Nicole Sanchez

Nicole Sanchez, Hall of Fame Athlete

Nicole Sanchez, Hall of Fame Athlete

A four-year basketball standout at Dos Pueblos High School, Nicole Sanchez was the Channel League leading scorer in 1995-96 and earned First Team All-Channel League honors in her sophomore, junior and senior years. Adding to that, she was an All-County selection for the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons as well as an All-CIF Second Team selection in 1994-95.

In a return to softball in her junior and senior seasons, Sanchez was an All-Channel League and All-CIF short stop as well as a member of the All-County team both years. Taking up volleyball in her junior year, Sanchez was a varsity performer as a senior and an Honorable Mention All-Channel League selection.

Sanchez graduated from Dos Pueblos in 1997 and attended California Lutheran University from 1997-2001, playing basketball all four years for the Regals. A Pre-Season All-American going into the 1998-99 season, Sanchez was an All-SClAC First Team selection in her freshman, sophomore and junior years and an All-West Region selection as a sophomore.

The Regals were SCIAC League Champions in Sanchez’s first three seasons and won the first-ever NCAA tournament in the school’s women’s basketball history. In her senior season, Sanchez was second in the nation for three-point percentage (45.9 percent) and was in the top-ten the year before (36.6 percent). Sanchez’s name dots the CLU record books including second for Most Blocked Shots (111) – the most in school history for a guard – third for Most Three-Pointers Made in a Season (60) and 3rd for the Most Blocked Shots in a Season (43).

Sanchez resides in Santa Barbara, Calif., and is a logistics coordinator for Global Power Supply.