Ryan Appleby Named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year

March 3, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -

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WASHINGTON sophomore Ryan Appleby has been named the 2005-06 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Fred Hessler Award winner honoring the league's Newcomer of the Year.

For the 14th straight season, the Newcomer of the Year was selected by the Pac-10 radio play-by-play announcers, and named in honor of the late UCLA broadcaster.

Appleby, a 6-foot-2 guard from Stanwood, Wash., is averaging 7.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 2.07 assists. He ranks third in the Pac-10, shooting 42.1 percent from three point range (61-of-145), while his 2.18 three-point buckets per game average ranks fifth. All but 13 field goals made this season have come from beyond the arc.

The Husky sharpshooter posted a career-high 18 points and 6-of-11 shooting from three-point range in Washington's victory over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 25. He also added five three-pointers at California on Jan. 26, and another five treys against Oregon on Feb. 18.

Appleby redshirted last season after transferring from Florida, where he played in 23 games, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game during the 2003-04 season.

Appleby is the second Husky to be honored as Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year since the award began in 1993. Former Husky forward Doug Wrenn was honored following the 2001-02 season.

FRED HESSLER AWARD (PAC-10 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR)
2006 - Ryan Appleby, Washington
2005 - Nick DeWitz, Oregon State
2004 - Jeff McMillan, USC
2003 - Andre Joseph, Oregon
2002 - Doug Wrenn, Washington
2001 - J. Locklier, Washington State
2000 - Loren Woods, Arizona
1999 - Brian Scalabrine, USC
1998 - Bobby Lazor, Arizona State
1997 - Rodrick Rhodes, USC
1996 - Ed Gray, California
1995 - Shamon Antrum, Washington State
1994 - Isaac Burton, Arizona State
1993 - Marcell Capers, Arizona State

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