May 22, 2002
UC Irvine sophomore Melissa Fernandez, the women's water polo team captain who was second in scoring for the Anteaters, has earned the program's first All-American honor. She received honorable mention from the American Water Polo Coaches Association. Fernandez scored 47 goals this season while leading the team in scoring in eight games. She strung together a team-best nine-game scoring streak. She was the only Anteater to be named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week by scoring three goals at fourth-ranked California, and four goals at 15th-ranked University of the Pacific during the week of March 4. Fernandez was a Big West Scholar-Athlete for the second consecutive year.
April 16, 2003
The UC Irvine men's volleyball team will visit Stanford at 7 p.m. Friday in its third appearance in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. The Anteaters (19-10, 12-10) are the No. 5 seed in the eight-team event, after posting a school record for regular-season conference victories. UCI finished tied with Cal State Northridge and the University of Pacific, but got the highest seed by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker. Stanford (17-11, 14-8)
November 17, 2002
Andrew Stoddard's three goals led No. 2 California past sixth-ranked UC Irvine, 11-7, in the final Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's water polo contest of the season for both teams at Spieker Aquatics Complex Saturday. The Golden Bears (16-5, 5-3) jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one quarter and led 7-3 at halftime. Attila Banhidy, Will Quist and Todd Hylton (Costa Mesa High) added two goals each for Cal. Russell Bernstein had eight saves in goal for the Bears.
February 12, 2002
SEATTLE - UC Irvine senior Kareen Nilsson placed third in the 3,000-meter race (9:50.12) at the University of Washington indoor track and field invitational Saturday. Freshman Amber Nefas finished fifth in the 400 meters (58.03) and sophomore Lauren Adams was ninth (58.76). Freshman Erin Curtis was sixth in the pole vault (11-11 3/4) and fourth in the consolation final of the 60-meter dash (7.90). Junior Tynisia Edwards placed seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 37-9 1/2 and sophomore Jenny Liou was eighth in the mile run (5:03.
March 3, 2004
UC Irvine senior All-American Jimmy Pelzel has been named Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year. The award recognizes a student-athlete who has participated in and made significant contributions to their sport and team and exhibited outstanding sportsmanship. Pelzel will be recognized at a banquet May 27 at The Westin South Coast Plaza. Over the past 33 years, the UCI Alumni Association has presented the Lauds & Laurels Awards to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of alumni, students, faculty, staff and community friends of UC Irvine.
April 27, 2008
WOMEN’S TENNIS UC Irvine 4, Cal State Northridge 0 INDIAN WELLS — The Anteaters breezed in the semifinals of the Big West Conference Tournament Saturday, advancing to today’s title match against regular-season conference champion Long Beach State at 9 a.m. at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Senior Becky Bernhard rolled at No. 1 singles, winning 12 of 15 games, while Rebecca Kwan and Jessica Broadfoot won in singles and doubles for the Anteaters (16-8)
February 16, 2004
Visiting Cal broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning and never looked back, defeating UC Irvine, 10-4, in a nonconference baseball game Sunday before 986 at Anteater Ballpark. The win allowed the Golden Bears (5-4) to avert a sweep in the three-game series, evening UCI's record at 2-2. Designated hitter R.J. Brown and right fielder Danny McCarthy paced UCI's six-hit attack with two hits apiece. UCI starter David Huff lasted three innings, giving up three runs on six hits.
February 13, 2005
The No. 18 UC Irvine women's water polo team (3-2, 1-0) upset No. 9 UC Santa Barbara 8-7 Saturday afternoon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match in Santa Barbara. The Anteaters stormed out the gates to take a 4-0 lead after the first period with two goals from sophomore Robyn Kaake and a goal each from freshman Jessica Lewis and senior Erica Nicholson. The Gauchos fought back as they cut the UCI lead to 5-4 at halftime. The Gauchos outscored UCI 3-0 to start the second half taking a 7-5 lead.
April 11, 2004
The UC Irvine women's golf team is in fourth place after the first day of the Peg Barnard invitational at the Stanford Golf Course. Host Stanford leads the 13-team field with a 295 after the first day. Denver is in second, eight shots behind with a 303. Washington is third at 304 and UC Irvine is fourth with a first round total of 306. San Jose State's Ashley Gomes is the tournament leader, shooting a 1-under-par 71...
June 9, 2004
UC Irvine senior middle blocker Kyle Weichert has been named an Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation scholar-athlete for men's volleyball. Weichert, a graduate student in urban and regional planning, was also named to the College Sports Information Directors of America All-America All-District VIII men's at-large first team this year. Chosen four times as UCI's Big West Conference men's scholar-athlete, Weichert averaged 2.06 blocks per game and was ranked 12th nationally and fourth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in blocking average (1.36)