Tritons Set to Face MPSF Rivals During Weekend Road Trip Through California
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 3/11 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams hit the road this weekend, first traveling to UCLA and then to Cal Poly.
The action starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, as UC San Diego faces MPSF foe UC Santa Barbara and the women of UCLA at Spieker Aquatics Center. On Saturday, the Tritons travel north to San Luis Obispo for a dual meet with conference rival Cal Poly. The scheduled start time is 11 a.m. Friday’s meet will only consist of swimming, while Saturday’s will include diving as well.
Alumni and parents are invited to join the Tritons for dinner at UCLA’s DeNeve Commons Dining Hall on Friday following the conclusion of the meet. The cost is $17.75 per person for an all-you-can-eat buffet.
On Friday, the Tritons will be taking over the Instagram story for UC San Diego Athletics’ main account, @ucsdtritons. Junior Jack Spitser and sophomore Charlotte Meier will take fans behind the scenes with the team, showing what it is like for the Tritons before, during, and after the meet at UCLA.
EVENTS AT UCLA
200 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle Relay
EVENTS AT CAL POLY
400 Medley Relay
1 meter diving – 10 minute break
3 meter diving – 15 minute break
200 Freestyle Relay
The latest edition of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll was released on Jan. 9. The women rank third in the nation, while the men hold the 11th slot. The next poll will be released on Jan. 30.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons are coming off of an impressive showing at home. The men defeated CSU Bakersfield (169-131), while the women were victorious over CSU Bakersfield (171-126), Cal State East Bay (150-114), and LMU (154-106).
Next up, the divers will head to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational on Jan. 18 and 20. On Jan. 19 at noon, the swimmers and divers will honor the seniors with Senior Day as they host California Baptist for a dual meet at home. The meet will be streamed for free at UCSDTritons.TV. Corrie Falcon and Miles Himmel will be providing commentary during the meet.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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