Shannon Howell Earns Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Accolades

March 3, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State University senior guard Shannon Howell earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball honors on Thursday as was announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Howell, a Los Angeles, Calif., native earned honorable mention accolades for the second straight season. She led the Pac-10 in scoring for most of the year and finished as the league's third-best scorer with a 17.1 point per game average. Howell also ranked in the Pac-10's top 10 in six different statistical categories (scoring, assists, free throw percentage, steals, assist-turnover ratio, minutes played).

The 5-9 guard led the Beavers throughout the season in scoring (17.1 ppg.), assists (3.2 apg.), and steals (1.9 spg.). Howell will finish her career at Oregon State as the Beavers' all-time leading free throw shooter. She enters Friday's Pac-10 Tournament game against Washington with a school best .833 (229-for-275) clip from the free throw line.

Howell reached double figures in scoring during 20 games on the season and scored 20+ points on 11 occasions.

Stanford freshman sensation Candace Wiggins earned Pac-10 Player and Freshman of the Year honors, while Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

ALL-PAC-10 TEAM
Name School Pos Yr Ht Hometown
Andrea Bills ORE C Sr 6-3 Moreno Valley, Calif.
Nikki Blue** UCLA G Jr. 5-8 Bakersfield, Calif.
Cathrine Kraayeveld ORE F Sr 6-4 Kirkland, Wash.
Shawntinice Polk** ARIZ C Jr. 6-5 Hanford, Calif.
Brooke Smith STAN C So 6-3 San Anselmo, Calif.
Kelley Suminski* STAN G Sr 5-9 Chester, N.J.
Emily Westerberg ASU F So 6-0 Greenacres, Wash.
Dee-Dee Wheeler** ARIZ G Sr. 5-6 Chicago, Ill.
Candice Wiggins STAN G Fr 5-11 San Diego, Calif.
Lisa Willis UCLA G Jr 5-11 Long Beach, Calif.
*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree; **three-time All-Pac-10 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes): Jill Bell (WASH,So., F); Kate Benz (WSU, So., F); Susan King Borchardt (STAN, Sr., G); Brynn Cameron (USC, Fr., G); Leigh Gregory (CAL, Sr., F); Cameo Hicks (WASH, So., G); Kristin Iwanaga (CAL, Sr., G); Kristen Kovesdy (ASU, Jr., F); Meghan Gnekow (USC, Jr., G); Shannon Howell (OSU, Sr., G); Noelle Quinn (UCLA, So., G).

PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name School Pos Ht Hometown
Brynn Cameron USC G 5-10 Newbury Park, Calif.
Kristen Forristall ORE F 6-2 Portland, Ore.
Jessica Lawson CAL C 6-3 Edgewood, Fla.
Lindsey Pluimer UCLA F 6-3 San Clemente, Calif.
Candice Wiggins STAN G 5-11 San Diego, Calif.

HONORABLE MENTION (Received Votes): Jessica Arnold (ARIZ, G); Dominique Banks (WASH, G); Camille LeNoir (USC, G); Ashley Whisonant (ARIZ, G).

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