Women's Basketball Receives Academic Honors

April 12, 2001

Seattle -

Senior co-captains Megan Franza and Jill Pimley have been selected to the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic First Team announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Sophomore guard Loree Payne, also a team captain, was selected to the second team and senior LeAnn Sheets received honorable mention honors.

For Franza, who earned national honors as a second team Verizon Academic All-America, it is the second time she has been honored on the conference first team. A psychology major, she finished her career at No. 6 on Washington's career scoring chart with 1,612 points. Pimley was honored on the first team after receiving honorable mention recognition last year.

Washington won a share of the Pac-10 championship this season and advanced to Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

First Team..................................... Year....... GPA...........Major
Leah Combs, ASU.......................... Jr............ 3.94............Broadcast Communications
Megan Franza, WASH................... Sr........... 3.79............Psychology
Victoria Harrod, WSU...................Sr........... 3.97............Human Development
Katie Nyseth, WSU...................... Sr........... 3.87............Biological Systems Engineering
Jill Pimley, WASh.........................Sr........... 3.85............History

Second Team.................................. Year....... GPA...........Major
Jessica Collins, WSU...................... Sr........... 3.66............Business
Brianne Meharry, ORE...................Sr........... 3.20............Educational Studies
Loree Payne, WASH...................... So........... 3.65............Undecided
Genevieve Swedor, CAL.................Sr........... 3.54............Sociology
Natalie Tucker, ASU,.................... Sr........... 3.69............Business Management

Honorable MentionLauren Asbaugh, Sr., CAL, Ericka Cook, Jr., OSU, Jamie Craighead, Jr., ORE, Lindsey Dion, Sr., ORE,Bethany Donaphin, Jr., STAN, Courtney Johnson, Sr., CAL, Carmen Krause, Jr., USC, Brett Leonard, So.,ASU, Carolyn Moos, Sr., STAN, Jessica Ottmar, So., WSU, Liz Pickney, Jr., ARIZ, Lauren St. Clair, Jr.,STAN, LeAnn Sheets, Sr., WASH, Kourtney Shreve, So., ORE, Ndidi Unaka, Jr., ORE, Krista Warren,So., ARIZ.

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