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Triton Athletics To Feature On Fox Sports San Diego

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LA JOLLA, Calif. -- UC San Diego’s transition to NCAA Division I athletics is the topic of a special feature story this week that will air on Fox Sports San Diego’s popular Inside San Diego Sports.

Host Mike Pomeranz recently conducted interviews with Tritons athletic director Earl Edwards, men’s basketball head coach Eric Olen and softball head coach Patti Gerckens on a variety of topics related to the highly-successful program’s decision to move to the NCAA’s highest level of competition. The interviews were conducted during RIMAC Arena’s recent renovation, which made its debut yesterday at the student-focused Triton Mania and a special all student-athlete welcome back event.

Inside San Diego Sports will be televised several times during the week with its debut tonight at 10:30 p.m., following the San Diego Padres’ contest against San Francisco. Other showings are scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and Friday at 3:30 p.m.  The story should be available online following Friday's final showing.  

“We appreciate Fox Sports San Diego’s coverage of Triton athletics and, in particular, the program’s transition to NCAA Division I athletics and the Big West Conference,” said Edwards. “We are looking forward to expanding our relationships throughout the community and telling the great stories about our student-athletes in competition, in the classroom and beyond.”

Fox Sports San Diego can be found on the following digital cable and satellite television outlets:  AT&T U-Verse (1776), Cox (SD, 1056;  Las Vegas, 1096;  Tucson, 1073);  DirecTV (694); Dish Network (408); and Spectrum (SD, 322;  Carlsbad, 732; El Centro , 799; Palm Springs, 322; Yuma, 799; and Hawai'i, 227).

About UC San Diego Athletics
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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