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Cross Country and Track & Field
Support the Cross Country and Track & Field program on UCI Giving Day!

The Cross Country and Track & Field program relies on the generosity of those that have supported it in the many ways that allow us to achieve our goals. We could not be prouder of the effort and focus our student-athletes show in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. Without your support, this would not be attainable.

The sports of Track & Field and Cross Country are unique in the diversity and impact they have on the athletic department holistically and the value provided to expand competitive opportunities for men and women alike. We look to continue to grow our brand and with that, we humbly ask for your support in the areas of team travel, scholarships, and team nutrition needs. These areas of support will enhance the student-athlete experience and enable this team to be one of the best in the Big West Conference for the foreseeable future.

Gifts to the Cross Country and Track & Field program provide direct support to the programs, and enable our outstanding Cross Country/Track & Field student-athletes to excel at the highest level academically and athletically.

Men & Women's Cross Country History of Success

  • Sameen Andar finished ninth at the Big West Championships, her second consecutive All-Big West performance. Andar Miksic and Anna Vogtmann were named Big West Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week during the season. 
  • Junior Lukas Amare earned All-Big West distinction for the second year in a row on the men’s side and was named the Big West Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Sept. 19.
  • 10 NCAA Championship Appearances (6 men, 4 women)
  • Two NCAA Men’s Team and Individual Titles
  • 21 Big West Team Titles (12 women, 9 men)
  • 20 Big West Individual Champions
  • 17 All-America Honors

Women’s Indoor Track & Field History of Success

  • Twenty-two current Anteaters have set 36 marks that rank among the program’s all-time top-10, including three school records
  • 1 NCAA Appearance
  • 36 Top 8 MPSF Championship finishes

Men & Women's Outdoor Track & Field History of Success

  • In 2023, UCI had three Big West individual champions and four NCAA Regional qualifiers. Jolie Robinson won the heptathlon and went on to score in the javelin and long jump, earning both Big West Field Athlete of the Meet and Field Athlete of the Year honors. Sameen Andar also won the women's 10,000-meter title. On the men’s side, Liam Miksic became UCI's first Big West champion in the men's javelin.
  • Andar, Miksic, Evelin Meza (10K) and Reyna Johnson (Long Jump) advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary meet.
  • 11 NCAA Individual Champions
  • 56 All-America Honors
  • 188 Big West Individual and Relay Titles
  • Fourteen USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Awards Since 2010

Together we Zot!

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 35
2 MA 1
3 AA 0
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
Track and Field / Cross Country Alumni Match
Double your Impact! All gifts made to the UCI Track and Field / Cross Country program will be matched 1:1 by a generous UCI Track and Field alum up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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