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Osborne, Onyenwere Named to Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference Team

Nov 17, 2020

Pac-12 Release

San Francisco, Calif. – Sophomore guard Charisma Osborne and senior forward Michaela Onyenwere were named to the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference team, the league office announced Tuesday. The team was assembled by media members who regularly cover Pac-12 Women's Basketball.
 
It is the first Pac-12 preseason honor for Osborne in her young career and the second such accolade for Onyenwere.
 
Osborne earned Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors last season after starting 29 games and notching 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. She also set a new UCLA freshman record with 59 made three-pointers in 2019-20. The Moreno Valley, Calif., native put up 32 points and 11 rebounds in UCLA's win over Washington State (Jan. 26), becoming just the sixth Bruin with a 30-10 performance since 1999. She enters the upcoming season on the watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, presented annually to the nation's top shooting guard.
 
Onyenwere's placement on the Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference team adds to her already impressive preseason resume. On Nov. 11, she was tabbed to the preseason watch list for the Cheryl Miller Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top small forward. The following day, the Aurora, Colo., native was named an AP Preseason All-American, the first such honor for a Bruin since Maylana Martin was named to the preseason team in 1999. Onyenwere earned Third Team AP All-America honors following the 2019-20 season after she led UCLA in scoring (18.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.5 rpg). The senior also earned Pac-12 All-Conference honors for the second-straight season.
 
Onyenwere and The Michael Price Family UCLA Women's Head Basketball Coach Cori Close are set to represent the team at the Pac-12's virtual media day festivities on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. PT. Fans can watch the Bruins' media session on Pac-12 Network or the Pac-12 Now app.
 
2020-21 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Erin Boley, Oregon
Kennedy Brown, Oregon State
Aleah Goodman, Oregon State
Lexie Hull, Stanford
Haley Jones, Stanford
Taylor Jones, Oregon State
Brynna Maxwell, Utah
Aari McDonald, Arizona
Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA
Charisma Osborne, UCLA
Alissa Pili, USC
Sedona Prince, Oregon
Cate Reese, Arizona
Sam Thomas, Arizona
Kiana Williams, Stanford