March 8, 2011
Sophomore forward DeNesha Stallworth was named to the All-Pac-10 team in honors announced by the conference. Sophomore guard Eliza Pierre was named to the All-Defensive Team. Guard Lindsay Sherbert earned a spot on the All-Freshman team.
Stallworth was one of 15 conference players to earn All-Pac-10 honors. Stallworth ended the regular season averaging 14.0 points per game, ranking her in the top-10 in the Pac-10. Stallworth has led the team in scoring 12 times this season and has 23 double-digit performances. Stallworth also averaged 6.6 rebounds per game and had a team-high eight double doubles this season. Stallworth was an honorable mention her freshman year. She was named to the 2010 All-Freshman team.
Sophomore forward Talia Caldwell and sophomore guard Layshia Clarendon were both honorable mentions for the All-Pac-10 team. Caldwell ended the regular season tied for second in the Pac-10 in rebounding, averaging 8.2 rebounds per game. She had a 20-rebound performance against Oregon. Clarendon was Cal's second leading scorer, averaging 12.8n points per game. She averaged 5.6 rebounds per game and tallied 102 assists on the season.
Pierre earned her second All-Defensive team honors. She led the Pac-10 all season in steals, averaging 2.8 per game, which ranked her 32nd among all NCAA Division I players. Pierre began the season with a streak of 13 consecutive games in which she had at least one steal. She had a season-high 8 steals at New Mexico (second highest single game total by a Pac-10 player this season) and a seven-steal performance at UCLA. Pierre currently has 80 steals, which ranks her seventh on Cal's all-time list for steals in a single season. She had 71 steals last season (in 37 games).
Sherbert was named to the All-Freshman Team, the second year in a row Cal has had a player on the All-Freshman team. Last season, DeNesha Stallworth earned All-Freshman honors. Sherbert has been a starter all season for the Bears, averaging 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She has been a threat from the three-point line, hitting 44 threes this season.
Stanford senior Jeanette Pohlen was voted the Pac-10 Player of the Year, the fourth-straight Cardinal to win the honor. Teammate Chiney Ogwumike was honored as the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, while Arizona senior Ify Ibekwe wins the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year honor. Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer was also selected the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year by her peers, the 11th time in her career she has won the award. The award was renamed in honor of the late UCLA coach, as theConference dedicated the 2010-11 men's and women's basketball campaign to John R. Wooden.
Doreena Campbell*** (UCLA, G, Sr.), Ashley Corral** (USC, G, Jr.), Jasmine Dixon** (UCLA, F, Jr.), Briana Gilbreath*** (USC, G, Jr.), Ify Ibekwe*** (Arizona, F, Sr.), Nia Jackson (Oregon, G, R-Jr.), Kristi Kingma (Washington, G/F, Jr.), Darxia Morris (UCLA, G, Sr.), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford, F, Fr.), Nnemkadi Ogwumike** (Stanford, F, Jr.), Kayla Pedersen**** (Stanford, F, Sr.), Jeanette Pohlen*** (Stanford, G, Sr.), Dymond Simon** (Arizona State, G, R-Sr.), DeNesha Stallworth (California, F, So.), Davellyn Whyte** (Arizona, G, So.).
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Kimberly Brandon (ASU, Jr., G/F); Talia Caldwell (CAL, So., C); Layshia Clarendon (CAL, So., G); Jacki Gemelos, USC; El Sara Greer (OSU, Sr., F); Sage Indendi (OSU, R-So., G); Amanda Johnson (ORE, Jr.,F); Jazmine Perkins (WSU, Jr., G); Sage Romberg (WSU, G/F, Fr.); Becca Tobin (ASU,Sr., F).
**two-time All-Pac-10 honoree;***three-time All-Pac-10 honoree;**** four-time All-Pac-10 honoree
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
Cassie Harberts (USC, F); Alyssa Martin (Oregon State, G); Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford, F); Sage Romberg (Washington State, G/F); Lindsay Sherbert (California, F).
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Ireto Amojo (WSU, G/F); Erica Barnes (ARIZ, F); Marjorie Heard (WASH, F); Toni Kokenis (STAN, F); Deanna Weaver (ORE, G/F).
Pac-10 All-Defensive Team
Briana Gilbreath** (USC, G, Jr.); El Sara Greer (Oregon State, F, Sr.); Ify Ibekwe*** (Arizona, F, So.); Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford, F, Fr.); Eliza Pierre* (California, G, So.).
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Charmaine Barlow (WASH, Jr., F); Jasmine Dixon (UCLA, Jr., F); Darxia Morris (UCLA, Sr., G); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (STAN, Jr., F); Kayla Pedersen (STAN, Sr., F); Tenaya Watson (ASU, Sr. G).
** two-time All-Defensive team honoree;*** three-time All-Defensive team honoree