Valentine taken by Liberty in 3rd round of WNBA Draft

UCSB women's basketball star Mekia Valentine was chosen in the third round of the WNBA Draft on Monday afternoon by the New York Liberty. The 6-4 … [Read more...]

Valentine guides Gauchos to share of Big West crown

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Over the course of her career, Mekia Valentine has built up quite the resume – a triple-double, averaging a double-double, the … [Read more...]

Johnson helps push Gaucho streak to six straight

A junior stole the show on Senior Day in the Thunderdome. Emilie Johnson had 27 points to lead UCSB past Cal State Northridge, 71-52, Saturday … [Read more...]

Big West gets best week from Valentine

Mekia Valentine’s dominant performance in the paint this week earned her the Big West Conference player of the week honor, the conference announced on … [Read more...]

Gauchos think pink, run win streak to four games

The Thunderdome was a sea of pink on Sunday afternoon as UCSB spectators, players, coaches and staff all wore the color for its annual Pink Zone game, … [Read more...]

Johnson leads the way for UCSB women

Emilie Johnson continued her hot shooting, Mekia Valentine was strong in the paint and Kelsey Adrian warmed up in the second half as the three helped … [Read more...]

Gauchos pull away from Northridge in 2nd half

Mekia Valentine had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the UCSB women's basketball team cruised to a 71-48 Big West Conference win at Cal State Northridge … [Read more...]

UCSB, Valentine contain first-place Anteaters

IRVINE – A tremendous defensive effort by the UCSB women’s basketball team — particularly Mekia Valentine — held two of the best scorers in the Big … [Read more...]