Four Huskies Tabbed To Pac-10 All-Academic Team

March 26, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- Four Huskies, led by first-team selection Emily Florence, were selected to the 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Team for women's basketball, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday.

Joining Florence on the academic teams were second-team honoree Andrea Plouffe and honorable mention selections Sara Mosiman and Sami Whitcomb.

Florence, a senior point guard from Boise, Idaho, has a 3.41 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in communications. The nod is the third Pac-10 All-Academic honor for Florence, who was an honorable mention selection as a sophomore and junior.

Plouffe, a senior forward/center from Edmonton, Alberta, has a 3.33 cumulative gpa as a sociology major. Like Florence, this is Plouffe's third-straight Pac-10 All-Academic honor as she was also an honorable mention selection as a sophomore and junior.

Sophomore guards Sara Mosiman from Seattle, Wash., and Sami Whitcomb from Ventura, Calif., garnered their first career nods to the Pac-10 All-Academic squad on the honorable mention team. Mosiman has a 3.24 grade point average and is majoring in communication, while Whitcomb has a 3.55 grade point average and is majoring in history.

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

2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Women's Basketball Teams
First Team, Year, GPA, Major

Kate Engelbrecht, Arizona State, Jr., 3.74, Kinesiology
Emily Florence, Washington, Sr., 3.41, Communications
Allison Jaskowiak Kennedy, USC, Grad., 4.00, Postsecondary Admin. & Student Affairs
Jill Noe, Arizona State, Gra., 3.63, Liberal Studies
Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA, Sr., 3.71, Communication Studies

Second Team, Year, GPA, Major
Lauren Greif, California, So., 3.62, Undeclared
JJ Hones, Stanford, So., 3.49, Undeclared
Simone Jelks, USC, Sr., 3.34, Health Promotion/Disease Prev. & Spanish
Reagan Pariseau, Arizona State, Sr., 3.30, Kinesiology
Andrea Plouffe, Washington, Sr., 3.33, Sociology

Honorable Mention:
Katie Appleton, Jr., WSU; Kaela Chapdelaine, Sr., Oregon, Micaela Cocks, So;, Oregon, Sybil Dosty, Jr., ASU, Mercedes Fox-Griffin, Jr., OSU; Julie Futch, So., OSU; Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Rs-So., Stanford; Briann January, Jr., Arizona State; Taylor Lilley, So., Oregon; Sara Mosiman, So., Washington; Stacey Nichols, So., OSU; Amina Njonkou, Jr., Arizona; Danielle Orsillo, Jr., Arizona State, Kirsten Thompson, Jr., Arizona State, Erica Tukianen, So., UCLA, Sami Whitcomb, So., Washington.

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