December 14, 2009

Rick McLaughlin Featured on Talk'n Gauchos - Live from the Thunderdome!

Dec. 14, 2009

All-American swimmer Anne Marie May, UC Santa Barbara men's volleyball coach Rick McLaughlin and baseball's Associate Head Coach Tom Myers will be featured on Tuesday's Talk'n Gauchos, UCSB Athletics' weekly radio show. The show will be broadcast live from the Thunderdome prior to Tuesday night's women's basketball game vs. UCLA. The show will air live on AM 1490 KIST from 6-6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, leading into the women's basketball broadcast vs. UCLA, on AM 990. For more information on Talk'n Gauchos, click here.

Fans can e-mail questions to the weekly guests, which will be read live on air. Click here to send in your questions. In addition, the show will be streamed live and archived online and fans can hear it by clicking here. This new streaming audio is also available for men's and women's basketball and baseball.

Anne Marie May recently won the 50 freestyle at the Finis Collegiate Invitational with a time of 22.34 which is currently tops in the country and a consideration time for the NCAA's. May was crowned Ms. Gaucho at last year's SB Awards.

McLaughlin is set to open the men's volleyball season in a couple weeks. Entering his second season as head coach, McLaughlin recently brought in one of the nation's top recruiting classes.

Myers will talk about his upcoming season - the 2010 baseball schedule was recently released as well as talk in depth about the Gauchos' plan to enhance Caesar Uyesaka Stadium with the exclusive "A Night With Tommy" featuring legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. The event is scheduled for Feb. 5.

To purchase tickets to any UCSB athletics event, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or click here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

About the Gaucho Fund (G-Fund for short): The program was launched as part of the Dare to Be Great strategic plan and is UCSB Athletics' annual giving program to provide vital funding support for scholarships, academic success and leadership development for Gaucho student-athletes. The Gaucho Fund is the anchor to the Dare to Be Great campaign. For more information on Dare to Be Great, please click here.

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