SPRING 2009
Vol. 39, No. 4
FEATURES
Table of Contents
 
  Filmmakers Turn Focus on Haiti at Santa Barbara Film Festival By Emily Einolander ’09
  Marine Science Teaching Facility to be Built on UCSB Campus By Gail Gallesich, UCSB Public Affairs
  To the Point: Q and A with the Fantom of the Thunderdome
  Alumni Perspective: Playing at Predictors By Maya Rupert ’03
  UCSB Alumni Association 2009 Annual Meeting Notice
 
DEPARTMENTS
  Sports Roundup:
Women’s Basketball Wins Big West
  Research Roundup:
Program Maps Out Marine Protected Areas
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Alumni Authors:
Music, Evolution and Tragedy
  Milestones:
’40s to the Present
   
COVER
  David Potter ‘01, and Blair Fox, both winemakers at Fess Parker Winery, walk through Rodney’s Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Potter draws on his experiences with winemaking in California, Australia, and France when producing wine under his own label, Municipal Winemakers.

Cover photo by Rob Brown / Winescapes Photography
 
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SPORTS ROUNDUP

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
UCSB Captures 11th Big West Tournament Title in Past 13 Seasons
MEN AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING
UCSB Men and Women Win Big West Swimming and Diving Championships
MEN’S WATER POLO
Milos Golic and Miles Price Earn All-American Honors
UCSB ATHLETICS
New UCSB Mascot Olé Makes His Debut
MEN’S BASKETBALL
Chris Devine Named First Team All-Big West
SOCCER
UCSB Announces 'Soccer Town, USA' in Support of NCAA Bid

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
UCSB Captures 11th Big West Tournament Title in Past 13 Seasons

In the end, the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team had experience on its side.
The Gauchos, seeded first, were playing in their 13th straight Big West Tournament championship game. Cal Poly, seeded third, was playing in its first-ever Big West Tournament championship game.

And, of course, the Gauchos had Jenna Green, a sixth-year senior who has played in these games every year of her career.

So it was no surprise that when UC Santa Barbara needed her most she was there, finishing off a three-point play with 0:28 remaining in the Big West Tournament championship game to give UC Santa Barbara an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 64-57 victory over Cal Poly.

Green finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds — her second double-double of the tournament and her sixth over her past 13 games — as the Gauchos held off a determined Mustangs squad.

Green was named to the All-Tournament Team while Lauren Pedersen, who finished with eight points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals was named the Tournament's MVP.

The No. 2 seed Cardinal beat No. 15 seed UC Santa Barbara 74-39 in an opening-round game on Saturday night, getting double-doubles from Pacific-10 Conference player of the year Jayne Appel and freshman Nnemkadi Ogwumike.

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MEN AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING
UCSB Men and Women Win Big West Swimming and Diving Championships

The UC Santa Barbara men's and women's swim teams successfully defended their conference crowns as they completed action at the 2009 Big West Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Gaucho women won their 13th conference title and their fourth consecutive. The men picked up their 28th title and their second straight.

On the final day of the meet, the Gauchos collectively won seven event titles, set four meet records, three conference records and four school records, which included breaking the longest standing UC Santa Barbara record in the books for the 400 free relay with a time of 2:54.93.

The UC Santa Barbara women finished the meet with a winning 880 points and the Gaucho men won the meet with 849.5 points.

The Gauchos finished 35th overall at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Texas A&M.

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MEN’S WATER POLO
Milos Golic and Miles Price Earn All-American Honors

Sophomore Milos Golic was selected as a First Team All-American while senior Miles Price earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches announced on Friday. Golic is the first Gaucho to earn First Team All-American honors since John Anderson in 1985.

Golic, a utility player, led UCSB with his 82 goals scored in the fall and was the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation leader for goals per game with an average of 3.04.

Price's All-American nod is the first for the senior. This past fall, he finished the season second on the team with 38 goals scored and was also tied 16th amongst MPSF players with an average of 1.41 goals per game.

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UCSB ATHLETICS
New UCSB Mascot Olé Makes His Debut

The UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department unveiled its new mascot, presenting Olé to much fanfare at the Big West Tournament.

Olé competed in the Mascot Mayhem at ESPN Zone against other Big West mascots as the Gaucho pep band, UCSB cheerleaders and numerous UC Santa Barbara fans were in attendance to cheer him on.

Olé was present and showed off some of his moves and cheers during the men's basketball team's quarterfinal victory over Cal State Fullerton at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Keep an eye out for Olé from now on at all UC Santa Barbara athletic events.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL
Chris Devine Named First Team All-Big West

UC Santa Barbara senior forward Chris Devine was named First Team All-Big West Conference. It is the fourth consecutive year that the Eagle River, Alaska native has earned all-conference honors, and he joins Branduinn Fullove as the only UC Santa Barbara players to earn this title for four straight years.

Devine and the fourth-seeded Gauchos, who have won three straight and seven of their last eight, have a bye in the first round of the Big West Tournament.

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SOCCER
UCSB Announces 'Soccer Town, USA' in Support of NCAA Bid

In an effort to support its recent bid to host the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup at Harder Stadium, the UC Santa Barbara Department of Athletics has announced the "Soccer Town, USA" campaign.

As one of the nation's powerhouse programs, UC Santa Barbara has seven consecutive post-season appearances, including two recent College Cup finals, and claimed the 2006 NCAA Division I National Championship. In 2008, UCSB men's soccer set two NCAA attendance records and led the nation in total attendance.

If awarded the 2010 College Cup, UC Santa Barbara Athletics plans to partner with the local Santa Barbara and Central Coast communities along with implementing several capital improvements for Harder Stadium.

— UCSBGauchos.com
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