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UC San Diego hires former WNBA coach to lead women’s team

Heidi VanDerveer

Heidi VanDerveer, currently the head coach Occidental College and former head coach of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, has been named the new head coach of the UC San Diego women’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards announced Friday.

UC San Diego’s move to Division I gets ‘no’ vote

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After a vote that took more than two weeks by UC San Diego undergraduates, the Tritions will not be moving to the highest level of college athletics.

UC San Diego women’s basketball ranked No. 1 in USA Today/ESPN coaches poll

After picking up victories over Cal State East Bay and No. 24 Cal State Monterey Bay over the weekend, the UC San Diego women’s basketball team climbed to No. 1 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll that was released on Tuesday.

Tritons debut at No. 2 in preseason poll

Anne Wethe and the Tritons will debut at No. 2 in 2011. Courtesy UCSD

The UC San Diego women’s soccer team will debut at No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Preseason Poll, it was announced Monday.

2011-12 SDSU men’s basketball tickets on sale

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San Diego State men’s basketball season tickets for the upcoming 2011-12 campaign are on sale now. Fans are encouraged to act quickly as just over 1,000 chair back seats remain.

La Jolla’s Anne Cleveland set for Hall induction

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When Anne Cleveland was a little girl growing up in La Jolla Shores, her favorite pastime was to swim past the surf line and enjoy the peace and solitude of the ocean.

UCSD’s Gaito named California Collegiate Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year

Camille Gaito. Courtesy UCSD

Camille Gaito of the No. 1 UC San Diego softball team earned the honor of California Collegiate Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year, it was announced Tuesday by conference officials. Gaito becomes UC San Diego’s second straight and fourth student-athlete overall to be honored as the conference’s top women’s athlete.

Tritons crowned national champs

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For Patti Gerckens, the journey began 19 years ago. She was a young coach from New Jersey who inherited a program that had seen four head coaches in the previous six seasons. She had one part-time assistant. The team went 6-28 in her first season.

Tritons win first game at NCAA championship

UCSD pitcher Camille Gaito in action last week. Gaito allowed only two hits in Thursday's win against C. W. Post. Photo Phil Dailey

The UC San Diego softball team beat C. W. Post (Long Island, N.Y.) on Thursday morning, 7-0, in the Tritons’ first game of the Division II National Championship.

Tritons season comes to an end

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Alex Todd went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs and Kyle Jones finished with two hits and a run scored to lead No. 4 seed Sonoma State to an 8-5 victory over third-seeded Cal Poly Pomona in the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship game on Sunday afternoon at Triton Ballpark on the campus of UC San Diego.

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