Tritons Go Undefeated at Team Invitational
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men’s and women’s fencing teams went undefeated as host of Saturday's Team Invitational at Main Gym on campus.
The Triton men finished 26-1 over club-team UC Irvine, 27-0 over club-team Arizona State, and 24-3 over fellow NCAA competitor Caltech.
The women followed suit by going 26-1 against UC Irvine, 27-0 over Arizona State, and 27-0 over Caltech.
Next up for UC San Diego is the NCAA West Regional, hosted by the Tritons at RIMAC Arena on Sunday, March 10. Also competing will be Air Force, Caltech, Incarnate Word, and Stanford.
The West Regional will serve as a qualifier to the NCAA Championships, hosted by Cleveland State University from March 21 to March 24. Last year, UC San Diego qualified five fencers for nationals, the team's most since 2008.
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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 the summer of 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 pre-eminent 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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