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 February. The senior concluded the month averaging 20.5 points, 15.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game with four double-doubles on 61.5 percent shooting from the floor. The forward has a career-high 36 points on February 7th against Cal Lutheran going 14-of-19 from the floor. Gabbard also had a career-high and school record 22 rebounds against West Coast Baptist on February 3rd. The one-time Player of the Week during the month also had a career-high seven assists with 13 rebounds and 20 points in a win over Pacific Union on February 5th.