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The foursome is the sixth class to be inducted into the UC San Diego Athletics Hall of Fame.
UC San Diego Will Add Four to Athletics Hall of Fame
Release: Wednesday 07/18/2018 
by UCSD

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is excited to announce that it will induct four new members into its Hall of Fame in 2018. The announcement was made Wednesday by Director of Athletics Earl Edwards.

The sixth class includes Heather Mauro (women's soccer, 1986-1990), James Nielsen (men's cross country/track and field, 1997-2001), Teresa Ohta (women's volleyball, 2001-2005), and Greg Schwarz (men's soccer, 1983-1987).

The inductees span the years of 1983 through 2005. Mauro will be the third women's soccer player to be inducted, while Schwarz is the third on the men's side as well. Nielsen is the fourth track and field student-athlete (second male) and Ohta becomes the fourth from the women's volleyball program.

"We are very proud of these four outstanding Tritons and are thrilled to welcome them into our Hall of Fame," said Edwards. "The collective accomplishments of this group are exceptional and each individual has played a major role in UC San Diego's remarkable success throughout the institution's history. I congratulate Heather, James, Teresa, and Greg on earning this well-deserved honor."

The foursome will officially be inducted during a ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 21, as part of UC San Diego's Homecoming/Hall of Fame Weekend.

In addition to the four inductees, the 1988-89 men's soccer team and the 1988-89 women's tennis team will be recognized as both Triton squads are celebrating the 30th anniversary of winning an NCAA national championship.

For details on all former honorees, please visit the UC San Diego Athletics Hall of Fame page.

To nominate an individual for future Hall of Fame consideration, please fill out either an electronic form or a printable mail-in form. Student-athletes may be considered for Hall of Fame induction 10 years after the completion of their eligibility. Coaches and staff qualify following three years of separation from UC San Diego.

Throughout its history of academic and athletic excellence, UC San Diego has won 30 team national championships and 138 individual titles. A remarkable 1,348 student-athletes have been named to All-America teams and 80 have garnered Academic All-America accolades.

HEATHER MAURO
Women's Soccer • 1986-1990
Torrance, Calif. • South High School
• NCAA DIII national champion (1989, first for the team)
• NCAA DIII national runner-up (1988)
• Qualified for NCAA DIII tournament all four years
• Two-time NCAA DIII All-America Second Team (1987, 1989)
• NCAA DIII All-Region First Team (1989)
• Team's Co-Most Valuable Player (1987)
• Team went 68-12-9 (.815) during her time
• Shares UC San Diego single-game marks with five goals and 10 total points (Sept. 17, 1989)
• Played in 85 of team's 89 matches over her four years
• Later served as department administrator (assistant athletics director)
• UC San Diego Top 10:
      - No. 1 career goals (70)
      - No. 1 career points (169)
      - No. 6 career assists (29)
      - No. 2 single season goals (23, 1989)
      - No. 2 single season points (56, 1989)
      - No. 4 single season goals (18, 1987)
      - No. 6 single season points (41, 1988)
      - No. 9 single season goals (16, 1988)
      - No. 10 single season points (39, 1987)

JAMES NIELSEN
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field • 1997-2001
Novato, Calif. • San Marin High School
• Two-time NCAA DIII Track & Field national champion in the 5000m (1999, 2000)
• Runner-up in the 10000m at 2000 NCAA DIII Track & Field National Championships
• Three-time NCAA DIII Track & Field All-American (1999, 2000 in the 5000m; 2000 in the 10000m)
• Two-time CCAA Track & Field champion (1500m in 1999, 5000m in 2001)
• NCAA DIII Cross Country All-American (1998)
• Placed 24th at 1998 NCAA DIII Cross Country National Championships
• Three-time NCAA DIII Cross Country All-West Region performer (1997, 1998, 1999)
• At NCAA DIII Cross Country West Regional, second in 1998 and 1999, seventh in 1997
• Two-time CCAA Cross Country champion (1998, 1999)
• Two-time All-CCAA Cross Country performer (1998, 1999)
• Three-time UC San Diego Athlete of the Year (1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01)
• UC San Diego Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete (2000-01)
• Two-time Academic All-American (1999-00, 2000-01)
• Two-time Academic All-District (1999-00, 2000-01)
• CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2000-01)
• NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (2000-01)
• Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete (2000-01)
• As a grad student, competed for Stanford
• Competed with the Nike Farm Team
• Represented Canada at the 2005 World Cross Country Championships in France
• UC San Diego Top 10:
      - No. 1 in 10000m (29:52.97)
      - No. 1 in 5000m (14:21.15)
      - No. 3 in 1500m (3:50.30)

TERESA OHTA
Women's Volleyball • 2001-2005
Cypress, Calif. • Whitney High School
• As a setter, the program’s career assists leader by almost 1,000
• Two-time NCAA DII All-America First Team selection (2003, 2004)
• West Region Freshman of the Year (2001)
• CCAA Player of the Year (2004)
• CCAA Freshman of the Year (2001)
• Four-time All-West Region pick, two of those first team
• Four-time All-CCAA pick, three of those first team
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (2001)
• Three-time UC San Diego Athlete of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004)
• UC San Diego Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete (2004)
• Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award (2004)
• Team went 106-19 (.848) during her time
• Team qualified for NCAA DII postseason all four years, reaching national semis in 2001
• Team placed first in CCAA in 2004 and second in 2001, 2002, and 2003
• Team was ranked No. 1 nationally in 2003 and in the top 10 all four of her years
• Team posted only undefeated CCAA season (18-0) in program history in 2004
• Team had a .938 winning percentage (30-2) in 2004, tied for highest in program history
• UC San Diego Top 10:
      - No. 1 career assists (4,749)
      - No. 7 career attack percentage (.306)
      - No. 10 career digs (1,084)
      - No. 1 single season assists (1,345, 2003)
      - No. 2 single season assists (1,329, 2004)

GREG SCHWARZ
Men's Soccer • 1983-1987
Rolling Hills, Calif.
• Led UC San Diego to four consecutive NCAA Division III Championship appearances
• UC San Diego was national runner-up in 1986 and national quarterfinalist in 1985
• Led UC San Diego to first 20-win season in program history, at 21-2 in 1985
• Team went 66-15-6 (.793) in his four years
• UC San Diego Athlete of the Year (1986-87)
• Assistant women's soccer coach at UC San Diego (1988, 1989, 1990)
• Helped Triton women win a national championship in 1989
• Triton women were national runner-up in 1988
• Assistant men's soccer coach at UC San Diego (1987)
• UC San Diego top 10:
      - No. 1 career goals (44)
      - No. 1 career points (109)
      - No. 5 career assists (21)
      - No. 4 single season goals (15, 1983)
      - No. 4 single season points (33, 1983)
      - No. 8 single season points (30, 1986)

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Friday, October 19
Swimming & Diving vs. Boise State (W)/San Diego State (W)/UC Davis (W)
2:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
M Soccer vs. Cal State L.A.
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Water Polo vs. Concordia University (Irvine)
6:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
W Soccer vs. Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Volleyball vs. Humboldt State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Saturday, October 20
Swimming & Diving vs. Blue vs. Gold (exhibition)
7:00 AM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Cross Country vs. Triton Classic
8:00 AM
UC San Diego
Swimming & Diving at Lancer Dive Invite
10:00 AM
Riverside (California Baptist)
W Volleyball vs. Sonoma State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Sunday, October 21
Fencing vs. San Diego Open
9:00 AM
UC San Diego (Main Gym)
M Soccer vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
11:30 AM
UC San Diego
W Soccer vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Monday, October 22
M Golf at Day One
8:00 AM
Seaside (Bayonet-Blackhorse)
Tuesday, October 23
M Golf at Day Two
8:00 AM
Seaside (Bayonet-Blackhorse)
Wednesday, October 24
M Tennis at Southern California Intercollegiate Championships
All Day
Los Angeles (USC Marks Tennis Stadium)
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