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Coaches Honor Alleyne, Rowe and Thomas
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 03/04/2014
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EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon women's basketball standout Jillian Alleyne was named All-Pac-12 while Chrishae Rowe and Ariel Thomas were honorable mention all-league choices in the league's coaches vote, the conference announced on Tuesday morning.

Rowe was also named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team.

Alleyne is the first All-Pac-12 choice for the Ducks since Amanda Johnson in 2011-12. The forward is the fifth All-Pac-12 selection for the Ducks under head coach Paul Westhead. Johnson was picked in 2012, Nia Jackson in 2011 plus Taylor Lilley and Micaela Cocks in 2010.

Alleyne currently leads the nation in both rebounding (15.7 rpg) and double-doubles (26) while ranking third in the Pac-12 in scoring (21.6 ppg).

The Fontana, Calif., native broke the program's single-season rebounds record of 376, previously held by Bev Smith. Alleyne has 455 rebounds entering the Pac-12 Tournament and needs 11 more to tie the Pac-12 record of 466, set by Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike last year.

Alleyne also broke Smith's single-season UO double-doubles record of 24. The sophomore has 26 double-doubles this year with at least one more game left.

Alleyne also became the fastest player in school history to reach the 1,000 career point mark when she hit it in a win over No.20 ranked Arizona State on Feb. 28. She is the only sophomore in the history of the program to reach the 1,000 career point club and she has the chance to be just the third player at UO to reach 2,000 career points.

In the midst of a strong freshman year, Rowe is certainly deserving of her all-freshman honors and all-conference honorable mention selection.

Rowe, the top scoring freshman in the NCAA this season at 21.7 points per game, also ranks 16th in the league in rebounds per game (6.6). Rowe has already matched Smith's school record for the most 35+ point games in a career with three. One of those was a school-record 41 points against Seattle U on Dec. 4, which took place in KeyArea, site of the Pac-12 Tournament this weekend.

Alleyne earned the same recognition as Rowe last season - all-freshman and honorable mention all-conference honors.

Thomas, an honorable mention all-league choice for the first time in her career, joined the Oregon 1,000-career point club on her senior day Sunday against Arizona. With a three-pointer early in the first half, Thomas became the 26th player in school history to reach the milestone.

Thomas is having easily the best shooting season of her four-year career. The senior is shooting 43.9 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from three-point range, which ranks fourth best in the league.

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