Women's Basketball Announces 2002-03 Team Awards
April 24, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University women's basketball coaching staff announced its 2002-03 team awards earlier this week.
Junior guard Leilani Estavan roped in a pair of accolades, garnering team Most Valuable Player honors as well as the 'Tough as Nails' award. Estavan, a first team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection, led the Beavers in scoring (12.0 ppg.), assists (143), and steals (58) on the season. The Los Angeles, CA, native started all 30 games on the year and has a current streak of 70 appearances in the OSU starting line-up. Estavan reached double figures in scoring during a team-leading 20 games and dished out five or more assists in 18 different contests.
Redshirt freshman Tarika Campbell was named Most Inspirational Player for her efforts on the sideline and in practice during the year. Campbell redshirted the 2002-03 campaign after having surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee. The Long Beach, CA, native was able to participate in practices near the end of the season and is expected to play a big role from her guard spot on next year's squad.
Freshman Casey Bunn was named the 2002-03 Most Improved Player after a stellar first season. Bunn, a native of Stayton, OR, helped lead the Beavers to victory against rival University of Oregon when she knocked down 7-of-11 field goals for 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds. The 6-0 guard recorded three double-doubles on the season, and led all the Beaver guards with a .485 field goal percentage. Bunn finished the season ranked fourth on the team in scoring (6.6 ppg.) and third in rebounding (4.0 rpg.). She garnered honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman honors.
For the second straight year, junior post Hollye Chapman earned the Academic Achievement honor, while boasting a team-best 3.58 GPA as a Visual Arts major. Chapman ranked second on the squad in scoring (11.8 ppg.), rebounding (6.1 rpg.), and assists (77), while leading the Beavers in field goal percentage (.492) and 3-pointers made (33). The Cottage Grove, OR, native tallied four double-doubles on the season and reached double figures in scoring on 17 different occasions. Chapman received honorable mention All-Pac-10 accolades.
Oregon State finished the 2002-03 season with a 15-15 overall record and made its third consecutive postseason appearance with a trip the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Beavers matched the school record for home wins after recording a 13-2 record in Gill Coliseum, including victories against a pair of top-25 teams.