Santa Barbara Athletics News

April 25, 2015
No. 9 UCSB Falls to Pepperdine in MPSF Tournament Quarterfinal
Despite a fifth consecutive double-double from junior setter Jonah Seif, sixth-seeded and ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara dropped a 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18) decision to third seed Pepperdine on Saturday night at the Firestone Fieldhouse in the first round of the MPSF Tournament.

April 25, 2015
Gauchos Advance to Big West Championship Match
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.- The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (16-8) are advancing to the Big West Tournament championship match as they defeated UC Irvine (15-9) by a score of 4-3.

April 24, 2015
Tate Throws Seven Hitless as No. 7 Gauchos Blank Hawai'i 5-0 in Series Opener
UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate turned in seven innings of hitless ball in his start against Hawai'i on Friday night, steering the seventh-ranked Gauchos to a 5-0 shutout win in their series opener at Les Murakami Stadium.

April 25, 2015
No. 14 UCSB Suffers Tough 10-9 Loss to No. 8 UC Davis in Big West Tournament
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The No. 4 seeded UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team went for a dramatic finish Friday night in their Big West Tournament matchup against the fifth seed UC Davis Aggies. With time running down the Gauchos were unable to score the game-tying goal and fell to Davis 10-9 in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

April 25, 2015
Seventh Inning Rally Falls Short in UCSB's 3-2 Loss at Hawaii
HONOLULU, Hawaii – UCSB’s seventh inning rally came up short in a 3-2 loss at Hawaii on Friday night.

April 24, 2015
No. 3 Gauchos Top Aggies 4-1 in Big West Semifinals; Advance to Championship Match Sunday
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The No. 3-seeded Gauchos topped the second seeded UC Davis Aggies in a 4-1 decision on Friday to advance to the Big West Championship match against No. 1 seed, UC Irvine, on Sunday.

April 24, 2015
Devany Rejoins Men's Volleyball Coaching Staff
Former UC Santa Barbara setter and coach Vince Devany has rejoined the program in an assistant coach role, head coach Rick McLaughlin announced today.

April 24, 2015
Gauchos Take Down Davis in Big West Quarterfinals
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.- The UC Santa Barbara started off the Big West Conference Tournament with a 4-0 win over six seed UC Davis Friday.

April 24, 2015
Sixth-Seeded Gauchos Looking For Repeat Performance As They Open MPSF Tourney at Pepperdine
Despite a combined .891 winning percentage at home for UCSB and Pepperdine, the road team has won the last five matches in the head-to-head series.

April 23, 2015
UCSB Selects Bonnie Henrickson as Women’s Basketball Coach

April 23, 2015
UCSB Selects Bonnie Henrickson as Women’s Basketball Coach
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Bonnie Henrickson, who has spent the past 18 years as a successful head women’s basketball coach, the last 11 at the University of Kansas, has been hired in the same position at UC Santa Barbara, Director of Athletics John McCutcheon announced Wednesday.

April 24, 2015
UCSB Baseball Summer Camp Dates Announced
The UCSB Baseball team, currently ranked No. 7 in the country, has announced the dates of their summer High School Prospect Camps.

April 23, 2015
No. 14 UCSB Heads to Hawaii for Big West Tournament
No. 14 UC Santa Barbara (13-15, 2-3) travels to Honolulu, Hawaii for the Big West Tournament where they face off against the No. 8 UC Davis Aggies (18-12, 2-3) Friday night. The Gauchos are coming off an 8-7 victory over Long Beach State in their final regular season matchup. UCD finished their impressive season winning 10 of its final 13 games ending with a 10-6 win over Cal State Monterey Bay. Santa Barbra knocked off UC Davis in their only match of the regular season by a score of 7-5 in Davis thanks in large to five goals from Camila Schafer, including a hat trick in the third quarter. In playing at neutral sites, UCSB has a winning record at 8-7, while UCD holds a 6-7 mark.

April 23, 2015
Gauchos Advance to Big West Semifinals with 4-0 Victory over Hawaii
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The No. 3 seeded Gauchos downed the No. 6 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 4-0 in Indian Wells on Thursday to advance to a Big West semifinals showdown against No. 2 UC Davis on Friday. In the 4-0 win, UC Santa Barbara seized the momentum with a big victory in doubles and strong play in singles to triumph against Hawaii.

April 23, 2015
UCSB Throwers Load Up for Triton Invite
The Gauchos will send a small unit of throwers to UC San Diego for the Triton Invite while the rest of the team trains through the weekend. Albert Hughes, the #1 ranked Big West hammer thrower will headline a UCSB group of mostly discus and hammer throwers. Taking advantage of the piping Pacific winds, UCSD will field a world class throws field this weekend as throwers from all levels will gather in search of big marks.

April 23, 2015
Seif and Donohue Headline UCSB's Five All-Conference Honorees
Five members of the ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara men's volleyball team were named to the 2015 All-MPSF Team, it was announced by the conference on Thursday afternoon.

April 22, 2015
No. 7 UCSB Flies to Hawaii for Pivotal Big West Series
With Tuesday’s win over Pepperdine, UCSB jumped to 20 games over .500 (at 29-9), a first for the program since the conclusion of the 2001 season (40-17).

April 22, 2015
UCSB Looks to End Losing Skid at Hawai’i
A three game sweep at the hands of UC Davis ended UCSB’s six-game homestand last weekend. While Emily Brucelas had an outstanding weekend in batting .600 and slugging for .900, bolstered by a two-run homer in game on, the Gauchos struggled getting runners across home plate. Despite the team hitting .348 through the series, 29 Gaucho runners were left on base in the three-game set.

April 22, 2015
UCSB Defender Sam Strong Earns Call Up With U-23 National Team, Will Play Mexico Tonight
Incoming UC Santa Barbara defender Sam Strong has been named to the 20-man roster for the United States U-23 National Team by coach Andi Herzog for tonight's international friendly against Mexico, it was revealed this week.

April 22, 2015
Samantha Murphy Named Big West Player of the Week
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Samantha Murphy was named the Big West Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week after scoring a hat trick to lead No. 15 UCSB past No. 11 Long Beach State in the regular season finale.

April 22, 2015
No. 7 Gauchos Remain Perfect in Midweeks With 8-3 Pepperdine Win

April 21, 2015
No. 7 Gauchos Remain Perfect in Midweeks With 8-3 Pepperdine Win
The seventh-ranked UC Santa Barbara baseball team moved to 20 games over .500 for the first time in the Andrew Checketts era while remaining a perfect 8-0 in midweek contests after defeating the Pepperdine Waves 8-3 on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

April 21, 2015
Gauchos Grab the Third Seed in the Big West Tournament
Santa Barbara, Calif.- The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (14-8) will travel to Indian Wells, Calif. this week to participate in the 2015 Big West Women's Championship Tournament.

April 21, 2015
No. 62 Gauchos to Open Big West Tournament against Hawaii on Thursday
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The No. 3 seeded Gauchos (12-9, 3-2 BWC) are set to face the sixth seeded Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-13, 0-5 BWC) in the opening round of the Big West Tournament in Indian Wells on Thursday.

April 20, 2015
Great Example: Albert Hughes Track and Field

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