Five Women of Troy Receive Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

March 23, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Five members of the USC women's basketball team have earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the 2006-07 season, marking the highest number of Trojans ever to receive All-Academic honors in a season. This is the third straight season that USC has placed at least two players on Pac-10 All-Academic lists. The 2006-07 honorees out of Troy are: Nicole Berberet, Jamie Hagiya, Allison Jaskowiak, Simone Jelks and Chloe Kerr.

Allison Jaskowiak (3.62 GPA, English literature and language major) appears on the All-Academic Second Team for the second straight year, standing out as the first Trojan to receive back-to-back first or second team honors since Tammy Story, a three-time first team selection from 1990-1992. Jaskowiak's Second Team honor last year as a junior was the first appearance by a Trojan on the first or second All-Academic team since Carmen Krause's second-team honor in 2002.

This year, Jaskowiak is joined by two first-time selections to the All-Academic Second Team. After receiving honorable mention the past two seasons, senior Jamie Hagiya (3.50, Communications) earns her first Second Team selection, and walk-on junior Nicole Berberet (3.70, Social Science, emphasis in Psychology) also appears on the Second Team.

This is the third straight Honorable Mention selection for senior Chloe Kerr (3.20, Communications and political science) and the second straight for Simone Jelks (3.40, health promotion and disease prevention/Spanish minor).

All-Academic honors are awarded to starters or significant contributors on Pac-10 teams who hold at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

First Team
Kate Benz, WSU Sr. 3.82 Communication/History
Clare Bodensteiner, STAN Sr. 3.75 Psychology & MA Education
Aubree Johnson, ASU Sr. 3.62 Kinesiology
Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA Jr. 3.68 Communications Studies
Emily Westerberg, ASU Sr. 3.61 Elementary Education

Second Team
Nicole Berberet, USC Jr. 3.70 Social Science, emphasis in Psychology
Kate Engelbrecht, ASU So. 3.78 Kinesiology
Jamie Hagiya, USC Sr. 3.50 Communications
Allison Jaskowiak, USC Sr. 3.60 English
Erica Schelly, WASH Sr. 3.61 English/Education

Honorable Mention
Ashley Allen, Jr., OSU; Katie Appleton, So., WSU; Jessica Arnold, Jr., ARIZ; Kelsey Burns, So., ARIZ; Kaela Chapdelaine, Jr., ORE; Amanda DuRocher, So., WSU; Adriane Ferguson, Sr., WSU; Emily Florence, Jr., WASH; Carolyn Ganes, Sr., ORE; Eleanor Haring, Sr., ORE; Cameo Hicks, Sr., WASH; Shannon Hobson, Jr., ARIZ; Briann January, So., ASU; Simone Jelks, Jr., USC; Chloé Kerr, Sr., USC; Dani Montgomery, Jr., WSU; Kristen Newlin, Sr., STAN; Jill Noe, Grad., ASU; Maggie O'Hara, Sr., WASH; Danielle Orsillo, So., ASU; Linda Pace, Sr., ARIZ; Reagan Pariseau, Jr., ASU; Andrea Plouffe, Jr., WASH; Noelle Quinn, Sr., UCLA; Brooke Smith, Sr., STAN; Kirsten Thompson, So., ASU; Breanne Watson, Sr., WASH; Shaina Zaidi, Sr., UCLA.

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