Women's Water Polo Nicki Davidson Promoted to Associate Head Coach
“I am delighted to elevate Nicki to associate head coach as she has been beyond valuable to our program since she joined us,” lauded Kreutzkamp. “Her love of this team, and all things UCSD will continue to help us grow as we take the next step in this program’s future heading into the Big West.”
Davidson enters her third season with the Tritons. During her tenure with UC San Diego, she has been a part of back-to-back 20+ win seasons, back-to-back Western Water Polo Association Championships and two berths in the NCAA tournament.
Prior to her arrival to La Jolla, Davidson coached the La Cañada High School girl's water polo team from 2016-17 where she was named the Stars News Coach of the Year. Previously, Davidson spent two seasons as the head coach of the Cathedral Catholic High School girl's water polo program and oversaw the San Diego Shores 16 and under girl's team. She is currently in her fifth year as a USA Water Polo Development National Team assistant coach.
Collegiately, Davidson played for Pat Beemer at Wagner College for four years. She helped lead the Seahawks to a NCAA appearance in 2006 and was also a three-year member of the swim team.
UC San Diego (22-14) is coming off its seventh-consecutive WWPA Championship en route to advancing to the National Collegiate Water Polo Championship Quarterfinals. The Tritons will compete in their first season as a member of the Big West Conference in the spring of 2020.
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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 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 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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