Santa Barbara Athletics News

July 30, 2015
UCSB's 2015-16 Schedule Highlighted by Five Pac 12 Opponents; USC, Oregon State Set to Invade T-Dome
The 2015-16 UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team will face a challenging schedule that features five games against Pac 12 opponents, including two at home, head coach Bob Williams announced Thursday.

July 28, 2015
Alan Williams Signs Deal to Play Professionally in China
Former UC Santa Barbara star Alan Williams has signed a contract to play professionally in Qingdao, China, for the Qingdao Double Star Eagles, it was announced by the Eurobasket News Center.

July 24, 2015
Martin Earns Bronze Medal at Pan American Games
TORONTO – Representing the United States at the Pan American Games, UCSB alumnus Ryan Martin took the bronze medal in the 800-meters on Thursday.

July 22, 2015
Hunter Robinson Earns Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Recognition
UC Santa Barbara senior Hunter Robinson has been selected as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second consecutive year it was announced Wednesday.

July 15, 2015
Gauchos in the Pros: Trinkwon and Mahle Moving Up, Updates on All 20 UCSB Alumni in Pro Baseball
The UC Santa Barbara baseball program currently boasts 20 alumni throughout the professional ranks, the most for the squad at any point in history.

July 14, 2015
UCSB Soccer Bolsters Roster With Two Key Transfers
The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program has welcomed a pair of transfers in Josue España (formerly of Florida International University) and Randy Mendoza (Cal State Los Angeles) for the 2015 season, it was announced by head coach Tim Vom Steeg.

July 10, 2015
Track and Field Announces 2016 Recruiting Class
UCSB Director of Track and Field/XC Pete Dolan is proud to officially welcome in 22 student-athletes who have signed NLI's to compete as Gauchos for the 2015-2016 academic year. Extending their recruiting borders to the Northwest, the Gauchos welcome in athletes from Oregon and Washington to compliment a strong class of in-state talent.

July 9, 2015
Gauchos to Hold "Meet the Team" Event Prior to Men's Soccer Opener on Aug. 22
Another exciting season of UCSB Soccer is on the horizon, and season ticket holders, friends, and family of the program can catch a sneak peek of the 2015 Gauchos at the annual "Meet the Team" event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2:00 p.m. prior to the season-opening exhibition matchup against Westmont that evening.

July 6, 2015
Murphy, Hudson, Olofsson-Loo Earn ACWPC All-Academic Honors
Junior Samantha Murphy was honored with "Outstanding" recognition, leading a trio of UC Santa Barbara players who earned All-Academic Awards the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches announced Monday.

July 3, 2015
Je Zhe Newton Joins Women's Basketball Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Adding to UCSB’s frontcourt, 6-3 center Je Zhe Newton will be joining the Gauchos for the start of the 2015-16 season.

July 3, 2015
Oregon Transfer Drea Toler Joins UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Continuing to recruit strong this off-season, the UCSB women’s basketball team has brought Oregon transfer Drea Toler to Santa Barbara. With two more years of eligibility left, the 5-5 guard will redshirt the 2015-16 season and will make her Gaucho debut in the fall of 2016.

July 1, 2015
UCSB Places 53 on Winter, Spring Academic All-Big West Teams

June 29, 2015
Garcia Throws No-Hitter for Anchorage, Gauchos Disperse for Summer Leagues
On the heels of one of the most successful seasons in program history, 21 members of the UC Santa Barbara baseball team have packed their bags and are headed to different parts of the country to work on their game in this summer's collegiate leagues.

June 29, 2015
Nwaba Claims First USA Heptathlon Championship
Former UC Santa Barbara All-American Barbara Nwaba won the heptathlon at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Hayward Field.

June 26, 2015
Samantha Murphy Honored as All-American
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For the second time in three years, the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches named Samantha Murphy Honorable Mention All-America following her outstanding junior season.

June 24, 2015
Gauchos Add Maxwell Kupchak, Tyler Jackson for 2015-16
Maxwell Kupchak, a forward from Brentwood School in Los Angeles, and Tyler Jackson, a center from South Kent School in South Kent, Conn., will join the men’s basketball program for the 2015-16 season, head coach Bob Williams announced Wednesday.

June 22, 2015
UCSB Men's Tennis: Come See How the Gauchos Live

June 22, 2015
UCSB Soccer Remains Active in the Community in Summer 2015
As part of an ongoing initiative to give back to the community that has helped turned Harder Stadium into "Soccer Heaven," the UCSB men's soccer team will be making a pair of appearances in the greater Santa Barbara area this summer.

June 22, 2015
Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis Honored with NCAA Public Recognition Awards
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UCSB women’s basketball and women’s tennis teams were among the Division I programs honored with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 year.

June 19, 2015
Sarah Porter Transfers to UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – With their first major addition to the women's basketball program, Bonnie Henrickson and her coaching staff will welcome Ole Miss transfer Sarah Porter this year. After playing her freshman season with the Rebels last year, she will redshirt the 2015-16 season and will make her Gaucho debut in the fall of 2016 per NCAA rules.

June 19, 2015
Track and Field/Cross Country Year in Review
Looking back on 2014-15, it was another historic and memorable year for Pete Dolan and his cross country and track and field programs. The UCSB men started the year by winning the Big West Cross Country Championship with the fifth lowest score in conference history. On the track, the Gauchos capped the year with three honorable mention All-Americans. Here is a look at the records and milestones the Gauchos reached this past year.

June 17, 2015
Henrickson Gets Sunny Outlook
Game Night was no day at the beach last year for UCSB's 2-27 women's basketball team.

June 16, 2015
UCSB Infielder Peter Maris Signs With Tampa Bay Rays
UC Santa Barbara senior infielder Peter Maris has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, giving the Gauchos a program-record 11 players drafted or inked to pro deals this spring.

June 12, 2015
UCSB Athletics Celebrates 9th Annual Sash Ceremony

June 11, 2015
Johnson Takes Home Honorable Mention All-American Honors in 400m
UCSB senior Jessica Johnson earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for her performance in the women's 400m at the NCAA Championships Thursday evening. Running in the third heat of the semis, Johnson finished seventh and 20th overall, recording a time of 53.59.