UCI earned a 23-20 advantage over the 49ers, clinching with a baseball sweep of their conference series, May 28-30.
Victories recorded by UCI teams in the 2009-10 school year included men's basketball, men's volleyball, women's volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's water polo, women's soccer, women's tennis and men's golf.
— From staff reports
UCI's Collins honored
The UC Irvine Alumni Assn. recognized senior Lauren Collins as the Outstanding Student-Athlete at the 40th annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony May 13 at the Fairmont Newport Beach.
She was one of 18 individuals honored for their commitment to UCI. Awardees were selected by a committee of alumni, faculty, students and volunteers.
Collins won the high jump at the 2009 Big West Conference Track & Field Championships with a school-record mark of 6-11/4 and she finished 10th in the high jump at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
She broke her own school record in the heptathlon with 5,549 points in winning the Northridge Spring Break Open in March, 2009. She ranks No. 2 all-time at UCI in the 100-meter hurdles (13.96).
Collins won the heptathlon at the 2007 Big West Conference Championships with a then-school-record total of 5,512 points.
The sociology major was a four-time Big West scholar-athlete. She was recognized as UCI's 2009-10 female Big West Scholar-Athlete of the Year and UCI's 2009 female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Collins was sidelined for the latter part of the 2010 season with a foot injury.
—From staff reports
Clark, DuFault shine
Sophomore Carson Clark and junior Jordan DuFault were named All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation by a vote of men's volleyball coaches.