Noelle Quinn Named To All-Pac-10 First Team For Third Time
March 1, 2007
For the third time in her illustrious career, senior guard Noelle Quinn (Los Angeles, Calif./Bishop Montgomery HS) has been selected by the league's coaches as a first-team selection to the All-Pac-10 Conference Team. Junior forward Lindsey Pluimer (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente HS) earned honorable mention honors.
Quinn, a finalist for the Naismith Award, currently ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.0 ppg), second in assists (5.73 apg) and 10th in rebounding (6.9 rpg). She has established herself as one of UCLA's all-time greats, becoming the only player in school history to record career totals of 1,700 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists. In fact, she is just 10 points and 10 rebounds away from becoming only the second play in Pac-10 history (joining Stanford's Nicole Powell) to reach 1,800 points, 800 rebounds and 400 assists. On the year, Quinn has produced seven double-doubles and nine 20-point games. She was also a standout in the classroom, earning third-team Academic All-District honors. Quinn previously earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2004 and 2006 and was an honorable mention selection in an injury-shortened season in 2005. She was also named the 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned All-Tournament honors at last year's Pac-10 Tournament, which UCLA won.
Pluimer received her first all-conference honor after averaging a career-high 15.6 points per game to go along with a 5.9 rebounds per game average. In a February game against Oregon, Pluimer became the 23rd UCLA player to reach the 1,000-point plateau, and she also reached another milestone in that same game, recording her 500th career rebound. Pluimer, who has started in every game of her UCLA career, now has 1,091 points to rank 21st on UCLA's all-time list. This season, she ranks second on the team in scoring, third in rebounding, first in blocked shots (career-best 24) and third in steals (career-best 32). She entered post-season play ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in scoring, fourth in free throw percentage (.826), ninth in offensive rebounding (2.47) and 10th in blocked shots (0.80). She has recorded two double-doubles on the year and has led UCLA in scoring in eight games this season. Pluimer was selected to the All-Tournament teams at the Lobo Classic and the Rainbow Wahine Classic. She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District second-team selection.
California sophomore Devanei Hampton earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, and Golden Bear Head Coach Joanne Boyle was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. Stanford's Jayne Appel was chosen as the Freshman of the Year.
2006-07 ALL-PAC-10 TEAM
Devanei Hampton, Cal, F/C, So., 6-3, Oakland, Calif.
Cameo Hicks**, WASH, G, Sr., 5-10, Tracy, Calif.
Aubree Johnson, ASU, F, Sr., 6-2, Post Falls, Idaho
Shay Murphy**, USC, F, Sr., 5-11, Van Nuys, Calif.
Casey Nash, OSU, G, Sr., 6-1, Stayton, Ore.
Noelle Quinn ***, UCLA, G, Sr., 6-0, Los Angeles, Calif.
Brooke Smith***, STAN, F/C, Sr., 6-3, San Anselmo, Calif.
Ashley Walker, CAL, F/C, So., 6-1, Modesto, Calif.
Emily Westerberg***, ASU, F, Sr., 6-0, Greenacres, Wash.
Candice Wiggins***, STAN, G, Jr., 5-11, San Diego, Calif.
**two-time All-Pac-10 honoree; ***three-time All-Pac-10 honoree
HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes): Jayne Appel (STAN, Fr., F/C); Eleanor Haring (ORE, Sr., F); Joy Hollingsworth (ARIZ, Sr., G); Briann January (ASU, So., G); Lindsey Pluimer (UCLA, Jr., F).
2006-07 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Jayne Appel, STAN, F/C, 6-4, Pleasant Hills, Calif.
JJ Hones, STAN, G, 5-10, Beaverton, Ore.
Judie Lomax, OSU, F, 5-11, Potomac, Md.
Dymond Simon, ASU, G, 5-5, Phoenix, Ariz.
Natasha Vital, CAL, G, 5-8, Stockton, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION (Received Votes): Lauren Greif (CAL, G); Taylor Lilley (ORE, G); Morghan Medlock (USC, G/F); Marisa Stotler (WSU, F).
Pac-10 Player of the Year: Devanei Hampton, CAL
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Jayne Appel, STAN
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Joanne Boyle, CAL