December 11, 2008
Michael Yang and Jerry He, No. 54 and No. 68, respectively, in the American Junior Golf Assn. national rankings, have signed national letters of intent to compete next season at UC Irvine, Anteaters men’s golf coach Paul Smolinski said. Yang, a native of Taiwan who attends The Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla., received honorable mention in voting for the 2008 AJGA All-America team. Yang won the 2008 AJGA Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic title (66-71-70), was fifth in the Future Collegians World Tour’s IMG Leadbetter Open and tied for 17th at the Western Junior Championship.
December 4, 2008
Scott Kevorken, a 6-foot-9 senior at Westlake High who helped the U.S. youth national team win a gold medal at the NORCEDA Youth Continental Championships in August, leads a list of three recruits who have signed national letters of intent to play men’s volleyball at UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach John Speraw said. Kevorken, a middle blocker, was a team MVP last season, when he earned first-team All-Marmonte League, second-team All-Ventura County and third-team All-CIF Southern Section laurels.
March 24, 2003
The UC Irvine Anteaters knocked off the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers in women's tennis Sunday, 4-3, to improve to 10-7. Jenny Bowman, Anna Bentzer and Hui Leow, playing in the 2-3-4 slots, picked up singles victories, and Benzter and Christie Posner, along with Leow and Amy Tranckino were victorious in doubles. -- Nonconference UCI 4, Nebraska 3 Singles -- Ostermann (N) def. Chang, 1-6, 6-4, 10-4; Bowman (UCI) def. Harvey, 6-1, 7-5; Bentzer (UCI)
March 29, 2003
ANTEATER BALLPARK -- Washington State University's Cougars struck for three runs in the first inning, scored two more in the second and never trailed en route to an 8-4 nonconference baseball victory over the UC Irvine Anteaters Friday night. The Cougars unleased a 12-hit attack behind starter Tony Banaszak, who went the distance, striking out five and walking two, while allowing four earned runs for his first victory in seven decisions. Jordan Szabo, Kyle Ryckebosch and B. J. Eucce all went 2 for 4 with a double for the Anteaters.
January 2, 2010
Golfers bound for UCI Men’s golfers Allan Jun and Pete Fernandez have signed national letters of intent to play at UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach Paul Smolinski announced. Jun, an Oceanside resident, is competing for El Camino High and is ranked No. 32 nationally in the Boys’ Golfweek rankings and No. 82 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings. He won the Future Champions Golf San Diego Junior Masters in July and the San Diego Junior Golf Assn. Paul Benoit Memorial in May. He also qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur in July.
June 8, 2009
Corona del Mar High product Juliane Piggott will transfer from UCLA to play women’s volleyball at UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach Paula Weishoff announced Monday. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter, the Newport-Mesa Player of the Year as a senior in 2006, played two seasons at UCLA. She averaged 1.98 kills per set last season, while posting 35 total blocks and nine ace serves. She was also the Pacific Coast League MVP and an All-CIF Southern Section performer at CdM. In other UCI women’s volleyball news, Chelsea Ellis, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker who was a junior last season, has left the program due to academic issues.
November 10, 2011
Alex Young, a 6-foot-1 point guard who was the 2011 Oregon 4A Player of the Year, has signed a national letter of intent with the UC Irvine men's basketball program. Young averaged 20.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.1 steals as a junior last season at Phoenix High in Phoenix, Ore. He led the Pirates to their first state championship in 60 years. "I am truly excited to add Alex Young to our basketball family at UC Irvine," Anteaters Coach Russell Turner said. "He is a proven winner and brings the game and character qualities that will help us continue to elevate our program.
April 19, 2012
Conor Clifford, a 7-foot center who averaged 15 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 blocked shots and shot 67% from the field for Ocean View High, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men's basketball for UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach Russell Turner announced on Tuesday. "I'm really excited to add a true big man to our roster with the signing of Conor," Turner said of Clifford, who was named second-team All-CIF Southern Section Division 2AA after helping the Seahawks finish 24-4. "Conor is a tremendous player, student and person of incredible character.
September 25, 2002
52, UC Irvine ... The Anteaters' men's basketball coach for the past five years ... Guided Irvine to its second straight Big West Conference regular-season championship last season, as the Anteaters shared the title with Utah State. UCI had never won a title prior to the 2000-01 season ... Led the Anteaters to a 21-11 record, the first back-to-back 20-win seasons in the school's history, as his squad finished 25-5 the previous year... In March 1997, he became UCI coach after leading Cal State Bakersfield to three NCAA Division II titles in five years ... Is part of an elite list of only six coaches in NCAA basketball history (Divisions I and II)