December 21, 2015
Strong Start Pushes Banana Slugs Past Pioneers
For the second consecutive game, UC Santa Cruz allowed less than fifteen points in the first half as the Banana Slugs beat Lewis and Clark College 66-39 on Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

February 24, 2015
Giovannetti named Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week
University of California Santa Cruz senior guard Geena Giovannetti (Pacifica, Calif.) has been selected the Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week.

February 15, 2015
Full Team Effort Helps Banana Slugs Take Down Blue Angels
UC Santa Cruz finished their two game trip to Wisconsin as they took on fellow NCAA Division III independent Mount Mary University.

February 14, 2015
Banana Slugs Declaw Sabercats
UC Santa Cruz started their two game swing through the state of Wisconsin on Saturday as they took fellow NCAA Division III independent Maranatha Baptist University.

February 7, 2015
Banana Slugs Extinguish Flames
Two weeks after the Banana Slugs fell to NCCAA opponent Bethesda University of California at Kaiser Permanente Arena, the two teams played again at Kaiser Permanente Arena and the result was much different.

January 24, 2015
Mackey’s Record Setting Night Overshadowed as Flames Beat Banana Slugs
Sarah Mackey had twelve rebounds to become the women’s basketball all-time leading rebounder but it was not enough as the Banana Slugs fell to NCCAA opponent Bethesda University of California 60-58 Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

January 20, 2015
Parrish named Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week
University of California Santa Cruz senior forward Leah Parrish (Fair Oaks, Calif.) has been selected the Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week.

January 15, 2015
Banana Slugs Beat Oaks
UC Santa Cruz used a strong first half defensive effort to defeat Menlo College 71-57 in front of a raucous crowd at West Field House Thursday. The win marked the second in as many years against the Banana Slugs’ NAIA Division II opponent.

January 8, 2015
Westmont Defeats Banana Slugs 43-40
UC Santa Cruz played their first home game of the new year Thursday as they took on NAIA Division I member Westmont College at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

January 1, 2015
Banana Slugs Start 2015 with a Bang
UC Santa Cruz started 2015 in Southern California as they took on University of La Verne in La Verne

December 30, 2014
Banana Slugs Finish 2014 with Win Over Salem State
UC Santa Cruz finished the calendar year Tuesday as they took on Salem State University. The game was the final game for the Banana Slugs’ participation in the Purple and Gold Classic hosted by Whittier College.

December 29, 2014
Banana Slugs Beat Golden Eagles to Snap Slide
UC Santa Cruz started their time at the Purple and Gold Poet Classic in Whittier. The Banana Slugs’ first opponent was NAIA Division II opponent La Sierra University.

December 27, 2014
Regals Beat Banana Slugs in Overtime
California Lutheran had seven steals in the second half and outscored the Banana Slugs 14-9 in overtime to beat UC Santa Cruz in overtime 72-67.

December 23, 2014
Knights Spear Banana Slugs
UC Santa Cruz women’s basketball team closed out their home portion of the 2014 calendar year as they took on Calvin College of Michigan Tuesday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

December 14, 2014
Banana Slugs Cruise Past Vikings
UC Santa Cruz allowed only thirteen first half points as the Banana Slugs defeated Lawrence University 57-35 Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

December 13, 2014
Banana Slugs Use Strong Second Half to Cruise Past Panthers
UC Santa Cruz allowed eleven second half points as the Banana Slugs cruised past Chapman University 64-36 on Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

December 12, 2014
Home Cooking Tastes Sweet as Banana Slugs Rout Whittier
UC Santa Cruz held Whittier College scoreless for five and half minutes in the first half and cruised to a 70-41 win Friday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

December 11, 2014
Leah Parrish Named to the All-Pacific Northwest Tournament
Leah Parrish was one of the UC Santa Cruz Women's Basketball Players named to the All-Pacific Northwest Tournament

December 6, 2014
Banana Slugs Rally Falls Short Against Pacific Lutheran
The Banana Slugs finished up their time at the Pacific Northwest Tournament on Saturday as they took on the host Pacific Lutheran University Lutes.

December 5, 2014
Banana Slugs Rally But Drop Second In a Row
For the second time in as many games, the Banana Slugs were outrebounded and the Banana Slugs dropped their second game in a row on Friday to the University of Puget Sound.

November 29, 2014
Athenas Hand Banana Slugs First Loss
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps outrebounded UC Santa Cruz by a double digit margin and handed the Banana Slugs their first loss of the season today.

November 28, 2014
Mackey Has Career Night as Slugs Sneak By Sagehens
Sarah Mackey had a triple double and UC Santa Cruz came from behind to beat Pomona Pitzer 62-56 on the first day of the CMS Thanksgiving Classic in Claremont.

November 24, 2014
Dr. Cahn Talks About Being a Slug Basketball Player
Before Dr. Susan Cahn became an author and professor at State University at Buffalo, she was a guard on the first-ever UC Santa Cruz women’s basketball teams in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

November 23, 2014
Banana Slugs Slips By Boxers
UC Santa Cruz finished their weekend trip to Oregon Sunday as they took on Pacific University in Forest Grove

November 22, 2014
Banana Slugs Open Oregon Trip with Win
UC Santa Cruz scored twenty-eight points in the paint and had eight blocks as they cruised to a 73-52 win over Willamette University in Salem.

November 17, 2014
Mackey Leads Santa Cruz Past Cal Lutheran
Sarah Mackey scored 21 points from just about everywhere on the court to lead the Slugs to a 73-48 win over a stubborn Cal Lutheran Regal team.

November 16, 2014
Slugs Overcome Slow Start Subdue St. John Fisher in Season Opener
Behind a pair of double doubles by Leah Parrish (22 points,12 rebounds) and Sarah Mackey (15 points, 13 rebounds), UC Santa Cruz overcame a slow start and roared past the St. John Fisher Cardinals 73-47.

November 12, 2014
Women's Basketball and Santa Cruz Warriors Partner For Toys-for-Tots on Nov. 15th
Basketball and kids, a familiar union. A collaboration which will make a significant difference this season to local children.

November 9, 2014
Banana Slugs Take On Spartans in Exhibition
UC Santa Cruz’s women’s basketball team started their 2014-2015 campaign on Sunday as they went over Highway 17 to take on NCAA Division I opponent San Jose State University in an exhibition.

March 26, 2014
Former hoops star Brecht reaches for the star
Catching up with former Slug basketball player Amanda Brecht.

March 20, 2014
Slugs Complete a Successful 2013-2014 Season
The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug Women’s Basketball team set a number of records this season.

February 22, 2014
Slugs Fall in Season Finale
Bad luck, missed opportunities, and a critical 3 added up to 67-66 defeat at the hands of the Cal State San Marcos Cougars. The Slugs fought an uphill battle from the start where they missed their first 10 shots.

February 15, 2014
Slugs Slide by Regals Win Streak at 10
he Slugs fell behind early, built a 12 point second half lead and then survived a late rally to earn a heart pounding 69-68 win over the scrappy Cal Lutheran Regals. The smaller Regals out rebounded the Slugs 40-29 and outscored Santa Cruz 28-14 inside the paint.

February 13, 2014
Willis Drains Critical Free Throws. Slugs Slip Past Menlo
Taylor “Money” Willis hit three critical free throws in the final 11 seconds to send the Slugs past the Menlo College Oaks in a 63-59 thriller on Thursday night. The Slugs earned their first ever win against Menlo with clutch shooting and timely defense.

February 8, 2014
Slugs Douse Flames on Senior Night
Geena Giovannetti and Sarah Mackey combined for 36 points, 18 rebounds, 6 steals 5 assists and 3 blocks as the Slugs came from behind to nip the Bethesda Flames 61-58 on Senior night

February 2, 2014
Slugs Rally Late Defeat Occidental for Seventh Straight Win
Key baskets down the stretch from Geena Giovannetti and Leah Parrish and crucial Free Throws by Sarah Mackey gave the Slugs a 67-62 over a stubborn Occidental Tiger team.

January 30, 2014
Slugs Roar Past Poets Win Streak at 6
Leah Parrish pour in 21 points and the bench added 40 as the Slugs rolled to an 83-42 victory over the Whittier Poets.

January 28, 2014
Parrish anointed Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week
University of California Santa Cruz junior forward Leah Parrish (Fair Oaks, Calif.) has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week

January 25, 2014
Parrish Double Double Leads Slugs Past Bethesda
Behind 25 points and 18 rebounds from Leah Parrish, UCSC escaped with a nail biting 63-59 win over the Bethesda University Flames

January 11, 2014
Slugs Stretch Win Streak for Four Games
Ten different Slugs scored and UCSC stretched the current win streak to four games. The Slugs improved their record to 12-6 with a 67-53 win over the Pacific Union Pioneers.

January 9, 2014
UCSC and Santa Cruz Warriors host UCSC Day
UCSC basketball and the Santa Cruz Warriors will hold UCSC Day Saturday February 8 at Kaiser-Permanente Arena.

January 4, 2014
Slugs Overcome Slow Start and Defeat Bobcats
The Slugs overcame a slow start and an injury to Leah Parrish to defeat the UC Merced Bobcats 80-71.

December 29, 2013
Slug Defense Stymies the Engineers
he Slugs ran their season record to 10-6 with a 64-37 win over the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Engineers.

December 21, 2013
Slugs No Match for 10th Rank George Fox
The Slugs jumped into the deep end of the pool and faced the 10th ranked George Fox Bruins.

December 20, 2013
Slugs Fall in Puget Sound Rematch
The Puget Sound Loggers propelled by a late second half rally overcame a 38-30 first half deficit and defeated the Slugs 73-61 in Tacoma Washington.

December 18, 2013
Parrish Powers Slug to Hampton Inn Classic Sweep
Leah Parrish poured in 24 points, snatched 13 rebounds and dished out 6 assists to lead UC Santa Cruz to a 68-55 victory over the University of La Verne and a three game sweep of the Hampton Inn Classic.

December 18, 2013
Erin Joo Sparks Slugs Past Cal Lutheran
Erin Joo playing outstanding basketball at both ends of the floor inspired the Slugs to a 77-59 victory over the Cal Lutheran Regals.

December 17, 2013
Santa Cruz Defense Smothers Berry
UC Santa Cruz used a high pressure half court trap and a season high 10 blocks to sink the Berry College Vikings 87-63.

December 16, 2013
Alexander Ignites Rally as Slugs Down Willamette
With 14 minutes to go in the first half, the Slugs looked in trouble as Willamette led 17-7. Lashay Alexander came off the bench to provide a much needed energy spark as the Slugs rallied from a 10 point first half deficit to defeat the Willamette Bearcats 77-51.

December 7, 2013
Macky named to the McWilliams Classic All-Tournament Team
Mackey named to the All-Tournament team for her outstanding play during the tournament.

December 7, 2013
Double Double by Leah Parrish leads Slugs past Augustana
The Slugs received some much needed inspiration as a mystery fan sent a message. The Slugs woke up to a massive Go Slugs message carved out in the deep snow behind the hotel.

December 6, 2013
Slugs Drop Mc Williams Classic Opener to Trinty
Maybe it was the long flight. Maybe it was the twenty degree weather. For some reason the Slugs started very sluggishly against the Tigers.

November 30, 2013
Slugs Lose to the Athenas in the David Wells Classic
Game 2 against the Athenas in the David Wells Classic was a different matter then the game agsint the Sagehens.

November 29, 2013
Slugs Beat the Sagehens
The Slugs traveled to Claremont California on their first road trip of the season to play in the David Wells Classic.

November 23, 2013
Slug Rally Comes Up Short
The water got deeper on Saturday night as the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs faced the nationally 5th ranked Whitman College Missionaries.

November 22, 2013
Pirates Pilfer a Win from the Slugs
The Whitworth Pirates brought an undefeated record and a physical style of play to the West Field House on Friday night. UC Santa Cruz battled Whitworth tooth and nail but eventually succumbed to the Pirates dropping a tough 68-61 decision in front of a raucous crowd

November 17, 2013
Slugs Survive Late Logger Rally Complete Weekend Sweep
UC Santa Cruz built a commanding 18 point lead but had to survived a late rally by the Puget Sound Loggers to complete a 66-56 win and a weekend sweep of the Hampton Inn Tournament.

November 16, 2013
Slugs cruise to a 89-60 victory over the Whittier Poets
Leah Parrish controlled the paint. Ryane Ortiz lit up the Poets from the outside and the defense did the rest as the Slugs cruised to a 89-60 victory over the Whittier Poets.

November 15, 2013
Slugs Roll in Season Opener
UC Santa Cruz opened the season in the Hampton InnClassic at Kaiser Permanente Arena home of the NBA D-League Santa Cruz Warriors Led by Sarah Mackey’s 22 points, the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs power to 83-51 win over the St.

November 12, 2013
Tickets for Slug Basketball Now Available
Calling all Basketball fans! Tickets for Slug Basketball games are now available though Santa Cruz Basketball website.

June 3, 2013
Women's Basketball a Year in Review
The UCSC Women’s basketball program had one of the most successful seasons in school history for both the team and the players. The season included a six game win streak and a signature win over the #13 nationally ranked Emmanuel Saints.

March 18, 2013
Association of Division III Independents Names 2013 All-Independent Women’s Basketball Teams
The All-Independent Women’s Basketball teams were selected by the women’s basketball coaches from AD3I member schools.

February 16, 2013
San Marcos Second Half Run Too Much for Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz struggled all year with physical teams and faced another tough matchup with the Cal State San Marcos Cougars. This game was close early as Leah Parrish opened the scoring with a put back basket.

February 14, 2013
Santa Cruz Size and Depth Too Much for Pacific Union
On paper the Slugs appeared to be too big, too fast and too deep for the Pacific Uniion Pioneers. Unfortunately for the Pioneers, what appeared to be true on paper came true as UC Santa Cruz overpowered the stubborn Pioneers 88-26.

January 27, 2013
Cal Lutheran slips past UC Santa Cruz
One day after defeating La Verne 104-97, UC Santa Cruz faced another tough road game against the Cal Lutheran Regals.

January 26, 2013
UC Santa Cruz Tops the Century Mark in Win over La Verne
Behind Sarah Mackey’s 33 points and a strong second half defense, the Slugs rallied from 17 points down to defeat the La Verne Leopards 104-97. The Slug stat line reads as follows –committed 26 turnovers, allowed 16 3 point shots, and gave up 62 first half points and 97 total points.

January 20, 2013
Slugs Drop Two on LA Road Trip
UC Santa Cruz travel to LA to face two tough teams, played two nearly identical games and left town with two nearly identical results losing 54-48 on Friday night to Redlands and 68-58 on Saturday.

January 11, 2013
Ortiz Lead Slugs back from the Brink
Ryane Ortiz poured in 16 second half points to lead a UC Santa Cruz comeback from an 18 point first half time deficit to defeat Cal State Maritime 68-61. The Slugs, who may have underestimated the 2-15 Keelhaulers, struggled in the first half.

January 7, 2013
Santa Cruz Survives Occidental Rally
Behind 23 points from Ryane Ortiz and 14 rebounds from Leah Parrish, UC Santa Cruz outlasted Occidental College 63-62. The smaller Slugs out rebounded the Tigers 50-34 and were in control most of the way.

December 30, 2012
Regals, UC Santa Cruz Victorious on Day One of Winter Classic
In the first day of the Posada Royale Winter Classic, UC Santa Cruz used a late first-half run to upset No. 17 Emmanuel (Mass.)

June 10, 2012
Slug Women's Basketball 2016 Incoming Recruits
UC Santa Cruz women’s basketball coach Todd Kent has announced the 2016 recruiting class who will play for the Slugs beginning in the fall of 2012. The class consists of four excellent student-athletes, including Lashay Alexander, Trina Torres, Amanda Spence, and Ashley Holmes.

May 7, 2012
Nike Basketball Camp Returns to UC Santa Cruz
The individual camp is a great opportunity to develop and refine your fundamental basketball skills in a supportive and challenging environment. The camp includes curriculum for advanced individual techniques on the wing, in the post, or from the guard positions.

February 18, 2012
Slugs Romp On Senior Night
The Slugs ran off to an early 33-9 lead and coasted to an easy 62-43 victory over an overmatched but gritty UC Merced Bobcats. Behind 17 points from the long range shooting of Danielle Mofsowitz and 23 post points from Sarah Mackey (12) and Alison Scarbrough (11), the Slugs dominated the game from start to finish before a full house on Senior night.

February 17, 2012
William Jessup Halts UCSC Win Streak
In a game plagued with errors by both teams, the William Jessup Warriors produced one sustained run late in the 2nd half and slipped past UC Santa Cruz 56-46 in Rocklin. Going into the game, the Slugs built a five game win streak on the strength of good shooting, tough defense and strong rebounding. On Friday night, the Warriors outshot the Slugs 52% to 38%, won the turnover battle 29-25 and nearly out rebounded the Slugs.

February 11, 2012
Slugs Cruise Past Pioneers
The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs ran their win streak to five games with a 73-42 win over the Pacific Union Pioneers behind sharp three point shooting, dominant inside play and stifling team defense. The Slugs rained 3’s on the Pioneers throughout the game as six different players scored from beyond the arc lead by Ortiz (9pts) and Mofsowitz (13pts) with three each.

January 24, 2012
Sarah Mackey recognized by
UC Santa Cruz student athlete Sarah Mackey has been recognized by for her outstanding performance on the basketball court this past week. Mackey has been named to the website’s “Team of the Week” which recognizes the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.

January 24, 2012
Sarah Mackey recognized by
UC Santa Cruz student athlete Sarah Mackey (Placerville, CA.) has been recognized by asthe West Region “Rookie of the Year” and All-West Region Second Team.

November 18, 2011
Slugs Fall To Pacific Lutheran
Pacific Lutheran was on fire this evening when it stepped on the court to face UC Santa Cruz in a non-conference women's basketball game in Olson Auditorium. The Lutes came out on top, 62-53, in their season opener.