2012-13 Year In Review



July 5, 2013

UC Davis athletics wrapped up a successful overall year of accomplishments, as compiled by the athletics communications office in the annual Year In Review almanac. The document is now available on this website via PDF or ISSUU formats. The Aggies enjoyed a year that featured four conference team championships, 10 All-Americans, eight NCAA postseason appearances, the debuts of three new head coaches and the arrival of a new athletics director.

PDF: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ucda/genrel/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/1213Recap.pdf
ISSUU: http://issuu.com/ucdavisaggies/docs/___12-13_recap

NEW LEADERSHIP
The 2012-13 school year marked the first for new director of athletics Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey, who was announced during the previous July... Tumey, formerly the athletics director at Dominican University, had served on the San Francisco 49ers front office for almost a full decade... He took over for Nona Richardson, the executive senior associate athletics director, who in turn had guided the program for a year after Greg Warzecka retired in 2011.

CAL AGGIE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME/STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARDS
The husband-and-wife team of Jon and Deanne Vochatzer highlighted another strong induction class to the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame... The beloved track & field coaches joined former student-athletes Louie Bishop (golf), Katherine O'Rourke Shroyer (water polo), Dave Roberts (football), Kari Sivesind Montero (basketball) and Robby Tulk (baseball) into the CAAHOF at the annual induction ceremony in June... Also honored at the banquet was Aggie Legacy Award winner Rolf Benirschke, the Aggie soccer/football standout turned NFL kicker, author and philanthropist... Jane Arp, wife of longtime assistant football coach Fred Arp, received the Special Recognition Award for volunteer contributions.

Along with the CAAHOF inductions, the June 1 banquet honored the annual student-athlete award winners... Corey Hawkins (basketball) captured the Colby E. "Babe" Slater Award as outstanding male athlete of the year, Demi Runas (golf) won the Hubert Heitman Award as the top female athlete, and Mustafa Chopan (soccer) captured the W.P. Lindley Award for the scholar-athlete of the year... Additionally, women's golf and men's cross country respectively won the Marya Welch and Lysle Leach team awards for compiling the top GPAs.


2012-13 Student-Athlete Award winners (left to right): Demi Runas (Hubert Heitman Award), Corey Hawkins (Colby E. "Babe" Slater Award), Mustafa Chopan (W.P. Lindley Award)

2013 CAAHOF Induction class (left to right): Jon Vochatzer, Deanne Vochatzer, Dave Roberts, Kari Sivesind Montero, Katherine O'Rourke Shroyer, Robby Tulk. Not pictured: Louie Bishop.


CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
Four Aggie teams captured their respective conference championships in 2012-13... Women's swimming & diving was the first, outdueling an increasingly tough Mountain Pacific Sports Federation that now includes Hawai'i and Brigham Young... Women's gymnastics closed out its record-breaking year with its fourth consecutive MPSF title... Women's golf scored its fourth straight Big West Conference championship in dominating fashion, sweeping the top four individual places... Women's track & field won nine events en route to repeating as Big West Conference champions.

AGGIES IN THE POSTSEASON
Eight Aggie sports saw NCAA postseason action, including one team and four individuals who reached the national finals... Women's golf finished 16th at the NCAA Championship, its best showing in three trips to the national tournament... Swimmer Liliana Alvarez qualified for the NCAA championship meet for her third straight year, although she was forced to withdraw from the meet due to illness... The trio of Lauren Wallace (800 meters), Ashley Marshall (100 meters) and Katie Fry (steeplechase) advanced from the West prelim meet to the NCAA outdoor championship at Oregon... All three earned All-America honors in the process, while Wallace picked up first-team distinction for reaching the 800 final... Wallace, Marshall and Fry later joined Sarah Sumpter (10,000 meters) and Matthew Bender (junior discus) to form a UC Davis delegation at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

RED, WHITE, BLUE & GOLD
Swimmer Scott Weltz and distance runner Kim Conley represented UC Davis on the national stage, most notably at the London Olympics in August... Weltz placed fifth in the Olympic 200 breast final after posting a personal-best 2:08.99 in the semifinal round... He later finished 10th in that event at the 11th FINA World Championships in December and, more recently, placed 6th in the 100 breast at the Phillips 66 National Championships... Conley, who placed 12th in the 5,000 in London, finished second at the USA cross country championship... She went on to compete at the IAAF world cross country meet (March) and will represent the U.S. at the world track championships in August.

Senior attacker Carmen Eggert became the first player from women's water polo's varsity era to make the U.S. Senior National Team... She took part in a tryout in Los Alamitos in May, earning a spot on the No. 2 roster... Eggert won three straight ACWPC All-America honorable mentions in her Aggie career.

AGGIES ON THE AIRWAVES
ESPN2 aired a live telecast of the March 7 Big West Conference men's basketball game between UC Davis and Long Beach State, marking the first home basketball to appear on national television... The Aggies fell in a 77-76 thriller to the first-place 49ers, but the early-arriving crowd of 5,670 provided an unprecedented atmosphere in the Pavilion... "I've been to a lot of arenas and a lot of places, this building took a backseat to nobody tonight," said head coach Jim Les after the game.

Both men's soccer and football also played televised home games... The Aggies faced off with Cal State Northridge in the Big West men's soccer championship game, aired on Fox College Sports... Football's near upset of No. 2 Montana State was broadcast on Root Sports... Aggie football played its first year as a member of the Big Sky Conference, of which Root broadcasts a dozen games annually.

Aggie Sports Update, a weekly sports talk radio show, made its debut on KSAC 105.5 on December 1... Hosted by longtime UC Davis broadcaster Scott Marsh and KSAC Sports Director Phil Getman, the show featured updates on all Aggie sports plus interviews with various coaches and student-athletes... The half-hour show ran through the end of basketball season.

OFF THE FIELD
Women's basketball, women's gymnastics and women's tennis each earned NCAA Public Recognition awards for their academic progress rates... This is the sixth such APR honor for women's tennis, the third for gymnastics and first for women's hoop... In related news, the FCS Athletics Directors Association honored UC Davis football for having the highest APR in the Big Sky Conference... The Aggies won a similar honor in 2011 when they were members of the Great West Conference.

The Aggies continued to demonstrate their off-field talents in the form of The Art of Athletes (Feb. 1-4) and Aggie Idol (May 15)... Founded by running back and art studio major Brandon Tucker in 2009-10, The Art of Athletes showcases all forms of fine arts by UC Davis student-athletes... Field hockey player Amanda Marinac organized the fourth-annual installment... Aggie Idol, the student-athlete charity talent show, completed its sixth run at Freeborn Hall... Proceeds supported Team Davis, a local non-profit for those with developmental, cognitive and/or physical disabilities... Basketball player Clint Bozner (Individual/Duo) and the track & field trio of Karlaina Gipson, Murphy Nicholson and Thomas Gore-Schreck (Group) won their respective categories.

RIVALRIES
UC Davis defeated Sacramento State, 60.417 to 39.583, in the Causeway Cup presented by ScholarShare... This is Aggies' third win in the past four years, and the fifth in the nine-year history of the multi-sport rivalry contest... UC Davis enjoyed sweeps in women's volleyball, men's soccer, men's cross country, football, men's basketball, women's tennis and men's golf... The Aggies also picked up partial points in women's soccer, gymnastics, softball and women's track & field.

In a smaller version of the "Farm vs. Farm" collection of Aggie upsets in 2005-06, UC Davis defeated Stanford in baseball, softball and women's lacrosse in a span of approximately a month... All three contests featured a game-ending score... Baseball claimed the first upset on March 26, with Nick Lynch's walkoff single providing the heroics... Women's lacrosse celebrated Senior Night with its first-ever win against a ranked Div. I program, taking down the No. 14 Cardinal in a 15-14 overtime thriller on April 25... Elizabeth Datino hit the game-winner with two seconds remaining before the game would have gone to sudden victory... Softball completed the set as Christa Castello's walkoff single capped a 5-4 win against No. 17/16 Stanford on May 1... That marks the second straight year UC Davis softball has beaten a ranked Cardinal team: the Aggies stunned No. 8 Stanford in February of 2012.

HANGING IT UP
Head football coach Bob Biggs and head athletics trainer Jeff Hogan announced their respective retirements after more than six combined decades of service to UC Davis... Biggs served on the Aggie football staff for 35 years, including the last 20 as head coach... He also coached men's tennis during the late 1970s and early 1980s... In December, Biggs welcomed his successor, Ron Gould, a 16-year assistant at California... Hogan ended a 29-year career at the helm of the "healer of champions."

Past versions of the year-end recaps are available at http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/ot/ucda-year-recaps.html. The 2012-13 Year In Review will be updated to include awards announced later in the summer (e.g. NACGC/W and ACWPC All-Academic).

Football Petersen in process of starting over ESPN.com, April 16, 2014
Baseball Razo rolls through Sunken Diamond San Mateo Daily Journal, April 12, 2014
Football Gould likes early workouts with UCD newcomers fitting in Davis Enterprise, April 8, 2014
Gymnastics UCD takes fifth at NCAA gymnastic regional Davis Enterprise, April 6, 2014
Golf Aggies' golf teams finish strong in weekend tournaments The California Aggie, April 3, 2014
Tennis UC Davis tennis plays well in weekend tournaments The California Aggie, April 3, 2014
Baseball Mustangs trample all over Aggies The California Aggie, April 3, 2014
Baseball 49ers strike gold as they sweep Aggies in weekend series The California Aggie, April 3, 2014
Football Quarterback battle to highlight UC Davis spring football Davis Enterprise, March 31, 2014
General Sports briefs: Aggies see early lead evaporate at Cal Poly Davis Enterprise, March 30, 2014
Football UC Davis football season tickets go on sale Tuesday Davis Enterprise, March 30, 2014
Football 'Trust the process' enters second football season Davis Enterprise, March 30, 2014
Football Three new Aggie coaches take the field for spring football Davis Enterprise, March 30, 2014
Women's Lacrosse Gauchos edge Aggies in the pool Davis Enterprise, March 30, 2014
Women's Lacrosse Landry lifts Aggie Lacrosse in the Motor City Davis Enterprise, March 28, 2014
Women's Golf Chen shines as UCD women take third at Golf event Davis Enterprise, March 27, 2014
Women's Tennis 'Home' match in Stockton goes Aggies' way Davis Enterprise, March 27, 2014
Baseball Patterson powers Aggies past Nevada Davis Enterprise, March 26, 2014
Gymnastics UCD off to Arkansas for gymnastics regional Davis Enterprise, March 25, 2014
Gymnastics UCD's DeFrancesco steals the show at MPSF Championships Davis Enterprise, March 23, 2014
Women's Swimming & Diving Alvarez, Cheung fare well at NCAA swim championships Davis Enterprise, March 23, 2014
Gymnastics UCD gymnasts host conference meet, then off to NCAAs Davis Enterprise, March 21, 2014
Women's Swimming & Diving Veteran and 'newbie' Aggie swimmers ready for NCAAs Davis Enterprise, March 20, 2014
Field Hockey UC Davis field hockey will gain footing with new stadium Davis Enterprise, March 18, 2014
Men's Soccer Huge upset for UC Davis is a win for soccer in the area Davis Enterprise, March 18, 2014
Baseball UCD roundup: Batty's walk-off wins a series for the Aggies Davis Enterprise, March 18, 2014
Men's Soccer Sacramento Republic a hit despite 1-0 loss to UC Davis Sacramento Bee, March 17, 2014
Women's Basketball Aggie women still hurting from tournament loss Davis Enterprise, March 16, 2014
Men's Basketball Les looks back at UCD men's long season Davis Enterprise, March 16, 2014
Baseball UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a Saturday doubleheader Davis Enterprise, March 16, 2014
Lacrosse UCD roundup: Aggies stay undefeated with lacrosse victory Davis Enterprise, March 13, 2014
Baseball UCD roundup: Patterson powers Aggies baseballers Davis Enterprise, March 12, 2014
Women's Basketball Aggies won't take lowly UCSB lightly in tourney opener Davis Enterprise, March 11, 2014
Women's Basketball Aggies women enter Big West basketball tourney with added incentive The Sacramento Bee, March 10, 2014
Lacrosse UCD roundup: Aggie women stick it to Cal Davis Enterprise, March 9, 2014
Baseball UCD baseball wins three games Davis Enterprise, March 9, 2014
Women's Basketball Aggie women lose game and bye in home finale Davis Enterprise, March 9, 2014
Women's Basketball Cardinet bridges storied Davis basketball past with current success Davis Enterprise, March 7, 2014
Men's Basketball Loss means Aggie men are out Davis Enterprise, March 7, 2014
Women's Basketball Aggies strong at home as Riverside falls, 78-52 Davis Enterprise, March 7, 2014
Women's Soccer Newest Aggie Kaufman looks ahead to UCD women's soccer future Davis Enterprise, March 7, 2014
Men's Basketball It's win or no postseason for Aggie men Thursday Davis Enterprise, March 6, 2014
General Aggie mic men voice their love of UCD basketball Davis Enterprise, March 6, 2014
Men's Basketball Inside the Game with Georgi Funtarov The California Aggie, February 27, 2014
Men's Basketball Injured UC Davis basketball duo gain new perspective Sacramento Bee, February 26, 2014
Swimming & Diving Cheung, Alvarez come up big as Aggies swim to MPSF title Davis Enterprise, February 25, 2014
General UCD roundup: Lynch leads Aggies with his hot hitting Sacramento Bee, February 23, 2014
Women's Basketball With an angel on their shoulders, Aggie women beat Hawaii Davis Enterprise, February 23, 2014
Men's Soccer Aggies set for friendly against Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento Bee, February 23, 2014
General UCD trainer Radzinski checks in from Sochi Sacramento Bee, February 22, 2014
Baseball UCD roundup: Lynch leads Aggies with his hot hitting Sacramento Bee, February 22, 2014
Lacrosse Aggies eager to start lacrosse season Davis Enterprise, February 20, 2014
Women's Basketball Former soldier finds fortune with Aggies Sacramento Bee, February 18, 2014
General UC Davis trainer looks forward to second Olympics Sacramento Bee, February 14, 2014
Field Hockey San Pasqual coach takes job at UC Davis U-T San Diego, February 11, 2014
Men's Basketball Aggie men stand tall, but drop nailbiter to UCI Davis Enterprise, February 9, 2014
General Sports briefs: UCD softballers start with a win over Arkansas Davis Enterprise, February 9, 2014
Men's Basketball Oh boy, Georgi: Funtarov's shot wins it for Aggies Davis Enterprise, February 7, 2014
Women's Basketball UCD women hit clutch free throws in win Davis Enterprise, February 7, 2014
General Sports briefs: Local product paces UCD golfers in Round 1 Davis Enterprise, February 7, 2014
Softball Aggie softball season starts with five games in Las Vegas Davis Enterprise, February 7, 2014
Football New UCD recruits helps where Ags need it most Davis Enterprise, February 7, 2014
Men/Women's Soccer UCD soccer squads get a raft-load of new talent Davis Enterprise, February 6, 2014
Women's Basketball Four Aggies in double figures lift UC Davis past UC Santa Barbara, 82-70 The California Aggie, February 6, 2014
Football Aggies get 2 QB commitments and lots of speed at WR, secondary Davis Enterprise, February 6, 2014
Men's Basketball UC Davis tops CS Northridge 90-86 on late 3 in OT Sacramento Bee, February 6, 2014
Men's Basketball Are the patchwork Aggie men starting to gel? Davis Enterprise, February 5, 2014
Women's Basketball Local college basketball notes: UC Davis' Doherty coming up Sacramento Bee, February 5, 2014
Men's Waterpolo Two locals among Aggie academic stars Davis Enterprise, February 5, 2014
General Sports briefs: UCD gymnasts keep winning awards Davis Enterprise, February 5, 2014
Men's Golf Fore! UCD men begin golf season in paradise Davis Enterprise, February 5, 2014
General UCD roundup: Aggie women take down the Tritons in tennis Davis Enterprise, February 4, 2014
Women's Basketball Harris provides solid leadership to Aggie women down stretch Davis Enterprise, February 4, 2014
Women's Basketball Fipps hits 1,000-point milestone at UC Davis Sierra Star, February 4, 2014
Women's Basketball UCD women erase an early deficit The Davis Enterprise, February 2, 2014
Women's Basketball Aggies' Doherty emerges as a power in the paint The Davis Enterprise, February 2, 2014
General UCD roundup: Aggie men drop a tennis match by a slim margin The Davis Enterprise, February 2, 2014
Women's Basketball Defense dented as Cal Poly holds off UCD women The Davis Enterprise, January 31, 2014
Men's Basketball Clutch Aggie men clip Cal Poly The Davis Enterprise, January 31, 2014
General Sports briefs: UCD hires a new field hockey coach The Davis Enterprise, January 31, 2014
Men's Basketball Hawkins, UC Davis outlast Cal Poly 62-58 The Sacramento Bee, January 30, 2014
General UCD athletes using their heads The Davis Enterprise, January 29, 2014
Women's Basketball First-place Cal Poly in town as Fipps 18 short of 1,000 The Davis Enterprise, January 29, 2014
General UCD roundup: MPSF weekly awards are all Aggies The Davis Enterprise, January 29, 2014
General Sports briefs: pool squad stays perfect The Davis Enterprise, January 28, 2014
General Roundup: Aggies get a women's water polo win The Davis Enterprise, January 26, 2014
General Sports briefs: Cheung captures MPSF weekly award The Davis Enterprise, January 24, 2014
Women's Water Polo Water polo hopes to reload, not rebuild The Sacramento Bee, January 19, 2014
Basketball Local College Hoops: Hawkins sparks UC Davis to victory The Sacramento Bee, January 18, 2014
Women's Basketball UC Davis coaches, teammates marvel at Beyer's comeback from injury The Sacramento Bee, January 15, 2014
Gymnastics Gymnasts handle business in home opener The Davis Enterprise, January 14, 2014
Women's Swimming and Diving Diver DeNeffe paces Aggies on the platform The Davis Enterprise, January 14, 2014
Women's Swimming and Diving UC Davis makes a splash in return to the pool The Davis Enterprise, January 12, 2014
Women's Basketball UC Davis star Sydnee Fipss' love for basketball started with plenty of hard knocks The Sacramento Bee, January 10, 2014
Women's Basketball Fans of Aggie women might be difference in Big West The Davis Enterprise, January 10, 2014
Men's Basketball Men's basketball starts the new year off strong The Sacramento Bee, January 9, 2014
Gymnastics UC Davis gymnasts open strong at NorCal Event The California Aggie, January 9, 2014
Women's Soccer Aggies nab a new women's soccer coach The Davis Enterprise, January 9, 2014
Gymnastics Sports briefs: Aggies take fourth at season-opening gymnastics meet The Davis Enterprise, January 7, 2014
Women's Lacrosse UC Davis-Stanford Lacrosse Upset Wins 'Best of 2013' Lacrosse Magazine, December 26, 2013
Men's Basketball Life is good for Aggie swingman Georgi Funtarov Davis Enterprise December 18, 2013
Men's Basketball Local college basketball notes: Les wants more defense out of UC Davis The Sacramento Bee December 5, 2013
General UC Davis roundup: Aggie women get past Akron on Saturday The Davis Enterprise, December 1, 2013
Football Trust elevated Aggies from lousy 0-4 football beginnings The Davis Enterprise, December 1, 2013
Men's Basketball Fire alarm can't stop Elyria from downing Midview in season opener The Chronicle-Telegram November 30, 2013
Men's Basketball Walton leads Pioneers past Middies The Morning Journal November 29, 2013
Women's Basketball USF women beat UC Davis on late 3-pointer The Sacramento Bee, November 29, 2013
Football Aggies come home to talk about their sports books The Davis Enterprise, November 29, 2013
Basketball Aggie men home Saturday; women get two on the road The Davis Enterprise, November 29, 2013
Men's Basketball UC Davis men give too many free points in loss to Sac State The Davis Enterprise, November 27, 2013
Women's Soccer Aggie women rout formerly high-scoring San Jose State, 95-61 The Davis Enterprise, November 27, 2013
Women's Soccer Robinson to leave UC Davis sidelines The Davis Enterprise, November 27, 2013
Football 13 Aggies earn all- Big Sky nods; Manzanares is Newcomer of year The Davis Enterprise, November 27, 2013
Men's Water Polo Stingy Tritons edge UC Davis for WWPA Tournament The Davis Enterprise, November 26, 2013
Football Game balls aplenty in UC Davis domination of Causeway Classic The Davis Enterprise, November 26, 2013
Basketball Basketball doubleheader welcomes Aggies home The Davis Enterprise, November 26, 2013
General Sports briefs: Women's soccer squad gets academic award The Davis Enterprise, November 26, 2013
Football Causeway Classic a one-way win for UC Davis, 34-7 The Sacramento Bee November 24, 2013
Football Ailene Voisin: Aggies' Gould gets off to roaring start in rivalry The Sacramento Bee November 24, 2013
Football Senior leader King goes out with his fourth win over Sac State The Davis Enterprise November 24, 2013
Men's Basketball UC Davis wins first two at PSU hoops tourney The Davis Enterprise November 24, 2013
Men's Water Polo Aggie men now one game from WWPA glory The Davis Enterprise November 24, 2013
Football UC Davis rushes past Sacramento State 34-7 The Sacramento Bee November 23, 2013
Football The talk is over: Strap `em on for the 60th Causeway Classic The Davis Enterprise November 22, 2013
Swimming and Diving UC Davis has a good first day at Mizzou The Davis Enterprise November 22, 2013
Football A four-year starter, Aggie QB Wright will be remembered The Davis Enterprise November 22, 2013
Women's Basketball UC Davis women get Santa Rosa's Bertsch, four other hoops recruits The Davis Enterprise November 20, 2013
Men's Water Polo Decorated Aggie squad eyes long-awaited WWPA crown The Davis Enterprise November 20, 2013
Football UC Davis football coach Ron Gould is no stranger to rivalry games The Sacramento Bee November 19, 2013
Football Manzanares leads UC Davis to victory The Sacramento Bee November 18, 2013
Football Turay embraces new role as running back escort The Davis Enterprise November 17, 2013
Football Aggie special teams play a big part in win over North Dakota The Davis Enterprise November 17, 2013
Men's Basketball Utah runs are too much for UC Davis men The Davis Enterprise November 17, 2013
General Sports briefs: Aggie soccer seasons ends in semifinals The Davis Enterprise November 17, 2013
Men's Basketball Ohio star signs with Aggie men; Hawkins status still unclear The Davis Enterprise November 14, 2013
Men's Soccer Suddenly prolific Aggies head to UCI for men's soccer semis The Davis Enterprise November 14, 2013
Football No mascot UND might find identity in freshman QB The Davis Enterprise November 14, 2013
Football UC Davis to play host to North Dakota The Sacramento Bee November 13, 2013
Men's Basketball UC Davis, Sac State men's basketball each signs a player The Sacramento Bee November 13, 2013
Men's Soccer Aggies score three times, cruise into Big West soccer semifinals The Davis Enterprise November 13, 2013
General Sports Briefs: UC Davis men show pool power The Davis Enterprise November 12, 2013
Women's Basketball Aggie women drop a nonleague game at Pacific The Davis Enterprise November 12, 2013
Men's Basketball Aggies beat Holy Names but two guards take a seat The Davis Enterprise November 12, 2013
Swimming and Diving UC Davis edges Nevada in swimming RGJ.com November 10, 2013
Men's Soccer UC Davis tops Sac State in men's soccer The Sacramento Bee November 10, 2013
Men's Basketball Quest For Big West Men's Basketball Title Begins This Weekend Big West Conference November 6, 2013
Women's Basketball Game at No. 1 UConn highlights UC Davis women's basketball schedule Sacramento Bee November 5, 2013
Men's Basketball UC Davis seeks breakthrough in men's basketball Sacramento Bee November 5, 2013
Football Turnovers and big plays missing, but Aggies still coming on Davis Enterprise November 1, 2013
Women's Basketball Sneak peek at Aggie women's basketball team due Friday Davis Enterprise October 31, 2013
Football Cal Poly comes to town banged up, but still fearsome on defense Davis Enterprise October 31, 2013
Football Linebackers key the Aggie turnaround Davis Enterprise October 31, 2013
Football Wright, Aggies get there the old-fashioned way; they earn it Davis Enterprise October 29, 2013
Football Aggies find positives in close loss at No. 5 Montana State Davis Enterprise October 27, 2013