Volume II, Issue 10: July 2010
Athletics

Athletics

Charles Jock sets fifth UCI record for 800 meters

Charles Jock
Charles Jock

UCI All-American runner Charles Jock won the 800 meters in record fashion July 11 at the North American, Central American and Caribbean under-23 track & field championships in Miramar, Fla.

Competing for Team USA, Jock placed first with a time of 1:45.65 at the Ansin Sports Complex, setting the UCI record for the fifth time this year and eclipsing the NACAC meet record of 1:48.19 established by Canada's Achraf Tadili in 2002.

In June, the sophomore finished seventh in the 800 at the USA Championships, breaking his previous school record of 1:46.17 that he set at the NCAA Championship semifinals in Eugene, Ore.

Jock recently became UCI's first male All-American in track & field since Mike Beerer (hammer throw) in 2006 and the Anteaters' first runner to earn the honor since Richard Graves (5,000 meters) in 1988.

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Daniel Bibona wins Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Daniel Bibona
Daniel Bibona

UCI pitcher Daniel Bibona has won the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for baseball.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty & Achievement for Staying in School, the CLASS Award is given to an NCAA Division I senior with notable success in four areas — community, classroom, character and competition. Winners are determined by a nationwide vote of coaches, fans and members of the media.

Bibona, a two-time Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year, was the St. Louis Cardinals' eighth-round draft choice. Eight UCI players from the 2010 team were drafted by major league teams.

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John Chin first UCI men's golfer to receive All-America honors

John Chin
John Chin

Senior John Chin was named to the 2010 PING All-America first team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

He is the first UCI men's player to earn the designation in the Anteaters' 33-year NCAA Division I history. Jane Chin (no relation) became the first UCI women's golfer to take All-America first team honors last year.

John Chin, three-time Big West Conference Golfer of the Year, was one of 11 players named to this year's All-America first team. He led UCI this season with a 70.05 average and 11 top-10 finishes (eight top-fives). He won four tournaments, including his second Big West individual title.

Chin ranked No. 1 in the Golfstat Cup Standings and second in the final Golfweek/Sagarin ratings. He competed for the U.S. team that defeated Europe 13-11 in June's 2010 Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.

Anteaters rule in Black & Blue Series

Black & Blue logo

UCI claimed the Black & Blue Series trophy for the third consecutive year in its annual competition with Long Beach State. The series, presented by Duke's of Huntington Beach, was created five years ago to fuel the rivalry between the Anteaters and the Forty-Niners in all common sports.

Each year, after the series' last match, the winner receives a surfboard trophy from Duke's bearing the names of the victors and keeps it until the next year's awards presentation.

The Anteaters clinched the win with baseball's sweep of Long Beach in May. UCI also prevailed in men's water polo, women's volleyball, women's soccer, women's basketball, men's basketball, men's volleyball, women's water polo, women's tennis and men's golf.