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2021-22 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Awards announced

Mar 2, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - In a vote of 31 media members who cover the league, Stanford's Cameron Brink was chosen as both the Pac-12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year; Jayda Curry was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year; Colorado's Quay Miller was selected the Pac-12 Sixth Player of the Year; USC's Jordyn Jenkins earned Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year honors; and Washington State's Kamie Ethridge was picked as Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

Started in 2010, the Pac-12 media awards are in addition to the conference awards, which are voted on by the league's coaches and announced on Tuesday. Those awards also featured Brink as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Miller as the Pac-12 Sixth Player of the Year and Jenkins as the Pac-12 Co-Most Improved Player of the Year.

Cameron Brink, So., F, Stanford (Beaverton, Ore.)

First in the Pac-12 in rebounds (8.2), second in field goal percentage (55.7 percent), 10th in scoring (13.6) and third in blocked shots (64), Brink has been a menace on both ends of the floor. Nationally, she's 23rd in field goal percentage and 18th in blocked shots per game (2.37), and her 152 total rejections in 59 career games is already good for eighth in the Cardinal record book. In a game against No. 4 Indiana in November, Brink had 21 points, 22 rebounds, five assists and five blocks to put together just the third 20-point, 20-rebound, five-assist, five-block performance in women’s college basketball since 1999-2000 and the first against a ranked team.

Jayda Curry, G, California (Corona, Calif.)

A five-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week this season, Curry currently paces the league in scoring at 18.7 points per game, is 37th nationally, and second among the country's freshman. She has scored in double figures in all but one of her 22 appearances this season and has scored 20+ eight times, including a career-high 30 at No. 3 Stanford on Jan. 21. Should Curry finish as the Pac-12's top scorer this season, she would be the first freshman in conference history to lead the league in that category. 

Quay Miller, Jr., C, Colorado (Renton, Wash.)

A 6-foot-3 center, Miller has averaged 11.3 points on 51.8 percent shooting and 4.6 rebounds per game in her 27 appearances off the bench this season. Among Power 5 players with at least 10 appearances off the bench, Miller's scoring average (11.3) as a substitute is seventh nationally and she is one of only two to average in double figures while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor (Audrey Warren - Texas). Sixteenth in the league in scoring, 18th in rebounding and seventh in field goal percentage, Miller has scored in double figures 15 times, including two 20-point efforts, and had a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double against USC on Jan. 7.

Jordyn Jenkins, So., F, USC (Kent, Wash.)

In the first year of the award, Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year accolades go to the sophomore Jenkins, who has more than doubled her scoring output from her freshman season, going from 6.3 points per game in 2020-21, to a team-high 15.2 points per game in 2021-22. Third in the conference and 39th nationally in field goal percentage (.530), the sophomore is also 10th in the league in rebounding (6.7) and dishes out 1.5 assists after accounting for just 0.2 per outing a season ago. Jenkins has upped her game in Pac-12 play, bumping up her averages to 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. She's collected six double-doubles this season with five coming against conference opponents, has scored in double figures in her last 16 games and has poured in at least 20 in four of her past seven.

Kamie Ethridge, Washington State

Ethridge's fourth season in Pullman has been a historic one for the Cougars. Winners of nine of its last 12 games to end the regular season, Washington State finished tied for second in the league standings, a program best, set a program record for Pac-12 wins (11), and secured a winning record in the league for just the second time (1990-91). At 19-9 overall, WSU has already established a program record for wins in the NCAA era.


Cameron Brink Stanford F So. Beaverton, Ore.
Jayda Curry California G Fr. Corona, Calif.
Mya Hollingshed Colorado F 5th Houston, Texas
Lexie Hull Stanford G Sr. Spokane, Wash.
Jordyn Jenkins USC F So. Kent, Wash.
Haley Jones Stanford G Jr. Santa Cruz, Calif.
Charlisse Leger-Walker Washington State G So. Waikato, New Zealand
Jade Loville Arizona State G/F Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Charisma Osborne UCLA G Jr. Moreno Valley, Calif.
Te-Hina Paopao Oregon G So. Oceanside, Calif.
Cate Reese Arizona F Sr. Cypress, Texas
Endyia Rogers Oregon G Jr. Dallas, Texas
Nyara Sabally Oregon F R-Jr. Berlin, Germany
Sam Thomas Arizona F Gr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Talia von Oelhoffen Oregon State G Fr. Pasco, Wash.


Cameron Brink Stanford F So. Beaverton, Ore.
Lexie Hull Stanford G Sr. Spokane, Wash.
Nancy Mulkey Washington C Sr. Cypress, Texas
Sam Thomas Arizona G Gr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Anna Wilson Stanford G 6th Seattle, Wash.


Jayda Curry California G Corona, Calif.
Kiki Iriafen Stanford F Los Angeles, Calif.
Jenna Johnson Utah F Medina, Minn.
Gianna Kneepkens Utah G Duluth, Minn.
Rayah Marshall USC G/F Los Angeles, Calif.