Santa Barbara Athletics News

February 8, 2016
UCSB Men's Soccer to Hold Open Tryouts Next Week
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team will host open tryouts during the first three days of training next week, starting on Feb. 16, it was announced today by head coach Tim Vom Steeg.

February 8, 2016
Gaucho Track and Field Alumni to Compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

February 7, 2016
No. 48 Gauchos Top No. 43 Pepperdine 4-2 for 2nd Straight Win
The No. 48 UCSB Men’s Tennis team took its second straight win on the road today defeating No. 43 Pepperdine by a score of 4-2. They improve to 3-3 on the season with this streak.

January 14, 2016
Men's Volleyball Announces Details for Annual Golf Tournament
Get ready to mark your calendars all UCSB men's volleyball alumni, family, and friends, as head coach Rick McLaughlin today revealed the details for this year's golf tournament at Sandpiper Golf Club.

February 6, 2016
Gauchos Rally to Defeat Titans, 81-68
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Michael Bryson had 25 points, nine rebounds and a career-high seven assists and Gabe Vincent scored 20 points as UC Santa Barbara overcame a nine-point first half deficit to defeat visiting Cal State Fullerton 81-68 on Saturday night.

February 6, 2016
Gauchos Lose in 63-62 Heartbreaker to Hawai'i
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UCSB (8-15, 5-4) feel in heartbreaking fashion to Hawai’i (14-9, 7-3), as the Rainbow Wahine’s go-ahead three-pointer with 14 seconds left decided the game that ended 63-62 in the Thunderdome on Saturday afternoon.

February 5, 2016
Orlando Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract with Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed guard Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract. A two-year NBA veteran, Johnson was named a 2016 NBA D-League All-Star for his play with the Austin Spurs this season.

February 5, 2016
Big West co-Champion Gauchos Add 11 Talented Recruits for 2016 Campaign
The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer program has signed 11 high school athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season head coach Paul Stumpf announced Wednesday.

February 5, 2016
UCSB Falls to Visiting Hawaii, 76-64

February 4, 2016
UCSB Falls to Visiting Hawaii, 76-64
Aaron Valdes scored 18 points while Stefan Jankovic had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead visiting Hawaii past UC Santa Barbara 76-64 on Thursday night.

February 4, 2016
Four Gauchos Named to ACWPC All-Academic Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For their outstanding achievements in the classroom, four members of the UCSB men’s water polo team were named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Men’s All Academic Team, it was announced Thursday.

February 3, 2016
Big West Champion Gauchos Add Six Standout Freshmen on National Signing Day
Included in this year's recruiting class is a capped New Zealand international, a pair of MLS academy champions, and three high-school/club standouts.

February 3, 2016
Baseball Season Tickets Now Available!
Ticket plans start at just $75!

February 4, 2016
Roper Leads Gauchos to 79-49 Blowout Win Over Cal State Fullerton

February 4, 2016
Roper Leads Gauchos to 79-49 Blowout Win Over Cal State Fullerton
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UCSB completed a season sweep of Cal State Fullerton with a dominant 79-49 victory in the Thunderdome on Wednesday night. With Makala Roper’s team-high 25 points and career-best six assists, the Gauchos finished with their largest margin of victory over a Division I opponent this season.

February 3, 2016
UCSB Hosts First-Place Hawai'i Thursday Night at Thunderdome
One game after handing UC Irvine its first Big West Conference loss of the season, UC Santa Barbara will host first-place Hawai’i on Thursday, Feb. 4. The teams opened league play on Jan. 9 in Honolulu and the Rainbow Warriors handed the Gauchos a 65-57 loss. Like Irvine, Hawai’i was unbeaten in the Big West Conference entering its game against Long Beach State on Jan. 30 and was dealt its first defeat by the 49ers, 78-64.

February 3, 2016
Martin Named Big West Player of the Week
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After leading the Gauchos to a 3-1 weekend at the Michigan Invitational, Lauren Martin was named the Big West Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference Wednesday.

February 3, 2016
Great Example: Coco Miller, Women's Basketball

February 2, 2016
Bauman Paces UCSB to Third-Place Finish at LMU Invitational
Brandon Bauman shot a 3-under par 213 to finish tied for fourth and Zach Smith carded an even-par 216 for a 10th-place tie helping UC Santa Barbara to an 871 and a third-place team finish at the LMU Invitational at the Reflection Bay Golf Course on Tuesday.

February 2, 2016
No. 10 UCSB Makes First TV Appearance of Season, Faces Cougars on BYU TV
Besides BYU TV, this weekend's matches can be heard on BYU Radio, Sirius XM channel 143.

February 2, 2016
Gauchos Return Home to Host Cal State Fullerton, Hawai’i
UCSB will be facing Cal State Fullerton for the second time on Wednesday and will later play Hawai’i, the preseason favorite to win the league. The Gauchos previously beat the Titans in Titan Gym last month 65-47. In that game, Je Zhé Newton had a breakout performance with 15 points, while Makala Roper and Jasmine Ware scored 13 each. The Rainbow Wahine enter this week as the league’s top-rebounding team with 42 per game, and are riding a two-game winning streak heading into their game at Cal Poly on Thursday.

January 31, 2016
No. 11 Gauchos Split Final Day of Michigan Invitational
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – No. 11 UCSB (6-3) split the final day of the Michigan Invitational with a 14-8 loss to No. 7 Michigan and a contentious 9-8 victory over No. 15 San Diego State.

January 31, 2016
Gauchos Compete Well in Flagstaff
The UCSB women's track and field team traveled to Northern Arizona to compete in the Mt. T's Invite, held at NAU's Walkup Skydome on January 29-30. Several Gauchos advanced to final rounds in their respective events. For the second straight meet, Jessica Emde took home the win in the high jump.

January 30, 2016
Gauchos Use Big Game-Ending Run to Defeat First-Place UC Irvine, 76-60
UC Santa Barbara ended the game on a 20-4 run to blow open a tie game en route to a 76-60 win over first-place UC Irvine on Saturday night.

January 31, 2016
UCSB Tops No. 17 Hartwick, No. 12 Pacific in Back-to-Back Overtime Games
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In an exciting first day of action at the Michigan Invitational, No. 11 UCSB (5-2) won a pair of overtime games over No. 17 Hartwick and No. 12 Pacific.