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April 24, 2019

Two UC Merced women's basketball players discuss strategy during a game.
It is often said in sports that you have to struggle and overcome adversity before being able to bask in the glory of success. UC Merced athletics has faced adversity since first transitioning from a recreation program to a NAIA member eight years ago. But the wait for success was, well, not...
Last fall, Turlock native Marcus DeCouto reminded the sports scene that UC Merced consistently brings some of the top freshmen to the California Pacific Conference. DeCouto, now a sophomore midfielder on the Bobcats’ men’s soccer team,...
The 21st annual Ma Kelley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 13 at the Turlock Golf and Country Club and proceeds benefit UC Merced student athletes. Tickets for the 18-hole tournament are $150 for an individual or $600 for a team of four....
The third annual UC Merced Journey 5K Fund Run drew a record 475 participants Saturday and raised more than $6,000, exceeding the event’s stated goal.  Proceeds and donations from this year’s 5K will support cross country athletes...
The UC Merced Journey 5K Fund Run is Sept. 9.
Saturday’s annual Journey 5K Fund Run has special meaning for the UC Merced community. Last November, the campus lost Ryan Nunez — head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams — in a tragic motorcycle accident....
UC Merced’s Athletics Department has hired Mike Barbee as men's and women's cross country coach. A 14-year coaching veteran with experience at the NCAA, community college and high school levels, Barbee joins the Bobcats as the fourth head coach in...
More than 300 participants, including students, alumni, faculty and staff members and friends of the campus, gathered for the second annual UC Merced Journey 5K Fund Run earlier this month. First-year biological sciences major Guillermo Rivas, who is on...
Junior Sammantha Fajardo wasn’t satisfied with merely representing UC Merced on the cross country course, so she stepped up to represent the university’s student-athletes at the national level. In April, Fajardo will attend the National Association of...
Long hours and hard work paid off for UC Merced’s intercollegiate athletics program last week when the California Pacific Conference’s 2014-15 awards were announced. For the first time in conference history, one school earned every departmental award. UC...
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...

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