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UCSD ALUMNI ATHLETES
The network of UCSD alumni athletes continues to expand and former Tritons are doing new and exciting things around the world. On an ongoing basis, we will keep you informed as to the whereabouts and activities of the men and women who once wore the blue and gold. To get an update of some of the former UCSD student-athletes that have worn the Triton uniforms proudly, please click on their names below to find out what they have been up to since graduation.
1998 – Roosevelt – History & Linguistics
A right-handed pitcher on the Triton Baseball team from 1995-98, Theo Robins compiled a 7-5 record while making 40 appearances as both a starter and reliever. As a freshman, he led the team in appearances, posted a 1.27 ERA and had two saves on a club that went 23-13.
After graduating with a double major in 1998, he attended Boston College Law School where he attained a degree in 2001. Since that time, Robins has worked in the New York City office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, a firm with 15 offices in the United States and abroad. His areas of focus are securities litigation, SEC/DOJ investigations into securities fraud and securities class actions.
He and his wife, Sima, also an attorney, live in Manhattan. Robins has continued to play baseball.
1989 – Marshall – History
A four-year starter on
Coach Denny Harper's Women's Water Polo team, Amanda Palmquist was the lone
freshman in the starting lineup for the Tritons' 1986 national championship-the
first at UCSD in her sport. The Tritons finished third in the nation in her junior season, runner-up her final
year and Palmquist was a second team All-American in 1988.
A Berkeley native, Palmquist has enjoyed a variety of experiences since
graduating from then Third College (now Marshall) in 1989 with a degree in U.S.
History and a minor in Sociology. She was part of the Peace Corps and U.S.
A.I.D. Costa Rica from 1990-92 before working at New Media Telecommunications
in 1993-94. After getting married (she met her husband in Costa Rica) and
having two children, she took a career hiatus to raise her family. Then, from
2005-08 Palmquist was with East Bay Restaurant Supply and also owned a car
repair business before coming back to the UC system in 2008. At that time she
stepped into her current position, issuing contracts for Capital Projects at UC
Twenty years after playing at UCSD, she rekindled her water polo career,
playing for Oakland Masters. Her team won the 40's Bracket at the Masters
MATT AMEROTrack & Field1998 – Muir – Animal Physiology & Neuroscience
An 800 m. specialist for
the Triton Track & Field team in the late '90's, Matt Amero was a standout
on both the track and in the classroom at UCSD. He was a team captain from
1995-97, was named Track Athlete of the Year in 1998 and graduated Magna Cum
Laude. He minored in economics, taught in the biology department, was on the
Triton Athletes' Council and volunteered at both the VA Hospital and Scripps
In 2002, Amero received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UC San
Francisco School of Dentistry. He did his residency at UCLA School of
Dentistry. He moved back to his hometown of Placentia, CA in 2003 and has been
practicing in nearby Yorba Linda since. Amero is involved with the local Rotary
Club and other community activities and stays active by biking, running and
playing softball. Pictured with girlfriend, Elyce.
Previous UCSD Alumni Athlete Updates:
Christina (Galdos) Bernstein - '95 - Swimming (10/16/2003)
Jaymie Bradford - '94 - Soccer (05/23/2007)
Kim (Vorsatz) Carey - '01 - Softball (11/05/2008)
Dana Chaiken - '91 - Softball (08/13/2004)
Jody Cook-Fisher - '99 - Volleyball (08/13/2004)
John Cross - 94- Tennis (08/18/2006)
Maggie Dwire - '00 - Cross Country/Track &Field (8/18/2006)
Brett Egusa - '93 - Soccer (11/05/2008)
Craig Gruber - '95 - Water Polo (10/16/2003)
Steve Hartsock - '97 - Swimming (05/23/2007)
Erik Judson - '91 - Baseball (10/16/2003)
Mike Kappes - '90 - Soccer (05/23/2007)
Molly McCorkle - '02 - Swimming (08/14/2008)
Michael Meyer - '03 - Tennis (06/10/2009)
Sam Nicols - '98 - Crew (10/16/2003)
Brandon Nixon - '85 - Basketball (08/13/2004)
Rick Nowak - '90 - Baseball (08/14/2008)
Evelyn (Kwok) Peelle - '03 - Swimming (06/10/2009)
Krista Poehler - '98 - Basketball (11/05/2008)
Kevin Prindville - '00 - Cross Country/Track & Field (08/13/2004)
Madelyn Ripken - '97 - Volleyball (08/14/2008)
Matt Seefeld - '90 - Baseball (06/10/2009)
Stacie Sasaki - '92 - Volleyball (08/13/2004)
Julie Swail - '95 - Water Polo (10/15/2003)
Ping Yeh - '99 - Tennis (10/16/2003)
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