Leger-Walker Named Finalist for WBCA All-American Team for a Second Time
ATLANTA – The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Tuesday, March 24, that Washington State sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker has been named a regional finalist for the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches' All-American team. It is the second-straight season that Leger-Walker has been named a regional finalist.
The guard from Waikato, New Zealand was one of 52 players in NCAA Division I to be selected as a regional finalist. Finalists are up for consideration for the WBCA All-American team. Leger-Walker was part of the nine-member Region 5 team, which consist of schools in the western United States. The WBCA will announce the NCAA Division I Coaches All-American team on March 31.
Leger-Walker had a spectacular sophomore season, in which she was named All-Pac-12 for the second-straight season. The sophomore ended the regular season as the Pac-12 leader in points scored for the second-consecutive year, as she scored 483 points in 2021-22. The guard also had the most 20-point games collected by a Pac-12 player this season, eclipsing the 20-point plateau 11 times.
Washington State capped off a historic 2021-22 campaign that saw the Cougars make a return trip to the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back- seasons for the first time in program history. WSU collected 19 wins overall in 2021-22, which is the most wins in a single season in the NCAA era in program history. The Cougs also posted their highest finish ever in the Pac-12 Conference by going 11-6 to finish in a tie for second place. The 11 conference wins also sets a program record for most Pac-12 victories in a season.
WBCA member head coaches may nominate players from their own teams for Coaches' All-America. They then vote for the top eight players in their respective regions from among those players who are nominated. The selection committee, which is composed of head coaches from each region who are elected by their peers, may select up to 12 additional at-large finalists from the remaining pool of nominees.
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