And the Award Goes to…2017 Sports Club Winners!

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We wrapped up our season with the 2017 Sports Clubs Banquet, held on June 2nd at the Marina Village Bayview Room, which highlighted all the amazing things our athletes, coaches and teams accomplished this year. Sports Clubs had over 1300 athletes, 11 teams qualified for nationals, and over 190 hours of community service were completed by participants. We also honored 8 individuals for their talents and contributions to their teams and/or the program as well as 2 teams on their all-star performances in community building. And the award goes to…. Male Athlete of the Year Alberto Montilla – Field Hockey
  • Plays on the U21 USA Men’s National Team
  • Plays in a high-level league in LA on weekends
  • Scored multiple times in the Men’s Super Division at Cal Cup (Field Hockey Super Bowl)alberto
Chris Griebenow – Men’s Club Volleyball
  • Leader on and off the court
  • Has played volleyball for 17 years
  • Started in every position during the 16-17 season
  • Played internationally - summer 2016 chris g
Female Athlete of the Year Tran Huynh – Table Tennis
  • Co-Ed Varsity player, a team usually dominated by men
  • Carried women’s team to 1st in Divisionals
  • 1st Place in Women’s Singles
  • Competed at Nationals, winning Women’s Consolation Bracket tran
Captain of the Year Taylor Williams – Dance Team
  • Captain for 3 years
  • Balances schoolwork, research labs, sorority life, and her responsibilities as captain
  • Great communication, organization, & leadership skills.
  • Dedicated to her team and inspirational to her peers taylor
Coach of the Year Tiffany Coles – Women’s Club Water Polo
  • Full-ride to Long Beach State & then transferred to UCSD to play NCAA for a year
  • Coached Granite Hills High School for 6 years & UCSD for the past 3 years
  • Cares about individual athlete & team goals, and leads them to strong league performances
  • Hoping to lead the team to a National Championship tournament in the 2017-2018 season tiffany
Dustin Newell Memorial Award Hannah Caskey & Macey Rafter – Women’s Club Water Polo
  • They supported numerous other Sports Club teams throughout the 16-17 academic year and encouraged their team to attend SC community events.
  • They lead by example both in and out of the pool
  • Macey’s impact will be greatly missed by her team and the Sports Clubs Community next year
  • Hannah will be returning for the 17-18 season and continue to improve upon their success
  • They also represented both Recreation and Sports Facilities as Co-Chairs for the Sports Facilities Advisory Board hannahmacey
Jeff Simon Memorial Award Wing Ly – Women’s Rugby
  • On-field captain who was the first one to the field and the last one off
  • Would have been a contender for MVP, but tore her ACL in the fall of her senior season. She still attended every game, practice, team event, meeting, etc.
  • Helped develop new players with different drills and techniques and took on a coaching role throughout the season
  • Ever since freshman year has done everything to grow in the sport and is truly an inspiration to her teammates, coaches, & peers. wing 
The “One Team” Award Women’s Club Water Polo
  • Participated in every Sports Clubs Community event from Dodgeball and Challenge Course to the Campus Clean-Up.
  • Won the Sports Clubs Super Fan challenge by attending other games and supporting the most teams in the program this year. club water polo
The Community Service Award Dance Team
  • Participated in 4 community service events totaling 23 hours
  • Helped with Celebrate San Diego, an event that celebrated the San Diego community where over 12,000 people attended
  • Had almost full team participation at all events, including working with the Surfing Madonna Ocean Project with their annual Beach Run dance
 Thanks to all of our incredible Sports Clubs Athletes for another amazing year! If you are interested in joining a Sports Club you can find out more information and contact team captains directly here.   
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Summer Fun with Recreation

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Even though the academic year is coming to a close doesn't mean things stop at Recreation! Check out some of the awesome things we have going on this summer: Summer Fit-Yoga Pass Rave Card Fitness-Yoga Pass Our new Fitness-Yoga Pass is still available for purchase this summer! And no worries if you are only here for one summer session, since each summer session has a separate pass. So no matter if you are here for one session or two, the Fitness-Yoga Pass is here to help you stay in shape while you explore the 60+ classes offered each week! The pass gets you access to all those classes, including ones like yoga, zumba, cycling, and kickboxing, plus it only costs $50 for students during summer session 1, and $40 for summer session 2. IMG_0235 Intramural Sports It's always fun playing sports with your friends, so why not get a team together for intramurals this summer? You can chose from coed softball, soccer, and basketball, or men's softball. Registration opens late June, so start reaching out to friends to get a team together! Or if you'd prefer to meet new people, you can always sign up by yourself and be added to a team. FREE for students and Rec Card members all summer long. wakesurfing Mission Bay Aquatic Center Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water, and Mission Bay Aquatic Center can help you do so! MBAC offers sailing, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wake boarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, rowing, and windsurfing classes, or you can rent their equipment. DSC_0010 edited Outback Adventures Are you going on a trip this summer, but not sure where to get equipment? Outback Rental Shop can help you with all your gear needs! From sporting equipment to watersports to camping, they've got it all, and for great prices too. Or, if you are looking to go on an organized trip, Outback Adventures can plan, outfit, lead, and customize outings and team building events for your group. Check out our website for more information. slide8 Rec Classes Just like any other quarter, Rec Classes are still offered in the summer! It's the perfect time to learn a new activity or improve on an old one. There's swimming, surfing, scuba, circus arts, dance, martial arts, sports, and gymnastic classes with all different levels and times in each category, so the class should fit in easily with your schedule! DSC_0016 Facility Hours If you are taking summer classes, you'll automatically have access to the gym facilities this summer, but if you aren't, make sure to buy a Rec Card! Even if you are a student during the normal year, but not one during the summer, you'll need to buy one (or flex passes or day passes) to have access to all the facilities. Click here to see facility hours.
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