Student-Athlete Participation Information and Forms
Release: Thursday 06/10/2010 
by UCSD

Student-Athlete Participation Information and Forms

Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year! We look forward to another great year of Triton Athletics. Please read the following information to ensure you are aware of NCAA requirements.

Federal Graduation Rate 

At UC San Diego, our student body graduates from the institution at a rate of 87%!  Student-athletes graduate at an even higher rate, 92%! UC San Diego's four-class average graduation rate for the student body is 86% and 91% for student-athletes. 

These figures come from the University's most recent Federal Graduation Rates report (2009-10 Cohort).   The Federal Graduation Rate measures the percentage of students and students-athletes who graduate from an institution within the 6-year federal guideline.  Only first-time freshmen student-athletes who were on athletic scholarship during their first year of enrollment at the institution are included in the Federal Graduation Rate report.  

NCAA Academic Success Rate

Another measure of student-athlete graduation success is the NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate.  This annual report is a more comprehensive measure of student-athlete graduation rates at UCSD.  It measures the percentage of student-athletes, including transfers, who graduate from our institution within 6-years of their initial full-time collegiate enrollment, regardless of athletics aid.  If a student-athlete was on an NCAA athletics team during his/her first year of enrollment at UCSD, they are included in this report.  UC San Diego's 2016 Academic Success Rate is 94% - meaning 94% of our student-athletes, freshman and transfers, in the 2009 cohort, graduated within 6 years.  You can see the most recently released report here.

NCAA Initial Eligibility Standards
In order to be eligible for practice and competition at a Division II institution, incoming freshmen student-athletes must meet the NCAA’s initial eligibility standards. These standards consist of a combination of a core course pattern, GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Please click here for further information on NCAA initial eligibility requirements.

For questions regarding NCAA reporting or eligibility standards please contact Katie McGann, Associate Athletics Director (858.534.8700 or kmcgann@ucsd.edu).

Drug Testing Information
The NCAA randomly selects institutions and student-athletes for drug testing throughout the academic year, including the summer. All student-athletes are subject to drug testing before, during or after their competitive seasons. Student-athletes need to be aware of the NCAA Banned Drugs list and should check with the Athletic Trainers for any questions. Click here for the 2016-17 NCAA Banned Drugs list. Student-athletes who test positive are subject to at least a one-year suspension and loss of eligibility.

Many nutritional/dietary supplements contain NCAA banned substances. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate the supplement industry; therefore the purity and safety of nutritional/dietary supplements cannot be guaranteed. Impure supplements may lead to a positive drug test. The UC San Diego Athletics Department does not condone the use of nutritional/dietary supplements and the use of such supplements is at the student-athlete’s own risk. Student-athletes should contact Head Athletic Trainer Vanessa Yang (858.822.0895 or vayang@ucsd.edu) for further information.

Further information may also be found through the Center for Drug Free Sport, which sponsors a confidential Resource Exchange Center (REC) for student-athletes and athletics staff with questions about nutritional supplements The REC may be contacted toll free at 877.202.0769 or visit their website here. (When accessing the REC via the Internet, the required password is ncaa2.)

Student-Athlete Online Forms

Wednesday, September 27
M Water Polo vs. Loyola Marymount
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, September 28
M Tennis at ITA Regional Championships
All Day
La Mirada/Azusa
W Tennis at ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Azusa
Friday, September 29
W Soccer vs. Cal Poly Pomona
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
W Volleyball at Cal State San Bernardino
7:00 PM
San Bernardino
M Soccer vs. Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, September 30
Cross Country at Capital Cross Challenge
10:00 AM
Sacramento
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
Pomona
Sunday, October 01
W Soccer vs. Cal State San Bernardino
11:30 AM
UC San Diego
M Soccer vs. Cal State San Bernardino
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Tuesday, October 03
W Volleyball vs. Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, October 04
W Soccer vs. Cal State San Marcos
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, October 06
M Tennis at Aztec Fall Invitational
All Day
San Diego (SDSU)
M Water Polo at Loyola Marymount
3:00 PM
Los Angeles
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