Women's Basketball Announces 2004-05 Team Awards

May 17, 2005

Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA women's basketball team handed out its annual team awards, with junior Nikki Blue winning Team MVP honors, and sophomore Noelle Quinn and freshman Lindsey Pluimer sharing the Bruin Award for overall excellence.

Blue was UCLA's leading scorer in 2004-05, averaging 17.0 points per game. She also led the team with an average of six assists per game (ranked 12th nationally) and was second on the squad with 91 steals (average of 3.4 steals ranked 12th nationally). Blue was an honorable mention AP and WBCA/Kodak All-American and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the third consecutive year.

Quinn and Pluimer were both members of the Director's Honor Roll this year, earning a 3.0 GPA or higher. Quinn averaged 16.9 points per game before a knee injury felled her in January. Regardless, she was a nominee for the Wooden Award and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors. Pluimer earned Pac-10 All-Freshman first-team acclaim after averaging 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She started in all 28 games for the Bruins, with a season-best of 22 points vs. Pepperdine and 12 boards against Stanford.

Junior guard Lisa Willis was named the Offensive Player of the Year after a season in which she earned first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim. Willis averaged 16.3 points per game and led the Pac-10 and ranked 25th nationally with 70 three-point field goals (2.5 average). She also led the conference and ranked sixth nationally in steals with 102 (3.6 average).

Sophomore forward Amanda Livingston received Defensive Player of the Year honors. Livingston, who started all 28 games and averaged 7.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, led the Bruins with 20 blocked shots and led a defense that held its opponents to a field goal percentage of .400, tied for fourth-lowest in school history. The Bruin defense also gave up an average of 68.0 points per game and had 81 blocked shots, numbers which rank ninth on the all-time school lists.

2004-05 UCLA Women's Basketball Team Awards
Team MVP -
Nikki Blue
Bruin Award (overall excellence) - Lindsey Pluimer, Noelle Quinn
Offensive Player of the Year - Lisa Willis
Defensive Player of the Year - Amanda Livingston

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR