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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 
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.


Tuesday, February 21
W Tennis vs. Eastern Michigan
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, February 23
W Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino
5:30 PM
San Bernardino
Men's Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino
7:30 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, February 24
M Golf at Day One
8:00 AM
Vallejo (Hiddenbrooke)
Softball at Cal State San Bernardino
12:00 PM
San Bernardino
W Water Polo at UCLA
12:30 PM
Irvine
Softball at Cal State San Bernardino
2:00 PM
San Bernardino
M Tennis vs. Holy Names
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Baseball vs. Cal State San Marcos
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, February 25
W Water Polo at TBD
TBA
Irvine
M Rowing vs. San Diego City Championships
7:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Golf at Day Two
8:00 AM
Vallejo (Hiddenbrooke)
Track & Field at Mangrum Invitational
10:00 AM
San Marcos
W Tennis at Cal State LA
11:00 AM
Los Angeles
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