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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: Wednesday 09/20/2010 
by UCSD
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.


Monday, October 20
M Golf at Day One
All Day
Seaside
Tuesday, October 21
M Golf at Day Two
All Day
Seaside
Friday, October 24
W Tennis at Cal State Northridge Tournament
All Day
Northridge
W Soccer at Sonoma State
12:30 PM
Rohnert Park
M Soccer at Sonoma State
3:00 PM
Rohnert Park
W Volleyball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
7:00 PM
Carson
Saturday, October 25
Cross Country vs. Triton Classic
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Water Polo at Loyola Marymount
1:00 PM
Los Angeles
W Volleyball at Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
Los Angeles
Sunday, October 26
W Crew vs. Row for the Cure
6:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Crew vs. Row for the Cure
7:30 AM
Mission Bay
Fencing at San Diego Open
9:00 AM
San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)
W Soccer at Humboldt State
11:30 AM
Arcata
M Soccer at Humboldt State
2:00 PM
Arcata
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Birch Aquarium (mid-ad)