Long hours and hard work paid off for UC Merced’s intercollegiate athletics program last week when the California Pacific Conference’s 2014-15 awards were announced. For the first time in conference history, one school earned every departmental award.
UC Merced Director of Recreation and Athletics David Dunham was selected as the Cal Pac Athletic Director of the Year. UC Merced was also named the top institution in the categories of sportsmanship, sports medicine and sports information.
A day off meant a day of service for some UC Merced students and staff and faculty members who volunteered to help spruce up Luther Burbank Elementary School in Merced as part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
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.
Junior Aki Chambers has been there for every stage of men's basketball at UC Merced. He played intramural basketball as a freshman, then started the men's club team with fellow student Daniel Castillo.
MERCED — The University of California, Merced, announced today it has named John Sykes as men's basketball coach and Allen McCreary as women's volleyball coach. They are the first coaching hires for the budding sports program, which will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this season.
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