2011-12 Women's Basketball

  • Longtime Women's Basketball Supporters Make $1 Million Dollar Commitment
    July 24, 2012
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Gauchos are back where they belong.
  • In Historic Matchup, UCSB Faces Long Beach For Big West Title
    March 10, 2012
    • 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
    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
    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
    • 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
    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
    • 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
    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
    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
    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
    • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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