Women's Hoops Hands Out Team Awards At Season-End Banquet

March 31, 2009

SEATTLE -- Junior guard Sami Whitcomb was named team MVP, while freshman guard Kristi Kingma and junior guard Sara Mosiman were multiple award winners at the Washington women's basketball season-end banquet that was held at the Don James Center on the UW campus, Tuesday evening.

Kingma was honored with the Heart and Hustle and the Defensive Player of the Year awards, while Mosiman was the other dual winner garnering the Tyee Sports Council Community Service and the Kayla Burt Most Inspirational Player awards.

Other Husky honorees included senior guard Michelle Augustavo (101 Club Scholar Athlete Award), junior guard Christina Rozier (Lion's Club Assist Award), junior forward/center Laura McLellan (Big Dawg Award for the team's leading rebounder) and redshirt-freshman center Mackenzie Argens (Most Improved Player). UW also recognized its two seniors Augustavo and forward Heidi McNeill.

Whitcomb, a co-captain from Ventura, Calif., was the Huskies' overall leader averaging a team-high 12.8 points per game, while also adding 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.2 assists. She was tabbed to the 2009 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team, as well as the 2009 Pac-10 All-Defensive honorable mention team. Whitcomb racked up 19 double-figure scoring games that included five 20-point efforts. Her 54 three-pointers ranked ninth on UW's all-time season list and helped her move into sole possession of eighth-place on UW's career list in the same category.

Kingma, a native of Mill Creek, Wash., turned in a stellar rookie season that saw her average 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals. Despite battling an ankle injury suffered in UW's Pac-10 opener with Washington State (Jan. 3), Kingma turned in 11 double-figure scoring efforts. Her 26 games started tied her for eighth on UW's all-time freshman list with Jamie Redd.

Mosiman, a native of Seattle, Wash., was the Huskies' sparkplug either in a starting or reserve role. Augustavo, from Bothell, Wash., was honored for her efforts in the classroom, earning her first-career nod to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team this past season.

Rozier, a Miami, Fla., native, in her first year at UW after transferring from Southeastern Illinois Community College, dished a team-high 2.1 assists per game on her way to the Lion's Club Assists Award. McLellan, from Campbell, Calif., was UW's leader on the boards averaging 4.1 rebounds per game in addition to her 8.7 points. Argens made great progress through the season after undergoing her second knee surgery in as many years in early December. The Seattle native averaged 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds and worked her way into the starting lineup by season's end.

2008-09 Washington Women's Basketball Team Awards
101 Club Scholar Athlete Award: Michelle Augustavo
Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award: Sara Mosiman
Lion's Club Assist Award: Christina Rozier
Big Dawg Award (Leading Rebounder): Laura McLellan
Heart and Hustle Award: Kristi Kingma
Kayla Burt Most Inspirational Player: Sara Mosiman
Defensive Player of the Year: Kristi Kingma
Most Improved Player: Mackenzie Argens
Most Valuable Player: Sami Whitcomb

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