The bond between the San Joaquin Valley and the University of California, Merced, continues to strengthen.
This past year, UC Merced's ongoing research endeavors produced new knowledge that serves the San Joaquin Valley's community and economy, while the university's burgeoning athletics program became another source of pride for the community.
Additionally, the campus' continued development serves as major source of economic investment during a difficult economy.
Sophomore Alexandria Curtis is doing something most students wouldn’t even consider — competing in two of UC Merced’s first varsity intercollegiate sports this fall while juggling a full college course load.
Spencer Castro is moving from one of the nation's most established research universities and most successful athletics programs to one building its reputation in both regards. He's also coming home, or close to it.
Men's basketball team travels to face two-time WCC champion Santa Clara on Nov. 11;
Women's volleyball to host first UC Merced home contest in any sport on Sept. 22
Men's basketball, women's volleyball and men's and women's cross country teams will begin competing at the varsity intercollegiate level in the 2011-12 academic year