Leader of the track pack

What makes him the fastest half-miler in UCI history? A brilliant desire to be the best.

UCI golfer to tour Asia with NCAA all-star team

Lalita Patipaksiri became the first UC Irvine women’s golfer to be chosen to participate with the prestigious NCAA All-Star Golf Team, which will tour Asia this summer.

Tennis standout comes from an extended Anteater family

Undergraduate and tennis standout Kristina Smith comes from an extended family of UCI alumni that includes her grandmother Mary Myers, mother Maria Smith, nine aunts and uncles, and a cousin or two.

Rey Buack golfing

Surgical team puts golfer back in the swing

Rey Buack is among 10 percent who survive ruptured aortic aneurysm, thanks to UC Irvine Medical Center surgeons.

Kristina Smith with grandmother Mary Myers and mother Maria Smith

Clan of the Anteaters

When Kristina Smith, a top-ranked tennis recruit from Dana Hills High School, announced in fall 2008 that she would attend UC Irvine, her decision didn’t just please the university’s coaching staff. It was cheered by a large cadre of her relatives. By enrolling in the class of 2013, Smith became the youngest member of an […]

Point guard Jade Smith-Williams

Leading on and off the court

Senior Jade Smith-Williams, linchpin of the women’s basketball revival, looks forward to a law career.

Baseball program marks 10th season since revival

Ten years ago, UCI baseball returned,and with a College World Series appearance in 2007 and a stretch as the No. 1 team in the country in 2009, today stands as one of the best programs in the nation.

Men’s volleyball faces championship challenge

Men’s volleyball coach John Speraw and his team face significant challenges – such as the nation’s most difficult schedule – in their pursuit of their third NCAA title in five years.

High marks in class, on ice

Undergraduate earns high marks in figure skating competitions and in school. Elegant on the ice, she could be on her way to Olympic glory.

A crowd-surfing student

2010 a year of challenges, achievement at UCI

In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts – even a Guinness world record. Here are some top 2010 stories.