September 8, 2007
Ryan Bousquet, who won a state championship in men’s cross country as a sophomore for Orange Coast College in 2001, died in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 27. Bousquet, 25, was dead on the scene in Anaheim and speed was believed to have been a factor, according to various reports. Bousquet transferred to OCC from Arizona State and competed for the Pirates for one year. He then transferred back to Arizona State. Recently, he had been an assistant coach for Esperanza High’s cross country program.
June 12, 2007
OMAHA, Neb. — The Road to Omaha finally reached an off-ramp for the UC Irvine baseball team Monday as the Anteaters, fresh off their Super Regional sweep at Wichita State, arrived by bus at the site of the 61st College World Series at storied Rosenblatt Stadium. Coach Dave Serrano's No. 4-ranked Anteaters (45-15-1) will square off against Arizona State (48-13) in their first game of the eight-team tournament. The game will be played Saturday at 11 a.m. Should UCI win, it would play again Monday at 4 p.m. A loss Monday would put the Anteaters into an elimination game Monday at 11 a.m. The tournament is broken down into two four-team brackets, both of which feature a double-elimination format identical to that conducted in the four-team regionals.
June 15, 2007
OMAHA, Neb. — On bus trips this season, the UC Irvine baseball team has gained inspiration from viewing DVD recaps of championship seasons posted by the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers and the 2002 Anaheim Angels. And based on comments by Anteaters Coach Dave Serrano Thursday, similar cinematic motivation will not be obtained from any team showings of "Rocky" or its sequels. "We didn't sucker punch somebody to win a heavyweight championship," Serrano said at a media conference at Rosenblatt Stadium, where the No. 4-ranked Anteaters (45-15-1)
December 15, 2006
IRVINE ? A pregame hug made Charli Turner Thorne feel old, when the Arizona State coach greeted her former player, Molly Tuter, UC Irvine's coach. But it didn't take long for the 40-year-old Thorne to get an extra kick on the sideline, as her Sun Devils made sure to give Tuter some gray hairs early. Arizona State, ranked 10th in the country, jumped out to a 20-point lead with 12 minutes, 42 seconds left in the first half and never looked back. The Sun Devils won the nonconference game, 75-46, Thursday night at the Bren Events Center, extending their winning streak to five games.
November 25, 2010
Collin Woods, the Arizona 5A-II Division Player of the Year last season who is ranked No. 48 among high school point guards by ESPN.Com, picked UC Irvine in the November signing period for men's basketball. The 6-foot-2 Woods averaged 17.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season at Horizon High in Scottsdale. He chose UCI over Air Force, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State, Fresno State and UTEP. Another early signee for the Anteaters is 7-0 center Thanos Thodos from Greece.
May 18, 2007
MEN'S GOLF NCCA West Regional TEMPE, Ariz. — The UC Irvine men's golf team is in 21st place following the opening 18 holes Thursday in the NCAA West Regional at the Arizona State University Karsten Course. The Anteaters shot a 1-over total of 289 to tie Nevada for 21st. UCLA leads at 20-under 268, South Carolina is second at 15-under 273 while Arizona State and New Mexico are tied for third at 13-under 275. UCLA's Erik Flores is the individual leader after shooting an 8-under 64 in the first round.
March 24, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. — This time there wasn’t a dramatic comeback or an extra inning. Top-ranked Arizona State took care of the No. 5-ranked UC Irvine baseball team and ended the Anteaters’ eight-game winning streak with a 15-hit attack on its way to an 11-3 victory to close out the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament Sunday. The last time the teams played, UCI rallied from a four-run deficit to knock the Sun Devils out of the College World Series, 8-7, in 10 innings last June.
March 9, 2002
Corradina and Salvatore Ragusa announce the engagement of their daughter, Tania Ragusa of Los Angeles, to Matthew Kirk Gouvion of Balboa Island. The bride-elect graduated from Alverno Heights Academy and cum laude from UC Irvine. The groom-to-be is the son of Nancy and Wayne Gouvion of Balboa Island and graduated from Corona del Mar High School and Arizona State University and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A Sept. 21 wedding is planned at St. Peters Church.
December 18, 2007
UC Irvine juniors Scott Gorgen and Ollie Linton have been named preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn. Gorgen, a pitcher, is the lone Big West Conference representative on the first team while Linton, an outfielder, is a second-team choice. Gorgen was 13-3 as a sophomore and earned third-team All-American honors after finishing the season tied for third in the nation in wins. The right-hander posted a 2.83 ERA, had three complete-game shutouts and pitched seven innings in another combined shutout.