Hampton, Walker Receive State Farm/WBCA All-America Recognition
April 7, 2008
Hampton, who was chosen a State Farm/WBCA Region 8 All-American for the second consecutive year, has also received her second honorable mention coaches' All-America accolade. This year's team marks the first State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, as Eastman Kodak held the previous sponsorship for 33 years.
Hampton is the only three-time first-team All-Pac-10 choice in school history. This season, she was second on the Bears in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg). In Pac-10 games, the 6-3 Oakland, Calif., native was fourth in the conference in scoring (14.3 ppg) and tied for second in rebounding (8.4 rpg). Hampton has 25 career double-doubles after registering eight this season.
Hampton is ninth all-time in scoring in school history with 1,301 points.
Walker has earned an assortment of other honors for her play during 2007-08, including State Farm/WBCA Region 8 All-American, honorable mention Associated Press All-American, first-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Pac-10 All-Defensive. The Modesto, Calif., product finished the season first on Cal in scoring (15.3 ppg, 3rd Pac-10), rebounding (9.3 rpg, 1st Pac-10), blocks (1.4 bpg, 3rd Pac-10) and free throw percentage (78.1%, 5th Pac-10) and was second in field goal percentage (51.4%, 4th Pac-10) and steals (1.2 spg). Walker tops the Pac-10 in double-doubles (14) and has 34 for her career.
Walker, a 2007-08 second-team Sports Illustrated All-American, is the only player in school history with at least 1,000 points, 800 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 blocks. She is seventh all-time in Cal history in points (1,470), fifth in rebounds (824) and third in blocks (139). Walker has 200 career assists.
Selection committees in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions selected the top 10 women's basketball players in the nation. Thirty additional student-athletes received honorable mention recognition.