Three Bruins Named To Pac-10 All-Academic Women's Basketball Team

March 28, 2006

Walnut Creek, CA - Three UCLA women have been selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic Women's Basketball Team. Sophomore forward Lindsey Pluimer (San Clemente, CA) earned first-team honors, posting a 3.67 GPA. Junior guard Noelle Quinn (Los Angeles, CA) and sophomore guard Lauren Pedersen (Brea, CA) received honorable mention acclaim.

Pluimer, who was a third-team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 selection, averaged 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting all 32 games this season. She finished the year ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (70-88, .795) and eighth in field goal percentage (131-270, .485) and led the Bruin team in offensive rebounds with 72. Pluimer recorded one double-double and had 20 double-figure scoring games on the year.

Quinn, who earned first-team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 honors, earned her second consecutive Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention nod. One of the standout players in the nation, Quinn was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection for the second time in her career, a finalist for the Kodak/WBCA All-America team, a mid-season Naismith Trophy candidate and a pre-season Wooden Award candidate. She finished the year ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring (18.1 ppg), second in rebounding (8.2 rpg) and assist/turnover ratio (1.68) and fourth in assists (3.84 apg). She recorded 10 double-doubles and had 28 double figure scoring games, including 14 20-point games. Quinn earned three Pac-10 Player of the Week honors this season, bringing her total to a Pac-10 record-tying eight in her career.

Pedersen averaged 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds while playing in 26 games this season. She posted season-highs of seven points vs. Charlotte, five rebounds vs. Washington State, four assists vs. Pepperdine and a career-high of five steals at Clemson.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.


First Team
Kate Benz, WSU, Jr., 3.86, Communication/History
Mandy Close, OSU, Sr., 3.46, Human Development & Family Studies
Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA, So., 3.67, Undeclared
Krista Rappahahn, STAN, Sr., 3.77, Human Biology
Emily Westerberg, ASU, Jr., 3.44, Elementary Education

Second Team
Nicole Castro, WASH, Sr., 3.39, English
Adriane Ferguson, WSU, Jr., 3.54, Asian Studies
Allison Jaskowiak, USC, Jr., 3.61, English Literature and Language
Aubree Johnson, ASU, Jr., 3.61, Kinesiology
Kristen O'Neill, WASH, Sr., 3.36, Communications

HONORABLE MENTION: Jessica Arnold, So., ARIZ; Brynn Bemis, So., WASH; Kayla Burt, Sr., WASH; Kaela Chapdelaine, So., ORE; Anna Chappell, Sr., ARIZ; Emily Florence, So., WASH; Carolyn Ganes, Jr., ORE; Jamie Hagiya, Jr., USC; Eleanor Haring, Jr., ORE; Cameo Hicks, Jr., WASH; Simone Jelks, So., USC; Chloé Kerr, Jr., USC; Dani Montgomery, So., WSU; Kristin Newlin, Jr., STAN; Jill Noe, RJr., ASU; Maggie O'Hara, Jr., WASH; Linda Pace, Jr., ARIZ; Reagan Pariseau, So., ASU; Lauren Pedersen, So., UCLA; Andrea Plouffe, So., WASH; Sarah Pool, RJr., CAL; Noelle Quinn, Jr., UCLA; Gabrielle Richards, So., ORE; Brooke Smith, Jr., STAN; Nicole Stratton, So., WSU; Karen Vickery, Sr., OSU; Breanne Watson, Jr., WASH.

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