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
Johnson Family Practice Center (basketball/volleyball)
UC Riverside Track Facility
SRC Tennis Courts
UC Riverside Soccer Stadium
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 universities founding in 1954, UC Riverside has won 5 team National Champtionships (4 NCAA, 1 AIAW), and 12 Individual National Championships (11 Division II and I Division I).


Men Women
Baseball Softball
Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Football (discontinued 1975) Volleyball
Golf Golf
Soccer Soccer
Tennis Tennis
Track & Field Track & Field

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
NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball (2)[4] 1982 CSUN 3-0
1986 CSUN 3-0


  1. ^ "UCR Colors: Primary Palette". Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  2. ^ http://www.bigwest.org/history/
  3. ^ "Division II Baseball Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Division II History Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 

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