Triton Athletics


Gifts that Make a Difference

Already one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the country, UC San Diego Athletics is moving rapidly into a new era of advancement and expansion. Yet, the continued success of the program is dependent on your support.

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Athletic Scholarships

For the first time in UC San Diego history, the campus is able to fundraise for athletic scholarships and offer prospective high-merit student-athletes scholarships that will help make it possible for them to attend UC San Diego. Join us as part of this groundbreaking opportunity that will help attract the best and brightest—and take UC San Diego Athletics to the next level.

Triton Athletic Fund

The National Collegiate Scouting Association’s Collegiate Power Rankings has repeatedly placed UC San Diego first in Division II. Your support of the Triton Athletic Fund will help meet the greatest needs of the program. You can also designate your gift to champion any of our 23 men’s and women’s teams.

Spanos Athletic Performance Center

UC San Diego recently opened the new Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance Center, thanks to the support of alumni and friends, including a $500,000 gift from San Diego Chargers Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos, and his family. Still, fundraising for the new center is not complete. Naming opportunities are available.

Triton Ballpark

UC San Diego boasts one of the country’s top NCAA Division II baseball programs. Thanks to generous donations, the new state-of-the-art Triton Ballpark has enhanced the fan and player experience. But we still need your help to finish the project. Join us in continuing to support Triton Ballpark and our student-athletes’ talents.


Personally named Athletics endowments may also be created by contacting Diana Barnard at or (858) 534-3540.

Impact of Gifts

With the support of generous alumni, parents, community leaders and friends, UC San Diego Athletics can continue on its upward trajectory of excellence in both athletics and academics.


 Students Vote for Division I Move

Students Vote for Division I Move

UC San Diego’s undergraduate student body recently voted in favor of moving the campus’ 23-team intercollegiate athletics program to NCAA Division I.

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 $100,000 Gift Will Establish a New Athletic Rehabilitation Center

$100,000 Gift Will Establish a New Athletic Rehabilitation Center

The gift, from local businessman and philanthropist Doug Barnhart and his wife Nancy, will be split to create an endowment and provide current use funding.

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 ViaSat Team Up with UCSD

ViaSat Teams Up With UC San Diego to Cover Triton Sports

UC San Diego Athletics has partnered with local broadband services and technology company ViaSat to create UCSDtritons.TV, an online streaming platform that will broadcast UC San Diego athletic events.

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If you have questions or would like assistance with your gift, please contact Diana Barnard at (858) 534-3540 or