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

March 23, 2007

Three UCLA players have been selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic Women's Basketball Team. Junior forward Lindsey Pluimer (San Clemente, CA) earned first-team honors for the second consecutive year, posting a 3.68 GPA. Senior guards Noelle Quinn (Los Angeles, CA) and Shaina Zaidi (Valencia, CA) received honorable mention acclaim.

Pluimer, who was a second-team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 selection this season, averaged 15.5 points and 5.7 rebounds while starting all 32 games. She finished the regular season ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in scoring, 15th in rebounding, fifth in free throw percentage (.817), 10th in field goal percentage (.488), ninth in blocked shots (0.84) and eighth in offensive rebounds (2.44). Pluimer recorded two double-doubles and had 29 double-figure scoring games on the year, including five 20-point efforts. She led the team in scoring in nine games and in rebounding in five. This season, Pluimer also became the 23rd UCLA player to reach the 1,000-point plateau, and she ended her junior campaign ranked 20th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,118 career points.

Quinn, who earned third-team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 honors, earned her third consecutive Pac-10 honorable mention nod. One of the standout players in the nation, Quinn was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection for the third time in her career, a finalist for the Kodak/WBCA All-America team and a Wade Trophy finalist. She finished the year ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.2 ppg), second in assists (5.75 apg) and 12th in rebounding (6.6 rpg). She recorded seven double-doubles and had 29 double-figure scoring games, including 10 20-point games. Quinn concluded her career ranked fourth on UCLA's all-time scoring list with 1,829 points, which also ranks 15th on the Pac-10's all-time list. She also finished No. 7 on UCLA's career assist list with 450 and No. 8 on the rebounding charts with 794. Quinn is the only UCLA basketball player, man or woman, to record career totals of 1,700 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists.

Zaidi received her first Pac-10 honor after enjoying a career-best season. Zaidi averaged 4.6 points and played in 31 games with one start. She led the Bruins and ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in three-point field goals made (38) and finished the regular season ranked third in the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.404). This season, she posted career-highs of 14 points and four three-pointers against Washington, and five rebounds and four assists against Oregon.

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, 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, Communication 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; Chloe 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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