UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETIC UPDATE (May 27, 2013)
Release: Saturday 05/26/2013 
by UCSD
The UCSD Women's varsity eight goes for the NCAA title this weekend in Indianapolis.
The UCSD Women's varsity eight goes for the...
Courtesy: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Fri., May 31---MCrew---UCSD at IRA National Championships---7:00 AM
Fri., May 31---WCrew---UCSD at NCAA Championships---8:10 AM

Sat., June 1---MCrew---UCSD at IRA National Championships---7:00 AM
Sat., June 1---WCrew---UCSD at NCAA Championships---7:30 AM

Sun., June 2---MCrew---UCSD at IRA National Championships---7:00 AM
Sun., June 2---WCrew---UCSD at NCAA Championships---TBD


HOWE’S SEVENTH TOPS UCSD CONTINGENT AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sophomore javelin thrower Nash Howe was the Tritons’ lone scorer at last weekend’s NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Pueblo, CO…Howe, who ranks No. 2 all-time at UCSD in his specialty, grabbed seventh place with a heave of 214-11…Teammate Kiley Libuit was 18th in the same event (187-11) and on the women’s side, senior Jessica Miklaski, competing in her third NCAA javelin competition, had to settle for 20th with a mark of 122-6…Two Tritons finished ninth, one spot outside of point-scoring range…They were junior Clint Rosser, who came up just short of his career best by clearing 16-2.75 in the pole vault, and sophomore Sabrina Pimentel, who clocked 2:13.35 (almost two seconds slower than her time in the previous day’s prelim) to collect ninth in the 800…Senior A.B. Shaheen (17th/hammer/180-4) and freshman Kristin Sato (18th/triple jump/38-8.75) rounded out the UCSD roster…Howe’s points left the UCSD men in a tie for 45th in the team scoring…For more Track & Field news, click here.

Watch Saturday’s post-event interview with sophomore Nash Howe.

WOMEN’S CREW RETURNS TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHP COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND
First-year Coach Colin Truex and the varsity eight will sport UCSD’s blue & gold colors at this weekend’s NCAA Division II Women’s Rowing Championships, May 31-June 2 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis…The Tritons were an at-large selection, completing the six-team field as the No. 6 seed…UCSD, back in the NCAA regatta after a four-year hiatus,  will square off against top-seeded Barry and Central Oklahoma in Friday’s first round heat (8:10 AM Pacific) with the winner advancing directly to Sunday’s grand final (6:50 AM Pacific)…The other two boats will move into Saturday’s repechage from which the top two finishers will earn their way into the grand final…Friday’s other opening round skirmish will feature No. 2 seed Nova Southeastern, Western Washington and Mercyhurst…Directing the UCSD eight will be coxswain Catherine Sheffler and Truex will choose his eight rowers from a 10-person travel roster made up of  Shruti Kamath, Mary Beth Bilder, Kelsey Henck, Rachel Schneiderman, Ashley Travaglione, Michelle Robbins, Kelly Peterson, Claire Duesdieker, Alyssa Dixon-Word and Caitlyn Belza…Click here for more information on Women’s Crew.

       

IRA CHAMPIONSHIPS ON TAP FOR MEN'S CREW
For the second time this year, Coach Zach Johnson’s Men’s Crew will head to Lake Natoma in the Sacramento suburb of Rancho Cordova, this trip to compete in the annual Intercollegiate Rowing Assn. (IRA) National Championship…The three-day regatta, which will run Friday through Sunday, features many of the country’s storied rowing programs including Washington, Harvard and Cal…Johnson will send his varsity eight---Scott Kennedy, John Buda, Mark Bennett, Forrest Sundquist, Brendan Stainfield, Kyle Wilson, Zack Attaran, Zach Antunes and coxswain Sean Dougherty---against 23 other entrants in Friday’s heat races…The winners from each of four heats will move directly to Saturday’s top semi-final with the other boats fighting it out for positions in the afternoon repechage races…The finals (in each of four divisions) will run Sunday…The Tritons last went to the IRA Championship in 2011 when it was held in Camden, NJ…For complete Men’s Crew updates, click here.

NEWS & NOTES
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Triton Talk, UCSD’s weekly online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, will take a one week break and be back at its regular slot on ucsdtritons.com next week.

Seven members of the Triton Men's Volleyball team were recognized by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) on its 2013 All-Academic team...The UCSD players honored were Carl Eberts, Chase Frishman, Sebastian Brady, Cheyne Hayes, Mike Brunsting, Fred Stahl and Garrett Dempsey...UC San Diego was tied with Stanford for the most players selected.

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

The annual Athletics Recognition Dinner, honoring UCSD student-athletes, coaches and supporters, is scheduled for Thursday, June 6…For more information, call (858) 534-4211.

The fifth annual Triton Athletes’ Council (TAC) DodgeBall Tournament, benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation, was won by Victorious Secret (women’s volleyball & men’s basketball) Friday night at RIMAC Arena…The winners knocked off Silent D (men’s & women’s soccer) in the finals of the 20-team tourney which raised just over $1,000.


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