Pluimer, Quinn Earn Academic All-District Honors

Feb. 8, 2007

UCLA junior forward Lindsey Pluimer (San Clemente, Calif.) and senior guard Noelle Quinn (Los Angeles, Calif.) have earned CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 Women's Basketball honors. Pluimer was selected to the second-team, while Quinn was named to the third-team.

Pluimer, a third-team All-District and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree a year ago, holds a 3.68 cumulative GPA in Communication Studies. She currently ranks second on the Bruin team in scoring (15.9 ppg), third in rebounding (6.0 rpg), first in blocked shots (0.84) and third in steals (27) and also ranks eighth in the Pac-10 Conference in scoring average, second in free throw% (.830), seventh in offensive rebounding (2.56), and eighth in blocked shots. Pluimer, who has started in every game of her Bruin career, has led UCLA in scoring in eight games this year and has recorded two double-doubles. As a sophomore, she averaged 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and in her freshman campaign, she averaged 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds and received first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors.

Noelle Quinn

Quinn, who holds a 3.21 cumulative GPA in Sociology, leads UCLA in scoring (16.8), rebounding (7.0) and assists (6.0). She also ranks fifth in scoring and second in assists in the Pac-10 Conference and is tied for 13th nationally in assists. She has made her way into UCLA's record books, currently ranking eighth in points (1,699) and rebounds (757) and seventh in assists (416). Quinn was named to the pre-season Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy Watch Lists and is a nominee for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Last season, she earned first-team Academic All-District acclaim and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors. She was also an honorable mention AP and Kodak/WBCA All-American. Quinn is a three-time All-Pac-10 selection and earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 2004.

In order to be nominated for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a player must be a starter or significant reserve, must have a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at her institution. Voting is done by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).

2007 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 Women's Basketball Team

First Team
Joanna Chadd, Eastern Wash., Sr., 3.98, ExerciseStephanie Hawk, Gonzaga, Gr., 3.60, Business Administration/MBA
Jami Bjorklund, Gonzaga, So., 3.93, Business Administration
Kate Benz, Washington St., Sr., 3.82, Communication/History
Jennifer Hall, Loyola Marymount, Jr., 3.79, Communication Studies

Second Team
Anne Graner, Portland, Sr., 3.97, Elementary Education
Rachel Warren, Portland, Jr., 3.85, Global Business/Accounting
Kelsey Kahle, Portland St., So., 3.72, English
Emily Westerberg, Arizona St., Sr., 3.61, Elementary Education
Aubree Johnson, Arizona St., Sr., 3.62, Kinesiology
Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA, Jr., 3.68, Communication Studies

Third Team
Noelle Quinn, UCLA, Sr., 3.21, Sociology
Lisa Olden, San Francisco, Jr., 3.92, Business
Ashley Graham, Santa Clara, Sr., 3.63, Psychology
Brooke Smith, Stanford, Sr., 3.25, Human Biology
Delaney Conway, Portland St., Jr., 3.99, Science
Chantella Perera, Fresno St., Sr., 3.62, Business Management

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