Gabbard receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week award

Gabbard receives Association of Division III Independents men’s basketball Player of the Week award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – UC Santa Cruz senior forward Sam Gabbard (Vacaville, Calif.) has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents men's basketball Player of the Week. Gabbard averaged 29.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game on 63.2 percent shooting in two games this week. The senior opened the week with 24 points and seven rebounds in a win over Cal Lutheran on Friday. The forward ended the week with 34 points, 12 rebounds and six assists on 13-of-18 shooting against Pacific (Ore.) on Sunday. Gabbard was named to the All-Tournament Team at the UCSC Tipoff Classic and played 77 of a possible 80 minutes.