Men's Basketball

Gabbard receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Student-Athlete of the Month award

Gabbard receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Student-Athlete of the Month award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – UC Santa Cruz senior forward Sam Gabbard (Vacaville, Calif.) has been named the Association of Division III Independents men's basketball Student-Athlete of the Month for December. The senior concluded the month averaging 15.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game as the Banana Slugs went 6-3 during the month. The forward had a month-high-tying 29 points on 7-of-12 shooting with a month high 13 rebounds in UC Santa Cruz's win over Claremont-M-S on December 10th. Gabbard also netted 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting with 12 rebounds in the Banana Slugs' win over Whittier on December 29th. The senior shot 48.1 percent from the floor during the month and had four contests with 20 or more points.