Ebony Hoffman Earns Second Straight First Team Honor
March 6, 2003
WALNUT CREEK -- USC women's basketball junior Ebony Hoffman earned her second straight All-Pac-10 first team selection, Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen announced. The 2003 all-conference honorees were presented at the State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament kick-off banquet on Thursday evening.
This is the third conference honor for Hoffman, who was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team in 2001. This season she leads the team in both scoring and rebounding with 16.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Her marks rank seventh and second, respectively, in the Pac-10.
In a vote of the 10 conference coaches, Washington junior guard Giuliana Mendiola was named the 2003 Player of the Year, Arizona's Shawntinice Polk was selected as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and Tara VanDerveer of Stanford was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
The complete 2003 Pac-10 Conference honors are listed below:
ALL-PAC-10 FIRST TEAMName School Pos Yr Ht Hometown Nikki Blue UCLA G Fr. 5-8 Bakersfield, Calif.Leilani Estavan OSU G Jr. 5-7 Los Angeles, Calif.Michelle Greco* UCLA G Sr. 5-9 LaCrescenta, Calif.Ebony Hoffman* USC F Jr. 6-2 Harbor City, Calif. Giuliana Mendiola* WASH G Jr. 5-7 Lake Forest, Calif.Loree Payne* WASH G Sr. 6-0 Havre, Mont.Shawntinice Polk ARIZ C Fr. 6-5 Hanford, Calif.Nicole Powell** STAN G Jr. 6-2 Phoenix, Ariz.Kelley Suminski STAN G So. 5-9 Chester, N.J.Dee-Dee Wheeler ARIZ G So. 5-6 Chicago, Ill.*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree;** three-time All-Pac-10 honoree
HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes) - Carrie Buckner (ASU, So., G), Hollye Chapman (OSU, Jr., F), Rometra Craig (USC, Jr., G), Alissa Edwards (ORE, Sr., G), Carolyn Ganes (ORE, Fr., C), Cathrine Kraayeveld (ORE, Jr., F), Andrea Lalum (WASH, Jr., F) Bianca McCall (WSU, Jr., F).