Hollingshed, Sherrod Earn Preseason Recognition
SAN FRANSICO – Two Colorado women's basketball players have earned Preseason All-Pac-12 recognition, with the conference announcing its media predictions on Wednesday.
Mya Hollingshed was selected to the Pac-12 Preseason Team, while Jaylyn Sherrod was named Preseason Honorable Mention.
Hollingshed, a 2021 All-Pac-12 selection and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American last season, concluding the 2020-21 campaign with the best numbers of her career. She led the Buffs in both points (15.4 ppg) and rebounds (7.8 rpg). Hollingshed scored double figures in 20 of CU's 23 games and recorded 10 or more points in 18 straight games, from Dec. 6 to Mar. 19.
The Houston, Texas, native, was eighth in the Pac-12 with 355 points scored last season and became the 32nd player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points (1,244). Hollingshed snagged 179 rebounds last season (3rd Pac-12), giving her 681 for her career (15th all-time).
Sherrod, a junior from Birmingham, Ala., was an All-Defensive team selection a year ago. She totaled 2.4 steals per game, despite missing the final seven games for the Buffs. In 12 games last season, Sherrod totaled 29 steals and 41 rebounds, 33 on the defensive glass. She had a career-high six steals twice against Air Force and Denver. Sherrod also had a career-high eight rebounds at Oregon State this season.
The Buffs were also slated to finish seventh in the Preseason Media Poll, mirroring the coaches' projections. Stanford and Oregon were picked to finish first and second by the media.
Colorado gets the regular season rolling next Wednesday, Nov. 10. The Buffs will travel to Oklahoma State to tip off the new season (7:30 p.m. MT).