Thomas Earns Academic Award

April 1, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. - Sophomore guard Reiko Thomas earned recognition for her scholastic achievements by being named an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team.

Thomas, who is a communications major with aspirations of becoming a sports broadcaster, averaged 7.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game while starting 11 of the final 12 games of the season. She recorded a career-high 11 rebounds on February 4 against Washington State after handing out a personal best 7 assists against Alabama A&M on December 29.

Her award marks the 10th-straight season the Wildcats have had a team member named to the league's all-academic squad. Last season, Amina Njonkou and Faihza Hill were each honorable mention honorees.

First Team
Year GPA Major
Lauren Greif, California Sr. 3.58 Psychology
Amanda Johnson, Oregon So. 4.03 Psychology/Sociology
Danielle Roark, USC Sr. 3.58 Kinesiology
Allison Taka, UCLA Sr. 3.76 Sociology
Kirsten Tilleman, Oregon State So. 3.83 Natural Resources

Second Team
Year GPA Major
Jayne Appel, Stanford Sr. 3.16 Psychology
Julie Futch, Oregon State Sr. 3.52 Liberal Studies
JJ Hones, Stanford RS Jr. 3.49 International Relations
Danielle Orsillo, Arizona State Grad. 3.47 Higher & Postsecondary Education
Erica Tukiainen, UCLA Sr. 3.42 French/Pre-Med

Honorable Mention
Kali Bennett, ASU, RS So.; Katie Calderwood, WSU, Jr.; Micaela Cocks, ORE, 3.08; Rachelle Federico, CAL, Jr.; Rebekah Gardner, UCLA, So.; Briana Gilbreath, USC, So.; Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, STAN, Gr.; Katie Grad, WSU, RS Fr.; Kristi Kingma, WASH, So.; Kari LaPlante, USC, 3.09; Lindy LaRocque, STAN, So.; Taylor Lilley, ORE, Sr.; Sarah Morton, WASH, Jr.; Kayli Murphy, ASU, Gr.; Kayla Pedersen, STAN, Jr.; Lexie Pettersen, WSU, So.; Talisa Rhea, OSU, Jr.; Rosie Tarnowski, WSU, So.; Reiko Thomas, ARIZ, So.; Sami Whitcomb, WASH, Sr.

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