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Hankoff won’t attend UCSB

Michael Traum

So long, Santa Barbara.

South Tahoe senior volleyball player Adrian Hankoff has decided to not attend the University of Santa Barbara on a scholarship, her father and coach, Gary, reported Tuesday.

The defending Northern Nevada Player of the Year had committed early to play for the Gauchos, a perennial top-10 NCAA Division 1 program. But the Tahoe coach said his daughter is now out of the obligation and free to pursue other interested schools. He and his daughter were apparently discouraged by the waning interest of UCSB head coach Kathy Gregory. Hankoff said his daughter is excited to find another school by the Feb. 1 signing deadline.

The younger Hankoff was unavailable for comment. But in a mid-August interview, Hankoff said she “always wanted to go to Santa Barbara, so why not commit early.”

Previously, schools such as Arizona, Washington State, Oregon, Georgetown and Arkansas were recruiting the middle hitter. Now, with many scholarship offers in the hands of other athletes, Hankoff needs to wait and see which deals will not be accepted and possibly offered to her. Coach Hankoff said UCLA and Notre Dame are currently interested.

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