Legends of the 'Dome


For over 30 years, from the mythic men's basketball teams that slayed the UNLV powerhouses of the late 80's and 90's; to women's Gaucho hoops teams that excited a community and a campus, owned a conference, and produced WNBA players; to a volleyball program that for 26 years was one of just three teams in the nation to make the NCAA Tournament every year, the Thunderdome has housed some of the best players and teams to ever make their imprint at UCSB.

The name is also legendary - the Thunderdome. The loud, passionate fans, clad in gold t-shirts, scared the competition away and baptized it as such. The Thunderdome is not a place of sanction.

To immortalize the Gaucho athletes that consistently turned in legendary performances inside of a legendary building, UCSB Athletics implemented its Legends of the 'Dome program in 2009. Each year, fans will be asked to vote for the next Legend or Legends to be raised in tribute.

In 2009-10 the inaugural Legends class was introduced: Mark French and Barb Beainy (women's basketball), Brian Shaw and Carrick DeHart (men's basketball), and Roberta Gehlke (women's volleyball).

In 2010-11, three more Legends were added to the list.

Kathy Gregory, UCSB's only head women's volleyball coach, led the charge as her banner was raised on Oct. 1. To cap off the night, the Gauchos came back from two sets down to defeat 21st-ranked Long Beach State in five sets! Men's basketball legend Eric "Freeze" McArthur was introduced February 16 and women's basketball great Kristen Mann's banner was unveiled February 24.


Barb Beainy
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward
Years: 1988-92
Hometown: Hillsborough, Calif.
Unveiled: February 27, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carrick DeHart
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: Guard
Years: 1986-90
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
Unveiled: January 23, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mark French
Sport: Women's Basketball Coach
Years: 1987-2008
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
Unveiled: February 11, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roberta Gehlke
Sport: Women's Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Years: 1996-99
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Unveiled: October 17, 2009

 

 

 


Kathy Gregory
Sport: Women's Volleyball Coach
Years: 1975-present
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Unveiled: Oct. 1, 2010

Brian Shaw
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: Guard
Years: 1986-88
Hometown: Richmond, Calif.
Unveiled: February 13, 2010

 

 


Eric "Freeze" McArthur
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: Forward
Years: 1986-90
Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Unveiled: February 16, 2011

 


Kristen Mann
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: Forward
Years: 1986-88
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
Unveiled: February 24, 2011