Sports in Brief

UCI alumnus makes first MLB start for Chicago White Sox

On Sept. 14, UC Irvine alumnus David Axelrod made his first career start for the Chicago White Sox in place of Jake Peavy. Axelrod left the mound with a 5-2 lead after six innings of work, but his bullpen was unable to hold the lead.

He received a no-decision, giving up six hits to 26 batters and relinquishing a solo home run to Carlos Guillen in the second inning. Axelrod became the first ’Eater to start a major league game since Doug Linton (1984-86) made eight starts for the Baltimore Orioles in 1999.

Bowie Named to Women’s Basketball Staff

On Sept. 13, UCI Athletics announced that Lauren Bowie is returning to her alma mater to be the Director of Women’s Basketball Operations. Bowie served as an assistant coach for the University of La Verne for the past three seasons.

As an Anteater, Bowie averaged 7.8 points per game. She ranks seventh in the UCI women’s basketball record books with 70 career blocks.

Bowie graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in psychology and social behavior.