Interim Chancellor: Congratulations! Let's Dance!

Men's basketball team Big West Conference tournament champions
The Aggie men’s basketball team: winners of the Big West Conference tournament — which means UC Davis goes to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)

Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter sent the following message this morning.


Dear Men’s Basketball Team, Coach Jim Les, and Assistant Coaches Kevin Nosek, Kyle Vogt and Jono Metzger-Jones, 

On behalf of the entire UC Davis community, congratulations on winning the Big West Conference and moving on to the NCAA tournament! 

Some might only know us for our leading agricultural college in Northern California, but the nation is learning we are that and leaders in so much more. That's all because of you. 

I could not be more proud of your achievements and contributions on and off the court. Your determination, persistence and teamwork truly embody Aggie Pride. 

You have made UC Davis history, and you have made all of us immensely proud. I am unable to be with you today as you return to campus for an Aggie welcome home celebration, but know that I am cheering for you from across the country.

You have put smiles on a lot of Aggie faces today! Let's Dance! Go Ags!

Ralph J. Hexter
Interim Chancellor

Read the athletics department’s coverage of last night’s victory in Anaheim.

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