Five Bruins Earn All-Pac-12 Accolades

March 5, 2013

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote of the league's 12 women's basketball head coaches, Stanford junior Chiney Ogwumike was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Commissioner Scott also announced that Colorado's Arielle Roberson was selected the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Additionally, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer was also voted the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year by her colleagues, the 13th time in her career and third-straight year she has won the award.

The Conference Coach of the Year honor was renamed in honor of the late John R. Wooden, former legendary UCLA coach, during the 2010-11 campaign.

Senior Markel Walker was named All-Pac-12 for the second straight year while leading the Pac-12 in assists (5.8 apg) in 2012-13. She was also named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team while ranking third in the league in steals (2.7 spg).

Redshirt senior Alyssia Brewer was also named All-Pac-12 while ranking 21st in the league in scoring (11.3 ppg) and eighth in rebounding (7.8 rpg). Also earning All-Pac-12 honors for the first time was junior forward Atonye Nyingifa, who ranks 20th in scoring (11.5 ppg) and 12th in rebounding (7.5 rpg).

Freshmen Nirra Fields and Kari Korver both earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Freshman Team accolades. Korver ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (34.7%).

The complete list of honors are listed below:

ALL-PAC-12 (15 members)
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Brittany Boyd California G So. Berkeley, Calif.
Gennifer Brandon California F Jr. Sylmar, Calif.
Alyssia Brewer UCLA F Sr. Tulsa, Okla.
Layshia Clarendon** California G Sr. San Bernardino, Calif.
Jazmine Davis* Washington G So. San Jose, Calif.
Cassie Harberts USC F Jr. San Clemente, Calif.
Chucky Jeffery** Colorado G Jr. Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kristi Kingma** Washington G/F Sr. Mill Creek, Wash.
Atonye Nyingifa UCLA F Jr. Torrance, Calif.
Chiney Ogwumike*** Stanford F Jr. Cypress, Texas
Amber Orrange Stanford G So. Houston, Texas
Michelle Plouffe Utah F Jr. Edmonton, Alberta
Joslyn Tinkle Stanford F Sr. Missoula, Mont.
Markel Walker ** UCLA G/F Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Davellyn Whyte**** Arizona G Sr. Phoenix, Ariz.
**two-time All-Pac-12 honoree; ***three-time All-Pac-12 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point):
Jillian Alleyne, ORE (Fr., F); Ariya Crook, USC (G, So.); Janae Fulcher, ASU (F, RS-Sr.); Lia Galdeira, WSU (G, Fr.); Tia Presley, WSU (G, So.); Jen Reese, COLO (So., F); Arielle Roberson, COLO (F, RS-Fr.); Iwalani Rodrigues, UTAH (G, RS-Sr.); Talia Walton, WASH (F, RS-Fr.); Jamie Weisner, OSU (G, Fr.); Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH (F, RS-Jr.).

Name School Pos. Hometown
Jillian Alleyne Oregon F Fontana, Calif.
Lia Galdeira Washington State G Kamuela, Hawai'i
Arielle Roberson Colorado F San Antonio, Texas
Talia Walton Washington F Federal Way, Wash.
Jamie Weisner Oregon State G Clarkson, Wash.
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point):
Brianna Barrett, USC; Nirra Fields, UCLA; Kari Korver, UCLA; Haley Videckis, ASU.

Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Chiney Ogwumike*** Stanford F Jr. Cypress, Texas
Eliza Pierre** California G Sr. Pasadena, Calif.
Markel Walker UCLA G/F Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Aminah Williams Washington F So. Seattle, Wash.
Brittany Wilson Colorado G Jr. Long Beach, Calif.
** two-time All-Defensive team honoree *** three-time All-Defensive team honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point):
Promise Amukamara, ASU (G, So.); Brianna Barrett, USC (G, Fr.); Layshia Clarendon, CAL (G, Sr.); Lia Galdeira, WSU (G, Fr.); Rachel Hargis, COLO (C, Jr.); Chucky Jeffery, COLO (G, Sr.); Michelle Plouffe, UTAH (F, Jr.); Arielle Roberson, COLO (F, RS-Fr.); Davellyn Whyte, ARIZ (G, Sr.).

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