Another member of the 2009 squad joined the MLB ranks, as pitcher Zach Samuels recently signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent.

Men’s Basketball:
“Cowboy” Bob Williams’ 2010-11 recruiting class has a brand new member: Edison High School’s Kyle Boswell. The three-ball extraordinaire picked UCSB over Princeton, USF and USD, among others.

Women’s Basketball:
UCSB was one of 18 institutions to receive a grant from the NCAA to help increase the visibility and attendance of women’s basketball.

Men’s Soccer:
The Gauchos picked up a new defender from England in 17-year-old Rob Hoyle.

Track and Field:
Danielle Dominichelli raced a 33:19.43 in the 10,000m during a competition in Portland, and subsequently qualified for the USA Nationals.

Men’s Volleyball:
Head Coach Rick McLaughlin led the U.S. to the gold medal at the Pan-American Cup in June.