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Kyle Boswell

School

UC Santa Barbara

Position
Guard
Major
Mechanical Engineering
PPG
11.3
RPG
1.9
APG
3.2

Classroom

Kyle Boswell possesses a 3.81 GPA in mechanical engineering at UCSB, which, as a school, is ranked sixth in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities) for engineering.  He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, which indicates that he is in the top-eighth of his class.  During the summer of 2013, Kyle and a partner finished 2nd in the annual Lego Robo-Rats competition which challenges mechanical engineering students to create a legos-based cheese-seeking “mouse.”  Kyle is a two-time Academic All-Big West Conference selection as well as a two-time UCSB Golden Eagle Award-winner for academic excellence.  Has been a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll at UCSB all nine quarters and was named the UCSB Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2012-13.

Character

Kyle is Team Captain at UCSB for the 2013-14 season.  Despite ranking second on the team in scoring in 2012-13, he volunteered to become the team’s sixth man to help improve the bench.  In his three seasons as a Gaucho, Kyle has overcome severe Achilles and shoulder injuries to become one of the top players on the team and in the Big West Conference.

Community

Kyle annually takes part in UCSB basketball’s program that awards 50 underprivileged children from the Santa Barbara community with $100 gift cards at Christmas so that they can have a shopping spree.  He is one of the organizers of a Gaucho basketball program that has players visit children cancer patients at Santa Barbara’s Cottage Hospital.  Finally, Kyle takes part in birthday parties at the local Page Youth Center, which celebrates the birthdays of underprivileged.

Competition

As a junior, Kyle averaged 13.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game while making 78 three-point baskets, the third most in UCSB history, despite missing two full games and most of a third with a shoulder injury.  He was named Honorable Mention All-Big West and Big West Sixth Man of the Year following the season.  He needs just seven threes to move into the school’s all-time top-10 and he should finish among the top-5. His career three-point percentage of .427 is second all-time at UCSB. Made a career-high seven three-point baskets - the most by a Gaucho in six seasons - against nationally ranked San Diego State. Kyle made three or or three-pointers 16 times.  He scored a career-high 27 in a game at Hawaii.  He scored in double-figures 21 times in his 29 games.