On Tuesday, May 30, the UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department held its annual Golden Eagle Awards banquet, celebrating the academic achievements of 20 stellar Gaucho student-athletes.
The Golden Eagle honors the student-athlete from each program who has the highest cumulative grade point average (3.25 minimum) and consistently exhibits citizenship and integrity. The honoree must be in their second year of enrollment at UC Santa Barbara or beyond.
Additionally, women’s cross country runner Lauren Lum and men’s soccer forward Emmanuel Petrov were named the Golden Eagle Ring winners, recognizing the highest overall GPA from UC Santa Barbara’s men’s and women’s sports programs.
The annual event is made possible by the generous support of longtime civic leaders and Gaucho donors Peter and Gerd Jordano (Pacific Beverage). View the complete list of winners below.
|Baseball||Zander Darby||Statistics and Data Science|
|Women’s Basketball||Kathleen Hutchens||Environmental Science and Geography|
|Men’s Basketball||Henry Hartwell||Financial Math and Statistics|
|Women’s Cross Country||Lauren Lum||Biological Sciences|
|Men’s Cross Country||Aamir Rehman||Mechanical Engineering|
|Men’s Golf||Jay Martinez||Economics|
|Women’s Soccer||Manuri Alwis||Statistics and Data Science|
|Men’s Soccer||Emmanuel Petrov||Political Science|
|Women’s Swimming||Kristin Bartlett||Biology|
|Men’s Swimming||Quinn Neamand||Biological Science|
|Women’s Tennis||Marta Gonzalez Ballbe||Physics|
|Men’s Tennis||Gianluca Brunkow||Sociology|
|Women’s Indoor Track & Field||Abigail Monti||English|
|Women’s Outdoor Track & Field||Kendall Martin||Sociology|
|Men’s Track & Field||Chase Tarr||Environmental Science and Management|
|Women’s Volleyball||Niableu Correal||Anthropology|
|Men’s Volleyball||Dominic Lang||Economics and Accounting|
|Women’s Water Polo||Camille Mras||Environmental Studies|
|Men’s Water Polo||Jonathan Matarangas||Film and Media Studies|