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Tritons Set to Open the Season at Trojan Invite
Release: Thursday 10/04/2018 
by UCSD

LOS ANGELES – The University of California San Diego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to open their season at USC’s Trojan Invite tomorrow. The two-day event will take place on Friday and Saturday.

MEET INFORMATION

The Tritons will be competing against Cal State Bakersfield, UNLV and USC during three sessions across the weekend. The Friday session at Uytengsu Aquatics Center will start at 2 p.m., while the Saturday sessions will start at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sessions are expected to last approximately 90 minutes. 

MEET HISTORY

Last season, the Trojans solely hosted their annual diving invitational – which the Triton divers will compete in again this year from Nov. 9-11. USC has not hosted an invite for both swimmers and divers since the 2014-15 season. The Tritons did not compete at that event.

OPENING EARLY

The Tritons’ schedule may seem a little different this year. For over a decade, the season has started mid-October with their Blue vs. Gold exhibition. UC San Diego will still host the event, but it will take place on Oct. 20, following the Trojan Invite from Oct. 5-6 and the women’s home opener on Oct. 19. 

NEW SEASON, NEW CONFERENCE

The Tritons are entering their first year as part of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). Including UC San Diego, the conference consists of eight women’s teams and six men’s teams. All of the Tritons’ new foes are Division I teams.

ADDITIONS TO THE ROSTER AND COACHING STAFF

Entering his second year with the Tritons, Head Coach David Marsh’s first recruitin­g class is a diverse group of 25 newcomers that come from all across the United States and the world. Marsh has also brought on Head Diving Coach Liz Sanchez and Assistant Coach Kirk Kumbier, and elevated Marko Djordjevic to the position of associate head coach.

LAST TIME OUT

The Triton men and women are coming off of a historic season. The teams won their 10th-consecutive Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference (PCSC) Championships titles. Following that, 24 Tritons competed at the NCAA Championships, racking up 23 All-America distinctions and 20 All-America honorable mentions while setting two program records.

WHAT’S NEXT

After the Trojan Invite, the Tritons return to San Diego. The women will host Boise State, San Diego State and UC Davis at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19. Admission to all meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center is free.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

In addition to following the Triton swimming and diving teams on the website, keep up with them all season long on social media through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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.

Follow The Tritons For complete coverage and information regarding UC San Diego Athletics, follow the Tritons online at UCSDtritons.com and through social media on Twitter (@ucsdtritons), Instagram (@ucsdtritons) and Facebook (ucsdtritons).

 

#GoTritons

 

Saturday, October 27
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2:30 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Friday, November 09
Swimming & Diving at Trojan Diving Invitational
All Day
Los Angeles (USC)
Saturday, November 10
Swimming & Diving at UCLA (W)/UC Santa Barbara
11:00 AM
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Wednesday, November 28
Swimming & Diving at Winter National Championships
All Day
Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
Thursday, November 29
Swimming & Diving at Day One
All Day
Las Vegas, NV (UNLV)
Friday, November 30
Swimming & Diving at Day Two
All Day
Las Vegas, NV (UNLV)
Saturday, December 01
Swimming & Diving at Day Three
All Day
Las Vegas, NV (UNLV)
Thursday, January 03
Swimming & Diving vs. UIW/San Jose State (W)/Wyoming
12:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Saturday, January 05
Swimming & Diving vs. Cal State East Bay (W)/CSUB/LMU
12:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Saturday, January 12
Swimming & Diving at Cal Poly
11:00 AM
San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
Friday, January 18
Swimming & Diving at Bruin Diving Invitational
10:30 AM
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Saturday, January 19
Swimming & Diving vs. California Baptist
12:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
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