Gabbard wins AD3I Athlete of the week

Gabbard wins AD3I Athlete of the week

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior forward Sam Gabbard has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents men's basketball Player of the Week.

Gabbard, the reigning AD3I Player of the Month, scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 12 rebounds to lead UCSC in a 95-59 win over Cal Miramar on January 11th. He also dished a team-high six assists.

The six-foot-four captain is 10th in Division III nationally in double-doubles, 15th in rebound average and 52nd in scoring average.

It is the third straight Player of the Week honor the Banana Slugs have won, following Gabbard's from two weeks ago and Will Crain who won last week.

The Banana Slugs next play on Thursday at 7:00 pm when they host Bethesda University on Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at Kaiser Permanente Arena.