Bruins Claim Pac-10 Coach and Freshman of the Year

November 26, 1998

LOS ANGELES - When the Pac-10 All-Conference honors were released on Tuesday, Nov. 24, UCLA fans should have been pleased. Not only did rookie sensation Kristee Porter (Tyler, TX) earn the Freshman of the Year honors, but head coach Andy Banachowski nabbed the Coach of the Year Award.

Add to that news the fact that three Bruins were named to the All-Pac-10 Team, including an unprecedented two rookies, and UCLA faithful had yet another reason to celebrate. Joining Porter as all-conference selections were red-shirt sophomore Elisabeth Bachman (Lakeville, MN) and freshman Ashley Bowles (Manhattan Beach, CA). In addition to the all-conference honors, both Porter and Bowles were named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and fellow rookie Erika Selsor (Linden, CA) received honorable mention.

Never before have two UCLA rookies been named to the All-Pac-10 Conference Team in the same year. In fact only two Bruin rookies have claimed all- conference honors (Natalie Williams in 1989 and Elaine Youngs in 1988). The last time UCLA landed three players on the All-Pac-10 Team was 1993 when Julie Bremner, Annett Buckner and Jenny Johnson all received the honor.

Coach Banachowski was rewarded for guiding a very young UCLA team to a third place finish in the Pac-10 race. The Bruins posted a 13-5 league record and finished the regular-season 15-11 overall, despite losing the first six matches of the season. This is the fifth time Banachowski has been chosen the Pac-10 Conference Coach of The Year.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS