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Seniors Thea Lemberger and Atonye Nyingifa were both named Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic.
UCLA Seniors Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors
By: UCLA Athletics

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA seniors Thea Lemberger and Atonye Nyingifa were both named to the Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic Team, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and either be a starter or a significant contributor.

Nyingifa was also named All-Pac-12 for the third-straight year while scoring in double figures in 28-of-31 games, including 10 with 20 or more points and three with 30 or more points. Her 13 double-doubles on the year rank 5th in the Pac-12 and 54th nationally. She became UCLA’s all-time leader in games played at USC (Feb. 8) and ended her career with 138. She also ended her career ranked 12th on the Bruins’ career scoring list with 1,570 points, 6th in career rebounds (920), 4th in free throws made (365) and 4th in free throws attempted (536).

Lemberger scored in double figures in 25-of-29 games this season and put up 20 or more points five times. She became the 29th Bruin in school history to score over 1,000 points in a career and finished with 1,045. Finished third on UCLA’s career charts in three-point field goals made (117) and second in three-point field goals attempted (388).


First Team

Joy Burke, ASU  

 RS Sr.


 Master’s in Communication Studies

Ruth Hamblin, OSU



 Pre-Mechanical Engineering

Lexy Kresl, COLO



 Integrative Physiology

Chiney Ogwumike, STAN



 International Relations

Laura Stanulis, ORE 

 RS Sr.



Second Team

Elisha Davis, ASU




Deja Mann, ASU

 RS Sr.


 Master’s in Liberal Studies

Bonnie Samuelson, STAN



 Human Biology 

Samantha Sienger, OSU



 Digital Communication Arts

Mercedes Wetmore, WASH




Honorable Mention
Jordan Adams, So., USC; Jillian Alleyne, So., ORE; Promise Amukamara, Jr., ASU; Nakia Arquette, RS So., UTAH; Mariah Cooks, So., WSU; Amanda Delgado, Jr., ORE; Ciera Dunbar, Jr., UTAH; Destinie Gibbs, So., USC; Mathilde Gilling, So., WASH; Alex Green, RS So., STAN; Taylor Greenfield, Jr., STAN; Cassie Harberts, Sr., USC; Rachel Hargis, Sr., COLO; Katie Hempen, RS So., ASU; Lauren Huggins, RS Fr.,  COLO; Deven Hunter, So., OSU; Sara James, Sr., STAN; Thea Lemberger, Sr., UCLA; Danielle Love, Sr., ORE; Mikayla Lyles, Sr., CAL; Alyssa Martin, Sr., OSU; Eliza Normen, Rs. So., ASU ; Atonye Nyingifa, RS Sr., UCLA; Kate Oliver, Sr., USC; Amber Orrange, Jr., STAN; Lexi Petersen, RS So., ORE; Michelle Plouffe, Sr., UTAH; Danielle Rodriguez, So., UTAH ; Sage Romberg, Sr., WSU; Mikaela Ruef, RS Sr., STAN; Jamie Weisner, So., OSU; Aminah Williams, Jr., WASH.



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