SBCC placed second out of 18 schools in the Western State Conference Athletic Supremacy competition for the 2016-17 season.
The Vaqueros won five WSC titles, earning trophies in Women’s Golf, Women’s Water Polo, Women’s Volleyball, Baseball and Women’s Swimming & Diving.
Santa Barbara totaled 61 points in nine women’s sports and 42 points in nine men’s sports (football is not a WSC sport) for a total of 103 points and a 5.72 average. Ventura won the Supremacy title with 112 points and a 6.22 average. L.A. Mission was third (5.40 in five sports), followed by Moorpark (5.15) and Citrus (5.14).
Four SBCC women’s teams made the State Final Four, the highest number in one season in school history. The foursome were Women’s Water Polo, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Golf and Women’s Swimming & Diving. Women’s Water Polo and Women’s Golf finished second in the State, Women’s Soccer was third and Women’s Swim & Dive took fourth for the second straight year.
The Vaqueros had two State champions. Carolin Chang won her second straight individual state golf title in the fall and Gina Jacobson captured the school’s first diving state title in the spring, setting a state record in the 1-meter springboard with 246.85 points.
Eighty-three Vaquero student-athletes were named to All-WSC teams with seven earning All-American honors and five making All-State. There were four WSC Players of the Year — Chang (Women’s Golf), Carolyn Andrulis (Women’s VB), Addison Seale (Women’s Water Polo) and John Jensen (Baseball).
Four coaches received five WSC Coach of the Year honors — Ed Gover (Women’s VB), Chuckie Roth (Women’s Water Polo and Women’s Swim & Dive), Chuck Melendez (Women’s Golf) and Jeff Walker (Baseball).