Three Bruin Basketball Players Honored By Pac-10 Conference

March 11, 2009

Sophomore guard Doreena Campbell (Alexandria, VA/Thomas A. Edison HS) earned second-team All-Pac-10 Conference honors, while junior guard Erica Tukiainen (Los Angeles, CA/Windward School) was named to the honorable mention team. In addition, freshman forward Atonye Nyingifa (Torrance, CA/Redondo Union HS) earned first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman acclaim.

Campbell, who was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago as a freshman, is UCLA's leading scorer and the No. 10 scorer in the Pac-10 with a 13.3 points per game average. She also ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in assists (3.8), fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.3), sixth in free throw percentage (.817) and ninth in steals (1.5). She has led the Bruins in scoring in 15 games and has five 20-point games this season.

Bruin team captain Tukiainen has had her finest season to date, ranking second on the team in scoring with a 8.6 points per game average, first in three-point shots made with 27 and second in blocked shots with 12. Tukiainen has led the Bruins in scoring in five games, with 11 double-digit outputs. She has two 20-point games this year, including a career-best 25 in the upset win over No. 4 Cal.

Nyingifa came on strong during Pac-10 play, averaging 6.9 points and a team-best 5.9 rebounds per game with 26 steals during conference play. She has started in 14 consecutive games and played in all 29. Nyingifa has posted eight double-figure scoring games and three double-figure rebounding games and has earned team-high rebound honors seven times, second-most on the team.

Stanford's Jayne Appel was named the Player of the Year, and USC's Briana Gilbreath earned Freshman of the Year honors. Earning honors for the second consecutive year were Arizona State's Briann January as Defensive Player of the Year and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer as Coach of the Year.

2008-09 ALL-PAC-10 TEAMS
1st team
Jayne Appel, Stanford
Alexis Gray-Lawson, California
Ify Ibekwe, Arizona
Briann January, Arizona State
Ashley Walker, California

2nd team
Doreena Campbell, UCLA
Jillian Harmon, Stanford
Camille LeNoir, USC
Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford
Dymond Simon, Arizona State

3rd team
Brittney Davis, Oregon State
Micaela Cocks, Oregon
Briana Gilbreath, USC
Devanei Hampton, California
Kayla Pedersen, Stanford

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): April Cook (WSU, Fr., G); Sybil Dosty (ASU, Sr., C); Mercedes Fox-Griffin (OSU, Sr., G); Taylor Lilley (ORE, Jr., G); Amina Njonkou (ARIZ, Sr., F); Nadia Parker (USC, Sr., C); Jazmine Perkins (WSU, Fr., G); Talisa Rhea (OSU, So., G); Erica Tukiainen (UCLA, Jr., G); Natasha Vital (CAL, Jr., G); Sami Whitcomb (WASH, Jr., G/F).

2008-09 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Courtney Clements, Arizona
Briana Gilbreath, USC
Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Jazmine Perkins, WSU

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): April Cook (WSU, G); Ashley Corral (USC, G); Jasmin Holliday (ORE, F); Amanda Johnson (ORE, F); Kristi Kingma (WASH, G/F).

2008-09 ALL- DEFENSIVE TEAM
Mercedes Fox-Griffin, Oregon State
Jillian Harmon, Stanford
Ify Ibekwe, Arizona
Briann January, Arizona State
Ashley Walker, California
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Brittney Davis (OSU, R-Sr., G); Sybil Dosty (ASU, Sr., C); Briana Gilbreath (USC, Fr., G); Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (STAN, R-Jr., G); Heather Oliver (USC, Jr., G); Jazmine Perkins (WSU, Fr., G); Natasha Vital (CAL, Jr., G); Sami Whitcomb (WASH, Jr., G/F).

Pac-10 Player of the Year: Jayne Appel, STAN
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Briana Gilbreath, USC
Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year: Briann January, ASU
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Tara VanDerveer, STAN


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
Sunday, Jan 10
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
Friday, Jan 22
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
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
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Mar 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Mar 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, Apr 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
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