Nov. 13, 2008
BERKELEY - Members of the Pac-10 Conference's media, as an extension of the preseason poll, voted a five-member preseason All-Pac-10 team. Senior forward Ashley Walker was a unanimous pick, receiving a vote on all 14 ballots. Fellow Bears' post Devanei Hampton was also among the five players named.
The preseason All-Pac-10 honors are the latest in a growing list of honors for the pair of senior fowards. Walker, a two-time All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 player, was named a first-team preseason All-American by the Sporting News and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. She is also on the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list and the State Farm/Wade Trophy Watch List and was just named the top power forward in the country by ESPN.com. Hampton, a two-time All-American and three-time All-Pac-10 honoree was named preseason third-team All-American by The Sporting News. She is also on the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list and the State Farm/Wade Trophy Watch List.
The Bears were picked second in the media poll, duplicating their finish in the Pac-10 coaches' poll. The Bears open their regular season on Friday, Nov. 14 when they host Albany at 1p.m. at Haas Pavilion.
2008 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL TEAM PTS 1. Stanford (13) 139 2. California (1) 126 3. Arizona State 112 4. USC 94 5. UCLA 85 6. Oregon 64 7. Washington 56 8. Oregon State 51 9. Arizona 26 10. Washington State 21
2008 PRESEASON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-PAC 10 TEAM NAME SCHOOL POS YR HT HOMETOWN Jayne Appel Stanford F/C Jr. 6-4 Pleasant Hill, Calif. Devanei Hampton California F/C Sr. 6-3 Oakland, Calif. Briann January Arizona State G Sr. 5-8 Spokane, Wash. Kayla Pedersen Stanford F So. 6-4 Fountain Hills, Ariz. Ashley Walker* California F/C Sr. 6-1 Modesto, Calif. * unanimous
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