:48.0............. 2006 Gabe LaMothe............................ 26:48.1............. 2005

Old Course Women - 6K

Men - 8K

Name Time Year Audrey Sung............................... 22:19.8............. 2002 Audrey Sung............................... 22:46.4............. 2001 Mimi Hodgins.............................. 23:07.4............. 2004 Lindsay Stalker........................... 23:42.9............. 2002 Erin O’Donnell............................ 23:44.6............. 2002 Michelle DiMeo........................... 23:48.1............. 2003 Meghan Bellotti........................... 23:53.9............. 2002 Jessica Laslovich....................... 23:58.0............. 2004 Lillian Gardiner........................... 23:58.5............. 2002 Mimi Hodgins.............................. 23:58.7............. 2002

Name Time Year Gavin Klinger...............................25:11.0............. 1997 JJ Castner.................................. 25:21.0............. 1995 Gavin Klinger.............................. 25:35.0............. 1996 David Dunbar............................. 25:40.4............. 2002 Goss Lindsey.............................. 25:46.0............. 1995 Neal Harder................................ 25:46.0............. 1997 Goss Lindsey.............................. 25:50.0............. 1995 Neil Kalra.................................... 25:51.5............. 2002 Steve Varnell.............................. 25:52.0............. 1997 Mike Wallace.............................. 25:59.0............. 1996

Course Records M/W Name School Year Time W - 6k.... Mimi Hodgins... UCSD.....2005...21:53.5

Mimi Hodgins

M/W Name School Year Time M - 8k..... Ricky Barnes.... Unattach.2005...25:25.4 M - 10k.. Henry Hagenbuch...UCLA......2007...32:43.1

Audrey Sung

Luke Sigmon

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UCSD Track & Field Best Marks - Women 800 Meters

3000 Meters

5000 Meters

1500 Meters

3000 Meter Steeplechase

10000 Meters

Lindsay Stalker...... 2:10.33..... 2005 Mimi Hodgins......... 2:10.96..... 2005 Maggie Dwire........ 2:14.01..... 1997 Robyn Herskowitz... 2:14.10..... 1996 Gisele English....... 2:14.42..... 1987

Mimi Hodgins......... 4:29.95..... 2005 Lindsay Stalker...... 4:30.02..... 2005 Diane Dunn........... 4:30.65..... 2008 Denise McFayden... 4:32.74..... 1988 Audrey Sung.......... 4:33.50..... 2003

Carolyn Jones....... 9:39.02..... 2000 Audrey Sung.......... 9:46.28..... 2003 Denise McFayden. 9:54.94..... 1992 Diane Dunn........... 9:56.02..... 2007 Mimi Hodgins......... 9:56.55..... 2006

Catherine Strouse.11:20.94.... 2006 Julie Pope............. 11:23.02.... 2003 Meghan Scott....... 11:24.14.... 2001 Ashleigh Montgomery. 11:28.85.... 2006 Amanda Keuhn..... 11:29.66.... 2008

Audrey Sung......... 17:00.26.... 2003 Emily McGregor.... 17:14.48.... 2007 Michelle Conlay.... 17:14.70.... 1990 Emily McGregor.... 17:27.96.... 2005 Denise McFayden.17:30.14.... 1988

Emily McGregor..... 35:26.0..... 2008 Michelle Conlay.... 35:30.23.... 1990 Amanda Burkhardt...37:03.50.... 2007 Erin O’Donnell...... 37:22.64.... 2006 Lindsey Young...... 38:05.09.... 2005

UCSD Track & Field Best Marks - Men 800 Meters

3000 Meters

5000 Meters

1500 Meters

3000 Meter Steeplechase

10000 Meters

Mark Yuen............. 1:51.26.......1993 Tim Vallez.............. 1:51.48.......1988 Daniel Anderson.......1:51 Patrick Foy............ 1:51.65.......1993 Rhodes Walton...... 1:51.73.......1997

Jon Wong.............. 3:50.03.......2001 James Nielsen....... 3:50.30.......2001 Carl Lostrom.......... 3:50.96.......2005 Goss Lindsey......... 3:51.75.......1995 Rhodes Walton...... 3:51.79.......1997

JJ Castner............. 8:25.10.......1996 James Nielsen....... 8:26.01.......2001 Gavin Klinger......... 8:33.90.......1996 Carl Lostrom.......... 8:38.27.......2005 Neil Kalra............... 8:41.22.......2003

Carl Lostrom.......... 9:09.45.......2005 Brian Barton.......... 9:13.54.......1982 Julian Nahan......... 9:16.57.......2004 David Dunbar, Jr.... 9:19.12.......2003 Rhodes Walton...... 9:19.97.......1997

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James Nielsen...... 14:21.15......2001 JJ Castner............ 14:25.30......1996 Gavin Klinger........ 14:37.13......1996 Carl Lostrom......... 14:37.91......2005 Merrell Hora.......... 14:43.61......1990

James Nielsen...... 29:52.97......2000 Robert Eap........... 30:45.81......2004 JJ Castner............ 30:48.94......1994 Merrell Hora.......... 31:32.74......1988 Walter Dehority..... 31:46.24......1995


UCSD INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS UC SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

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.

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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

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE / SPORTS MEDICINE UC SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

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.

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Kevin Messey

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 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.

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.

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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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