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 December. Gabbard averaged 20.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in 12 games during the month. The senior scored in double figures in all 12 games and had 20 or more points in five games. The forward had a month-high 33 points on 15-of-22 shooting with seven rebounds at Pomona-Pitzer on December 16th. Gabbard started the month with 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting at Colorado College on December 1st and also had 26 points at Whittier on December 29th.