EUGENE, Ore. -- A panel of Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball media members who cover the league voted Jillian Alleyne as the Freshman of the Year. The announcement was made by the league office on Monday.
Alleyne, from Fontana, Calif., is just the second player in school history to win the award and the first since Shaquala Williams took home the honor in the 1998-99 season.
Alleyne, who was also named to the league’s all-freshman team by the media, averaged team-highs with 13.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season for the Ducks.
Alleyne has grabbed 355 rebounds in 30 games (11.8 rpg) which is 21 shy of the school record for boards in a single-season. Bev Smith holds the record of 376 rebounds in 32 games (11.8 rpg) which she set during the 1980-81 season.
Alleyne’s current total is the third-best in school history. She is 12 rebounds away from moving into second all-time. Smith also has the second-best total of 367 rebounds which she totaled in 27 games (13.6 rpg) during the 1979-80 campaign.
Alleyne ranks second in the Pac-12 Conference rebound rankings. She was alone at No. 1 in the league rankings for the first 13 weeks of the year before relinquishing the lead to Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, who is leading the league at 12.7 rebounds per outing.
She also ranks eighth in the nation for rebounding average and is the highest ranked freshman in NCAA Div. I women’s basketball.
Alleyne has tallied a team-high 11 double-doubles over the course of the year, a number that ranks third amongst Pac-12 players.
Alleyne grabbed 27 rebounds and broke the school and Pac-12 rebounding record in UO’s double-overtime home loss to Portland State. That single-game rebound total is also the most by a NCAA Div. I women’s basketball player this season. In the same game, just her second as a collegiate player, Alleyne also matched the school record for points with 38.
The 27 rebounds bettered the previous Pac-12 mark set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams in 1994. Alleyne’s rebounding total is the 24th-highest single-game total in NCAA history (since 1982). Alleyne’s mark also took down UO’s 34-year-old mark that had stood since 1978.
Stanford's junior forward Chiney Ogwumike was named both Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12
Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, the panel selected California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
2013 Pac-12 Media All-Pac-12:
Brittany Boyd, CAL; Gennifer Brandon, CAL; Alyssia Brewer, UCLA; Michelle Plouffe, UTAH; Layshia Clarendon, CAL; Jazmine Davis, WASH; Lia Galdeira, WSU; Cassie Harberts, USC; Chucky Jeffery, COLO; Kristi Kingma, WASH; Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Joslyn Tinkle, STAN; Markel Walker, UCLA; Davellyn Whyte, ARIZ.
2013 Media All-Defensive Team (six members because of a tie for the fifth spot):
Brittany Boyd, CAL; Lia Galdeira, WSU; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Eliza Pierre, CAL; Joslyn Tinkle, STAN; Markel Walker, UCLA.
2013 Pac-12 Media All-Freshman Team:
Jillian Alleyne, ORE; Lia Galdeira, WSU; Arielle Roberson, COLO; Talia Walton, WASH; Jamie Weisner, OSU.
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