March 2, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - Washington junior guard Cameo Hicks was named to the 2005-06 All-Pac-10 team for women's basketball as voted upon by the league's coaches, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Thursday.
It is the first All-Pac-10 team selection for Hicks, who earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors as a sophomore and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team in 2003.
A native of Tracy, Calif., Hicks leads the Huskies in scoring (14.7 ppg) and rebounding (5.4), and is second in assists (2.5). Selected the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 19-25, Hicks has reached double-figure scoring 21 times in 26 games, including six 20-point efforts. She ranks ninth in the conference in scoring, 10th in free-throw percentage (.755), ninth in offensive rebounds (2.38), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.363) and 10th in steals (1.65).
Stanford sophomore guard Candice Wiggins was named the 2005-06 Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while California's Alexis Gray-Lawson was selected the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Tara Vanderveer of Stanford was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
The Huskies head to San Jose this week to play in the 2006 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament and will face USC in the quarterfinals, Saturday, March 4, at 7:15 p.m. at HP Pavilion. The semifinals take place Sunday at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., while the final will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m.
2006 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-PAC-10 TEAM
Name School Position Year Height Hometown
Nikki Blue UCLA F Sr. 5-8 Bakersfield, Calif.
Devanei Hampton Cal F/C Fr. 6-3 Oakland, Calif.
Cameo Hicks Washington G Jr. 5-10 Tracy, Calif.
Kristen Kovesdy Arizona State F Sr. 6-3 Scottsdale, Ariz.
Eshaya Murphy USC F Jr. 5-11 Van Nuys, Calif.
Noelle Quinn UCLA G Jr. 6-0 Los Angeles, Calif.
Brooke Smith Stanford C Jr. 6-3 San Anselmo, Calif.
Emily Westerberg Arizona State F Jr. 6-0 Greenacres, Wash.
Candice Wiggins Stanford G So. 5-11 San Diego, Calif.
Lisa Willis UCLA G Sr. 5-11 Long Beach, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION (received votes): Kate Benz (WSU, Jr., F), Kim Butler (Oregon State, Sr., F), Meghan Gnekow (USC, Sr., G), Alexis Gray-Lawson (Cal, Fr., G), Natalie Jones (Arizona, Sr., G), Camille Lenoir (USC, So., G), Chelsea Wagner (Oregon, Sr., G).
2006 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name School Position Height Hometown
Alexis Gray-Lawson Cal G 5-8 Oakland, Calif.
Devanei Hampton Cal F/C 6-3 Oakland, Calif.
Jillian Harmon Stanford F 6-1 Lake Oswego, Ore.
Briann January Arizona State G 5-8 Spokane, Wash.
Ashley Walker Cal F 6-0 Modesto, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION: Amanda DeRocher (WSU, G), Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (Stanford, G), Jene Morris (Cal, G), Tamika Nurse (Oregon, G), Danielle Orsillo (Arizona State, G).
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Candice Wiggins, Stanford
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Alexis Gray-Lawson, Cal
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Tara Vanderveer, Stanford