Men’s and women’s swimming and diving
UC Davis competed at Texas Invitational in Austin, Tex. from Dec. 3 to 5.
The men finished in fourth place while the women came in ninth.
On the first day of action, senior Scott Weltz posted two NCAA “B” consideration times and set the school record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 46.90 to tie for first place in the preliminary round.
On the second day, the team of Weltz, Jimmy Fong, Daniel Donnelly and Russ Underwood swam a UC Davis best 1:30.96 in the 200 medley relay.
Weltz, who finished the invitational with five NCAA “B” consideration times, earned Big West Conference Swimmer of the Week honors for his performance.
On the women’s side, freshman Bridget Bugbee registered a school record 4:55.56 in the 500 freestyle.
Bugbee also recorded a 17:19.90 in the 1650 freestyle race, currently the second-fastest time in the Big West.
UC Davis will travel to play Western Athletic Conference member Hawaii in a game slated for the 2011 season.
The two programs will meet on the gridiron for the first time, with UC Davis receiving a guaranteed $125,000.
The official date of the game is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2011.
Hawaii will be the fourth WAC team the Aggies have played in recent years as they are familiar with San Jose State, Fresno State and Boise State.
Senior Rochelle VanBuskirk was named Second-Team All-Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America early last month.
She received the recognition on the heels of a brilliant season in which she tallied 13 goals, tops in the Big West. Her scoring production makes her the second-highest scorer in UC Davis history for a single season.
VanBuskirk also tallied four assists to give her a total of 30 points, also best in the conference.
She finished 13th nationally in goals per game and 16th in points per contest. She also garnered All-Big West first-team status.