Photo session kicks off Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day

SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day has taken over Pac-12 Studios in San Francisco. Like all Pac-12 media days, the event started with a group photo session to document the rare occasion in which all 12 head coaches and a key player from each team are in the same room. A couple highlights from the gathering:

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck, who is on the shorter end of the spectrum: "Are our feet going to be in this?"
Photographer, aloof: "If you want 'em, sure."
Rueck: "I just want to know if I can stand on my toes."

They weren't, and he did.

Photographer to the players: "Now, serious faces?"

Washington guard Jazmine Davis, who does not come off as the most outgoing of the bunch (but is quite friendly when approached): "Smize, ladies, smize," holding a straight face. (For those unfamiliar with the term, smizing is supermodel Tyra Banks' term for smiling with your eyes. Smile + eyes = smize. Looks like there's at least one America's Top Model fan in the bunch.)

The 2013 Pac-12 women's basketball season has arrived. Here's to being a baller that's a little bit taller, and smizing while you do it.

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