Davis Named Second Team Freshman All-American
April 5, 2012
SEATTLE - The awards continue to roll in for Jazmine Davis.
Coming off arguably the best season ever by a Washington women's basketball newcomer, the Husky point guard earned another honor with her inclusion to FullCourt.com Freshman All-American second team.
Davis averaged 15.7 points per game, second only to Regina Rogers. She shattered plenty of records along the way, setting new marks for most points by a freshman (535) along with most three pointers (67). Last month, the Pac-12 Conference selected Davis as its Freshman Player of the Year, the first Washington player to win the award since Karen Deden. Davis was also picked to the Pac-12 All-Conference team.
Davis was one of five Pac-12 players to earn recognition to the FullCourt.com All-American teams.
Her performance was part of the reason Washington was able to enjoy its first 20-win season since 2003. The Huskies finished the year at 20-14, advancing to the Elite Eight of the WNIT before falling to San Diego.
The 5-7 Davis arrived at Washington as an under-the-radar recruit, but the San Jose, Calif., native quickly announced her presence, nearly recording a triple-double in her first collegiate game. She continued to showcase a knack for scoring when the season shifted to Pac-12 play, tallying 20 points or more nine times. Her best performance came against Arizona, where the frosh scored 28 points against the Wildcats. Davis also stepped up her game in the postseason, knocking down seven three pointers in the first half of Washington's win over Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Davis was thrown into the starting lineup this season after star guard Kristi Kingma tore her ACL during a summer exhibition game in Norway. She quickly acclimatized herself to the role, thanks to her on-court confidence and her ability to accept coaching.