Friday, March 23, 2012

Excitement Grows After Inaugural Varsity Sports Season

The field is set for more success next year after UC Merced student-athletes earned top honors and played to impressive crowds during the debut season of varsity sports.

Last fall, more than 50 student-athletes competed in men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country — the Bobcats’ first season in the California Pacific Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

“We have a great group of student-athletes, coaches and staff who worked extremely hard this season,” said David Dunham, the campus’ director of recreation and athletics.