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Hollingshed, Sherrod Garner Preseason Honorable Mentions

Nov 17, 2020

Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference | Pac-12 Preseason Polls

SAN FRANSICO – Senior Mya Hollingshed and sophomore Jaylyn Sherrod each picked up Preseason All-Pac-12 honorable mentions with the unveiling of the conference's early-season honors on Tuesday. 

The preseason accolades follow last season's postseason honors for both players. Hollingshed was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention, while Sherrod was named to the league's All-Freshman team. 

"Congratulations to Mya and Jaylyn for being named Preseason All-Conference [honorable mention]," head coach JR Payne commented. "To be named among the elite of the Pac-12 Conference is quite an honor. I know that they have worked extremely hard to not only grow themselves but also their teammates, as well, and will be the first to be part of a great TEAM."

Hollingshed had her best season to date at Colorado in 2019-20. She totaled career-highs in points (13.1), rebounds (6.9) and assists (1.4). The Houston, Texas, native, totaled three double-doubles, giving her eight for her career. She led the Buffs in scoring, rebounding and was tied for the team lead in steals (1.3 per game). Hollingshed scored in double figures 20 times, including three 20-point games. She snagged a career-high 12 rebounds in CU's 50-38 win over No. 11 Arizona. She also had a career-high six assists against Denver…Hollingshed scored 368 points on the season and is closing in on the 1,000-point club with 889 points in three seasons.

Sherrod burst onto the scene last season dishing out 11 assists in her debut, marking the most by a CU player in her first game since 1979. She continued to impress the rest of the season, closing with 5.1 assists per game, ranking 32nd in the NCAA. Her 152 assists last season came in third-most by a freshman for the Buffs and ninth on CU's single-season list. The Birmingham, Ala., native, scored a season-high 21 points Stanford and led the team in scoring on four occasions. She posted her lone double-double in CU's conference-opening win at Utah, going off for 19 points and 10 assists. She closed the year second on the team with 9.9 points per game. 

Also announced on Tuesday was the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches and Media Polls. 

Colorado picked up ninth and 10th place selections, respectively. Stanford, Arizona and Oregon were the top selections in both polls. 

2020-21 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

Ranking Team  Votes (1st)
1 Stanford 120 (10)
2 Arizona 103 (2)
Oregon 103
4 UCLA 88
5 Oregon State 83
6 Southern California 69
7 Arizona State 61
8 Utah 52
9 Colorado 43
10 California 31
11 Washington 24
12 Washington State 15


2020-21 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preseason Media Poll

Ranking Team  Votes (1st)
1 Stanford 248 (19)
2 Arizona 225 (1)
Oregon 201
4 UCLA 200
5 Oregon State 174 (1)
6 Arizona State 135
7 Southern California 130
8 Utah 94
9 California 76
10 Colorado 75
11 Washington 53
12 Washington State 27