Save the Date for "Links and A Legend"

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The defending Big West Tournament champion UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team will kick-off the 2012-13 season with "Links and A Legend," an event that will combine a keynote address by legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer, dinner with the 2012-13 Gauchos and an exclusive round of golf with the UCSB coaches. Proceeds from the event will benefit UCSB women's basketball.

"Links and A Legend" will be held on Monday, October 8 at the Montecito Country Club.  

An exclusive opportunity to hit the links with the UCSB coaching staff will precede a dinner and meet and greet with the 2012-13 women's basketball team. At the dinner, Stringer will address the crowd.

Stringer, the head women's basketball coach at Rutgers University and the mentor of current UCSB head coach Carlene Mitchell, will serve as the keynote speaker at the evening's dinner. Stringer is a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Basketball Hall of Fame and is the third winningest coach in women's basketball history.

Everyone in attendance will also receive a signed copy of Stringer's bestselling book, "Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph."

For more information and to reserve your spot for what is guaranteed to be a legendary evening, contact Christina Baglas at Christina.Baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu or at (805) 893-5372. Or, click here to register for this event online. Space will be limited.

UCSB recently announced its 2012-13 schedule and it features nine teams that played in the postseason last year. Santa Barbara fans will be able to see some of the Gauchos' toughest opponents inside the Thunderdome this season as USC (Nov. 27), Kentucky (Dec. 21) and Kansas State (Dec. 29) all will come to UCSB. For the complete schedule, click here.

Season tickets are now on sale with an "early bird" special, which includes tickets starting as low as $79. There are also tickets available in both the Gold and Blue section by calling (805) 893-UCSB or online here. Act fast as ticket prices will go up on Sept. 7.