Former Gaucho All-American Gorman to be enshrined into UCSB Hall of Fame

A two-time All-American for the UC Santa Barbara men’s volleyball team was selected for the school’s athletics hall of fame.

The UC Santa Barbara athletics department announced Monday that Mike Gorman will be a member of the 2012 class inducted into the UCSB Hall of Fame.

Gorman in the final two years of his college career was a First-Team All-American in 1982 and a Second-Team All-American in 1983. As a junior, he also helped lead the Gauchos to a second place finish in the Southern California Intercollegiate Volleyball Association — the school’s best finish in the conference during the 1980s.

This is the sixth UC Santa Barbara men’s volleyball player chosen for the Hall of Fame and the first since former Gaucho and current U.S. Olympian Todd Rogers was inducted in 2010.

Gorman is one of six Gauchos to be inducted into the hall of fame in 2012. The other members of the 2012 class include former women’s basketball coach Mark French and former baseball coach Al Ferrer.

The hall of fame inductees are selected by an alumni board, an athletics department staff committee and The Gaucho Order, a group comprised of former Gaucho athletes and honorary letter-winners. In addition, UC Santa Barbara athletics director Mark Massari had to approve all the players the committee selected for the hall of fame.

The inductees will be formally enshrined in the UC Santa Barbara Hall of Fame during the All Gaucho Reunion on April 28.