Quinn, Pluimer Earn Academic All-District Honors
Feb. 9, 2006
UCLA junior guard Noelle Quinn and sophomore forward Lindsey Pluimer have been selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 Women's Basketball team. Quinn earned first-team acclaim, while Pluimer was named to the third-team.
Quinn, who holds a 3.26 cumulative GPA in Sociology, is UCLA's leading scorer and rebounder with an 18.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game average. The Bruins' team co-captain ranks second in the Pac-10 in scoring, fourth in rebounding, fifth in assists and ninth in blocked shots. She has been one of the hottest players in the nation in recent games, scoring 20+ points in each of her last six games, with three double-doubles and a 30-point game in that period. A pre-season Wooden Award and Naismith Award nominee, Quinn has earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice this year and seven times in her career. She is a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 2004.
Pluimer has amassed a 3.67 cumulative GPA and is one of just two underclassmen named to the All-District 8 team. Pluimer has started every game for the Bruins since her arrival last season and is currently averaging 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. In her freshman campaign, she averaged 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds and received first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors.
As a first-team honoree, Quinn moves on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The national ballot consists of all first-team selections from the eight districts. In order to be nominated for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a player must be a starter or significant reserve, must have a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at her institution. Voting is done by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
For the full list of award winners, click HERE.