Briana Gilbreath Named Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year
March 11, 2010
USC sophomore Briana Gilbreath has added to her list of accolades for the season with another high honor coming from the Pac-10 Conference. Gilbreath has been selected the Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing the award with Stanford senior Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.
A guard, Gilbreath made a quick impact on the Pac-10 with last year's selection as the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. This season, Gilbreath remains a defensive force for the Women of Troy. She's earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 Team as well en route to her pick as the 2010 Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year. (USC's All-Pac-10 Honorees)
Also released by the Pac-10 this week was a new set of season conference honors selected by media members from around the Pac-10 coverage areas. In an outcome similar to the All-Pac-10 awards list, Briana Gilbreath and Ashley Corral were named to the Pac-10 Media All-Pac-10 Team, and Gilbreath was selected to the Media All-Defensive Team. Full media selections are below:
2010 Pac-10 Media All-Pac-10 (Points):
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STANFORD (218); Jayne Appel, STANFORD (203); Alexis Gray-Lawson, CALIFORNIA (185); Kayla Pedersen, STANFORD (176); Ify Ibekwe, ARIZONA (153); Jasmine Dixon, UCLA (117); Ashley Corral, USC (106); Taylor Lilley, OREGON (106); Danielle Orsillo, ARIZONA STATE (85); Davellyn Whyte, ARIZONA (69); Jeanette Pohlen, STANFORD (58); Markel Walker, UCLA (56); Talisa Rhea, OREGON STATE (47); Sami Whitcomb, WASHINGTON (41); Briana Gilbreath, USC (32).
2010 Pac-10 Media All-Freshman Team (Points):
Davellyn Whyte, ARIZONA (62); Markel Walker, UCLA (53); KiKi Moore, WASHINGTON STATE (40); DeNesha Stallworth, CALIFORNIA (27); Gennifer Brandon, CALIFORNIA (7).
2010 Media All-Defensive Team (Points):
Ify Ibekwe, ARIZONA (50); KiKi Moore, WASHINGTON STATE (35); Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, STANFORD (33); Briana Gilbreath, USC (20); Carly Noyes, WASHINGTON STATE (12).