Three Beavers Earn Honorable Mention All-Pac-10

March 4, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - -

Oregon State women's basketball players Brina Chaney, Leilani Estavan and Shannon Howell earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition, league commissioner Tom Hansen announced Thursday.

The all-conference honor is the fourth for Estavan and the first for Chaney and Howell.

Chaney (sr./center) averages 10.7 points and 5.6 rebounds, and has been a force on the defensive end as well, blocking an average of 2.4 shots per game. The Bothell, Wash., native tied a Pac-10 and OSU record earlier this year by going 15-for-15 at the foul line against Oregon on Feb. 7. She also ranks fourth on the Pac-10 career blocks list with 204.

Estavan (sr./guard), a four-time all-conference selection, moved into eighth in the Pac-10 career assists category and is OSU's all-time career setup leader with 550. She averages 9.7 points and 3.6 assists per game this year, ranking fifth in the conference in assists. Estavan is from Los Angeles, Calif.

Howell (jr./guard) leads the Beavers in scoring at 15.7 points per game. That figure would rank her seventh in the conference, but she has not played in the required 66 percent of OSU's games, only seeing action in 17 of 27. Howell transferred from Nebraska and hails from Los Angeles.

Stanford senior forward Nicole Powell was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, while Noelle Quinn of UCLA was tabbed for Freshman of the Year. California's Caren Horstmeyer earned Coach of the Year honors.

This year marks the first time since 1999 that OSU has not had a player selected to the first team.

The seventh-seeded Beavers (14-13 overall, 8-10 Pac-10) take on 10th-seeded Washington State (6-21, 2-16) at 6 p.m. Friday in the opening game of the Pac-10 Tournament.

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