OVERLAND PARK, KS - Senior forward Sam Gabbard has been named the Association of Division III Independents men's basketball Student-Athlete of the Month for November.
He's UCSC's first SAOM since Will Crain in February 2016.
Gabbard ended November averaging 21.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as the Banana Slugs went 3-2. The forward recorded 20 or more points in four of the five games and had two double-doubles. The one-time Player of the Week opened the month with 28 points and 13 rebounds at Cal Lutheran on November 15th and followed that up with 24 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Whittier on November 18th. The senior concluded the month with 23 points against both Willamette and Pacific Lutheran and being named to the All-Tournament team for both of UCSC's home tournaments.