Jessica Collins Earns Pac-10 All-Academic First Team Selection

March 27, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State senior Jessica Collins was selected to the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic first team it was announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen, Wednesday.

In addition, Lindsey Egeland earned a second team selection and Jessica Ottmar was an honorable mention pick.

Collins' selection adds to the list of conference all-academic honors for the Reno, Nev., native, which includes a 2001 second team selection and an honorable mention pick after the 2000 season.

Because of a left foot stress fracture, which limited her playing time to four games last year, Collins was granted a medical hardship by the Pac-10 allowing her to play in 2001-02. Collins, who carries a 3.68 GPA, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in the University's MBA program.

In addition, the United States Achievement Academy All-America Scholars Program selected Collins as one of the nation's Top 50 student-athletes.

Egeland, a sophomore whose major is undecided, has a 3.82 GPA. As a freshman last year, Egeland joined the team as a walk-on and secured a spot in the starting line-up by mid-season, earning her a scholarship prior to her sophomore campaign. The Missoula, Mont., native set career-highs in 12 categories during the 2001-02 season including a career-high 17 points against Idaho, Dec. 5, 2001.

Ottmar's honorable mention nod was the second consecutive for the junior from Silverdale, Wash. Ottmar, who carries a 3.02 GPA in psychology, saw action in all 29 games in 2001-02, averaging 3.8 points a game.
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