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Athletics Sports Performance Fund
Introducing the UCI Athletics Sports Performance Fund

The UCI Athletics Sport Performance Fund exists to support the holistic elite performance of UCI athletes and teams. To maintain sustained competitive excellence at the NCAA Division 1 level, athletes need access to elite performance support through advanced sports medicine and treatment, data collection and interdisciplinary research, progressive strength, and conditioning resources, athletic fueling nutrition, modern sports psychology and a continuity of care over their four-year career. A donation to the UCI Athletics Sport Performance Fund ensures that our student-athletes have access to world-class resources needed for all high performing competitors and teams.

Dear UCI Athletics Community,

This UCI Giving Day, we cordially invite you to support our UCI Athletics Sports Performance Fund, which serves as a vehicle to promote resources that directly impact ALL 18 teams at UCI and 100% of our student-athletes. Every student-athlete uses sports performance resources daily: training in the Santora Elite Training Center, getting medical treatment in the Carlos Prietto Sports Medicine Center, fueling with proper nutrition, obtaining mental health support and/or participating in a performance enhancing seminar.

Here are some new sport performance initiatives and resources that serve our student-athletes and enable them to perform at their highest level:

  • Data driven and evidence-based assessments for holistic support and care. 
  • In-house world class physical therapy to return athletes to the field of play in swift and safe manners. 
  • Sports Nutrition for performance consulting for individual athletes and team trainings. 
  • On demand nutritional products including fresh fruit, protein shakes, protein bars, & hydration.
  • Health and Wellness coaching and sport psychology support for athletes. 
  • Weekly Yoga and Mindfulness sessions. 
  • Integrated campus research that is relevant to Athletics.

As we look to the year ahead, there are so many ways we want to invest in the high performance of our student-athletes. Your gift today to the UCI Athletics Sports Performance Fund, no matter the amount, will have a transformative impact on the entire student-athlete population in their academic and athletic performance.

Thank you for your support this Giving Day and Go 'Eaters!

John Abdou
Associate Athletic Director- Health, Wellness & Sports Performance

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!
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
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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