Atonye Nyingifa Named To Pac-10 All-Tournament Team

March 15, 2009

Los Angeles, CA - Freshman forward Atonye Nyingifa (Torrance, CA/Redondo Union HS) was selected to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team after averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds in the Bruins' two tournament games.

Nyingifa had a huge game in the Bruins' second-round win over Oregon State, scoring a career-high 18 points and tying her career-high with 10 rebounds. She shot 60% from the field and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Amongst her 10 rebounds were six offensive boards. She also added three assists and a block in 30 minutes of play. In the semifinals against eventual Pac-10 tournament champion Stanford, Nyingifa tied for game-high honors in rebounding with 10. She also had four points and two steals.

2009 Pac-10 All-Tournament Team
Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA
Ashley Walker, California
Camille Lenoir, USC
Jillian Harmon, Stanford
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Tournament MVP - Kayla Pedersen, Stanford

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72