Stanford's Jayne Appel Named Toyo Tires Pac-10 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

March 13, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's senior center Jayne Appel was named the Toyo Tires Pac-10 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Saturday. The award, which is presented in the 22 sports the Conference sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

Appel, a three-time All-Pac-10 Team selection, the 2008 Pac-10 Player of the Year and a 2009 State Farm Coaches' All-American, is averaging 14.0 points and 9.6 rebounds this season, and shooting 53.5 percent from the field.

In the classroom, Appel carries a 3.18 grade-point average and is working towards a degree in psychology. She has also twice earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

Eligible student-athletes for the Toyo Tires Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards include seniors on track to receive a degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher who have been at their institution for more than a year and participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in their particular sport.

This season, Appel has etched her name into the highest echelons of the Stanford and Pac-10 women's basketball record books. She is currently school and conference's all-time rebounding leader with 1,221 rebounds, and also became just the third Stanford player to reach career totals of both 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

Saturday's announcement also represents a Stanford sweep of the Pac-10 basketball scholar-athlete awards, as Cardinal men's forward Landry Fields was named the men's basketball recipient of the Toyo Tires Scholar-Athlete of the Year award on Thursday.

Appel and the 10-time defending Pac-10 regular season champion Cardinal continue Pac-10 Tournament play this Saturday afternoon, taking on cross-Bay rival California at 2:30 p.m. in the semifinal round.

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