The women’s tennis match between UC Santa Barbara and TCU has been canceled. The cause was bad weather, especially rain, which devastated the Santa Barbara area on Friday. At the moment, the game of the Gauchos against UC San Diego on Saturday, March 11 is not affected and will begin at 11:00 am
at the Arnhold Tennis Center. If other changes are made to the UCSB schedule, updates will be provided on ucsbgauchos.com and on the team’s social media accounts.
About UCS Santa Barbara
The University of California Santa Barbara, is an American public university belonging to the campus system of the University of California.
The campus is located near Santa Barbara, 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It was founded as a college by independent teachers. In 1944, it merged with the University of California to become the system’s fourth-oldest campus.
UCSB’s current faculty includes 6 Nobel laureates, 1 Fields Medalist, 39 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 34 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The faculty also includes two Academy and Emmy Award winners and recipients of a Millennium Technology Award, an IEEE Medal of Honor, a National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and a Fundamental Physics Breakthrough Award.
UCSB sits on bluffs directly above the Pacific Ocean. The UCSB campus is completely autonomous from local government and has not been annexed by the City of Santa Barbara and is therefore not part of the city. UCSB is known for its extensive cycling system.
A recent survey says that 53% of UCSB students commute by bike. Bicycles have the exclusive right-of-way on a number of specifically designated paths throughout the East Campus. Bike racks and lockers are ubiquitous.
There is a bicycle registration service at the Community Service Organization office to prevent theft and increase the likelihood of bicycle recovery. UCSB is unique among bicycle-heavy areas in that most trips are within a small radius.
According to the UCSB Office of Research, UC Santa Barbara budgeted $235.3 million for research and development in fiscal year 2020, and the National Science Foundation contributed $60.5 million; Department of Defense: $40 million; UC General Fund: $28 million; Industry- $19.5 million; National Institutes of Health: $17 million; Department of Energy-$9 million; nonprofit: $8.7 million; Others: 20 million dollars.
Corporate research partners in the College of Engineering include military contractors Raytheon Vision Systems, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. UCSB’s mascot is the Gaucho and the school colors are blue and gold.
UCSB’s sports teams compete in the Big West Conference, with the exception of the men’s water polo, men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s volleyball teams, which are in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Photo credits: UC Santa Barbara website