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2009-10

Men’s Golf Raj Samra

Michael Neustadt

Keith Okasaki


Quick Facts / Table of Contents 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

UCSD QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................La Jolla, Calif. Founded......................................................... 1960 Enrollment................................................... 28,500 Colors...............................................Blue and Gold Nickname.....................................................Tritons Affiliation....................................... NCAA Division II Conference....................................................CCAA Home Course.........................La Jolla Country Club Chancellor...............................Dr. Marye Anne Fox Athletics Director..........................Earl W. Edwards UCSD Athletics Phone......................858.534.4211 UCSD Athletics Fax.......................... 858.534.8172 MEN’S GOLF STAFF Head Coach.........................................Mike Wydra Alma Mater...............................UC San Diego, 1976 Email Coach Wydra..................mwydra@ucsd.edu Assistant Coach/years................Dan Anderson/6th Email Coach Anderson........ danielj9@hotmail.com TEAM INFORMATION 2009 CCAA Championships.................... 6th Place 2009 NCAA West Regional................... 3 Qualified Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................ 6/2 Newcomers.......................................................... 2 SPORTS INFORMATION Associate AD/SID....................................Ryan Hall Office Phone..................................... 858-534-8437 Cell Phone........................................ 949-280-4704 Email........................................... r2hall@ucsd.edu Assistant SID.................................... Mark Oshidari Office Phone..................................... 858-534-8451 Email.....................................moshidari@ucsd.edu Sports Information Assistant................... Ivan Alber Office Phone..................................... 858-246-0660 Email........................................... ialber@ucsd.edu SID Fax............................................ 858-534-8172 MEDIA SERVICES UCSD Home Page............www.UCSDTritons.com NCAA Golf............................ www.ncaasports.com CCAA............................................www.goccaa.org San Diego Union Tribune.................619-293-1341 ............................................ sports@uniontrib.com North County Times..........................800-200-1601 ............................................. sports@nctimes.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2009-10 Season Schedule......................................2 2009-10 Player Roster............................................3 Head Coach Mike Wydra.........................................4 Assistant Coach Dan Anderson...............................5 Meet The Tritons.................................................6-13 2008-09 Results & Statistics............................14-16 UCSD Athletics......................................................17 Earl W. Edwards....................................................18 Athletic Performance/Sports Medicine..................19 Community Outreach............................................20 UCSD: Youngest of the Best.................................21 San Diego - America’s Finest City.........................22

ON THE COVER Clockwise from left: Sophomore Michael Neustadt, Senior Raj Samra, and junior Keith Okasaki.

GUIDE CREDITS The 2009-10 UC San Diego men’s golf media guide is a production of the UCSD sports information office. It was written, edited, and designed by Ryan Hall, Associate A.D./Sports Information. Additional editing by Joe Tevelowitz, Sports Information Intern. Cover design by Hall. Photography by Jimmy Gekas.

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2009-10 Schedule 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

Date Sept. 28-29 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Oct. 27-28 Feb. 2 Feb. 8-9 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 1-2 Mar. 22-23 Mar. 29-30 Apr. 12-13 Apr. 19-20 May 3-5 May 17-21

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

Tournament/Event Western Washington Invitational InterWest Wildcat Classic Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Intercollegiate San Diego Intercollegiate Classic Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic 60th Annual SoCal Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Super Regional NCAA National Championships

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


2009-10 Player Roster 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF Name Austin Alfonso Justin Gabbert Richard Morris Michael Neustadt Keith Okasaki Billy Olsen Bryan Olshock Anubhav Rastogi Raj Samra Michael Tilghman

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

Hometown/Previous School Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura HS Pleasanton, Calif./Foothill HS La Quinta, Calif./College of the Desert Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura HS Sacramento, Calif./John F. Kennedy HS Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley HS Lakewood, Colo./Mullen HS San Ramon, Calif./Monte Vista HS Downey, Calif./Cypress College Greenwood Village, Colo./Regis Jesuit HS

Head Coach: Mike Wydra (UC San Diego, 1976) - 32nd season Assistant Coach: Dan Anderson (Cal State San Marcos, 2000) - 6th season

Back Row (Left to Right): Richard Morris, Keith Okasaki, Head Coach Mike Wydra, Bryan Olshock, Austin Alfonso. Front Row: Anubhav Rastogi, Michael Neustadt, Justin Gabbert, Raj Samra, Assistant Coach Dan Anderson.

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Head Coach Mike Wydra 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

MIKE WYDRA HEAD COACH • 32ND SEASON UCSD, 1976 Coaching Highlights • Led UCSD to 21 NCAA Championship appearances during his tenure. • Won Division III National Championship in 1993. • Led Pat Weishan to individual national title in 1987. • Named NCAA Far West Coach of the Year nine straight times from 1990-99.

In his 31 seasons as head coach of the UC San Diego golf team, Mike Wydra has built a program which is

one of the most respected at the NCAA Division II level. His teams qualified for the NCAA Championship 21 times since he began coaching the Tritons in 1980, and in 1993, the Tritons captured the NCAA Division III Championship on their home course at Torrey Pines. In 2004, the Tritons finished 15th at Nationals, their last NCAA Championship appearance. UCSD has finished second nationally five times and has twice finished third at the national championships. In 1987, Wydra coached Pat Weishan to the NCAA Individual Championship. Wydra, a 1976 graduate of UCSD, is well known in San Diego golf circles for his playing, teaching, and coaching credentials. As a collegiate player, he carded the low round (68) at the NAIA National Championships, and as an amateur player, produced an impressive resume which included membership on the winning team in the 1971 Junior America Cup in Mexico City. In 1975, he became the youngest player ever to capture the Torrey Pines Club Championship and was the low amateur at the San Diego County Open in 1977. He reached the quarterfinals at the California State Amateur Championships in both 1977 and 1978. Wydra’s professional playing career was highlighted by an individual championship at the 1980 San Diego County Open. He also captured five Golden State mini-tour titles and advanced to sectional qualifying for the US Open Championships three times. In 1981, he attempted to qualify for the PGA Tour, finishing eighth at the Western Regional and missing his tour card by five strokes at Pinehurst No. 6. Since taking over the UCSD golf program, Wydra has led the Tritons to topfive national finishes a total of 13 times. He was named Far West Coach of the Year from 1990-1999, and in 1993 was named the Bridgestone NCAA Division III Coach of the Year. Triton teams have produced 54 All-Americans in addition to an excellent graduation rate. Twenty-seven former Tritons have gone on to become golf professionals. In addition to his coaching duties, Wydra is well-known as a teaching professional and has served as Director of the Nike Junior Resident Golf Camp for the past 12 years.

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Assistant Coach Dan Anderson 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

DAN ANDERSON ASSISTANT COACH • SIXTH SEASON CAL STATE SAN MARCOS, 2000

Dan Anderson is in his sixth season as an assistant golf coach at UC San

Diego. Anderson was previously at Cal State San Marcos from 2000-2004, where he was the head women’s golf coach, directing the team to four top-10 finishes at the NAIA National Championships. Anderson also coached four players to All-American honors and led three players to first-place tournament finishes at San Marcos. In the summer, Anderson serves as Assistant Director for U.S. Sports Camps Inc., one of the largest Nike junior golf resident camps in the U.S.

Anderson is a 2000 graduate of Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Social Sciences.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

AUSTIN ALFONSO SR • WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF. AGOURA HS AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09: Posted a season-low round of 72 during his first event of the year at the Sonoma State Invitational, finishing with a three-round total of 221… Was UCSD’s second overall individual finisher at the Grand Canyon/Thunderbird Invite, recording rounds of 76, 75, and 73 for an eightover par, 224… Finished his season at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational with a three-round total of 243. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-2008: Played in six events in his second season at UCSD... Owned a scoring average of 77.6 in 17 rounds... Placed third at the SDSU Intercollegiate Classic with a two-round total of 6 over-par, 150... Finished 21st at the Sonoma State Invitational with a final score of +6, 221... Finished 38th at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational with a final score of +15, 231... His best round of the season came in the third at the Sonoma State Invitational, when he carded a 71. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Played in two events during his rookie campaign with the Tritons... Registered a scoring average of 78.0 in his six competitive rounds... Finished 34th at the Chico State Invitational with a three round total of 18-over par, 234... Finished in a tie for 37th place at the CSUB/ELCO Invitatonal with his three round total of 18-over par, 234... Best round of the season came in the second round of the Chico State Invitational, carding a 1-over par, 73. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Agoura High School... Shot back-toback rounds of 72 at the U.S. Junior Amateur and 74 at the SCGA Amateur qualifier... Participated in the SCGA men’s amateur (May 2006), the U.S. Junior Amateur (July 2005) and the US Amateur qualifying (July 2006)... Had a 73.5 scoring average, ranked 221 for juniors and is a FCWT winner. PERSONAL: Born January 29, 1988... Parents are Louis and Karyn Alfonso... Both are Cal State Northridge graduates and his father played baseball for the Matadors... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers and San Diego Chargers… Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete… Loves the movie Anchorman… Hobbies include working out and watching movies… Is a Political Science major in Sixth College... Is considering law school after graduation.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

RAJ SAMRA SR • DOWNEY, CALIF. CYPRESS COLLEGE AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09: Notched the two lowest rounds of the season for the Tritons, finishing with a second round score of 67 at the Western Washington Invitational and recording a second round 68 at the Grand Canyon/ Thunderbird Invite… Finished as UCSD’s top individual during four of the 12 events he took part in… Shot a season best three-round total of 212 during the Grand Canyon/Thunderbird Invite with rounds of 71, 68, and 73… Finished a UCSD season-best four-under on the par-72 course… Recorded the best final round score of the day with a one-under, 70 and finished tied for fourth at the Point Loma/Smee Builders Invitational… Ranked in the top 20 of the NCAA Division II Central/West Regional after a first round three-over par, 74… Finished with rounds of 76 and 83 and in a tie for 71st overall during the postseason tournament. CYPRESS COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Cypress College, where he was named the team MVP... Helped team win the conference championship under head coach Dana Bedard as a sophomore... His low round was a 5-under par, 67. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Downey High School in Downey, Calif.... Earned all-league honors as a junior and senior... Was a league all-scholar athlete during final three years of high school... Played club softball for the San Diego County Breakers U-18 Gold team in 2003, 2004 and 2005... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation at DHS. PERSONAL: Born on January 13, 1987... Parents are Harminder and Marian Samra... Has two younger siblings named Tanya and Jas... Would love to join the PGA Tour someday… Tiger Woods in his favorite athlete… Is majoring in Communications at Warren College... Hobbies include hiking, surfing, playing tennis, and snowboarding.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

RICHARD MORRIS JR • LA QUINTA, CALIF. COLLEGE OF THE DESERT COLLEGE OF THE DESERT: Played one year for coach Toni Manzoni… Led the squad to a conference championship and a regional finals appearance… Had a low round of 64… Also played in several amateur golf tournaments throughout the year. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada… Member of the Carnmoney Golf and Country Club Jr. program… A 2005 and 2007 Alberta Amateur qualifier. PERSONAL: Born September 8, 187… Parents are Lori and Carmen Morris… Has an older sister named Naomi and an older brother named Justin… Roots for the Calgary Flames, San Diego Chargers, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Manchester United… Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Steve Nash, and Lance Armstrong are a few of his personal heroes… Enjoys watching any movie with Will Ferrell or Seth Rogen… In addition to golf, his hobbies include playing basketball, surfing, working out, photography, or being with friends and family… Is an Economics major in Revelle College… Plans on becoming a professional golfer or owning his own business in the future.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

KEITH OKASAKI JR • SACRAMENTO, CALIF. JOHN F. KENNEDY HS AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-2009: Was UCSD’s top individual finisher in seven of twelve events during the season… Shot a season-low round of 70 four times on the season… Those rounds came at the Grand Canyon/Thunderbird Invite, the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate, and the St. Edward’s Invitational… Recorded a three-round best of 213 at the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate with rounds of 71, 72, and 70, finishing three-under par for the tournament and tied for 11th individually… Finished in second place overall with a two-day total of five-over, 219 at the St. Edwards Invitational in Austin, Texas… Led the Tritons with a low round of 71 and total of 217 at the CCAA Championships… Competed at the NCAA Division II Central/West Regional, finishing tied for 31st with a UCSD-best 226 after rounds of 78, 71, and 77. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Competed in seven events his first year as a Triton... Recorded a 77.1 scoring average in a total of 18 rounds... Tied for 20th at the SDSU Intercollegiate Classic with a score of +22, 166... Placed 64th at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational with a two-day total of +22, 238... His best round of the season came in the third round of the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational when he shot a 71. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Calif... Was the team MVP all four years and earned all-league honors as a sophomore and a senior... Had a 71.4 scoring average as a senior and won the Laguna Creek High School Invitational with a 3-under par, 69... Lowest career score came in the first round of the Junior PGA Qualifier at Paradise Valley, carding a 7-under par, 65. PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1989... Parents are Dean and Myra Okasaki... Is an Environmental Science major at Revelle College... Has a desire to enter medical school upon graduation from UCSD... Roots for the Sacramento Kings and San Diego Chargers… Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete… Favorite movie is Independence Day… Enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and baseball in his free time... Is a U.S. Soccer Federation certified referee.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

BRYAN OLSHOCK JR • LAKEWOOD, COLO. MULLEN HS AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-2009: Competed in three events for the Tritons during the season… Finished with a season-low 76 in the first round and shot a 77 in the second round during the Western Washington Invitational… Posted a three-round total of 245 with rounds of 79, 86, and 80 at the NCAA Division II Preview Tournament… Finished with a three-round 251 at the St. Edward’s Invitational. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Competed in a total of four events in his rookie campaign at UCSD... Posted a 78.3 scoring average in 12 competitive rounds... Placed 58th in the Dennis Rose Invitational with a combined score of 28-over par, 244... Finished tied for 60th at the CSUB Poor Boy Invitational with a two-day total of 6-over par, 232... Had his best round of the season in the first round of the Southern California Intercollegiate, carding a 74. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Mullen High School in Denver, Colo... Earned all-conference and allstate honors while qualifying for the state tournament in each of his final three seasons as a prepster... Won a total of 10 high school tournaments and finished fourth at the state championships... Was the second alternate for the U.S. Amateur team and finished seventh at the Wyoming Open... Won the Denver Open and qualified for the Colorado Open... Finished eighth in the Colorado State Match Play Tournament after posting a 66 on the first day. PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1988... Parents are Richard and Deonna Olshock... Roots for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche… Is a big fan of Tiger Woods… Forgetting Sarah Marshall is his favorite flick… Would love to play professional golf… Enjoys playing sports and traveling in his spare time… Is an Economics major at Sixth College.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

MICHAEL NEUSTADT SO • WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF. AGOURA HS AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Competed in two events for the Tritons during his first season at UCSD… Shot an eight-over par, 224 during the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate, recording rounds of 76, 72, and 76… Posted a threeround total of 234 during the Point Loma/Smee Builders Invite with rounds of 76, 78, and 80.

at PGA National.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif.... Was a first team all-league selection in 2005 and 2006... Named the 2006 Team MVP and team captain... 2005 Wood Ranch Junior Club Champion... Qualified for 2003 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship

PERSONAL: Born on March 23rd, 1988... Parents are John and Marci Neustadt... Has a younger sister named Brooke... Pulls for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers… LeBron James is one of his personal heros… Favorite movie is The Godfather… Is majoring in Communications at Sixth College... Hobbies include golf, listening to music, and hanging out with friends... Would like to pursue a career in business and/or play golf at a professional level upon graduation.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

MICHAEL TILGHMAN SO • GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. REGIS JESUIT HS AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Did not compete in his first year at UCSD. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.... Was a two-time academic all-state honoree... His team won the 2007 league and 72-72 Haymaker Championships... Tied for sixth place at the 2007 City of Aurora Junior Championships. PERSONAL: Born on February 24, 1990... Parents are Austin and Paula Tilghman... Has a younger sister named Sarah... Roots for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Rockies… Is a big fan of Tiger Woods… The Hangover tops his movie list… In addition to golf, his hobbies include skiing and water sports… Is an Economics major in Sixth College.

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Player Profiles 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

ANUBHAV RASTOGI FR • SAN RAMON, CALIF. MONTE VISTA HS HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. PERSONAL: Born May 15, 1991… Parents are Anupam and Alpana Rastogi… Has a younger sister named Aarohi… Is an undeclared major in Marshall College… Favorite teams include the San Francisco 49ers and Giants and Golden State Warriors… Hopes to play on the PGA Tour one day… Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete… His favorite movie is Coach Carter… When not playing golf, he enjoys hanging out with friends or working out.

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2008-09 Season Results 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF Team Results

Rd.1

Rd.2

Rd.3

Totals

Finish

Western Washington Invitational NCAA DII Preview Tournament Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational CCAA Championships Averages

298 299 286 289 322 310 297 306 297 304 297 300.5

284 295 291 290 305 308 304 325 297 303 295 299.7

-- 582 292 886 293 870 293 872 -- 627 311 929 310 911 316 947 289 883 318 925 297 889 302.1

7th T-13th T-24th T-7th 8th 6th 8th 10th T-14th 8th 6th

Individual Results

Rd.1

Rd.2

Rd.3

Totals

Finish

Austin Alfonso Sonoma State Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational Averages

76 90 82 76 80 80.8

72 75 88 75 84 78.8

73 -- 84 73 79 77.3

221 165 254 224 243

T-36th T-61st 71st T-62nd T-56th

74 76 73 70 82 75 74 83 72 75.4

76 75 73 77 85 79 79 90 76 78.9

-- 71 76 80 -- 84 88 83 76 79.7

150 222 222 227 167 238 241 256 224

T-40th T-46th T-38th T-47th T-68th T-39th T-59th 72nd T-23rd

Ryan Bailey

Western Washington Invitational NCAA DII Preview Tournament Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Averages

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2008-09 Statistics 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

Rd.1

Rd.2

Rd.3

Totals

Finish

78 80 72 76 76.5

91 74 79 73 79.3

83 77 84 78 80.5

252 231 235 227

T-68th T-87th T-36th 32nd

Michael Neustadt Dennis Rose Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Averages

76 76 88 80

72 78 79 76.3

76 80 83 79.7

224 234 250

T-42nd T-40th 61st

Keith Okasaki Western Washington Invitational NCAA DII Preview Tournament Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Division II Super Regionals Averages

72 74 72 71 78 74 75 77 74 74 74 78 74.4

72 73 73 72 77 70 77 79 81 70 71 71 73.8

-- 73 73 70 -- 75 73 78 70 82 72 77 74.3

144 220 218 213 155 219 225 234 225 226 217 226

T-11th T-31st T-24th T-11th T-29th 2nd 18th T-19th T-68th T-16th T-8th T-31st

Billy Olsen Western Washington Invitational NCAA DII Preview Tournament Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational

76 78 71 74 85 84 76 78 76

69 74 77 75 78 78 75 76 80

-- 78 72 75 -- 75 87 78 73

145 230 220 224 163 237 238 232 229

T-17th T-76th T-31st T-42nd T-56th T-33rd T-49th T-12th T-84th

Justin Gabbert

Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational CCAA Championships Averages

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2008-09 Statistics 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

Rd.1

Rd.2

Rd.3

Totals

Finish

Billy Olsen (Continued) Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Division II Super Regionals Averages

79 75 81 77.8

76 75 77 75.8

74 72 80 76.4

229 222 238

T-24th T-19th T-89th

Bryan Olshock Western Washington Invitational NCAA DII Preview Tournament St. Edwards Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate Averages

76 79 82 85 80.5

77 86 84 76 80.8

-- 80 85 84 83

153 245 251 245

T-46th 98th T-68th T-52nd

78 71 70 74 77 79 72 73 71 79 80 74 74.8

67 73 73 71 75 81 74 82 68 78 77 76 74.6

-- 70 75 72 -- 77 70 77 73 83 77 83 75.7

145 214 218 217 152 237 216 232 212 240 234 233

T-17th T-9th T-24th T-21th T-18th T-33rd T-4th T-12th T-15th T-51st 38th T-71st

Raj Samra

Western Washington Invitational NCAA DII Preview Tournament Sonoma State Invitational Dennis Rose Invitational Cal State San Marcos Invitational St. Edwards Invitational Point Loma Invitational Southern California Intercollegiate GCU/Thunderbird Invitational Hanny/Stanislaus Invitational CCAA Championships NCAA Division II Super Regionals Averages

Stroke Average Keith Okasaki Raj Samra Michael Neustadt Billy Olsen Ryan Bailey Austin Alfonso Justin Gabbert Bryan Olshock

74.2 75.0 76.3 76.7 76.9 79.1 79.3 81.1

Team Stroke Average

77.3

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UCSD Athletics 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

This is UCSD Athletics... • Triton teams have captured 29 National Championships while 37 teams have finished as National Runners-Up. 44 others have achieved National Third Place honors. All told, UCSD has won a total of 171 national, regional, and conference championships. • Individually, 130 Triton student-athletes have captured National Championships and a remarkable 990 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 140 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. • In 2008, UCSD was ranked first in Division II and 20th overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association Power Rankings, which are based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength, and athletic prowess of the university. • In 2008-09, UCSD posted a Seventh Place Finish out of over 300 schools in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level in 2000, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on eight different occasions and finished second overall twice. • Beginning in 2005-06, UCSD has won the last four California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner’s Cup titles, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the CCAA.

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

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

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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


Earl W. Edwards 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

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 four straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners Cup titles in 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09, 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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Athletic Performance / Sports Medicine 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

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wo integral parts of the UC San Diego athletics 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 planned and monitored out by Interim Director of Athletic Performance Stacy Peterson. Peterson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Triton athletics and represents the only full-time strength and conditioning coach in the entire CCAA. The Tritons work out in the RIMAC weight room, which is over 12,000 square feet in size and features state of the art equipment. The 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 Athletics Department as one of the premiere intercollegiate programs in the country. The UC San Diego Sports Medicine Center is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic-related 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.

Kevin Messey

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 Stacy Peterson

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Community Outreach 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

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he University of California, San Diego Department of Athletics is committed to actively participating in the community through a variety of outreach events and services. Student-athletes from 23 sports participate in a wide range of service and outreach programs in and around the San Diego area. In 2003-04 the Tritons began the “Team Up!” program. This program assists local elementary schools that do not have a physical education component in their current curriculum. UCSD student-athletes provide healthy physical activity and create an environment for elementary school students that foster positive thinking and team building. The program was run at the Del Mar Heights Elementary School in the morning hours prior to school starting and during the students’ lunch periods during the past two years. Triton student-athletes make the holidays brighter for 12 families in the San Diego area on an annual basis, providing a plethora of gifts and holiday cheer. Triton teams paired up and each tandem purchased presents, food, and goodies to deliver to their adopted family before the holidays. Families were selected by the Neighborhood House Association which runs the Head Start programs throughout San Diego County. Studentathletes 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 studentathletes held a bake sale during the Annual Sun God Festival on the UCSD campus. Each team brought baked goods for a sale in the evening prior to the festival’s main event. The goal at each CCAA member institution was to raise $1 per student-athlete. Triton student-athletes far exceeded this goal, raising over $1,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2005. Additionally, the Intercollegiate Athletics Department holds an annual Blood Drive to benefit the American Red Cross. All coaches, staff and out of season student-athletes participated in the blood drive, while those student-athletes who were in season recruited other students on campus to donate blood on their behalf.

UCSD ATHLETICS COMMUNITY OUTREACH Volunteer Connection Adopt-A-Family 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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UCSD: Youngest of the Best 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF

UCSD: THE INSTITUTION 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 nearly five 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 4.08 in the fall of 2009. UCSD ranks 7th nationally among major research universities sending students abroad in full-year programs. Economic Impact: UCSD’s contributes more than $7.2 billion in direct and indirect spending and personal income each year to the California economy and generates 39,000 jobs, according to a study by CBRE Consulting. The university’s faculty and alumni have created at least 193 start-up companies, including many local biotech companies. UCSD is the 3rd largest employer in San Diego County with nearly 26,000 employees. 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; Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and Institute of the Americas.

UCSD: ACADEMIC RANKINGS • U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego as the 7th best public university in the nation, and 35th among the nation’s top 50 universities. Also, in its 2009 survey of graduate programs, U.S. News ranks the School of Medicine 6th among the nation’s public medical schools and the Jacobs School of Engineering 7th among the nation’s public engineering schools. U.S. News also ranks UC San Diego 14th among national universities in the category of “Up and Coming Schools.” • UC San Diego is ranked the 2nd best university in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s 2009 College Guide, based on the positive impact the university has had on the country. • UC San Diego is ranked 10th in the nation in the quality of its faculty. The National Research Council. UC San Diego is currently where eight Nobel Laureates call home, adding to the total of 16 in school history. • Thomson Scientific ranks UC San Diego the 7th highest-impact research institution in the nation from 2001-2005, based on the citation impact of published research in science and the social sciences. • UC San Diego was named the “hottest” institution in the nation for students to study science by Newsweek and the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide. • The Princeton Review’s annual college guide ranks UC San Diego as the 7th best value among public universities in the nation. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks UC San Diego 10th nationally for best values in public colleges. UC San Diego graduates rank 3rd nationally in salary earnings among public universities, according to Forbes.com.

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San Diego: America’s Finest City 2009-10 UC SAN DIEGO MEN’S GOLF 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” for 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 alike.

San Diego Harbor

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. Sea World

Mission Bay

Petco Park

Coronado Municipal Golf Course

California Tower

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La Jolla Pier

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