Men's Basketball

Gabbard receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week award

Gabbard receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – UC Santa Cruz senior forward Sam Gabbard (Vacaville, Calif.) has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents men's basketball Player of the Week. Gabbard averaged 20.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game as the Banana Slugs went 2-1 on the week. The senior returned from a season-long injury with 28 points and 13 rebounds at Cal Lutheran on Wednesday. The forward then was named to the Mission Inn Classic All-Tournament team with 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as UC Santa Cruz beat Whittier and Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday and Sunday.