2011-12 Women's Basketball

  • Longtime Women's Basketball Supporters Make $1 Million Dollar Commitment
    July 24, 2012
    Longtime Women's Basketball Supporters Make $1 Million Dollar Commitment Longtime Gaucho women's basketball supporters Renee Trenholm and Susan Romero have made a $1 million dollar commitment to the program, it was announced by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mark W. Massari.
  • PresidioSports.com Sports Figure of the Month: Carlene Mitchell
    June 05, 2012
    PresidioSports.com Sports Figure of the Month: Carlene Mitchell UCSB head women’s basketball coach Carlene Mitchell, who masterfully led the Gauchos on an epic title run to the Big West Championship, an NCAA bid to The Big Dance and who garnered national attention as a finalist for the prestigious Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year Award, has been named Sports Figure of the Month for March 2012.
  • Carlene Mitchell to Speak at Nike Summit
    May 07, 2012
    Carlene Mitchell to Speak at Nike Summit UC Santa Barbara women's basketball head coach Carlene Mitchell continues to garner national attention as she has been tabbed to speak at a national conference for coaches.
  • Kelsey Adrian: Clutch Canadian
    April 19, 2012
    Kelsey Adrian: Clutch Canadian To win a championship, a team needs players who step up in big moments. For the UCSB women’s basketball team this past season, Kelsey Adrian was one of those players.
  • Assistant Coach Courtney Locke Leaving UCSB
    April 16, 2012
    Assistant Coach Courtney Locke Leaving UCSB SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball assistant coach Courtney Locke has accepted a coaching position at the University of Central Florida, head coach Carlene Mitchell announced on Monday.
  • Emilie Johnson Named to Lowe's Senior CLASS First Team
    April 02, 2012
    Emilie Johnson Named to Lowe's Senior CLASS First Team SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara women's senior guard Emilie Johnson has been named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS First Team, it was announced by the committee.
  • Carlene Mitchell Named a Finalist for Rookie Coach of the Year Award
    March 31, 2012
    Carlene Mitchell Named a Finalist for Rookie Coach of the Year Award SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara women's basketball head coach Carlene Mitchell was named one of three finalists for the Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year presented by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
  • No. 1 Baylor Too Much for Gauchos
    March 18, 2012
    No. 1 Baylor Too Much for Gauchos BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Brittney Griner banged a bit down low with her undersized opponents and blocked a few shots at the other end—then headed to the sideline early in the second half.
  • UCSB Ready to Face No. 1 Baylor on Sunday
    March 17, 2012
    UCSB Ready to Face No. 1 Baylor on Sunday BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team, fresh off its 14th Big West Tournament title, is ready to face top-ranked Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Big West Champs UCSB Prepares to Face Baylor
    March 14, 2012
    Big West Champs UCSB Prepares to Face Baylor UC Santa Barbara is making its 14th NCAA Tournament appearance and its first since 2009. The Gauchos are 7-13 all-time in NCAA Tournament games and are seeking their first win since the 2004 season when that UCSB team went to the Sweet 16. For more information on UCSB in the NCAA Tournament, please see page 15 of the Record Book.
  • UCSB toughs its way into Tourney
    March 13, 2012
    UCSB toughs its way into Tourney The journey to sports success isn't always marked with walk-off home runs and buzzer-beaters.
  • Gauchos Will Play No. 1 Baylor in NCAA Tournament Opener
    March 12, 2012
    Gauchos Will Play No. 1 Baylor in NCAA Tournament Opener SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Big West champion UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team will play the No. 1 overall team in the 2012 NCAA Tournament it learned during the Selection Show on Monday.
  • Big West Champion Women's Team Will Host NCAA Viewing Party
    March 12, 2012
    Big West Champion Women's Team Will Host NCAA Viewing Party SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The 2012 Big West Tournament champion UC Santa Barbara women's basketball will host a viewing party on Monday afternoon in the Reitnouer Auditorium in the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus.
  • BIG WEST CHAMPS!!!
    March 10, 2012
    BIG WEST CHAMPS!!! ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Gauchos are back where they belong.
  • In Historic Matchup, UCSB Faces Long Beach For Big West Title
    March 10, 2012
    In Historic Matchup, UCSB Faces Long Beach For Big West Title • The Gauchos and the Big West Tournament UC Santa Barbara will be making its 16th appearance in the Big West Tournament title game, the most in Big West history. UCSB is 13-2 in tournament championships, having captured nine in a row from 1997-2005. Please see page 1 of the postseason media guide for UCSB’s breakddown vs. opponents in the tournament.
  • Complete Game Effort Sends Gauchos to Big West Tournament Title Game
    March 09, 2012
    Complete Game Effort Sends Gauchos to Big West Tournament Title Game ANAHEIM, Calif. – With its season on the line, the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team played its best game of the year and punched its ticket to the Big West Tournament championship game.
  • Friday's Women's Basketball Game to be Broadcast on AM 1290
    March 08, 2012
    Friday's Women's Basketball Game to be Broadcast on AM 1290 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The semifinal game of the women's basketball Big West Tournament between UC Santa Barbara and Pacific will be making a slight adjustment on fans' radio dials.
  • UCSB Faces Pacific in Semifinals of Big West Tourney on Friday
    March 07, 2012
    UCSB Faces Pacific in Semifinals of Big West Tourney on Friday • vs. #5 Pacific, 3/9 Pacific knocked off #4 seed UC Davis with a 59-51 victory, the second straight season the underdog Tigers have advanced to the semifinals. Last season UOP beat #2 seed UCSB in Santa Barbara. Pacific, which swept the season series over the Gauchos for the first time since the 1986-87 season, handed UCSB its largest loss, 60-40, last week in Stockton.
  • Gauchos Knock off UC Irvine in Big West Tournament's First Round
    March 06, 2012
    Gauchos Knock off UC Irvine in Big West Tournament's First Round IRVINE, Calif. – The way things started for the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team on Tuesday night, it looked like it might be another quick exit for the Gauchos in the Big West Tournament.
  • UCSB Faces UC Irvine in Big West Tournament Opener on Tuesday
    March 05, 2012
    UCSB Faces UC Irvine in Big West Tournament Opener on Tuesday • at UC Irvine, 3/6 Led by Kassandra McCalister in both games, UC Irvine swept the season series over UCSB for the first time since the 1987-88 season. McCalister, an All-Big West First Team pick, had 21 points in UCI’s 61-53 win over the Gauchos and a career-high 36 in the Anteaters’ 72-65 victory two weeks ago. Anete Klintsone averages 9.3 points per game for UCI and Jacquelyn Marshall scores 9.0 points per game for Molly Goodenbour, in her fourth season at Irvine. UCSB is 2-2 vs. UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament.
  • Emilie Johnson, Nicole Nesbit Honored by the Big West
    March 05, 2012
    Emilie Johnson, Nicole Nesbit Honored by the Big West SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara senior Emilie Johnson became the first Gaucho in nearly a decade to be honored by the Big West in all four of her years as the conference announced its season awards on Monday.
  • Kelsey Adrian, Emilie Johnson Lead Gauchos Over UC Davis
    March 03, 2012
    Kelsey Adrian, Emilie Johnson Lead Gauchos Over UC Davis DAVIS, Calif. – Coming off its worst loss of the season, it was the two UC Santa Barbara seniors who made sure that the Gauchos rebounded.
  • Gauchos Unable to Hang With Pacific
    March 01, 2012
    Gauchos Unable to Hang With Pacific STOCKTON, Calif. – Pacific used a 15-4 run to close the first half and turned it into a 27-10 run to rout the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team on Thursday night, 60-40.
  • Gauchos Head Up North for Final Regular Season Games
    February 29, 2012
    Gauchos Head Up North for Final Regular Season Games • CLASS-y Lady Senior Emilie Johnson has been named one of 10 finalists nationwide for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award, given annually to the best senior who exemplifies hard work on the court, in the community and great character. Johnson is the first Gaucho to be chosen one of the 10 finalists. Fans can vote for Johnson by going to www.seniorclassaward.com.
  • UCSB Gives Johnson, Adrian Victory in Final Home Game
    February 25, 2012
    UCSB Gives Johnson, Adrian Victory in Final Home Game SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In saying goodbye to its pair of seniors – Kelsey Adrian and Emilie Johnson – the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team also said goodbye to Long Beach State's chances with a dominating defensive effort on Saturday.
  • Seniors Emilie Johnson & Kelsey Adrian Help Gauchos Throttle Northridge
    February 23, 2012
    Seniors Emilie Johnson & Kelsey Adrian Help Gauchos Throttle Northridge SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Even though the official Senior Game won't be played until Saturday, the two UC Santa Barbara seniors celebrated a little bit early on Thursday night in the Thunderdome.
  • Gauchos Host Final Two Home Games This Week
    February 22, 2012
    Gauchos Host Final Two Home Games This Week Senior Emilie Johnson has been named one of 10 finalists nationwide for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award, given annually to the best senior who exemplifies hard work on the court, in the community and great character. Johnson is the first Gaucho to be chosen one of the 10 finalists. Fans can vote for Johnson by going to www.seniorclassaward.com.
  • McCalister's Career Night is Too Much for Gauchos
    February 18, 2012
    McCalister's Career Night is Too Much for Gauchos IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine's Kassandra McCalister torched UC Santa Barbara for a career-high 36 points and handed out five assists to lead UCI to a 72-65 win over the Gauchos on Saturday night at the Bren Events Center.
  • Gauchos Use Tough Defense, Solid First Half to Ride to Win
    February 16, 2012
    Gauchos Use Tough Defense, Solid First Half to Ride to Win RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A torrid first half for UC Santa Barbara was more than enough for the Gauchos to win their third in a row, knocking off UC Riverside, 53-43 at the Student Recreation Center.
  • Gauchos Take Winning Streak to UC Riverside, UC Irvine This Week
    February 14, 2012
    Gauchos Take Winning Streak to UC Riverside, UC Irvine This Week All UC Santa Barbara basketball games are broadcast live in Santa Barbara on AM 990 KTMS and will stream live online by clicking here with the pregame show starting 30 minutes prior to tipoff.
  • Second Half Run Sends Gauchos Past Bakersfield, 57-49
    February 11, 2012
    Second Half Run Sends Gauchos Past Bakersfield, 57-49 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A 13-0 run by the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team turned around Saturday afternoon's game and gave the Gauchos their second win in a row.
  • Emilie Johnson shows her CLASS
    February 09, 2012
    Emilie Johnson shows her CLASS It’s been a long time since Emilie Johnson sank baskets in an official capacity at Del Oro High but the lessons she learned in Loomis, on and off the court, have obviously traveled with her to UC Santa Barbara.
  • Torrid Second Half Helps Gauchos Dispatch Fullerton
    February 09, 2012
    Torrid Second Half Helps Gauchos Dispatch Fullerton SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For much of the season sometimes it has felt that UC Santa Barbara couldn't make anything.
  • Pink Zone Game Highlights Gauchos' Home Slate This Week
    February 08, 2012
    Pink Zone Game Highlights Gauchos' Home Slate This Week Saturday's UCSB-CSU Bakersfield game is the Gauchos' annual WBCA Pink Zone game. The event, which helps raise breast cancer awareness, will once again have special things planned for fans. Each member of the Gauchos will decorate a pink shooting shirt which will be available for purchase, allowing fans the opportunity to bring home something unique with proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness. In addition, the first 250 fans will receive pink pom-poms and all fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to show their support of the cause. Tickets are available by calling 893-UCSB or by clicking here.
  • Gauchos Drop Fourth in a Row, 67-52 to Cal Poly
    February 04, 2012
    Gauchos Drop Fourth in a Row, 67-52 to Cal Poly SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Another tough first half caused the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team to try and dig out of a hole and though the Gauchos hung tough with Cal Poly throughout the second half, the first-half deficit was too much as UCSB lost its fourth in a row.
  • Women's Basketball: 2/4 : UCSB falls to Cal Poly, 67-52
    February 04, 2012
    Women's Basketball: 2/4 : UCSB falls to Cal Poly, 67-52 Women's Basketball Alumnus Erin Alexander is inducted as a Legend of the 'Dome.
  • Saturday's Game Features Legend of the 'Dome, ESPN
    February 03, 2012
    Saturday's Game Features Legend of the 'Dome, ESPN SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Under the bright lights of ESPN, the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team will open up the second round of Big West Conference play as it hosts rival Cal Poly on Saturday at 2 p.m.
  • Tough Shooting Night Too Much for Gauchos to Overcome
    January 31, 2012
    Tough Shooting Night Too Much for Gauchos to Overcome LOS ANGELES – A tough shooting night doomed the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team on Tuesday as the Gauchos, again, played terrific defense but could not get many shots to fall.
  • Legend of the 'Dome Ceremony, ESPN Game Highlight Women's Basketball Week
    January 30, 2012
    Legend of the 'Dome Ceremony, ESPN Game Highlight Women's Basketball Week A year after losing to the Trojans in the WNIT, UCSB will head to Los Angeles to face USC (10-9). The Trojans have four players who average double figures this season although one of them, senior Jacki Gemelos, tore her ACL and is out for the season.
  • Late Rally Leads Pacific Past Gauchos
    January 28, 2012
    Late Rally Leads Pacific Past Gauchos SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A furious comeback by Pacific upended the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Tigers erased a six-point deficit in the final five minutes to claim a 52-48 win.
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