Alexis Gray-Lawson Earns Her Third All-Pac-10 Honor
March 10, 2010
Senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson earned her third All-Conference honor when she was named to the 2009-10 All-Pac-10 Team in honors announced by the Conference today. This season, the Conference announced a 15-member All-Pac-10 team instead of announcing five member first, second, and third teams. Gray-Lawson earned second team honors in 2007-08and was named First Team All-Pac-10 last season. She was an honorable mention as a freshman in 2005-06. Freshman DeNesha Stallworth earned an honorable mention for this season's honors.
Gray-Lawson has had a record-setting season, becoming the California career record holder for three pointers (200) and became only the eighth Golden Bear to score over 1,500 career points (1,863). Currently, she is second in the Pac-10 in scoring averaging 18.0 points per game. For her outstanding play, Gray-Lawson is the 2010 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award recipient, presented to the nation's most outstanding player standing at 5-feet-8-inches and under who has excelled both athletically and academically.
Gray-Lawson was also a member of the five-player Pac-10 All-Defensive Team. This is the first time she has earned this honor from the Pac-10. Also earning All-Defensive Team honors was freshman guard Eliza Pierre. Pierre was the lone freshman to earn a spot on the All-Defensive team.
Pierre is the Golden Bears' steals leader with 58, seventh-best total in the Conference. Pierre's staunch defense outside the arc has helped Cal hold opponents to the second-lowest three-point field goal percentage in the Pac-10 at 28 percent.
Stallworth has had an outstanding freshman campaign, ranking second on the team and second in the Conference with 12.4 points per game. She is first amongst all freshman in shooting efficiency, coming in sixth among all players with a 49.1 field goal percentage and third with 32 blocked shots.
2009-10 All-Pac-10 Team (15 members)
Jayne Appel (Stanford), Doreena Campbell (UCLA), Micaela Cocks (Oregon), Ashley Corral (USC), Jasmine Dixon (UCLA), Briana Gilbreath (USc), Alexis Gray-Lawson (California), Ify Ibekwe (Arizona), Taylor Lilley (Oregon), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford), Kayla Pedersen (Stanford), Jeanette Pohlen (Stanford), Danielle Orsillo (Arizona State), Sami Whitcomb (Washington), Davellyn Whyte (Arizona)
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): April Cook (WSU, So., G); Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (STAN, RS Sr., G); Amanda Johnson (ORE, So., F); Talisa Rhea (OSU, Jr., G); DeNesha Stallworth (CAL, Fr., F/C); Becca Tobin (ASU, Jr., F); Markel Walker (UCLA, Fr., F).
2009-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
KiKi Moore (Washington State), Haiden Palmer (Oregon State), DeNesha Stallworth (California), Markel Walker (UCLA), Davellyn Whyte (Arizona)
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Kristi Kingma (WASH, So., G/F); Kari LaPlante (USC, Jr., C); Kayli Murphy (ASU, Sr., F/C); Kayla Pedersen (STAN, Jr., F); Markel Walker (UCLA, Fr., F).