Lori Sanchez Kibbie

Lori Sanchez Kibbie, Hall of Fame Athlete

Lori Sanchez Kibbie, Hall of Fame Athlete

While at Dos Pueblos High School, Lori Sanchez Kibbie twice earned First Team All-Channel League honors in basketball and softball. As the team’s point guard, she led the Chargers to a ClF Championship and was named MVP of the Channel League. As shortstop on fIrst softball team in school history, Lori helped develop this highly successful program, earning team MVP honors. Kibbie received the Round Table Player of the Year honors in softball and basketball in 1979.

Lori earned a full athletic scholarship to UC Santa Barbara, continuing both sports; she became the all-time assist leader (both men and women’s basketball) with 718 career assists. Kibbie led her team in most statistical categories all while scoring over 1,000 points during her career. She also led the nation in single season stolen bases, taking the UCSB softball team to an 8th place finish at the College World Series. Kibbie set the career stolen base record in softball and is currently 3rd in UCSB history (men & women). Additionally, she remains on the UCSB softball career top-10 lists for triples and runs scored. Kibbie again earned the Round Table Player of the Year honors in 1981. Despite the rigor of being a two-sport collegiate athlete, she graduated with her BA in four years.

Continuing her athletic prowess, Kibbie is currently training for her 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido and has taken up City League soccer. She resides in Santa Barbara with her husband Jim and son Julian and is Program Director and Lead Instructor at Martial Arts Family Fitness in Santa Barbara.