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MEET THE 2016 'EATER OLYMPIANS

'EATER OLYMPIC SCHEDULE

CHARLES JOCK - USA TRACK & FIELD

800m PRELIMS - FRIDAY 8/12 - Heat 4 6:37am (1:47.06, 6th)

PERSIS WILLIAM-MENSAH - GHANA TRACK & FIELD

4X100M PRELIMS - THURSDAY 8/18

DAVID SMITH - USA MEN'S VOLLEYABLL

VS. CANADA - 8/7 - L, 3-0
VS. ITALY - 8/9 - W, 3-0
VS. BRAZIL - 8/11 - W, 4-1
VS. FRANCE - 8/13 - W, 3-1
VS. MEXICO - 8/15 - W, 3-0
QUARTERFINALS VS. POLAND - 8/17 - W, 3-0
SEMIFINALS VS. ITALY - 8/19 - L, 3-2
BRONZE MEDAL MATCH VS. RUSSIA - 8/21 - W, 3-2

KEVIN TILLIE - FRANCE MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

VS. ITALY - 8/7 - L, 3-0
VS. MEXICO - 8/9 - W, 3-0
VS. CANADA - 8/11 - W, 3-0
VS. USA - 8/13 - L, 3-1
VS. BRAZIL - 8/15 - L, 3-1

DAN KLATT - ASSISTANT COACH, USA WOMEN'S WATER POLO

VS. SPAIN - 8/9 - W, 11-4
VS. CHINA - 8/11 - W, 12-4
VS. HUNGARY - 8/13 - 11-6
QUARTERFINALS VS. BRAZIL - 8/15 - W, 13-3
SEMIFINALS VS. HUNGARY - 8/16 - W, 14-10
FINALS VS. ITALY - 8/19 - W, 12-5

DAVE DURDEN - ASSISTANT COACH, USA MEN'S SWIMMING

SATURDAY, 8/6 - FRIDAY, 8/12 - 9AM
SATURDAY, 8/13 - 6:11PM

PHILLIP CHEW - USA BADMINTON

THURSDAY, 8/11 - MIXED DOUBLES - L, 2-0 VS. CHINA | MIXED DOUBLES - L, 2-0 VS. KOREA REPUBLIC
FRIDAY, 8/12 - 4:25AM - MIXED DOUBLES VS. MALAYSIA - L,2-0 | 11:30AM - MIXED DOUBLES VS. JAPAN - L, 2-0
SATURDAY, 8/13 - 5AM -MEN'S DOUBLES VS. GERMANY - L, 2-0 | 11:55AM - MIXED DOUBLES VS. NETHERLANDS - L, 2-0

EVA LEE - USA BADMINTON

THURSDAY, 8/11 - 4:30PM - WOMEN'S DOUBLES VS. KOREA REPUBLIC - L, 2-0
FRIDAY, 8/12 - 11:55AM - WOMEN'S DOUBLES VS. DENMARK - L, 2-0
SATURDAY, 8/13 - 3:30PM - WOMEN'S DOUBLES VS. CHINA - L, 2-0

COACH KLATT'S VLOG

"KEEPIN' IT RIO" - THE STUDENT-ATHLETE PERSPECTIVE

BY NATALIE SEIDEMANN- WOMEN'S WATER POLO

Natalie and the family land in Rio and check out their surroundings before rooting on the U.S. in their opener against Spain

ALL-TIME UCI MEDALISTS

GOLD: 7

SILVER: 16

BRONZE: 3

TOTAL: 25

UC IRVINE OLYMPIC FACTS

At least four UCI athletes have been selected to various national teams in each of the last 11 Summer Olympic Games (including 2016)

UCI athletes have earned a total of 23 medals at the previous Summer Olympics (six gold, 16 silver and one bronze).

UCI tops Big West Conference schools with 8 Olympic representatives and is third most among UC schools behind Cal and UCLA.

Three UCI alums have each competed in four Summer Olympics (Ryan Bailey, water polo; Lanee Butler-Beashel, sailing; Greg Louganis, diving).

UCI head women’s water polo coach Dan Klatt has participated in the Summer Olympics both as an athlete (2004 men’s water polo) and as an assistant coach (2012 and 2016 women’s water polo).

Four-time Olympic gold-medalist Greg Louganis (’83) was the featured commencement speaker for the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences in 2015.

Former two-time UCI All-American Kevin Tillie is a member of this year’s French Olympic Men’s Volleyball Team, coached by his father, Laurent. Kevin's brother, Kim, plays for the French Olympic Men's Basketball team. Kevin received the Outstanding Student-Athlete award at the 2013 Lauds & Laurels gala.

Women’s track athlete Persis William-Mensah and badminton player Phillip Chew are current UCI students. William-Mensah is majoring in biological sciences, while Chew is majoring in business economics.

William-Mensah is the first Olympic competitor while still a current UCI student-athlete since Lara Bjargardottir swam for her native Iceland at the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece.

INVEST IN TOMORROW'S CHAMPIONS

In celebration of our student-athletes and coaches participating in #Rio2016, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Anteater Athletic Fund (AAF). Your donation supports current and future UC Irvine student-athletes and the resources they need to attain the highest possible level of success in the classroom, and in competition.

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