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 22.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as the Banana Slugs went 2-0. The senior opened the week with 24 points and 17 rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in a win over La Verne on Saturday. The forward followed that up with 21 points and ten rebounds on 7-of-14 shooting against Colby on Sunday, earning MVP honors at the UC Santa Cruz Thanksgiving Classic.