Volume III, Issue 10: July 2011
Athletics

Athletics

Charles Jock qualifies for world track & field championships

Jock holds American flag after finishing 3rd in U.S. championships
On the track at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Charles Jock finished third to qualify for the world championships.

UCI track & field standout Charles Jock has earned a spot on the U.S. team for the IAAF World Championships Aug. 27-Sept. 4 in Daegu, South Korea.

He qualified for the American squad at the USA Championships in June by finishing third in the 800-meter race with a time of 1:44.67, breaking his own school record.

"I'm still in shock," Jock said after the race. "I looked up and saw that I got third, and I was so emotional, it's crazy. I'm so excited. I can't even put the emotion into words."

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Water polo alumni to compete for U.S. in World University Games

Greg Enloe tosses ball in pool
Alumnus Greg Enloe will play in the world games in August.

UCI alumni Griffin Lerman '11 and Greg Enloe '09 have been named to the 13-man U.S. men's water polo squad for the World University Games Aug. 11-23 in Shenzhen, China.

The roster was announced by Marc Hunt, U.S. head coach for the games, who will start his seventh season as UCI's head coach this fall.

Lerman last fall scored 46 goals and was named second-team All-American. Enloe, a member of the UCI program from 2005 to 2009, scored 32 goals for the Anteaters as a senior.

UCI alumni Brandon and Matt Johnson '11 are alternates for the games. Last fall, Brandon led UCI with 48 goals, and Matt recorded 191 saves in goal. The twins were named to the All-America honorable mention team.

Team U.S.A. will open against Singapore Aug. 11. Also in group C are Serbia and France.

Campus earns U.S. Olympic Achievement Award

Fireworks over Beijing games
Opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics

UCI is among 41 recipients of the inaugural U.S. Olympic Achievement Award, which recognizes colleges and universities whose student-athletes or coaches won medals in the last two Olympic Games.

The award was created jointly by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the U.S. National Governing Bodies for Sport, and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Twenty-eight athletes and 38 coaches from 41 institutions contributed to the U.S.'s medal success in Beijing (2008) and Vancouver (2010).

At the Beijing Olympics, UCI men's volleyball coach John Speraw was an assistant coach for the men's indoor volleyball team that won gold, and Tim Hutten '08 was a member of the men's water polo squad that earned silver.

Anteaters play ball for summer league teams

Ronnie Shaeffer at bat
Anteater Ronnie Shaeffer is playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

More than 20 UCI baseball players have joined summer league teams across the country after a successful 2011 season that put them in the NCAA Super Regionals and within one strike of the College World Series.

Ronnie Shaeffer and Andrew Thurman are competing in the Cape Cod league; Jordan Alexander and Tommy Reyes in Northwoods; Justin Castro and Austin Walker in Hawaii; and Kyle Hooper and Matt Whitehouse in New England.

Thirteen other Anteaters are playing for various teams in the West Coast League, which encompasses the Pacific Northwest.