UCSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Continuing with its community outreach efforts and the commitment to honoring diversity, UCSB Athletics is again proud to promote the awareness of Hispanic Heritage Month. The national celebration runs every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

"We are pleased to once again promote the awareness of Hispanic Heritage Month," said Mark Massari, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. "Diversity is within the fabric of our great university and the local community and we are committed to share this with our fans, staff and student-athletes."

UCSB Athletics’ celebration will, in part, be focused, around a pair of video features that will showcase women’s basketball player Jackie Luna-Castro and, later in the month, Gaucho men’s soccer player Josue Madueño.  The duo will discuss their heritage and how it has factored into their athletic careers.

For the fourth consecutive year, UCSB Athletics is partnering with the Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to distribute free tickets to selected UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics events during September and October. For more information please contact the UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office at 805-893-UCSB (8272).

To view the video feature on Jackie Luna-Castro, click here.

To view the video of the UCSB men's soccer team visiting Adelanté School, click here.

To view the video feature on Josue Madueño, click here.