The University of California – Merced Bobcats are 14-11 in the regular season with a 5-5 record in the California Pacific Conference. The Bobcats won their first ever California Pacific Championship. They are coached by Kevin Pham, who is in his third season with the Bobcats. The Bobcats are led by Shelby Howard who averages 11 points per game. Brittany Martinez leads the team in rebounds with an average of 7 per game. This is the first time in school history the Bobcats have made the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball Championship.