Williams Makes All-Pac-10 Team, Curry Selected Honorable Mention

March 1, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - University of Oregon's back court of junior Shaquala Williams and senior Edniesha Curry earned Pac-10 honors Thursday.

Williams, the conference's second-leading scorer at 17.4 points per game, earned All-Pac-10 honors for the third time in her career. She was the Pac-10 Player of the Year as a sophomore in 1999-00 before sitting out last season following an ACL tear. Williams also was the conference's Freshman of the Year in 1998-99. Only Oregon State's Felicia Ragland is a current three-time All-Pac-10 selection.

Meanwhile, Curry ranks second on the team in points (10.7 ppg) and assists (3.3 apg) while also leading the Ducks with 43 steals. This is her only season with Oregon after playing her first three years at Cal State Northridge.

Stanford sophomore Nicole Powell earned Player of the Year honors while the Cardinal's Tara VanDerveer was Coach of the Year. Freshman of the Year honors went to Arizona's Dee-Dee Wheeler.

Oregon post player Andrea Bills was picked to the Honorable Mention All-Freshman squad.



Player of Year: Nicole Powell, Stanford
Coach of Year: Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
Freshman of Year: Dee-Dee Wheeler, Arizona

All-Pac-10 Team
Ebony Hoffman, USC, f, so., Harbor City, Calif.
Aisha Hollans, USC, g, so., Berkeley, Calif.
Amanda Levens, Arizona State, g, sr., Belvidere, Ill.
Giuliana Mendiola, Washington, g. so., Lake Forest, Calif.
Loree Payne, Washington, g, jr., Havre, Mont.
Elizabeth Pickney, Arizona, f, sr., Houston
Nicole Powell, Stanford, g, so., Phoenix
Felicia Ragland, Oregon State, g, sr., Tulare, Calif.
Shaquala Williams, Oregon, g, jr., Portland, Ore.
Lindsey Yamasaki, Stanford, g/f, sr., Oregon City, Ore.

Honorable Mention
Edniesha Curry, Oregon, g, sr., Palmdale, Calif.
Bethany Donaphin, Stanford, f/c, sr., New York
Leilani Estavan, Oregon State, g, so., Los Angeles
Ami Forney, California, f/c, sr., Newark, Calif.
Brittney Hawks, Washington State, c, sr., Rexburg, Idaho
Melody Johnson, Arizona State, c, sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Andrea Lalum, Washington, f/c, so., Bozeman, Mont.
Natalie Nakase, UCLA, g, jr., Huntington Beach, Calif.
LaTasha O'Keith, California, g, so., Carson, Calif.

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