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Dave Barber - Golf
Ralph Barkey - Basketball
Corky Barrett - Football
Barbara Beainy - Basketball
Judy Bellomo - Volleyball
Donn Bernstein - Sports Information Director
Hovis Bess - Track & Field
Greg Boyer - Water Polo
Larry Brewster - Basketball
Tom Broadhead - Football
Wayne Bryan - Men's Tennis (2012)
Kim Bryson - Swimming (2010)
Lisa Busch - Soccer
Harry Callihan - Athletics Trainer
Nick Carter - Men's Track & Field coach
Sam Cathcart - Boxing, Football, Track & Field
Ignacio Caudillo - Basketball
Scott Cerny - Baseball
Dave Chapple - Football (2010)
Clark J. Chelsey - Track & Field
Robert Clancy - Golf
Cori Close - Basketball
Bill Collins - Track & Field
Colman Conroy - Track & Field (2010)
Jack Curtice - Football coach, Athletics Director
Jim Curtice - Football
Willie Dancer - Track & Field
Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro - Fencing
Dick David - Baseball
Bill Davis - Baseball, Football
Lucius Davis - Basketball
Carrick DeHart - Basketball
John Dobrott - Water Polo (2010)
Jerry Durfee - Track & Field
Al Ferrer - Baseball Coach (2012)
Bruce Fisher - Soccer
Scott Fisher - Basketball
Jack Fitzgerald - Baseball
Jim Fitzgerald - Baseball
Eric Fonoimoana - Volleyball
Mark French - Women's Basketball Coach (2012)
Rob Friend - Soccer (2008)
Benjamin Gage - Water Polo
Art Gallon - Men's Basketball Coach
Jose Gandara - Volleyball
Christa Gannon - Basketball (2010)
Robert Garcia - Boxing
Don Gaynor - Tennis (2008)
Roberta Gehlke - Volleyball (2008)
Bill Geivett - Baseball
Sidney Getzovitz - Fencing
Debbie Goldberger - Tennis
Paul Goodridge - Swimming
Mike Gorman - Men's Volleyball (2012)
David Gorrie - Baseball, Football
Dave Gray - Swimming, Water Polo
Tom Guerrero - Basketball
Jay Hanseth - Volleyball, Basketball
Spud Harder - Football coach, Athletics Director
Donald Hart - Boxing, Football
David Hendrickson - Water Polo, Swimming
David Hengsteler - Boxing, Wrestling
Laurie Hill - Soccer
Mike Hitchman - Football
Harvey Hubler - Basketball
Jason Lezak - Swimming (2010)
Ed Markham - Baseball
Eric McArthur - Basketball
William McArthur - Football, Rugby, Track & Field
Gordon McClenathen - Track & Field
Robert McCutcheon - Basketball
Murt Miller - Baseball, Basketball, Football
Charlotte Mitchel - Volleyball
Bob Morelli - Football, Rugby, Track & Field
John Morris - Football, Track & Field
Larry Mouchawar - Water Polo (2008)
Dan Mulock - Football, Rugby
Mel Patton - Football, Track & Field
Philip Patton - The Original Voice of the Gauchos
Delf Pickarts - Track & Field
Larry Pickens - Football
Jerry Pimm - Men's Basketball coach
Jim Pryde - Track & Field
Sut Puailoa - Football
O. Lee Reid - Tennis
Doug Rex - Basketball
Todd Rogers - Volleyball (2010)
Steve Ross - Baseball
Don Roth - Swimming
David Rottman - Volleyball
Jerrold Rountree - Baseball
William Russell - Baseball, Basketball
Ernie Saenz - Boxing, Football
Ray Schaack - Football
John Schroeder - Baseball
Richard Schroeder - Swimming
Otey Scruggs - Basketball, Track & Field
Brad Shames - Baseball
Brian Shaw - Basketball
Andy Sheaffer - Track & Field
Robert Sherman - Basketball, Tennis, Track & Field
Dave Shoji - Volleyball
Quentin Sims - Basketball
Amy Smith - Basketball (2008)
Pete Snyder - Men's Water Polo coach
Kelly Spencer - Women's Tennis (2012)
Jim St. Clair - Football
Bruce Stahl - Swimming
Robert Stansbury - Baseball
John Steckel - Water Polo
Lowell Steward - Basketball, Track & Field
Paul Vallerga - Football
Peter Walski - Baseball, Football
Bart Weitzenberg - Football
Amelia White - Women's Tennis (2012)
Buddy White - Basketball
Cy Williams - Baseball, Football
Thomas Williams - Basketball
Craig Wilson - Water Polo
Willie Wilton - Men's Basketball coach
Phil Womble - Supporter, Historian
Hall of Fame Bios
1967 Men's Swim Team
Won the 1967 NCAA College Division Swimming Championship...12 total UCSB swimmers earned All-American honors...Dave Gray won the 200, 500, and 1,650 freestyle events at the National Championships...Dave Gray set NCAA College Division Records in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle...800 yard freestyle relay of Craig Tempey, John Mortenson, Chuck Spink, and Ken Yegan won the event in a time of 7:24.0 to clinch the title.
Team Members: John Black, Roger Edwards, Terry Finucane, John Frailing, Chris Frier, Dave Gray, Craig Hendrickson, Mike Honig, Herb Kouns, Randy Leptein, Stan Loeb, Rock MacKenzie, John McCoy, John Mortenson (captain), Chris Ostrom, Jim Ranta, Charles Simpson, Jeff Smith, Chuck Spink, Craig Tempey, Pat Waddell, Ken Yegan. Rick Rowland (head coach), Lynn Rodney (assistant coach), Bob Gary (diving coach).
1965 Camellia Bowl Football Team
They were unheralded, under estimated and unappreciated, yet UCSB's 1965 gridders accomplished what no Gaucho football team had done since 1936, when the late Spud Harder -- after whom the campus stadium is named -- compiled a 9-1-0 record. Coach Jack Curtice (Cactus Jack), who two years earlier was hired to revive the fortunes of Gaucho football, led his fired-up, take-no-prisoners team to a regular season 8-1 mark and a berth in the Camellia Bowl where the Gauchos played Los Angeles State in the college division western regional championship. Defying overwhelming odds against ever reaching this plateau, Coach Curtice, a Gaucho Hall of Famer, was named the college division Coach of the Year, and his extraordinary team -- although losing to the Diablos, 18-10 in Sacramento -- took its place in history.
Team Members: Jim Barber, Corky Barrett, Gary Bianchini, Bob Blindbury, Dick Booth, John Boyle, Dick Burrill, Gary Cline, Bob Cordero, Jim Coward, Steve Ford, Jason Franci, Tony Goehring, Mel Gregory, Doug Hayes, Greg Heer, Preston Hensley, Bob Heys, Bruce Hitchcock, Mike Hitchman, George Jenkins, John Keever, Dick Kezirian, Allan LaRoche, Ted Maneki, Al Martens, Ron Moser, Fred Oppezzo, Jim Orear, Mike Patitucci, Jack Smith, Larry Swarbrick, Mike Thomas, Paul Vallerga, Jim Wankum, Bart Weitzenberg, Scott Williams, Ernie Zomalt. Jack Curtice (head coach), Andy Everest (assistant coach), Dave Gorrie (assistant coach), Pete Riehlman (assistant coach), Ken Vierra (assistant coach).
1972-74 Women's Volleyball Team - The Pioneer Program
Playing in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), the Gaucho women's volleyball program advanced to three consecutive National Championship Tournaments from 1972-74...The Gauchos advanced to the semifinals at the AIAW National Championship Tournaments on three consecutive occasions...UCSB defeated UCLA in the third-place match at the tournament in 1973...In 1974 UCSB advanced to the semifinals for the third straight year and finished third again, knocking off defending national champion Long Beach State in the process...The 1972-74 Gauchos were the Pioneers who started a program that ultimately became a national power.
Team Members: Sande Cagan, Kathy Hanley, Sue Herrington (now Brown), Robin Irvin (now Sutherland), Debbie Koeppel (now Reed), Michele La Fleur, Colleen McLaughlin (now Suwara), Lisa Richards (now Cvach), Joan Russell (now Price), Georgia Storm, Chris Talunas (now Rundle), Debbie Wantuck (now Estelmann), Chris Accornero (head coach)
1979 Men's Water Polo Team
Won the 1979 NCAA Division I Championship...Team holds school records for highest winning percentage (.993), lowest goals against average (5.0), most wins (28), and most goals scored (366).
Team Members: Guy Baker, Brooks Bennett, Mark Bock, Greg Boyer, Tom Candelaria, Aaron Cheney, Graham Devries, John Dobrott, Dave Hendrickson, Grady Howe, Danny Katayama, Woody Lavayen, Bob Mark, Steve Mitchell, Peter Neushul, Dave Phillips, Joel Wade, Craig Wilson, Bill Yates, Mike Yates. Pete Snyder (head coach).
2004 Men's Soccer Team
Tied Indiana in the College Cup Final for the NCAA Championship before losing a penalty kick tiebreaker...Was ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the season, including after the final week of the regular season...Posted a school record 21 wins...The 21-2-2 overall record represented a winning percentage of .880, the highest in school history...Had a school record 10-match winning streak...Had an eight match winning streak to open the season, the second longest season-opening streak in history...Dan Kennedy's goals against average of 0.55 was a school record...Five different Gauchos earned All-American recognition...Four players were named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team, including Offensive MVP Drew McAthy...Tim Vom Steeg was named NSCAA National Coach of the Year...The team's 5-0 win over Duke in a College Cup semifinal match was the largest College Cup margin of victory ever.
Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Head Coach (1964-92)
Arrived as an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara in 1959 and became head track and field and cross country coach in 1964...With the exception of a three-year period, was the Gauchos' head coach from 1964-92...Guided numerous UCSB athletes to the NCAA Championships and All-American status...Virtually every UCSB track and field record was set during Adams' tenure...In 1967 and 1968, he guided UCSB to second place finishes in the NCAA College Division Track & Field Championships...In 1982, he was the head coach of the United States National Team and guided the U.S. in meets against the Soviet Union, East Germany, West Germany, and Africa...In 1982, UCSB's Pauley Track hosted the United States-Soviet Union Muti-Event Meet with Adams serving as the event director...Because of Adams' leadership, UCSB was selected to host the 1975 and 1981 National Decathlon Championships...In 1984, Adams served as the manager of both the decathlon and the heptathlon at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Erin Alexander (now Brown)
Helped lead UCSB to the 1997 NCAA Tournament...Helped lead UCSB to the 1997 Big West Championship...Helped lead UCSB to the Women's National Invitation Tournament in 1996...Big West Player of the Year (1997)...Two-time First Team All-Big West (1996 and 1997)...Honorable Mention All-Big West (1995)...Big West All-Freshman Team (1994)...Scored 1,588 career points - The fifth most in school history...Holds UCSB record for most three-point baskets in a career with 233...Ranks in he top-10 in 10 career statistical categories...Holds UCSB record for points in a game with 40...Holds UCSB record for three-pointers in a season with 94 (1995-96)...Holds UCSB record for free throw percentage in a season at 85.5%...One of four players in UCSB history to score 500 or more points in a season more than once...Along with Amy Smith, was part of the highest scoring duo in school history when they combined for 1,144 points in 1996-97...Currently lives in San Clemente with husband, Tanner (a former Gaucho diver), and twin girls Riley and Haley...Works as a firefighter-paramedic for the Newport Beach Fire Department.
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field (1923-26)
The first inductee into UCSB's Hall of Fame...Won 15 letters...School record holder in the discus, hammer, javelin, and 100-yard...Widely considered UCSB's greatest all-around athlete.
Outstanding four-year career placed him among the top five career leaders in the following categories: points, scoring average, field goals made, field goals attempted, and rebounds...An All-PCAA selection...Drafted in the second round by the San Diego (now Los Angeles) Clippers.
A four-year starter for the Gauchos...Played three years at third base and one year at first base...Selected First Team All-Big West in 1989,1990, and 1992...Selected Second Team All-Big West in 1991...The only four-time All-Big West baseball player in UCSB history...Selected Second Team All-District in 1990...Led the Gauchos to the 1990 NCAA Baseball Tournament...Ranks in eight of UCSB's offensive career top-ten lists...UCSB's all-time leader in RBI (204) and total bases (472)...Ranks second all time in hits (286), doubles (67), and home runs (37)...Ranks third all time in at bats (871) and games played (228)...Holds UCSB record for doubles in a single season with 24...Ranks in five other school single season top-tens...His two-out, two-strike home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Fresno State propelled UCSB into the 1990 NCAA Tournament...Drafted by the Kansas City Royals.
Amateur: Played in the No. 1 spot from 1966-68...1966 All-Cal Tournament medalist...1967 Kern Country Amateur medalist...1968 Far Western Intercollegiate - 2nd place...1968 PCAA Conference Tournament - 2nd place...1968 NCAA Championships - 7th place...1968 NCAA Third Team All-American
Professional: 1969 Northern California Open medalist...1971 Coca Cola Open medalist...1971 Buick Open (K-2) - 2nd place...1972 Southwest Open medalist...1972 Spaceport Open medalist...Set Royal Palms Golf Course (Bakersfield) course record of 59 in 1971...Set Bakersfield Country Club course record of 63 in 1974.
Basketball (1956-58), Men's Basketball Head Coach (1966-78)
Player: 733 career points...12.9 points per game average...Single game scoring record of 30 points...84.2 free throw percentage...Leading scorer in 1957-58...NCAA College Division All-American in 1958...All-CCAA selection in 1958.
Coach: Posted a record of 169-144 over his twelve seasons, a winning percentage of .557...169 wins ranks him third all time at UCSB...His average of 14.1 wins per season ranks him second in UCSB annals...Had five top-three league finishes...In 1970-71, he guided the Gauchos to their best single season record ever, 20-6 (.769)...Over a seven-year period, his UCSB teams averaged 18 wins per season...Barkey's teams produced 15 all-conference players...Seven of his players were drafted into the National Basketball Association...Set what was then a school record with nine straight wins during the 1970-71 season...Guided the Gaucho program to six straight winning seasons, a school record.
A four-year letterwinner...Named UCSB's Outstanding Lineman in 1966...Recipient of UCSB's Stan Williamson Memorial Award for courage in 1967...A two-time UPI Little All-Coast honoree...A two-time Small College All-American selection...Led the Gauchos to their 1966 appearance in the Camellia Bowl for the Small College National Championship...Captained the 1967 squad...Selected to the 1967 Shrine College All-Star game, played in Bakersfield...Continued to play in the Canadian and Continental Football Leagues, 1968-1970...Founding member/Board of Directors for the Gaucho Athletics Association (GAA).
The 1992 Big West Conference Player of the Year...First Team All-Big West in 1992...Second Team All-Big West in 1991...UCSB's third all-time leading scorer with 1,519 points...Ranks among the top six in 13 UCSB career statistical lists...Led UCSB to it's best record ever, 27-5, and an NCAA Tournament bid in 1992.
A 1987 First Team All-American...1987 First Team All-Northwest Region...1987 First Team All-Big West...Selected to the 1987 East-West All-Star match...One of five Gauchos to record over 1,000 kills in a career...Single season record holder in kills (729, 1987)...Single season record holder in kill average (5.13, 1987)...Single season record holder in total blocks (168, 1987)...1988 Major League Volleyball Rookie of the Year...Selected to play for the 1989 United States National Team...One of the top-10 WPVA beach volleyball players in 1989.
Sports Information Director (1964-72)
UC Santa Barbara entered the 60's as a citadel of peace and tranquility. Then one day in the fall of 1964, Donn R. Bernstein plunked down his typewriter in an office near the entrance to Robertson Gym and became the oracle of Gaucho sports. The campus was never quiet again. Bernstein had been a journalist in the Bay Area, where a football contest was not just a game, it was a Big Game, and he brought that attitude to sleepy Santa Barbara. He was UCSB's first Sports Information Director. He churned out press releases and features. He cajoled the media to come out and cover the Gauchos. He got to know every UCSB athlete. If you wore the Blue and Gold, you became part of Bernie's family forever. It may not have been a coincidence that Bernie's second year, the Gaucho football team piled up victories and earned an invitation to the Camellia Bowl. Bernie's stay in Gaucho land lasted for eight glorious years, ending with the tragic demise of the football program. But Bernie was ready for the big time, and the University of Washington made him the Husky sports publicist. Seattle was never the same again. Bernie eventually heeded a higher calling from ABC sports. He helped produce the biggest college football games every week on national TV. That job took him to a place that God invented so he'd have a suitable place to live- New York City. Until recently, Bernie retained ownership of his legendary cabin on Del Playa Drive. He would make regular visits and entertain his Gaucho Family. He never forgot them. And they'll never forget him. In 1982, Donn Bernstein was induced into the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Hall of Fame. In addition, he was presented the "Tommy Trojan Award" by the University of Southern California- the first non-USC alumnus so honored - in recognition for his long service and support of college football.
Water Polo (1975-77, 1979)
Member of the 1979 NCAA Championship squad...Three-time All-American...1979 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player...Fourth in all-time career scoring...Three-time member of the 40 Goal Club...Won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in South Korea.
A 1968 All-America Honorable Mention and first team all-league pick as a running back...Captained the 1968 squad along with Mike Cobb...Tabbed the team's MVP...Winner of the 1968 Dave Pollock Award for outstanding athletic achievement...Won the Outstanding Back Award in 1967...Carried the ball 121 times in 1967 and 162 times in 1968...Longest run for a touchdown was 61 yards in 1968...Holds UCSB records for: most yards gained in a career (1,665), most yards gained in a season (841, 1968), most touchdowns in a career (16), most touchdowns in a season (9, 1968), and most touchdowns in a game (3, 1968)...Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 12th round of the 1968 NFL Draft.
Men's Tennis (1966-69)
UCSB Team Captain and #1 Singles in 1968 and 1969…#1 Doubles at UCSB in 1967, 1968, and 1969…Semi-finalist in both singles and doubles at the 1969 Ojai Tournament…2008 PTR Professional of the Year…World Team Tennis Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, and 2006…Southern California USPTA Coach of the Year in 1996…Wilson Sporting Goods Pro of The Year, and SCTA Service to Tennis Award in 1996…Fathered and coached son's Mike and Bob Bryan - the best double's team in the Open Tennis era….Helped secure the game of doubles’ rightful place on the ATP Tour…A tireless philanthropist and ambassador for tennis, he has raised thousands of dollars for youth tennis projects and organizations, and introduced countless juniors to the sport of tennis.
Earned All-American honors in the 400 freestyle relay in 1987 and 1988...Earned All-American honors in the 200 freestyle relay in 1988 and 1990...Earned All-American honors in the 800 freestyle relay in 1989...The only five-time swimming All-American in UCSB history...The only swimmer, and only the second athlete, in UCSB history to earn All-American honors in four separate years...At one time, had UCSB school records in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke, 400 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, and 800 freestyle relay...Helped lead UCSB to four straight Big West Conference championships...Competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials.
A four-year member of the UCSB women's soccer team...Three-year starter for the Gauchos...Selected First Team All-American in 1987...Named First Team All-Far West in 1987...Selected Second Team All-Far West in 1986...Helped lead UCSB to the NCAA Tournament in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987...Ranks sixth all time in goals scored with 25...Ranks fourth all time in assists with 27...Ranks sixth all time in points scored with 77...Ranks eighth on UCSB's single season goal scoring list with 13 (1987)...Ranks fifth on UCSB's single season assist list with 15 (1987)...Ranks eighth on UCSB's single season point list with 41 (1987)...One of just five players in school history to score 40 or more points in a season.
Athletic Trainer (1965-94)
Harry Callihan never made a basket at UC Santa Barbara. He never scored a touchdown, hit a home run, served an ace or assisted on a goal, but for nearly 30 years, he was one of the most valuable members of virtually all Gaucho teams. When an injury ended his football career at Western Michigan University, Harry chose to devote his professional career to athletic training. After earning his master's degree while working as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Utah, he moved to Santa Barbara and the rest is history. Harry was UCSB's first career Certified Athletic Trainer. His level of dedication to the student athlete was unsurpassed. While some are more comfortable with paper work and administrative duties, Harry was more comfortable helping student-athletes. Whether he was taping ankles, rehabilitating or evaluating an injury, or just getting to know them better, he preferred to be with the athletes. Harry understood the demands and the ins and outs of each athlete's particular sport. He would adjust his taping, bracing and rehabilitation style to fit that athlete. If he needed to improvise to get the job done, then he did so. This was just another form of his devotion to the university and its student-athletes. Harry was responsible for upgrading the facilities and staffing of the UCSB Athletic Training Room. He is highly respected by his peers, coaches, athletes and community. In fact, there were few, if any athletes who came through UCSB during his time that were not touched in some way by Harry Callihan. The athletic training facility at UCSB is now and will always be the Harry Callihan Athletic Training Room.
Track & Field Head Coach (1934-67)
Seven of his athletes placed in the top six at the NCAA and AAU National Championships...Javelin thrower, Delf Pickarts, was UCSB's first Division I All-American under Carter's direction in 1951...His 1951 team went unbeaten in conference...Responsible for organizing the Gaucho Track & Field Club in 1958...A 1928 U.S. Olympian in the 1,500m.
Boxing, Football, Track & Field (1946-48)
Outstanding Football Award winner in 1947 and 1948...An all-conference selection in football in 1947 and 1948...A member of the boxing team in 1947...Played pro football for the San Francisco 49ers (1949-50, 1952).
A member of one of UCSB's most successful basketball teams...First postseason National Championship Tournament Invitation...Three-year starter...Returned to graduate following a distinguished military service
A 1986 all-American as a second baseman...Tabbed the 1986 Big West Co-Player of the Year...Named to the all-district first team in 1986...Named to the All-West Regional team in 1986...An All-Big West Conference First Team pick in 1986...Listed among the top-10 in UCSB's record books in the following categories: single season batting average (4th, .403 in 1986), hits in a season (4th, 91 in 1986), triples in a season (1st, 8 in 1986), runs scored in a season (3rd, 71 in 1986), and career triples (5th with 10)...Played professionally in the Angels organization.
Selected First Team All-American by the Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly as a punter in 1968...Holds UCSB record for points in a career with 123...Holds Gaucho records for most points after touchdown in a career (84), single season (31), and game (eight)...Set UCSB records for most field goals in a career (13), single season (nine), and game (two)...His career average of 41.8 yards per punt for 126 punts is the highest in UCSB history...Set single season punting average record at 42.5 yards per kick in 1966...Finished third in the nation in scoring in 1966...His 75 yard punt on Sept. 14, 1968, at UTEP is the longest in school history...Was the first punter drafted in the 1969 NFL Draft...During his seven-year NFL career, he played with the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and New England Patriots...In 1972, as a member of the Los Angeles Rams, he led the NFL in punting at 44.2 yards per kick and played in the 1973 Pro Bowl...Selected to the UPI, NEA, NFC, Sporting News, and Pro Football Weekly All-Pro Teams in 1972...Had the NFL's longest punt in 1972 - 71 yards...Holds NFL record for highest net punting average - 42.1 yards - for a single season.
1964 California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament medalist...1964 NCAA College Division Regional Tournament medalist...1964 All-Cal Tournament runner-up...Posted a two-year record of 18-6-4...Averaged 74.5 strokes over 35 rounds.
A First Team All-Big West choice in 1993...Helped the Gauchos win the 1993 league tournament and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Named the Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1993...A 1992 Second Team All-Big West selection...Helped lead UCSB to its first-ever Big West regular season championship, Big West Tournament championship, and NCAA Tournament appearance in 1992...Scored 1,224 career points...Set a UCSB record with 257 assists during the 1992-93 season...Ranks first in career three-point baskets with 69, second in career assists with 603, and fourth in career steals with 220.
Track & Field (1957-58)
Set UCSB records in the mile and steeplechase, which held for 15 years...1957 and 1958 NCAA Championships, 8th place in the mile...1957 NAIA Championships, 2nd place in the mile...1958 NAIA Championships, 4th place in the mile...Named Team Captain in 1958.
Track & Field (1988-91)
Holds the UCSB school record in the high jump at 7-4 ½...His school record jump is more than four inches better than any other Gaucho high jumper has accomplished...Qualified for the NCAA Championships in 1990 and 1991...In 1991, his jump of 7-1 ¾ was good for a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships...Earned All-American honors in 1991...In 1990, his jump of 7-0 ½ gave him a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Football Head Coach (1963-69), Athletics Director
"Cactus" Jack Curtice holds the record for most wins by any UCSB football coach...Recorded a 37-29-1 record during his tenure...Named the Football Coaches Association National College Coach of the Year in 1965...Guided UCSB to its best record ever at 8-1 in 1965...Led the Gauchos to the Camellia Bowl in 1965 and the Aztec Bowl in 1964...One of the foremost offensive innovators in college football history...Mastered the forward pass at a time when the running game dominated college football...Nicknamed "Mr. Forward Pass", he invented the shovel pass...Over an 11-year period when he coached at Utah and Stanford, Curtice coached the nation's number one passer twice and the number two passer twice...In those 11 seasons, his quarterback ranked in the top-ten ten times...Served as Chairman of the American Football Rules Committee while at UCSB...In 1961, he was the President of the American Football Coaches Association...Became UCSB's Athletics Director and led the program's conversion to NCAA Division I status.
Threw 199 passes in 1968...Completed 102 passes for 15 touchdowns in 1968...Amassed 1,510 total yards in 1968...Threw 223 passes in 1969...Completed 115 passes for nine touchdowns in 1969...Holds UCSB records for: most passes attempted in a season (223, 1969), most passes attempted in a game (41, 1969), most passes completed in a career (244), most passes completed in a season (115, 1969), and highest completion percentage in a career (.518).
Track & Field (1949-51)
Held UCSB high jump record of 6'6.5"...CCAA champion 1949-51...Undefeated in three years of conference competition...NCAA Championships: 3rd place in 1950, 4th place in 1949...Placed in AAU National Championships (1949-51).
Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro
The 1974 U.S. National Champion...The "Under 20" National Champion in 1973...Competed at the 1973 World Championships...Won a bronze medal at the 1975 Pan American Games...A member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1976.
1965 Most Promising Freshman...1966 Second Team All-CIBA selection...Named Team Captain in 1967 and 1968...1968 WCAC Most Valuable Player...1968 All-WCAC...1968 UCSB Most Valuable Player...1968 Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year...Third in the nation in base hits in 1968...Posted a .391 batting average in 1968...Holder of nine individual records at UCSB.
Baseball (1950, 1952-53)
Named Team Captain in 1953...Recognized as Most Valuable Player in 1952...Led UCSB in hitting in 1950 (.372) and 1952 (.422)...A three-time All-CCAA selection...Also played football for UCSB (1950-52)...All-conference honorable mention in 1950 (football)...All-CCAA in 1952 (football).
A four-year member of the UCSB men's basketball team...1992 Big West Conference Player of the Year...1992 First Team All-Big West selection...1991 Honorable Mention All-American...1991 Second Team All-District pick...1991 Honorable Mention All-Big West selection...Named Big West Player of the Week a record four times during 1991-92 season...Third on UCSB's all-time scoring list with 1,420 points...Career leader in free throws made (373) and free throws attempted (518)...Second in single season points (644) and scoring average (22.2 PPG)...Both marks were records when they were set over the 1991-92 season...Single season record holder in free throws made (194) and free throws attempted (258), both set in 1991-92...Ranks in the career top-ten of seven statistical categories...Named Big West Sixth Man of the Year in 1990...Helped lead UCSB to the NCAA Tournament in 1990...Helped lead UCSB to the National Invitational Tournament in 1989 and 1992...Played professionally in Europe, South America, and Asia after his college career.
Three-time All-Big West selection 1986-1987...1987 Big West Freshmen of the Year...Selected Honorable Mention All-America in 1990...Named All-District and All-Region in 1990...UCSB's career scoring leader with 1,687 points, the only player in school history to score more than 1,600 points...The only player in school history to average double-figure points all four seasons...Ranks first all-time in field goals made (636), field goals attempted (1,409), and three- point field goals made (196)...Ranks fifth all-time in scoring average (14.2 PPG)...Also ranks second in steals (133), seventh in assists (312), second in three-point field goals attempted (499), and seventh in three-point field goal percentage (39.3%)...Ranks seventh and 10th in single season scoring with 486 in 1989 and 476 in 1990...Started more games than any player in UCSB history with 119...One of only three players in school history to play on four Gaucho teams with winning records...Helped guide the Gauchos to three postseason appearances including the 1988 and 1990 NCAA Tournaments...Played for the West Team at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival in 1987...Played for the U.S. National Team in the Jones Cup...Signed with the Boston Celtics as a free agent.
Water Polo (1976-79)
UCSB's third all-time leading scorer with 214 career goals...One of three players in school history to eclipse 200 career goals...Earned First Team All-American honors in 1979 after helping the Gauchos to the National Championship...Selected Second Team All-American in 1977 and 1978...Chosen to the 1979 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team...Named All-Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA) in 1977, 1978, and 1979...Scored two goals in the NCAA Championship match victory over UCLA in 1979...Scored two goals in the NCAA Semifinal match victory over Stanford in 1979...Helped lead UCSB to PCAA championships in 1976 and 1979...As a freshman swimmer, set UCSB records in the 200, 500, 1,000, and 1,650 freestyle events...In 1979, competed for the United States gold medal World University Games team in Mexico City.
Track & Field (1964-67)
Earned All-America honors following his junior season in 1966...1966 winner of the NCAA College Division long jump with a leap of 24'4"...Named Team Captain in 1966.
Track & Field (1968-69)
Won the NCAA College Division 400m in 1968, setting the meet record at 46.7 seconds...Ran anchor for the 1968 NCAA College Division Championship Mile Relay team...Ran a 46.4 in the 1969 NCAA University Division 440m...Placed fifth in the 1969 National AAU 440m...A member of the U.S. National Track Team that toured Europe in 1969...A Pollock Award recipient in 1969...A member of the Pacific Coast Club...Competed with the indoor mile relay team that set a world record time of 3:09.4...Holds the following UCSB records: 400m (46.7, 1968), 880m (1:49.9, 1968), Mile Relay (3:10.7, 1968), Sprint Medley Relay (3:22.0, 1968), and 440m (46.4, 1969).
A Senior Bowl & East-West Shrine Game Selection...Named all-league and Second Team Little All-American in 1947...Following his career at UCSB, he went on to play professional football with the San Francisco 49ers...Also competed on the UCSB track & field team from 1947-49...Scored 98 points across seven track & field meets...Held the UCSB Triple Jump record at 44'7.25"...Held the UCSB Long Jump record at 23'6"...Placed at the 1948 NCAA Championships and Olympic Tryouts...Also competed in Basketball (1946-47) at UCSB.
Baseball Coach (1981-93)
Recorded 445 career victories as UCSB’s head baseball coach...Winning percentage of .573 is the highest in school history...Coached the Gauchos to the NCAA Tournament in 1983, 1986, 1987 and 1990...His 1983 team came within one win of advancing to the College World Series...Guided UCSB to its first Southern California Baseball Association title in 1983...Led the Gauchos to the Big West championship in 1986...His 1984 team won a school record 46 games...Coached the program to four of its five season of 40 or more wins, doing so in 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1990...His 1986 team was ranked No. 5 in the nation, UCSB's highest ranking ever...Named SCBA Coach of the Year in 1983 and Big West Coach of the Year in 1986...His teams produced five All-Americans...Ten of his players ultimately played in the Major League.
Holds the UCSB record for points in a game with 39 at Montana State in 1985...Earned All-Big West Conference honors in 1985 and 1986...Named all-district in 1985...Ranks fifth on UCSB's career scoring list with 1,351 points...One of only five players in school history to score more than 1,300 points...Fifth in career rebounds with 664...His career field goal percentage of 56.9% ranks him second all-time...Played professionally in Australia and ultimately became an Australian citizen...Was a member of the 1996 Australian Olympic Team that won the bronze medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Helped lead UCSB to conference championships in 1939 and 1940...Named all-conference in 1939 and 1940...Team's Most Valuable Player in 1940...Selected as Team Captain in 1941.
An outstanding pitcher on league champion baseball team...CCAA champions in 1939 and 1940...Gauchos won 14 games in 14 days on the road...Threw a five-hitter against Cal in 1940...Served in the U.S. Air Force with distinction during World War II.
Named all-American in 1991 and 1992...Selected All-WIVA in 1991 and 1992...Helped lead UCSB to the 1988 NCAA title match...Ranks fourth on UCSB's career digs list with 694...Fifth in career kills with 1,331...Sixth on UCSB's career attack attempts list with 2,740...Also ranks sixth with 70 career service aces...Ranks seventh and tenth on UCSB's single season dig list with 233 in 1992 and 212 in 1989...One of just six players in school history with more than 1,300 career kills...One of just seven players in UCSB history to record 70 service aces in a career...Won a gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney.
Women's Basketball Coach (1987-2008)
Holds UCSB records for most coaching victories by a women’s basketball coach with 438…Also holds UCSB record for highest winning percentage at .687…Guided the Gauchos to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including nine straight at one point…Led UCSB to 15 overall postseason appearances, including 13 in a row at one point…Coached the Gauchos to 12 Big West Tournament championships and 13 regular season titles…Named Big West Coach of the Year a record seven times…His players were named Big West Player of the Year nine times…His teams produced five All-Americans and 25 First Team All-Big West selections…Had two Verizon Academic All-Americans and six Verison Academic All-District players…In 2004, his Gauchos advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16…Record seven NCAA Tournament wins…In 1999-2000, the Gauchos won a school record 26 consecutive games…In 1999-2000 UCSB won a school record 30 games…His teams won 20 or more games 11 times.
Helped lead UCSB to its first NCAA Tournament bid in 2002...Named All-American in 2002...Named All-Far West Region in 2002...Two-time Big West Offensive Player of the Year (2001 and 2002)...Two-time First Team All-Big West (2001 and 2002)...Holds UCSB record for goals in a season with 20 in 2002...Holds UCSB record for points in a season with 44 in 2002...Holds UCSB record for shots in a season with 108 in 2002...Holds UCSB record for goals in consecutive games at 12 (2001-02)...Ranks fourth all-time in career goals with 31...Scored more goals than any other two-year player in UCSB history... Plays for Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany...His wife, Mari Bell, played volleyball for the Gauchos.
Water Polo (1967-70)
A 1969 first team all-American...Named First Team All-PCAA in 1968, 1969, and 1970...Holds NCAA Tournament scoring record...Led the NCAA in scoring in 1969 and 1970.
Jose "Keno" Gandara was an all-American in 1988 and 1989...A three-time All-Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection...Was instrumental in helping UCSB get to the 1988 NCAA Championships title match...On UCSB's career lists, ranked second in block solos (90), fifth in kills (1,246), sixth in total blocks (299), sixth in kill attempts (2,458), sixth in service aces (67), and ninth in block assists (209)...On UCSB's single season lists Gandara ranks third and sixth in kills (582 in 1989 and 525 in 1988), fourth and fifth in kill attempts (1,115 in 1989 and 1,047 in 1988), third and fourth in block solos (39 in 1988 and 37 in 1989), and eighth and tenth in total blocks (136 in 1989 and 126 in 1988).
Boxing (1940-42, 1946)
Competed in the 135 class his first three years as a Gaucho...In 1946, competed in the 130 class...Went undefeated during his four years as a Gaucho...A four-time conference champion and all-conference selection.
Named to the 1993 Big West All-Tournament Team...Selected Honorable Mention All-Big West in 1994...CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-American in 1993 and 1994...NCAA Woman of the Year National Finalist in 1994...NCAA Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship Winner in 1994...Led UCSB in rebounding in 1993 and 1994...Led the Gauchos in field goal percentage at 52.1% in 1994...Ranks seventh in school history with a 49.5% field goal percentage...Graduated from UCSB with a 3.9 grade point average...Graduated at the top of her Stanford Law School class in 1997...Won a George Soros fellowship for postgraduate study and in 1998 used the grant money to found Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY)...Based in San Jose, Calif., FLY strives to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, mentoring, and leadership training...FLY has grown and currently benefits more than 2,000 kids per year...In 2006, Stanford Law School's new Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law bestowed its first Alumni Public Service Award upon Christa.
Named an NCAA College Division All-American in 1963 and 1964...1963 NCAA College Division Championships third-place team...1964 NCAA College Division Doubles Champions, along with partner Lee Reid...Placed second in the doubles at the 1963 NCAA College Division Championships...Helped the Gauchos to the 1963 Ojai Tennis Tournament team championship...Won doubles championship at the 1963 Ojai Tennis Tournament...Resides in Whitefish, Montana with his wife, Nancy...Has five grown children.
Roberta Gehlke (now Lenert)
Helped lead UCSB to four NCAA Tournament bids...Helped lead UCSB to the NCAA Elite Eight twice (1997 and 1999)...Three-time All-American (1997, 1998, and 1999)...Four-time All-Region...Big West Player of the Year (1999)...Four-time First Team All-Big West (1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999)...Big West Freshman of the Year (1996)...All-Big West Freshman Team (1996)...Holds UCSB record for most kills in a career with 2,153...Holds UCSB record for most kill attempts in a career with 5,535...Holds UCSB record for kill average in a career at 4.67...Ranks second in career digs with 1,619...Is listed three-times in UCSB's single-season top-10 for kills and kill attempts...Holds UCSB record for kill average in a season at 5.35...Holds UCSB record for kills in a match with 38...Holds UCSB record for kill attempts in a match with 98...Is one of just five UCSB players to record 25 or more kills in an NCAA Tournament match...Lives in Texas with her husband, Ronald, and children, Kailani and Cameron...Works as a teacher and reading specialist.
A 1985 all-American...Named to the all-district first team in 1984 and 1985...An All-Big West Conference First Team pick in 1984 and 1985...Won Big West batting titles in 1984 and 1985...Holds UCSB records for: career batting average (.402), single season batting average (.412, 1985), hits in a season (100, 1985), triples in a season (8, 1985), single season runs scored (74, 1985), and at-bats in a season (243, 1985).
Named the Big West Conference Player of the Year in 1992...Garnered All-Big West First Team accolades for singles play in 1989,1991, and 1992...Named All-Big West First Team for doubles in 1989, 1990, and 1991...Made four NCAA Tournament appearances in doubles...Holds three of the Gauchos' top-ten single season doubles records.
A two-time all-American selection...Set a UCSB record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 44.15 in 1981...A member of the 1981 World University Games 4x100 freestyle relay squad.
Men's Volleyball (1979-83)
Named First Team NCAA All-American in 1982 and 1983…Selected First Team All-California Intercollegiate Volleyball Association in 1982 and 1983…Was the UCSB’s Team Captain in 1983 as the Gauchos spent most of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation…United States Junior National Team Captain in 1981…Member of the 1980 United States World University Games Team that competed in Bucharest, Romania.
Baseball (1951-53), Football (1950-52)
Played professionally in the Kansas City Royals system...Coached the UCSB Baseball team from 1960 through 1977, compiling a 343-370-2 overall record...Under Gorrie, UCSB won a Big West title in 1972.
Swimming, Water polo (1966-68)
An all-American swimmer in 1967 and 1968...Named all-American in water polo in 1966 and 1967...1967 and 1968 NCAA College Division champion in the 200, 500, and 1650 Freestyle events...1967 David Pollock Award recipient...National record holder in the 200 and 500 Freestyle events...Masters Swimming champion.
An all-conference selection in 1939 and 1940...Named to the 1940 Chuck Taylor All-America Second Team...A 1940 NAIB All-American...Team Captain in 1939 and 1940...Named the Gauchos' Most Valuable Player in 1939 and 1940.
Tabbed all-American in 1975...A member of UCSB's most successful team that went 45-2 in 1975...Also played basketball for the Gauchos...1979 IVA Pro Volleyball champion...A member of the 1980 U.S. National Team...The 1984 World Champion in beach volleyball...Played five years of professional volleyball in Italy and France.
Football Head Coach (1934-40), Athletics Director
UCSB's first winning football coach, compiling a record of 32-28-6 over seven seasons...Best season was 1936 when Santa Barbara went 9-1...Spearheaded a successful drive to change UCSB's nickname from Roadrunners to Gauchos in 1936...Also served as head coach of the baseball team (1947-48, 1950-51)...Baseball team won a CCAA championship in 1950...After World War II, returned to UCSB as Athletics Director...Served as UCSB's admissions officer and registrar from 1960-71...Campus Stadium was renamed Harder Stadium in 1981.
Boxing (1936-37), Football (1934-37)
A 1934 all-region selection in boxing...Named all-conference in 1936 as a center...Also played basketball from 1936-37...A member of the track & field team from 1934-36.
Swimming, Water Polo (1977-79)
A 1979 first team all-American in water polo...A two-time All PCAA selection...Captained the 1979 NCAA Championship water polo squad...As a driver, Hendrickson was responsible for orchestrating UCSB's devastating counterattack during the run to the 1979 National Championship...In addition to his playmaking, he scored 32 goals in 1979...Scored 26 goals in 1977...A member of the United States Water Polo Team from 1979 to 1989...Captained UCSB's first Big West Conference Swimming and Diving championship team in 1979...An NCAA Qualifier in the 4x100 medley relay and the 200 breaststroke...Big West Champion in the 200 breaststroke and set, at the time, a school record.
Named first team all-American in 1991...A second team all-American in 1989 and 1990...A three-time First Team All-Far West pick...A member of the U.S. National Team in 1992 and 1995...Ranks fifth on UCSB's all-time goals list with 27...Led the Gauchos to three NCAA Tournament bids in four seasons.
UCSB's only four-time all-American in any sport...NCAA's all-time leading scorer (men or women) with 102 career goals...One of only two Gauchos to have their jersey retired...A four-time all-Far West selection...Named the U.S. Soccer Federation's Female Athlete of the Year in 1987...Awarded the Golden Ball for the Most Valuable Player at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup.
1987 First Team All-Big West Conference...Named Second Team All-Big West in 1985 and 1986...Holds UCSB school record for career games played (234)...First Gaucho to collect more than 200 hits in a career...Completed career by going 237 straight chances without an error at shortstop...Helped to lead UCSB to 159 wins and two NCAA Tournament bids in four seasons...Drafted by the San Francisco Giants.
A 1950 UPI Little All-Coast First Team selection...Named All-CCAA First Team in 1950...All-CCAA Honorable Mention in 1951...A member of the Cleveland Browns taxi squad...Also played baseball at UCSB in 1951 and 1952...All-CCAA First Team in baseball in 1951...Posted a career batting average of .363.
The 1991 Big West Conference Player of the Year...All-Big West First Team (singles) in 1990 and 1991...All-Big West First Team (doubles) in 1989, 1990, and 1991...Holds three of the top-10 single season doubles records...Three NCAA Tournament appearances in doubles with Debbie Goldberger.
Football, Golf, Track & Field (1957-59)
1957 track & field team captain...1957 Gold Track Shoe Award winner...First place at the 1957 CCAA Conference Championship...Second place at the 1958 CCAA Conference Championship...Named Most Valuable Track Man in 1958...Named the 1958 UCSB Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
1964 UPI Little All-Coast Second Team...1965 UPI Little All-Coast First Team...Associated Press Honorable Mention...A 1965 Small College all-American pick...Named UCSB's Most Valuable Lineman in 1965.
Track & Field (1960-61)
Voted Most Improved Track Athlete in 1960...Set two meet records in low hurdles in 1960...Set three meet records in the long jump in 1960...Set a UCSB record in the triple jump in 1960...Won the 1960 CCAA Conference long jump...Third in the long jump and triple jump at the 1960 NCAA Regionals...Fourth in the Southern Pacific AAU long jump in 1960...Second in the Whittier Pre-Olympic Meet...A member of the 1960 CCAA Championship team...Had the highest point total on the 1961 team...Co-holder of school record in the 440 relay...Set four meet records in the long jump in 1961...Set UCSB long jump record (24'10.5") in 1961...Won the long jump at the 1961 Easter Relays...Won the CCAA Conference long jump in 1961...Second in 1961 Southern Pacific AAU long jump...Seventh in 1961 National AAU long jump...Named Most Valuable Track Athlete in 1961...Named UCSB Athlete of the Year in 1961...Named Block C Athlete of the Year in 1961...Won the long jump at the 1962 Fresno Relays (25'3.25")...Won the Southern Pacific AAU Long Jump Championship in 1962.
Earned All-American honors in the 100 freestyle in 1997 and 1998...Earned All-American honors in the 50 freestyle in 1997...Selected Big West Swimmer of the Year in 1996, 1997, and 1998...Holds UCSB and Big West record in the 50 freestyle at 19.67 seconds...Holds UCSB record in 100 freestyle at 43.40 seconds...Helped lead the Gauchos to four straight Big West championships...Anchored the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning 400 freestyle relay, swimming the fastest 100 split in history...2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 100 freestyle...2004 Olympic gold medalist and world record setter in the 400 medley relay...2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the 400 free relay...2000 Olympic gold and silver medalist.
All-Big West Conference First Team in 1990...A 1990 Honorable Mention All-American...Named All-Big West Second Team in 1989...Holds UCSB rebounding records for a single season (377), career (904), and single game (28)...Hold's UCSB blocked shots records for single season (91), career (249), and single game (6)...Tabbed the MVP of UCSB's first round NCAA Tournament win over the University of Houston in 1990.
Named UCSB's Most Valuable Player following his junior season in 1938...Earned all-conference recognition his senior year...Garnered All-American Honorable Mention accolades in 1939...Went on to play football professionally...Also ran track for UCSB (1936-39)...All-conference in 1939...Track and field team captain in 1939...Competed for the UCSB Rugby team from 1937-39.
Cross Country, Track & Field (1954-57)
1955 cross country team captain...1956 track and field team captain...5,000m: 15:38.1, meet record (1955)...5,000m: 15:13.9, UCSB Record (1955)...5,000m at UCLA: 15:15, fourth place (10 seconds under meet record) (1955)...10,000m: 33.13, UCSB record (1955)...10,000m at NCAA University Division: Sixth place (1956)...1 Mile: 4:15, UCSB record (1955)...2 Mile: 9:15.8, UCSB record (1955)...2 Mile: 9:29.2, tied CCAA record (1956)...4 Mile: 20:12.4, UCSB course record (1955)...4 Mile: 21:05.6, UCLA course record (1955)...Qualified for Olympic Trials in 1956.
Won the Rider Trophy in 1948...Set UCSB record with 407 points in 28 games...Named all-conference in 1948 and 1949...Played for the Santa Maria Dukes for six years.
Baseball (1933-36), Basketball (1933-36), Football (1932-35)
Earned nine varsity letters...Named baseball team captain in 1936...A 1936 all-conference pick in baseball...Served as football team captain in 1935...Named all-conference in football in 1935.
Selected all-American in 1986...All-region and all-district in 1986...Selected All-Big West (PCAA) in 1985 and 1986...One of just ten players in UCSB history with 1,100 or more kills...Ranks eighth all-time in kills with 1,158...One of just nine players in school history with 1,000 or more digs...Ranks seventh all time in digs with 1,079...Holds the single match record for digs with 41...Ranks eighth all-time in attack attempts with 2,869...Ranks third all-time in service aces with 138...One of just eight Gauchos to record 50 service aces in a season...Only player ranked in the single season top-ten twice for service aces...Helped lead UCSB to the NCAA Tournament in 1983,1984,1985, and 1986...Helped lead UCSB to top-20 finishes in 1983,1984,1985, and 1986.
Water Polo (1980-83)
Helped lead UCSB to three NCAA Tournament appearances...Named All-American in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983...UCSB's only four-time All-American water polo player...Named All-Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983...UCSB's all-time leading scorer with 244 goals...Led UCSB in scoring each of his final three seasons...Member of the United States National Team from 1985 to 1994...Currently lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife, Andrea, along with their two children, Kaylin and Jake...Part owner of Aviara Real Estate in Westlake Village.
Generally regarded as the best defender in UCSB women's soccer history...A first team all-American following her junior season in 1988...Named First Team All-Far West as a defender in 1988 and 1989...Led UC Santa Barbara to four consecutive NCAA Tournament bids and to a pair of appearances in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals...The Gauchos were ranked in the top ten all four of her seasons...Scored six goals and had two assists from her position on the backline...Played all but 30 minutes during her career...Overall, UCSB recorded a 58-14-5 record during Nance's four seasons...Also ran track at UCSB and at one time was part of the school record-holding 4x400 relay team.
A six-time all-American...Named the PCAA Swimmer of the Year in 1982 and 1983...NCAA Division I finalist in the 50 freestyle in 1982 and 1983...NCAA Division I finalist in the 400 free relay in 1982 and 1983...1983 World Ranking in the 50 free...Selected as the team captain in 1983.
Patrick Joseph O'Brien
Swimming, Water Polo (1982-85)
Earned all-American status in the 800 free relay in 1983...A member of four Big West Conference championship swim teams...Swim team captain in 1985...Named all-American in water polo in 1985...Captained the 1984 and 1985 water polo teams...Scored 79 career goals.
Named all-league in 1955 and 1956...Named All-Coast in 1956...Received the Hubler Award for Most Outstanding Player in 1955...Was the NCAA field goal percentage leader in 1956.
Earned All-American honors in 1996 after advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Individual Championships...Also played in the 1994 and 1995 NCAA Individual Tournaments...Advanced to the second round of the tournament in 1995...While playing No. 1 singles, led UCSB to Big West championships in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996...Helped the Gauchos to NCAA Team Tournaments in 1994 and 1996...A three-time First Team All-Big West choice as a singles player...A four-time First Team All-Big West selection as a doubles player...Her 28 singles wins in 1996 are the second most in school history...Had 81 singles wins in her four years as a Gaucho.
A 1987 NCAA All-West Region selection...Named to the All-PCAA First Team in 1987...All-PCAA Second Team in 1985 and 1986...NCAA career record for appearances (168)...UCSB career records for wins (62), strikeouts (640), and complete games (126)...Named the Santa Barbara News-Press Softball Athlete of the Decade.
Baseball (1955-57), Basketball (1955-57)
Named the Delta Tau Delta Most Valuable Athlete in 1957...Basketball team captain in 1957...Won the 1957 UCSB All-University Athlete Award...A three-time All-CCAA selection in baseball...Named the Harvey Hubler Outstanding Athlete in 1957...Served as the head baseball coach at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif....Posted an overall record of 144-55 and went 94-19 in league play at Allan Hancock...Under Osborne, the Bulldogs won league championships in 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, and 1971.
Track & Field (1946-49)
Scored 55.25 points for the Gauchos in 1947...Scored 56 points in 1948...Took 10th place in the decathlon at the 1948 Kansas Relays...Named team captain for the 1949 season...Set UCSB discus record in 1949 at 150 feet-2 5/8 inches...Competed for the United States in the Asiatic Games in Japan.
The Original Voice of the Gauchos (1959-70)
The Original Voice of the Gauchos...Was the play-by-play voice for UCSB football and basketball from 1959 thru 1970...As the Sports Editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press from 1956 until 1970, Philip Patton was the Gauchos' beat writer for both football and basketball...Was instrumental in helping popularize UCSB teams to the point where the university elected to move from the NCAA College Division to University Division in 1969 and the University Division ultimately became Division I.
UCSB's leading pass receiver in 1939 and 1940...Garnered all-conference first team recognition in 1939 and 1940...Caught game-winning touchdown passes vs. Colorado State & Texas-El Paso.
Men's Basketball Head Coach (1983-98)
His 222 wins are the most ever recorded by a Gaucho Basketball coach...Took over a program that had recorded seven consecutive losing seasons, but by his fifth season, he guided UCSB to its best record ever, 22-8, and to its first NCAA Division I Tournament berth...In 1989-90, led UCSB to another NCAA tourney berth and a first round win over Houston...UCSB was invited to three National Invitation Tournaments during his tenure...Gauchos won 20 or more games four times under Pimm...Pimm's teams accumulated five all-Americans, six all-district honorees, six all-region selections, 22 All-Big West choices, nine Big West All-Freshman Team members, two Big West Players of the Year, three Big West Freshmen of the Year, two Big West scoring champions, and one Big West Coach of the Year.
Track & Field (1959-61)
Captained the 1960 and 1961 squads...Holds UCSB records in discus (160'11.5"), shot put (55'8"), and hammer (190'6")...Gauchos won the 1960 CCAA Championship...1960 CCAA discus champion...Placed sixth in the hammer at the 1960 NCAA Championships...Fourth in hammer at the 1962 AAU National Championships...Fifth in hammer at the 1963 AAU National Championships...Won a silver medal in hammer at the 1963 Pan American Games in Brazil...An alternate in hammer on the 1964 U.S Olympic Team (201'6")...Fifth in hammer at the 1966 AAU National Championships...Third in hammer at the 1967 in AAU National Championships (203'11")...A member of the 1967 International Team, he was fourth vs. British Commonwealth...A 1968 member of the U.S. Olympic High Altitude Training Team...A member of the 1970 U.S. Olympic Development Training Team...Had a personal best hammer throw of 210'4".
Football, Golf (1954-56)
Golf team captain in 1955 and 1956...Played in the #1 spot all three years...1956 football team captain...UCSB's Most Valuable Player in 1955 and 1956...Named the Gauchos' Most Valuable Back in 1954 and 1955...Team's leading rusher in 1954 and 1955...Garnered All-CCAA honors in 1955 and 1956...Named to UPI Little All-Coast Team in 1956.
O. Lee Reid
Named an NCAA College Division All-American in 1963 and 1964...1963 NCAA College Division Championships third place team...1964 NCAA College Division Doubles Champion, along with partner Don Gaynor...Took second in doubles at the 1963 NCAA College Division Championships...A singles semifinalist at the 1963 NCAA College Division Championships...Gauchos were team champions at the 1963 Ojai Tournament...Won doubles championship at the 1963 Ojai Tournament...A finalist in singles play at the 1963 Ojai Tournament...Won UCSB's All-University Athlete of the Year award in 1963...The Dave Pollock Award recipient in 1964.
1968 freshmen team captain...1971 varsity team captain...1968 freshmen team Most Valuable Player...Named the varsity team Most Valuable Player in 1969, 1970, and 1971...Leading scorer: 1968 freshmen team, 21.4 points per game; 1969 varsity team, 17.8 points per game; 1970 varsity team, 18.7 points per game; 1971 varsity team, 18.7 points per game...Leading rebounder: 1968 freshman team, 16.7 rebounds per game; 1969 varsity team, 11.3 rebounds per game; 1970 varsity team, 11.0 rebounds per game; 1971 varsity team, 10.0 rebounds per game...A four-time Athletic Round Table Player of the Year pick...Named All-Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1970 and 1971...UCSB records: most points in a career: 1,434, most rebounds in a career: 829, most field goals made in a career: 623, highest field goal percentage in a career: .555, most field goals made in a season: 213 (1970), most rebounds in a game: 22 (1/28/69) and (12/23/69).
Selected Second Team All-American in 1995 and 1996...Ranks second on UCSB's all-time career assists list with 4,831...Ranks second on UCSB's all-time career digs list with 783...Owns two of the school's top-five single season assist marks...Owns three of the school's top-eight single season dig totals...One of four players in UCSB history to record 100 or more assists in a single match...Won the gold medal in the beach volleyball competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing...Won AVP Crocs Cup Championship in 2007, 2008, and 2009...Along with his partner (Phil Dalhausser) named AVP Team of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009...Named AVP Best Defensive Player in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008...Selected AVP Most Valuable Player in 2006...Named AVP "God of the Beach" in 2006...Named AVP Rookie of the Year in 1997.
Hit .299 in 1970, .366 in 1971, and .344 in 1972...Successful in 44 of 45 steal attempts in 1972...Named all-conference in 1971 and 1972...Selected as the team's MVP in 1972...1972 team captain...An All-PCAA First Team member in 1971 and 1972...All-District 8 Team.
A 1965 NCAA University Division All-American...A 1965 and 1966 NCAA College Division All-American...The 1966 national champion in the 100 freestyle...UCSB's team captain in 1966...Named the Gauchos' Most Valuable Swimmer in 1966...National AAU Outdoor 100 freestyle champion in 1965...Set a world record in the 100 freestyle in 1966...Also played water polo for UCSB...Named to the All-Cal All Star Team in 1963, 1964, and 1965...UCSB's leading scorer in 1965...Named Most Outstanding Player at the 1965 West Coast Water Polo Tournament.
Named a first team all-American in 1988...Helped lead the Gauchos to the 1988 NCAA title match...A second team all-American in 1987...A two-time All-WIVA selection...Ranks sixth in career kills with 1,327...Fourth in career attack attempts with 2,829...Third in career block solos with 89...His 605 kills in 1988 is third on UCSB's single season list...The first Gaucho to eclipse the 1,000-kill barrier...One of just three Gauchos to record over 600 kills in a single season...Left UCSB as the career leader in kills and block solos.
A third team all-American in 1991...The 1991 Big West Conference Player of the Year...First team all-district in 1991...First Team All-Big West in 1989 and 1991...Second Team All-Big West in 1990...Twice led the NCAA in stolen bases...Ranks second all-time at UCSB in steals, third in triples, fifth in hits, second in runs scored, seventh in total bases, fourth in at bats, and fourth in games played...UCSB's single season record holder for steals (59, 1989)...Ranks first, second, and third for single season steals at UCSB...Holds single season record for runs scored (79, 1991)...Ranked fourth on the single season triples list (6, 1991)...One of only three Gauchos in school history to have more than 90 hits in a season (92, 1991).
Widely considered the finest offensive lineman in UCSB football history...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines, often playing entire games...As an offensive tackle, he was named a Little All-American in 1959...A First Team All-CCAA selection in 1957,1958, and 1959...Also named First Team All-NAIA in 1957,1958, and 1959...Named First Team All-West Coast by United Press International in 1958, becoming the first sophomore to be accorded the honor...His coach, former Chicago Bear star Ed Cody, referred to him as the "most powerful straight-ahead blocker I've seen in college ball"...Following his Gaucho career, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears and eventually signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders...Coached at the high school and junior college level for many years.
Named Most Valuable Player in 1966...All-PCAA in 1968...Named to the All-District 8 Second Team in 1968...Went 12-1 as a pitcher in 1968...His 12 wins in 1968 led the nation...Voted Most Improved Player in 1968...Tabbed the 1968 All-Coast Pitcher of the Year...Selected as UCSB's Athlete of the Year in 1968...UCSB records: highest career winning percentage (.700), most career innings pitched (266), most career strikeouts (206), most career appearances (49), most appearances in a season (22), most games started in a season (16)...Drafted by the California Angels in 1968.
Gained all-American status in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events in 1983 and 1985...1985 Big West Conference champion in the 100 breaststroke...A U.S. National Team member from 1983-90...Two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 4x100 medley relay (1984, 1988)...World record holder in 4x100 medley relay (1988)...Ranked in the top-10 in the world in the 100 breaststroke between 1983-1990.
Basketball (1950-51), Track & Field (1949-51)
Competed in the shot put and discus, as well as the decathlon...The 1951 Southern Pacific A.A.U. decathlon champion...1950 Pasadena Invitational champion...Placed third at the 1950 and 1951 National A.A.U. meets.
A two-time All-SCBA choice...A 1978 all-district first team selection...Career .360 hitter...National Baseball Congress All-American in 1977...Went on to compete professionally with the San Diego Padres organization in 1978 and 1979.
1988 Big West Conference Player of the Year...A 1987 and 1988 honorable mention all-American...Named to the All-Big West Double Decade Team in 1989...A member of the 1986 U.S. National Team...Posted the only five triple-doubles in UCSB history...Only player in UCSB basketball history to have his number (22) retired...Only player in Big West history to lead the league in rebounds and assists (1988)...A first round draft choice of the Boston Celtics...A member of the 1989 NBA All-Rookie Team.
Men's Track & Field (1987-91)
One of the greatest throwers in UCSB track & field history...His hammer throw of 210'8" was a school record that stood for more than 20 years...Qualified for the 1991 NCAA Championships at Eugene, Ore., where he finished in sixth-place with his record throw...Earned All-American honors.
Basketball (1940-42, 1947), Tennis (1942), Track & Field (1940-42, 1947)
A co-captain of the 1946 basketball squad...Played professional basketball from 1947-48...U.S. singles and doubles champion of Mexico, Central America, and South America...Tennis history includes: 15 U.S. Senior Singles Championships, 5 U.S. Senior Doubles Championships, and 7 Southern California Junior Veteran Singles Championships.
Named a first team all-American in 1969...A 1968 honorable mention all-American pick...Coached the Hawai'i women's volleyball team to three NCAA National Championships...Served as a coach for the National Sports Festival...Coached at the World University Games.
Served as team captain in 1949...Named the team's Most Valuable Player in 1947 and 1949...A three-time All-CCAA selection...Played professionally for the Santa Maria Dukes...Selected as the Dukes' Most Valuable Player in 1953 and 1955...An all-conference pick in 1953 and 1955.
Amy Smith (now Fregoso)
Helped lead UCSB to the 1997 NCAA Tournament...Helped lead UCSB to the 1997 Big West Championship...Helped lead UCSB to the Women's National Invitation Tournament in 1996...Two-time First Team All-Big West (1995 and 1997)...Honorable Mention All-Big West (1996)...Big West All-Freshman Team (1994)...Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player (1997)...Big West All-Tournament Team (1997)...Scored 1,482 career points - The ninth most in school history...One of five players in school history with 100 blocked shots...Ranks in the top-10 in eight career statistical categories...Scored 578 points in 1996-97, the second most in school history...One of four players in school history to collect 20 or more rebounds in a game...Along with Erin Alexander, was part of the highest scoring duo in school history when they combined for 1,144 points in 1996-97...Currently lives in Marysville with husband, Jose, and their four children, Antonio, Alicia, Ariana, and Armando.
Men's Water Polo Head Coach (1977-93)
Guided UCSB to the 1979 NCAA Championship, the first Division I title in school history...Posted a school-record 293 career wins...A two-time NCAA Coach of the Year...Gauchos had a winning record in 12 of his 17 seasons...Guided UCSB to Big West Conference Championships in 1979,1981, and 1990...UCSB has had six 20-win seasons in its history and Snyder was the head coach of four of those teams...UCSB advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times under Snyder...Coached more than 35 all-Americans during his 17 seasons...Served as the U.S. National "B" Team Coach in 1987...In addition to coaching several players who were later members of the United States National Team, he also coached players that played on the national squads of Mexico and Canada.
Women's Tennis (1992-96)
Along with her doubles partner Amelia White, she was named All-American in 1994-95…A three-time First Team All-Big West choice as a doubles player…Advanced to the quarterfinals at the 1995 NCAA Championships in doubles…Also qualified for the 1996 NCAA Championships as a doubles player…Helped lead the Gauchos to the NCAA Tournament as a team in 1994 and 1996…Helped UCSB to Big West championships in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996…Recorded 62 doubles victories in her career…Along with Amelia White, won 22 doubles matches in 1995-96, the second most in school history…Won more than 70% of her doubles matches as a junior and senior.
Jim St. Clair
Holds 17 UCSB Football records...Recognized with 10 national, conference, and UCSB honors...Drafted by the New York Titans, but signed with the Washington Redskins...With the Redskins, garnered API-UPI All-American Honorable Mention honors in 1959.
A 1980 NCAA All-American...UCSB and PCAA record holder in the 50 and 100 freestyle events...A PCAA champion in both 1979 and 1980...Set American and world bests in the 50 freestyle.
Captain of the freshmen team in 1939...Named the varsity team captain in 1942...Most Valuable Player in 1940 and 1941...An All-CCAA pick in 1940 and 1941...Led the conference in hitting in 1940 (.386) and 1941 (.369)...Went on to compete professionally with the San Francisco Seals.
Water Polo (1968-70)
A first team all-American in 1969...Team captain and Most Valuable Player in 1969...First Team All-PCAA in 1968 and 1969...Named MVP of the 1969 West Coast Tournament...A goalie for the Gauchos, who placed third at the NCAA Championships...A three-year letterman.
Basketball (1939-42), Track & Field (1940-42)
All-CCAA First Team in 1940 and 1941...Held single game and single season scoring records...Basketball team captain in 1941 and 1942...CCAA high jump champion (6'4")...CCAA long jump title holder (23').
Women's Basketball (1999-2004)
UCSB's all0time leading women's basketball scorer with 1,767 career points...Selected Associated Press All-American and Kodak/WBCA All-District in 2003...Chosen Big West Player of the Year in 2003...Named First Team All-Big West in 2003 and 2004...Earned Second Team All-Big West in 2001 and 2002...Named to the Big West All-Freshman Team in 2001...A three-time Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player, earning the awards in 2002, 2003 and 2004...Named to the Big West All-Tournament Team all four of her seasons...In addition to being the school's all-time leading scorer, she completed her career ranked first in blocked shots (243), second in career field goal percentage (.559), third in total rebounds (877), fourth in total field goal attempts (641), second in free throws made (470) and third in free throw attempts (631).
A wide receiver, he was named NCAA Division II All-American in 1991…Completed his career with 110 receptions, the second most in school history…Had 13 career touchdown receptions, third in UCSB history…Caught nine touchdown passes as a senior in 1991, the third highest total in school history…Totaled 1,403 career receiving yards, the third most in Gaucho history…Had 90 receptions over his final two seasons, the third most over a two-year span in school history…Caught three touchdown passes in a 1991 game against Cal State Hayward, the second most in school history…Had 55 receptions, the third highest single season total ever.
Track & Field (1970-72)
1972 NCAA Division I finalist in the javelin...Three-time PCAA javelin champion...UCSB javelin record holder (242'7")...Captained the Gauchos in 1972...Lost just one dual meet in three seasons...Serves on Easter Relays Games Committee.
A three-time all-conference selection...Named All-Coast in 1972...Scored 1,197 career points...Averaged 15.3 PPG for his career...Totaled 646 career rebounds and averaged 8.2 RPG.
Led the nation in receptions as a freshman in 1959...Was also the top rusher for the Gauchos in 1959...Led the Gauchos in touchdowns in 1959...Holds UCSB career rushing record...Holds UCSB career touchdowns record.
A Small College First Team All-American in 1967...Captained the Gauchos in 1967...Selected to the 1967 North-South Shrine All-Star Team...Played in the 1968 Coaches All-American game after his senior season...Tabbed the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year in 1968...Named to the Little All-America Second Team in 1966...Named to the Little All-Coast First Team in 1966...The 1966 and 1967 UCSB Most Valuable Player...A member of the 1965 Camellia Bowl squad...Holds UCSB records for most pass interceptions in career, season, and single game...A Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete...A UCSB Honor Key member.
Baseball, Football (1955-57)
CCAA home run leader for three straight years...An all-conference selection in 1955 and 1957...The Gauchos' Most Valuable Player in 1955 and 1957...Went on to play professionally in the Detroit Tigers organization...Named the Most Valuable Player of the 1956 Citracado Bowl (football)...An All-U.S. Marine football and baseball competitor.
Lettered, and started, all four years at UCSB...Named UCSB's Most Valuable Lineman in 1965 and 1968...A member of the 1966 Camellia Bowl team...Garnered all-West Coast accolades in 1967 and 1968...Named team captain in 1968...A member of the 1968 North-South All Star Team...Honored as UCSB's Most Inspirational Player in 1968...Named UCSB Player's Player in 1968.
Women's Tennis (1992-96)
Along with her doubles partner Kelly Spencer, she was named All-American in 1994-95…A three-time First Team All-Big West choice as a doubles player…Named First Team All-Big West as a singles player in 1996…Advanced to the quarterfinals at the 1995 NCAA Championships in doubles…Also qualified for the 1996 NCAA Championships as a doubles player…Helped lead the Gauchos to the NCAA Tournament as a team in 1994 and 1996…Helped UCSB to Big West championships in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996…Recorded 62 doubles victories in her career…Along with Kelly Spencer, won 22 doubles matches in 1995-96, the second most in school history…Won more than 70% of her doubles matches as a junior and senior…Won more than 60 singles matches.
Team's leading scorer...Named All-CCAA...An NCAA District 8 All-Tournament selection...Gauchos won the 1961 CCAA Championship...1961 NCAA District 8 Team Champions...Won the Harvey Hubler Award for Most Outstanding Player.
Baseball, Football (1946-48)
Named co-captain of the football team his final year...Captained the baseball team in 1948...Went on to compete professionally in the Southwestern-International League.
Water Polo (1977-79)
Starting goalkeeper on UC Santa Barbara's 1979 NCAA Championship team...Named first team all-America in 1979...Only Gaucho water polo player to have his cap (#1) retired (1993)...A three-time United States Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992).
Men's Basketball Head Coach (1937-57)
Compiled a 205-167 overall record (.557)...Has the best winning percentage for a UCSB basketball coach with more than two seasons...During the 1940-41 season, the Gauchos set a school record for victories (22)...Team finished fourth in the 32-team NAIB Tournament in Kansas City...The Wilton-coached Gauchos were John Wooden's first-ever opponent at UCLA.
Phil Womble has been UCSB's most ardent supporter since 1969. There are few - if any - athletes, coaches, or administrators who have not been touched in some way by Womble. He has battled and overcome cerebral palsy, and in doing so, he has been an inspiration for many. Over the years, he has also served as a historian for UCSB athletics, as well as its number one fan. While Womble's first love is baseball, he has supported all of the Gaucho programs with great dedication. He is the author of Never Give Up!, the story of his life.
Football, Track & Field (1935-37)
UCSB record holder in the 100 broad jump and low hurdles...Named a Little All-American in football in 1937...Played professionally for the New York Giants in 1938.
A four-year starting pitcher for the Gauchos...A 1983 all-American...First Team All-SCBA in 1983...Tabbed the 1983 Santa Barbara Round Table Athlete of the Year...1983 First Team All-SunLite Bowl...An all-district selection in 1983...UCSB records: most career wins (25), most career innings pitched (329.2), most career appearances (81), most career games started (44), most career complete games (17), most career strikeouts (274), most single season innings pitched (152.1, 1983), most single season games started (20, 1983), most complete games in a single season (11, 1983), most strikeouts in a single season (124, 1983).