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UCSD students visit various booths on Ridgewalk outside RIMAC Arena on Monday.
Triton Power Hour Kicks Off First Day of UCSD’s Welcome Week
Release: Monday 09/20/2010 
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics department teamed with Student Affairs to host the 10th Annual Triton Power Hour on Monday in RIMAC Arena. Held on the first day of UCSD's Welcome Week, the event is designed to encourage members of the incoming class to get involved in activities and events around campus and to show support for Triton athletics.

The day's activities began just after 11:00 in the arena, where over 2,000 students gathered for a brief introduction to life on the UCSD campus. Presenters at the event included emcee's Gabi Hernandez (women's soccer) and Daniel Simmons (baseball), Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Penny Rue and number of other student-athletes. Alumnus John DeBello spoke about his time at UCSD and judged the annual Spirit Contest.

The new-look "cheerleaders" and dance team performed onstage and giveaways including an iPod, a surfboard and a mountain bike were handed out to winning students.

After the conclusion of the program inside, students were treated to lunch on the RIMAC patio and then had the opportunity to visit various booths from different entities on campus set up along Ridgewalk. The UCSD Athletics Department hosted a tent where new students could pick up posters, schedule cards and other souvenirs, while learning more about intercollegiate athletics and all that it has to offer.

Several coaches were on hand to mingle with the newcomers, while some teams, such as fencing and women's crew, used the opportunity to recruit walk-ons for their programs.

Sponsors for Monday's event included Chipotle Mexican Grill, Papa John's Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Home Plate Café, Pepsi, the UCSD Bookstore and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

Classes officially begin on Thursday with the 11th-ranked UCSD men's water polo team hosting Chapman University that evening. The Tritons and Panthers will square off at 6:00 p.m. at Canyonview Pool.

Thursday, October 20
M Water Polo vs. Concordia
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, October 21
M Soccer at Stanislaus State
4:30 PM
W Soccer at Stanislaus State
7:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. Humboldt State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, October 22
Cross Country at CCAA Championships
10:00 AM
Ontario (Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park)
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
Diversity and Inclusion
Hall of Fame (Middle Right AD)