FOGARTY, NGUYEN NAMED TOP SENIOR STUDENT-ATHLETES
Kelly Fogarty of the Track & Field team and Vincent Nguyen from Men's Tennis captured the top honors at last Thursday night's annual UC San Diego Athletics Recognition Dinner...The pair was recognized as the Outstanding Female and Male Senior Student-Athletes for 2010-11 in front of more than 600 in UCSD's Price Center Ballroom.
Fogarty was also among 20 individuals designated as "Athletes of the Year"...The other 19 were Camille Gaito, Kris Lesovsky and Jenn DeFazio from the NCAA Champion Softball team, Lisa Bradley, Sarah McTigue and Annette Ilg from Women's Soccer, Hanalei Crowell (Women's Water Polo), Roxanne Brunsting (Women's Volleyball), Alex Henley, Nick Korth and Matt Herman (Swimming & Diving), Nick Howe and Stephanie LeFever (Track & Field), Justin Gordon (Men's Crew), Tim Shibuya, Blake Tagmyer and Danny Susdorf (Baseball), Jared Kukuar (Men's Soccer) and Erik Elliott (Men's Tennis).
Softball Coach Patti Gerckens won the Excellence in Coaching Award, Adam Burgasser (UCSD '96), a former Triton diver was chosen as the Distinguished Alumni Athlete, junior Janessa Werhane from Women's Volleyball garnered the Husar/TAA Award for Campus & Community Service and John & Francene DeFazio were recipients of the Parents' Award...Women's Volleyball took the Team GPA trophy while Men's Crew and Women's Soccer were co-winners of the Leon T. Roach Team Spirit Award...The six seniors receiving the Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Awards were Allison Rudd (Track & Field), Brianna Alban (Cross Country), David Bakal (Soccer), Kasra Sarabakhsh (Soccer), Jennifer Burke (Crew) and Emilie Schnarr (Swimming).
MEN'S CREW ENDS 2011 CAMPAIGN AT IRA REGATTA
Coach Zach Johnson's Men's Rowing team concluded one of its finest seasons under difficult circumstances in Cherry Hill, NJ last weekend, finishing well back against the top Division I crews in the nation at the International Rowing Assn. (IRA) Championships on Cooper Lake...The Tritons placed 18th in the varsity eight and 15th in the junior varsity eight, both divisions won by University of Washington...The best UCSD performance was turned in by the Novice Eight which claimed 12th place...UC Berkeley captured the novice crown...Just making it into the IRA field was a major accomplishment as the Tritons were the only non-Division I program invited to the prestigious regatta which serves as the de facto national championship.
NEWS & NOTES
This week's edition of Triton Talk, UCSD's weekly online radio show with host Craig Elsten, is scheduled to include interviews with Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete Award winners Kelly Fogarty of Women's Track & Field and Vincent Nguyen of Men's Tennis, as well as Head Coach Ricci Luyties of the Women's Volleyball team.
Timmer Willing, a member of the UCSD Men's & Women's Tennis staffs for 10 years, was named the national Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by the International Tennis Assn. (ITA) last week.
UC San Diego Athletics offers a plethora of summer camp opportunities for every level of young athletes...For more information on this year's sports camp offerings, click here.
The 18th annual Triton Athletic Associates Golf Tournament is slated for Monday, June 13 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe...For more information on foursomes or sponsorships click here or call (858) 534-8460.
Triton alumni athletes are reminded that Homecoming 2011 is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, October 22...A detailed listing of events will be posted on the UCSD Athletic website in the near future.
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