Release: Sunday 12/11/2011 
Katherine Tse and the UCSD Swimming & Diving team host Cal Poly Sunday.
Katherine Tse and the UCSD Swimming & Diving team...
Courtesy: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics

Mon., Dec. 12---WBasketball---UCSD vs. Cal State San Bernardino---7:00 PM

Sun., Dec. 18---Swim & Dive---UCSD vs. Cal Poly---2:00 PM

Mon., Dec. 19---MBasketball---UCSD at Cal State San Bernardino---7:00 PM

Thu., Dec. 29---WBasketball---UCSD vs. San Francisco State---5:30 PM

Thu., Dec. 29---MBasketball---UCSD vs. San Francisco State---7:00 PM

Fri., Dec. 30---WBasketball---UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona---5:30 PM
Fri., Dec. 30---MBasketball---UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona---7:30 PM

Looking to extend its season-opening win streak to nine games (which would be the second best run in school history), Coach Charity Elliott's undefeated Women's Basketball team hosts CCAA foe Cal State San Bernardino (2-3/1-1) tonight at RIMAC Arena...The Tritons, 2-0 in conference play, have elevated themselves to a No. 5 national ranking...UCSD split with the Coyotes last season, each winning on the other's home floor.

After pulling themselves back up to .500 on the season Sunday afternoon, Coach Chris Carlson's Men's Basketball team (4-4) will take an eight-day respite from competition before stepping back into the CCAA wars at Cal State San Bernardino on Dec. 19.

The Tritons shot over 50% from both the field and beyond the arc and three players---Christian Hatch (19 pts.), Tyler McGrath (16) and Mike Meza (16)---scored in double figures in an 81-67 defeat of regional rival Dixie State yesterday at RIMAC Arena...Hatch hit 7-of-12 and snared a game high seven rebounds to shake off a mini-slump of his own (10 total pts. in the last two games)...Meza canned three treys, McGrath tallied six times at the charity stripe and sophomore point guard James McCann scored nine points and had four of UCSD's 20 assists...The Tritons, who led all the way after scoring 17 of the first 19 points, also took seven charges and blocked four shots.

In its first outing since the Arena Invitational in mid-November, the Swimming & Diving team welcomes Division I Cal Poly to Canyonview Pool this Sunday for its final dual meet of 2011... UCSD currently boasts eight men and 11 women who are automatically qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships which will be held next March in Mansfield, TX.

Triton Talk, UCSD's weekly online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, will be on hiatus for the next several weeks during the University's winter holiday break...The next edition is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 4.

The annual Athletic Department Blood Drive, held in conjunction with the American Red Cross is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the RIMAC Green Room...For more information or to make a donation, call (858) 534-8460.

The 2011 Triton Jam basketball carnival is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 11 at RIMAC Arena...The student event featuring both the Men's & Women's Basketball teams starts at 8:00 PM.

Longtime Golf Coach Mike Wydra was inducted into the Golf Coaches Assn. of America (GCAA) Hall of  Fame last week...Wydra, who led the Tritons to the NCAA Division III Championship in 1993 and has five runner-up national finishes to his credit, has been at the helm of the UCSD program for 32-plus years...The induction ceremony took place Dec. 5 in Las Vegas."

In addition to Wydra, two other Triton coaches picked up honors this fall... Both Brian McManus (women's soccer) and Denny Harper (men's water polo) were selected as Coach of the Year in their respective conferences and McManus followed that up with NCAA Regional Coach of the Year accolades.

The UCSD Athletic Dept. hosts a variety of sports camps and clinics throughout the year...For more information on available options, click  here

Want a quick & easy way to do your holiday shopping?...Just go online and visit ucsdskorfanshop.com...You can find Triton logoed t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more for all 23 sports with your choice of graphics...Show your colors or get a great gift for family and friends...That's ucsdskorfanshop.com.

Send questions and comments to tritons@ucsd.edu.

For more information on Triton sports, check our website at http://ucsdtritons.com.

Sunday, October 23
M Soccer at Cal State East Bay
11:30 AM
M Water Polo vs. UC Irvine
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Rowing at Head of the Charles Regatta
12:15 PM
Boston, MA
W Soccer at Cal State East Bay
2:00 PM
Thursday, October 27
M Tennis at SoCal Intercollegiate
All Day
Los Angeles
M Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
12:30 PM
San Bernardino
W Soccer at Cal State San Bernardino
3:00 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, October 28
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
Saturday, October 29
W Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
11:30 AM
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer at Cal Poly Pomona
2:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. Cal State San Bernardino
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, October 30
W Rowing vs. Row for the Cure
6:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Rowing vs. Row for the Cure
7:30 AM
Mission Bay
Fencing at San Diego Open
9:00 AM
San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)
Diversity and Inclusion
Hall of Fame (Middle Right AD)