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Sports


Bryan Shaw on Jim Rome Show


Lakers Assistant Coach and UCSB alumnus Brian Shaw ‘88 talked about the Lakers’ 2010 NBA championships with fellow Gaucho Jim Rome ‘86 in The Jungle the day after the NBA Finals ended. Shaw also reminisced about his time playing basketball for the Gauchos at UC Santa Barbara. It was Shaw’s first appearance on The Jim Rome Show.

Big West

UCSB Claims Eighth Commissioner's Cup Title in 10 Years



UC Santa Barbara has reclaimed the Big West Conference Commissioner's Cup for the eighth time in 10 years, the conference announced. The Commissioner's Cup is presented to the league institution with the best overall results in the conference's 18 sponsored sports championships

The Gauchos, who compete in 17 conference sports, took Big West titles in men's basketball, men's soccer, and women's cross country, and had six second-place finishes. They finished with a 115.9 point average. Cal Poly was second with a 105.9 average. The 2008-09 champion Long Beach State, placed third with a 103.6 average.



The Big West Commissioner's Cup has been awarded 12 times. The initial two, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, were won by Pacific. UC Santa Barbara won a league record five in a row from 2000-05, but had the streak ended by Long Beach in 2005-06. The Gauchos won back-to-back Cups in 2006-07 and 2007-08, before the 49ers won the 2008-09 honor.
The Gauchos reclaim the league's top perch after one-year absence


Men’s Volleyball
Alum Rogers and Partner Dalhausser Win Fourth FIVB World Tour

After battling through five elimination matches on Friday and Saturday, the 2008 Olympic champions kept their poise to defeat Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego by scores of 21-15, 14-21 and 15-11 in Sunday's gold medal match.

In 31 World Tour events as a team, Rogers and Dalhausser have reached the semifinals in 23 of them, usually taking a more direct and quicker path than the meandering one in Prague. The last time a gold medal-winning team conquered five elimination matches in a double-elimination Tour event was back in 2007.
It's all smiles for former Gaucho Todd Rogers,who, along with beach partner Phil Dalhausser, leads the FIVB World Tour standings. (photo courtesy of FIVB)


Women’s Volleyball
Brooke Hanson and Teammate Finish Fifth in Brazil

Former UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball standout Brooke Niles (now Hanson) finished playing in the main draw of the Brasília Open, the season-opening event on the 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Beach Volleyball calendar.

Hanson, who starred at UC Santa Barbara from 1999-2002, finished fifth with teammate Lisa Rutledge, far exceeding the tournament's expectations for the U.S. duo, who were seeded 31st.
Hanson received close to $9,000 for her finish and it was the first main draw in three tries for Hanson and Rutledge

In their quarterfinal match, the Juliana and Larissa Salgado overcame USA's 31st-seeded Brooke Hanson and Lisa Rutledge in three sets, 21-18, 11-21 and 15-8 in a 55-minute match
Former Gaucho star Brooke Hanson (formerly Niles) competed in her first main draw in Brazil.


Men’s Soccer
Alum Tony Lochhead is First Gaucho to Play World Cup

UC Santa Barbara alum Tony Lochhead made his first FIFA World Cup appearance with the New Zealand National Team in Rustenburg, South Africa. Lochhead is the first Gaucho to play in a World Cup.

New Zealand failed to advance out of group play after a 0-0 tie against Paraguay, which won Group F. The All Whites, who were playing in their first World Cup since 1982 and second all-time, finished group play undefeated. New Zealand posted 1-1 draws against Slovakia and Italy during the tournament.

"Lochhead played all 270 minutes of the World Cup for the All Whites.


This marks just the second time in New Zealand's history that the All Whites have advanced to the World Cup. The first time was in 1982, the same year Lochhead was born.

Lochhead, who played with the Gauchos from 2001-04, also played professionally for the New England Revolution after graduating from UC Santa Barbara. He made his debut with the All Whites in October of 2003 and played every minute of New Zealand's Confederations Cup campaign this past year.
Tony Lochhead played for UC Santa Barbara from 2001-2004.


Track and Field
Three Gauchos Win Conference Titles at Big West Championships

Three Gauchos captured conference titles on the first day of the Big West Championships in May at Cal State Northridge.
The most noteworthy result for UC Santa Barbara came in the women's 10,000m, where Danielle Domenichelli won with a Conference Meet record time of 34:50.29. She was shoulder to shoulder with Lilyanna Morejon of Cal State Northridge for most of the race, but began to pull away with four laps to go. She won by nine seconds.
In the first event of the day, Julian deRubira won the steeplechase with a time of 8:52.57. He pulled away from Cal Poly's Carl Dargitz on the final lap to win by nearly five seconds.
The other conference champion from day one was Michael Guerra, who took the win in the javelin with his best throw measuring 204'9" (62.40m). He was more than 10 feet ahead of his nearest competitor.
Julian deRubira won the conference title in the steeplechases at the 2010 Big West Championships. photo by Bobby Russell


Women’s Softball
UCSB Ends Season With Series Win Over UC Davis

After splitting Friday's Big West Conference doubleheader at La Rue Field, UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis (26-27, 15-6) went into extra innings to decide Saturday's rubber game. The Gauchos came out on top, using a five-run eighth inning to defeat the league's winner, 7-2.
The series win marked the Gauchos' second of the season. UC Santa Barbara finishes the year with a 15-37 overall mark and a 6-15 Big West record.
As has been the case throughout the series with Davis, the Gauchos struck first. At the top of the order in the first inning, Jessica Ziegler reached first with a bunt single. Two outs later, Ziegler stole second -- marking her 21st steal of the season - before a single up the middle by Jessica Beristianos drove her home.
UC Santa Barbara continued to lead until the bottom of the seventh when a solo home run by Araujo tied the game at 2-2. UC Santa Barbara was able to escape without further damage and turned a double play to end the inning, bringing their school-record setting season total to 23 double plays.
Senior Jessica Zeigler led the Gauchos with three hits in Saturday's win.

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