USC Lands Three On All-Pac-10 Awards List

March 2, 2006

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- Following a fourth-place finish in the Pacific-10 Conference regular season, the USC women's basketball team has three players who have earned 2005-06 All-Pac-10 honors. Junior guard Eshaya Murphy was named to the All-Pac-10 Team, and senior Meghan Gnekow and sophomore Camille LeNoir have received honorable mention.

Murphy closed out the Pac-10 regular season on a 21-game double-digit scoring streak. The junior leads the Trojans in scoring (17.6 ppg), rebounding (7.5 rpg), steals (2.4 spg) and 3-pointers made (64). Her perimeter attack this season has also boosted Murphy past current assistant coach Jody Wynn (then Jody Anton) on the all-time 3-point field goals chart. Murphy now holds down the No. 3 position all-time with 105 career threes. She also is among the Pac-10 top-10 leaders in seven different categories, and ranks No. 45 in the nation in scoring. Murphy also was named a Pac-10 Player of the Week this season, was a 2005 Pac-10 All-Tournament selection, and received Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention in 2004.

Gnekow is closing out her final season for the Women of Troy on another strong note. She now ranks No. 5 all-time in career 3-pointers with 96 three (27 this season), and is USC's fourth leading scorer this season. The senior captain is also the Trojans' second leading rebounder (6.0 rpg) is second in steals (1.7 spg) and third in assists (1.7 apg). Her steals mark also ranks her eighth in the Pac-10. Gnekow also received All-Pac-10 honorable mention as a junior.

LeNoir has been USC's top distributor this season (4.0 apg) and second leading scorer (12.6 ppg), locking in as USC's starting point guard throughout Pac-10 action. In her second season at USC, LeNoir is the Trojans' No. 2 3-point shooter (39 total, 1.4 per game) and top free-throw shooter (76.8 percent). She also ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in assists. LeNoir was named a Pac-10 Player of the Week this season, and received 2005 Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention.

Murphy, Gnekow, LeNoir and the rest of the Women of Troy now take their 17-10 overall record into the Pac-10 Tournament, kicking off competition at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday (March 4) against Washington at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

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