UC San Diego to Host Girls and Women in Sports Celebration and Festival
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego Athletics Department is teaming up with UC San Diego Recreation to host its inaugural Girls and Women in Sports Celebration and Festival on Saturday on the walkway outside of RIMAC Arena and Triton Softball Field. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. In the case of rain, the celebration will be moved to the RIMAC Arena lobby.
Fans are invited to come enjoy the festival’s food vendors, games, prizes, and community organization booths. Youth groups, Junior Triton Club, and other various members of the community will take part in the empowering celebration.
Additionally, the UC San Diego women’s soccer team, women’s volleyball team, and women’s rowing team will be on hand to sign autographs. For team captain Natalie Saddic of the women’s soccer team, she sees it as opportunity positively influence other women and girls.
“It’s important for women’s soccer to be involved in this event because we have consistently shown what hard work and a core belief system can accomplish for any group of women,” Saddic said. “Especially now that we have a female head coach, I think it’s a great time for us to step up and influence other women in our community.”
The No. 13 UC San Diego softball team will host Humboldt State for a four-game series on Friday and Saturday. Visit the softball schedule page for up-to-date information about game times. Admission to the softball games is free. All attendees at Saturday’s games will receive a free UC San Diego Tritons hat, while supplies last.
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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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