UC Riverside Highlanders

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UC Riverside Highlanders
University University of California, Riverside
Conference Big West Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Tamica Smith Jones
Location Riverside, California
Varsity teams 15
Basketball arena Student Recreation Center Arena
Baseball stadium Riverside Sports Complex
Other arenas Ag/Ops Course
Amy S Harrison Field
SRC Tennis Courts
UC Riverside Soccer Stadium
UC Riverside Track Facility
Mascot Scotty Highlander
Nickname Highlanders
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
Website www.gohighlanders.com

The UC Riverside Highlanders (also UCR) represent the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, California in intercollegiate athletics. They field fifteen teams including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field, women's-only softball and volleyball, and men's-only baseball. A football team had been fielded, but the program was discontinued in 1975. The Highlanders compete in NCAA Division I; they are members of the Big West Conference.[2]

Since the school was founded in 1954, UC Riverside has won 5 team National Champtionships (4 NCAA, 1 AIAW) and 12 Individual National Championships (1 Division I and 11 Division II).

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Soccer
Soccer Softball
Tennis Tennis
Track and field Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

National championships[edit]


Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
NCAA Division II Baseball (2)[3] 1977 Eckerd 4–1
1982 Florida Southern 10–1
Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
AIAW Small College Women's Volleyball (1)[4] 1977 Biola Eagles 2-0
Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball (2)[5] 1982 CSUN 3-0
1986 CSUN 3-0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UCR Colors: Primary Palette". Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.bigwest.org/history/
  3. ^ "Division II Baseball Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "AIAW Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Division II History Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 

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