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Members of the Gaucho baseball team wearing “Gunnar Shades” and neon suits with their coach Bob Brontsema.

Male Athlete of the Year: Orlando Johnson

The Big West Player of the Year, the sophomore guard scored 18.0 ppg to lead the conference.

Female Athlete of the Year: Rebecca Saraceno

The Big West Player of the Year, the senior volleyball player averaged 4.45 kills and 2.66 digs per set.

Men’s Team of the Year: Basketball

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Members of the Sweet Sixteen Gaucho men’s soccer squad outside of IV Theater.

The Gauchos won 20 games and earned an automatic bid to March Madness.

Women’s Team of the Year: Track and Field

The team took second place in the Big West Conference Championships, breaking several Gaucho records in the effort.

Men’s Sports Coach of the Year: Bob Williams

The Big West Coach of the Year, he led the basketball team to Big West regular season and tournament championships for the first time ever.

Women’s Sports Coach of the Year: Kathy Gregory

Co-Big West Coach of the Year, the volleyball coach led UCSB to an NCAA Tournament berth and a 22-8 overall record.

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The winners of the 2010 SB Sports Awards outside of I.V. Theater, including the Men’s and Women’s Coaches of the Year, Athletes of the Year, Mr. and Ms. Gaucho and the Gaucho Heart Award Winner.

Male Newcomer of the Year: Orlando Johnson

Female Newcomer of the Year: Mekia Valentine

The Second-Team All-Big West selection blocked a school-record 120 shots per game.

Male Performance of the Year: Scott Smith

The runner broke school records in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.

Female Performance of the Year: Jane Doolittle

The high jumper broke a 20-year old school record in the event.

Other Awards

Gaucho Heart Award Winner: Senior swimmer Courtney Bauer.

Mr. and Ms. Gaucho: Junior waterpolo player Joe Plume, senior swimmer Anne Marie May.