Three Women's Basketball Players on All-Conference Teams

March 7, 2003

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Three University of Oregon women's basketball players earned All-Pac-10 recogniton Thursday night.

Oregon freshman Carolyn Ganes (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) made the five-member All-Freshman Team as well as the Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Team. Teammates Alissa Edwards (Hermiston, Ore.) and Cathrine Kraayeveld (Kirkland, Wash.) also made the Honorable Mention list.

Ganes, whose 11.2 scoring average and 80 percent mark from the foul line leads the team, is the first All-Freshman selection for Oregon since Shaquala Williams was named to the team in 1999.

For Edwards, a senior, and Kraayeveld, a junior, it also is the first time the two have been picked to the Honorable Mention squad. Edwards leads the team with 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Meanwhile, Kraayeveld, who missed 13 Pac-10 game because of a knee infection, still garnered All-Pac-10 honors because of her All-America caliber play against nonconference teams.She has averaged 14.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in 14 games this year.

Ganes joins Freshman of the Year Shawtinice Polk (Arizona), Nikki Blue (UCLA), Amy Denson (Arizona State) and Jill Noe (Arizona State) on the All-Freshman Team.

Stanford's Tara VanDerveer was selected Coach of the Year and Washington's Giuliana Mendiola Player of the Year.

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