Women's Basketball 2005-06 Headlines

February 13, 2006
Slugs Drop Season Finale to Dallas
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- The Slugs put up a fight in their final game of the season in the Colorado College Classic, but were unable to overcome a strong University of Dallas team, as Kristy Malone's 22 points led the Crusaders to their 12th victory of the season, 71-61.

February 10, 2006
Slugs Let One Slip
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Women's Basketball team watched another win slip away in the second half tonight against host Colorado College. The Slugs were plagued with turnovers once again (27 total), and went into halftime with the score tied at 31, despite committing 14 first half turnovers. The Tigers would out-hustle the Slugs to start off the second half allowing them to go on a 27-5 run a take a 17 point lead with 8 minutes left in the game.

February 8, 2006
Jenna Chabot Breaks Scoring Record
Senior forward Jenna Chabot scored 13 points, setting the school single-season points record in the process, but the UC Santa Cruz women's basketball team fell to host Dominican 62-47 Tuesday.

February 6, 2006
Panthers Too Strong for Slugs
The UC Santa Cruz Women’s Basketball team hosted DIII Chapman University on Saturday for their last home game of the season. Unlike last year, the Slugs were unable to pull out a victory on Senior Night as Chapman walked away with an easy 76-44 victory over the Slugs.

February 2, 2006
Slugs Pick Up Another Win on the Road
VALLEJO, CA -- Tonight the Slugs won their 7th game of the season with a 68-49 victory over the Cal State Maritime Keelhaulers. Despite another 20+ turnover night on offense, the Slugs were unstoppable when they got a shot off. In the first half, UCSC shot a blistering 65% from the field, 50% from the 3pt. line and 100% from behind the line, allowing them to take a 25 point lead into the locker room.

January 28, 2006
Sixth Win for the Slugs
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- Last night in the West Field House everything went the Slugs way as they picked up their 6th win of the season with a 90-34 victory over visiting Life Pacific College. Five Slugs scored in double-digits in a team effort that had the Slugs finish the night with a season high 23 assists. The Slugs also pulled down a season high 61 rebounds while shooting 46% from the field, 48% from the 3pt. line, and 100% from the charity stripe.

January 18, 2006
Slug Women's Basketball Makes National Statistics Rankings
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- The UC Santa Cruz Women's Basketball team is making its mark in the NCAA National Statistics Rankings. In 17 games played this year, the Slugs have moved into the team rankings (Top 100) for their Free Throw and 3pt. percentages. As a team the Slugs are shooting 69% from the charity stripe...

January 17, 2006
Senior-Freshman Combo Unstoppable for Slugs
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- On Friday night, the UCSC Women's Basketball Team picked up their 5th win of the season with a 66-47 victory over visiting William Jessup University. Senior Jenna Chabot and Freshman Kayleigh Calandri combined for 44 points on the night: shooting 51% from the field (16-31), 53% from beyond the arc (7-13), and 71% from the charity stripe (5-7).

January 8, 2006
New Year Starts off Well for Slugs Jenna Chabot Named to All-Tournament Team
In their first two games of the New Year, the Slugs pulled out their 4th victory of the season and split their games at the Redlands' New Year's Tournament this past weekend. Unlike their trip to Washington, all the Slugs stepped up this weekend to play two hard-fought battles against Redlands (L, 56-52) and St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn (W, 70-58).

January 4, 2006
Slugs Go Winless in Washington
SPOKANE, WA -- The Slugs finished off 2005 by traveling up to Washington to participate in the Quality Inn - Whit Holiday Classic against co-hosts Whitworth and Whitman, on Friday and Saturday. In the first game against Whitworth, the Pirates demolished any momentum the Slugs might have gained from their win against Transylvania a week prior. The Pirates held the Slugs to a mere 15 points and 12 rebounds in the first half, and took a seventeen point, 32-15 lead into halftime.

January 4, 2006
Slugs Go Winless in Washington Kayleigh Calandri named to the All-Classic Team
SPOKANE, WA -- The Slugs finished off 2005 by traveling up to Washington to participate in the Quality Inn - Whit Holiday Classic against co-hosts Whitworth and Whitman, on Friday and Saturday.

December 20, 2005
Slug Women Pick Up a Win at the Buzzer
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- The UC Santa Cruz women's basketball team picked up win No. 3 on the season against visiting Transylvania University of Lexington, Ky., Monday, as junior point guard Rachel Ocampo put the game-winner in at the buzzer for a 59-57 triumph.

December 12, 2005
Banana Slugs Split Again
Junior Megan Gaynor stepped up to have a great all-around weekend in southern California, she averaged a double-double (12 points/14 rebounds), shooting 50% from the field, with 4 total assists and 5 steals on defense. Against Cal Lu, Megan tied the UCSC single game record for most rebounds as she pulled down a career-high 17.

December 12, 2005
Chabot Receives Association of Division III Independents November Student-Athlete of the Month Award
KANSAS CITY, MO.--- Jenna Chabot, a guard/forward from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Levi Ashley, a cross country runner from Nebraska Wesleyan University, were named today as the recipients of the Association of Division III Independents Student-Athlete of the Month awards for November.

December 5, 2005
Slugs Outscored in Hayward Rachel Ocampo Scores New Career High, Ties UCSC Record in Steals
HAYWARD, CA -- The Slugs lost two more games at the end of the week against CSU East Bay and Chapman. Despite hitting 13 3-pointers and shooting 50% from beyond the arc, the Slugs were unable to overcome double-digit half-time deficits (15 pts vs. East Bay; 12 pts. vs. Chapman).

December 1, 2005
Slugs Fall Hard, Remain Optimistic
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- It may have taken only three games to achieve what it took 14 to do a season ago. But that doesn't seem to be enough for the UC Santa Cruz women's basketball team. Second-year coach Nikki Turner has upped expectations for the Division III NCAA program that began last season 0-14 before pulling out a win in January and finishing things off at 4-20.

November 28, 2005
Chabot Receives Association of Division III Independents Women's Basketball Player of the Week Award
In three games this week, Chabot averaged 18.7 points and six rebounds per game. She also hit 12 of 23 three pointers, good for a 52% mark. In a loss to Dominican University (55-60), Chabot had a career-high 21 points, 16 of which came in the second half, and she tied a school record for most threes made in a game with five.....

November 27, 2005
Chabot Sets UCSC Game High
CLAREMONT, CA -- UC Santa Cruz got its first win of the season in a high-scoring 85-76 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in the first game of the David Wells Classic. Three Slugs scored over 20 points as UCSC shot 49% from the field, 53% from the 3pt. line, and 77% from the free throw line.

November 22, 2005
Slugs Can't Slime Past Penguins
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- In their home opener, the Slugs dropped their second game of the year to Dominican University, 55-60. The Slugs were in foul trouble early in the first half, and Dominican had a comfortable 11-point, 32-21, lead going into the locker room. UCSC was able to cut Dominican's lead to just 3 points behind Senior Jenna Chabot's 16 second half points.

November 21, 2005
Slugs Drop Season Opener
ROCKLIN, CA -- In a close battle, the Slugs were unable to pull out a victory against William Jessup University on Saturday night, losing on the road 48-56. Junior Megan Gaynor came back from an ankle injury to lead the Slugs with 19 points despite being in foul trouble for most of the game. Gaynor was the lone Slug in double digits, as William Jessup held UCSC to 48 points and a 38% shooting night.

August 29, 2005
2005-2006 Season Preview
The Slugs ended a tough 2004-05 campaign with a 4-20 record and the graduation of Seniors Julie Randall and Amanda Brecht. They finished the season strong and built the foundations of new program under first-year Head Coach, Nikki Turner.