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Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

SPORTS SHORTS

BEST–EVER NCAA FINISH
Powered by individual national championships from juniors Matt Herman, Muir ’14, and Alex Henley, Warren ’12, and freshman Nick Korth, Revelle ’14, the Swimming & Diving teams posted their best-ever combined performance at the recent NCAA Division II Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The Triton men were second in the final team standings—their highest placement since moving to Division II in 2001—and the women grabbed third place for the ninth time in the last 11 years.

Herman, a distance specialist from San Anselmo, captured both the 1,000-meter (9:02.67) and 1,650-meter (15:12.78) freestyle, setting a new UCSD school record in each. Teammate Korth, in his first national meet, also established a new UCSD standard in winning the 200-meter breaststroke (1:57.19). Henley, whose 200-meter butterfly (2:00.08) victory was the third NCAA title of her Triton career, also recorded a pair of seconds and third at the meet while erasing four school records.

“I can honestly say I’ve never seen a team come together and step up to the challenge like we did,” says  Scott McGihon, head coach. “I’m very proud of our team.”

LET THERE BE LIGHT
On Saturday, January 29, more than 250 alumni, family and friends helped the Baseball team celebrate another milestone—the installation of lights at Triton Ballpark. Following a sit-down dinner and program on the infield, Coach Dan O’Brien, Muir ’97, and major donor Gary Jacobs, Revelle ’79, made the call to Musco Lighting representatives, who flipped the switch. After the ceremonies, the Tritons played an exhibition game against Point Loma.

Jacobs and fellow UCSD Athletic Board member Bill Scripps were largely responsible for funding the project, while Athletic Board co-founder Jim Morris sponsored the “Light It Up” event.

To see video, visit youtube.com/ucsdathletics.
—Ken Grosse

NET GAINS
Coach Eric Steidlmayer, Muir ’96, and his team are enjoying the finest start of his 13-year career at the helm of the Men’s Tennis team, with 13 consecutive wins and 11 consecutive post-season appearances. Leading the blue and gold has been senior Erik Elliott, Warren ’11 (left), who plays No. 1 on the singles ladder and teams with sophomore Austin West, Warren ’12, in the top doubles slot. In a recent 5-4 Triton win over second-ranked Barry (Fla.), Elliott upended the country’s top-rated individual, Emanuel Fraitzl.


COME ON DOWN

MAY
12 Colin McAllister
8 p.m., Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Faculty guitarist’s repertoire ranges from jazz to experi­mental and classical music.
13 Sun God Alumni Experience
16 Camera Lucida
8 p.m., Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Bach’s Art of Fugue 2, Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, KV 452, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor
17 Fourth Annual Press Rewind Student Film Festival

8 p.m., The Loft
17 San Diego Club Happy Hour
18 London Club Happy Hour
18-21 Chamber Opera
7 p.m., Conrad Prebys
Music Center, Experimental Theatre
Music by Erik Satie and Morton Feldman, performed by grad-program vocalists under the direction of Susan Narucki.
19 Fourth Annual Up&Coming Student Film Festival
8 p.m., The Loft
21 Los Angeles Club Garden Tour
South Coast Botanical Garden
24 UCSD Gospel Choir
8 p.m., Mandeville Auditorium
Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir performs African-American spirituals, gospel and blues.

JUNE
Fabulous at Fifty: Fifty Years of Collecting
Geisel Library

View UCSD’s most celebrated collections, from rare editions of early Pacific voyages to unique documents and posters from the Spanish Civil war. (Through July 4)
2 Wind Ensemble
8 p.m., Mandeville Auditorium
Directed by Robert Zelickman, the ensemble performs a variety of popular and classical music.
11 San Francisco Club Happy Hour
11-12 Commencement
12 Alumni Travel: Normandy and Paris
15 London Club Happy Hour
16 Inspiring Minds: An Evening with UCSD Faculty

17-19 Alumni Weekend
Alumni & Family Night at Birch Aquarium
17 Alumni Beach Party and Surf Invitational
18 Alumni Celebration: 50 Years. 50 Leaders
18 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Details online at alumni.ucsd.edu/alumniweekend
25 San Francisco Club Habitat for Humanity
28 San Diego Club Happy Hour

6:30 p.m., U.S. Grant

JULY
9 Los Angeles Club Reading to Kids
11 Dr. Seuss’s Boids & Beasties

Main floor, Geisel Library
UCSD’s annual salute to Dr. Seuss, drawn from UCSD’s Seuss Collection. (Through September 30)

AUGUST
22 Alumni Travel: Scotland

SEPTEMBER
10-11 Summer Send-Off Picnics
Greet incoming students and their parents at family-style picnics throughout California.
26 Alumni Travel: Andalucia, Spain