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Osborne, Thomas Selected to All-Conference Team

Mar 1, 2022

UCLA junior guard Charisma Osborne and graduate forward IImar'I Thomas have earned selection to the Pac-12 All-Conference team. Osborne was also an honorable mention All-Defensive Team honoree, and forward Izzy Anstey earned honorable mention All-Freshman acclaim. Awards and honorees were determined following a vote from the league's head coaches.

Osborne earned repeat all-conference honors after finishing the regular season ranked second in the Pac-12 in scoring (17.1 ppg) and free throw percentage (86.3%), fourth in three-pointers made (53) and sixth in assists (3.5 apg). A two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week, Osborne has scored in double figures in 20 of the 21 games she has played this season and has seven 20-point games and two double-doubles to her credit. She scored a season-high 27 points at USC on Jan. 23 and also had a 26-point game against UConn on Dec. 11. Osborne joined UCLA's 1,000 point club earlier this season and hit 400 career rebounds and 200 career assists at Arizona on Feb. 24. The Moreno Valley native is on the Late Season Top 20 Watch List for the John R. Wooden Award, the Midseason Watch List for the Naismith Trophy, and the Top 10 Watch List for the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award. Osborne, who was named to the All-Defensive team a year ago, receives her second career honorable mention defensive nod.

Thomas, a graduate forward from Oakland, Calif., received her first All-Pac-12 nod in her first season at UCLA after earning AAC Player of the Year honors in 2021 and first-team All-AAC honors three times at Cincinnati. Thomas completed the regular season ranked fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring (15.4 ppg) and fourth in field goal percentage (53.8%). She has collected 21 double-digit scoring efforts, including a 32-point performance against San Jose State (Dec. 5) and a pair of double-doubles against California Feb. 6 (16 points, 12 rebounds) and at Arizona Feb. 24 (16 points, 11 rebounds). UCLA's top rebounder with a 5.8 average, Thomas is one of just two Bruins to play in every game this season (along with Natalie Chou). This season, Thomas scored her 2,000th career point, 1,000th career rebound and 300th career assist.

Anstey, a forward from Melbourne, Australia, has played in 20 games in 2021-22, making two starts. She has season-highs of eight points at Oregon State (Jan. 30) and 13 rebounds at Colorado (Jan. 9), and she ranks third on the team in rebounds per game (4.9). Anstey has led the team in rebounding in four games, second-most on the squad.

2021-22 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Award-Winners
Player of the Year - Haley Jones, Stanford
Defensive Player of the Year - Cameron Brink, Stanford
Freshman of the Year - Gianna Kneepkens, Utah
Sixth Player of the Year - Quay Miller, Colorado
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year - Jordyn Jenkins, USC
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year - Bella Murekatete, Washington State
John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year - Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
Cameron Brink, Stanford
Mya Hollingshed**, Colorado
Lexie Hull***, Stanford
Jordyn Jenkins, USC
Haley Jones**, Stanford
Gianna Kneepkens, Utah
Charlisse Leger-Walker**, Washington State
Jade Loville, Arizona State
Charisma Osborne**, UCLA
Te-Hina Paopao**, Oregon
Cate Reese***, Arizona
Endyia Rogers**, Oregon
Nyara Sabally**, Oregon
IImar'I Thomas, UCLA
Talia von Oelhoffen, Oregon State
** two-time selection; *** three-time selection
Honorable Mention: Jayda Curry, CAL; Krystal Leger-Walker, WSU; Kennady McQueen, UTAH; Quay Miller, COLO; Nancy Mulkey, WASH; Jordan Sanders, USC; Sam Thomas, ARIZ; Haley Van Dyke, WASH.
All-Defensive Team
Cameron Brink, Stanford
Lexie Hull**, Stanford
Sam Thomas***, Arizona
Kindyll Wetta, Colorado
Anna Wilson**, Stanford
** two-time selection; *** three-time selection
Honorable Mention: Taya Corosdale, OSU; Mael Gilles, ASU; Krystal Leger-Walker, WSU; Rayah Marshall, USC; Leilani McIntosh, CAL; Nancy Mulkey, WASH; Charisma Osborne, UCLA; Helena Pueyo, ARIZ; Jordan Sanders, USC; Maddie Scherr, ORE; Haley Van Dyke, WASH.
All-Freshman Team
Jayda Curry, California
Jenna Johnson, Utah
Gianna Kneepkens, Utah
Rayah Marshall, USC
Kindyll Wetta, Colorado
Honorable Mention: Izzy Anstey, UCLA; Kiki Iriafen, STAN; Greta Kampschroeder, OSU.