The UC Merced Bobcats are making their 2nd appearance in the National Championship. They ended their season with an overall record of 11-14 and 8-0 in the California Pacific Conference. They were the 2016 California Pacific Conference tournament champions. They are coached under first-year Head Coach Sarah Hopkins-Chery.
The team made it to the Championship last year, but suffered a tough loss to number 1 seed Morningside College. The Bobcats will look to avenge this loss as they will face Morningside in the first round. They are led by Shelby Howard, who averages 14.2 points per game.
University of California Merced 2016 Roster
|Player Image||Number||Name||Position||Height||Year||Home Town ()|
|2||Jackson, Deja||G||5-2||Fr.||Hayward (CA)|
|10||Castro, Christina||G||5-3||So.||Lindsay (CA)|
|11||Danna, Courtney||G||5-6||Jr.||San Jose (CA)|
|12||Martinez, Brittany||C||6-2||Jr.||Ceres (CA)|
|14||Wisdom, Allison||G||5-7||So.||Atwater (CA)|
|20||Hayes, Aubrey||G||5-10||Fr.||Ridgecrest (CA)|
|21||Oshiro, Samantha||G||5-6||Sr.||Murrieta (CA)|
|33||Trinidad, Jencenia||G||5-8||Sr.||Van Nuys (CA)|
|35||Sato, Kimi||C||6-0||Fr.||San Jose (CA)|