March 4, 2013
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- A panel of Pac-12 women's basketball media members who cover the league voted on postseason honors with three Huskies being recognized. Jazmine Davis and Kristi Kingma were name to the All-Conference Team, while Talia Walton was named to the All-Freshman Team.
These awards were the media awards and not the official Pac-12 Awards that are voted on by the coaches and will be announced later this week.
In addition to the media awards, the Pac-12 announced the official brackets to the Pac-12 Tournament with Washington being the fifth seed and opening play Thursday at 8:30 p.m. against 12th-seeded Oregon. The conference elected to flip the brackets for the Dawgs to play in the evening instead of its originally scheduled afternoon time.
The Pac-12 Tournament will be played at Seattle's KeyArena and the flop of games was with the intention of getting as many fans out to root on the home team as possible. Tickets to the Pac-12 Tournament are available at www.pac-12.com/tickets.
The media awards are in the fourth season of existence with this season marking the first time that Washington has had two all-conference players. Davis was second in the Pac-12 in scoring at 19.2 points per game, while Kingma averaged 14.1 points, but led the conference with 83 three-pointers made.
Previous all-conference players as selected by the media were Regina Rogers last season, Kingma in 2011 and Sami Whitcomb in 2010.
Walton was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman Team after averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in Pac-12 play. She earns the honor one season after Davis was the Pac-12 Freshman of the year and All-Freshman Team honoree.
Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford was named Player of the Year, while Lindsay Gottlieb of California was named Coach of the Year. Jillian Alleyne of Oregon was named Freshman of the Year, while Ogwumike was also named Defensive Player of the Year. Again, the official awards as vote on by the coaches will be released later this week.