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Atonye Nyingifa and Nirra Fields named All-Pac-12 while Corinne Costa honored on All-Defensive Team.

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Three Bruins Earn All-Pac-12 Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/04/2014

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote of the league's 12 women's basketball head coaches, Stanford senior 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 Washington's Kelsey Plum 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 14th time in her career and fourth-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 Atonye Nyingifa was named All-Pac-12 for the third-straight year while finishing 7th in the Pac-12 in scoring (18.4 ppg) and 7th in rebounding (8.7 rpg) in 2013-14. She also ranked 4th in steals (2.3 spg), 5th in offensive rebounds per game (3.4 orpg) and 10th in defensive rebounds per game (5.2 drpg).

Sophomore Nirra Fields was named All-Pac-12 for the first time in her career after earning honorable mention Pac-12 All-Freshman Team accolades a year ago. Fields ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in scoring (17.4 ppg) and 5th in steals (2.1 spg). She also ranked 9th in the league in three-point field goals made per game (1.7).

The last Bruin to earn postseason honors was redshirt junior Corinne Costa, who picked up Pac-12 Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team plaudits. Costa finished 13th in league games in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and was 2nd in blocked shots (2.3 bpg). Her 50 blocks this season are the second-most blocks in a single season in UCLA history and just three shy of tying the UCLA all-time record (Necie Thompson, 53 blocks, 1980-81).

The complete list of honors are listed below:

ALL-PAC-12 (15 members)
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown

Jillian Alleyne Oregon F So. Fontana, Calif.
Brittany Boyd** California G Jr. Berkeley, Calif.
Jazmine Davis*** Washington G Jr. San Jose, Calif.
Nirra Fields UCLA G So. Montreal, Canada
Lia Galdeira Washington State G So. Kamuela, Hawai’i
Reshanda Gray California F Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Cassie Harberts** USC F Sr. San Clemente, Calif.
Deja Mann Arizona State G RS-Sr. Merced, Calif.
Atonye Nyingifa** UCLA F Sr. Torrance, Calif.
Chiney Ogwumike**** Stanford F Sr. Cypress, Texas
Amber Orrange** Stanford G Jr. Houston, Texas
Michelle Plouffe** Utah F Sr. Edmonton, Alberta
Kelsey Plum Washington G Fr. Poway, Calif.
Tia Presley Washington State G Jr. Spokane, Wash.
Sydney Wiese Oregon State F Fr. Phoenix, Ariz.

**two-time All-Pac-12 honoree; ***three-time All-Pac-12 honoree; **** four-time All-Pac-12 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point):
Ariya Crook, USC (G, Jr.); Ruth Hamblin, OSU (C, So.); Afure Jemerigbe, CAL (G, Sr.); Courtney Range, CAL (F, Fr.); Jen Reese, COLO (F, Jr.); Arielle Roberson, COLO (F, RS-So.), Chrishae Rowe, ORE (G, Fr.); Mikaela Ruef, STAN (F, Sr.); Ariel Thomas, ORE (G., Sr.); Jamie Weisner OSU (G, So.).

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name School Pos. Hometown
Kelsey Plum Washington G Poway, Calif.
Sydney Wiese Oregon State G Phoenix, Ariz.
Chrishae Rowe Oregon G Corona, Calif.
Lili Thompson Stanford G Mans!eld, Texas
Emily Potter Utah F Winnipeg, Manitoba

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point):
Sophie Brunner, ASU; Karlie Samuelson, STAN; Kelsey Moos, ASU; Courtney Range, CAL; Gabriella Hanson, OSU; Courtney Jaco, USC.

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Promise Amukamara Arizona State G Jr. Glendale, Ariz.
Brittany Boyd California G Jr. Berkeley, Calif.
Ruth Hamblin Oregon State C So. Houston, B.C.
Chiney Ogwumike**** Stanford F Sr. Cypress, Texas
Michelle Plouffe Utah F Sr. Edmonton, Alberta

**** four-time All-Defensive team honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point):
Brianna Barrett, USC (G, So.); Corinne Costa, UCLA (F/C, RSJr.); Lia Galdeira, WSU (G, So.); Afure Jemerigbe, CAL (G, Jr.); Amber Orrange, STAN (G, Jr.); Arielle Roberson, COLO (F, RS-So.); Alexyz Vaioletama, USC (F, Jr.); Mercedes Wetmore, WASH (G, Sr.); Aminah Williams, WASH (F, Jr.); Ashley Wilson, COLO (G, Sr.); Brittany Wilson, COLO (G, Sr.).

 


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