Team Information

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Established: 1965

Enrollment: 19,457

Mascots: Sammy the Slug

UC Santa Cruz is a second time competitor in the Winter Classic, having participated in the inaugural 2021 event and took home the Bronze Medal. They also participated in the 2022 ISC Student Cluster Competition. Located in the tech-rich Silicon Valley, the school offers a wide and deep computer science curriculum, and offers undergrad, masters, and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering and also electrical and computer engineering – that’s some high powered stuff there.

The team this year features four freshman students, all majoring in computer science. They’re joined by two junior Applied Mathematics majors. We’re not sure if the 2023 Winter Classic team has any holdovers from their 2022 ISC team, that experience could definitely help the team.