EUGENE, Ore. -- Four members of the University of Oregon women’s basketball team received honorable mention recognition to the 2013 Pac-12 Conference All-Academic squad Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Tuesday.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and either be a starter or a significant contributor.
Junior Danielle Love and sophomores Liz Brenner, Amanda Delgado and Jordan Loera were all honorable mention selections.
Love, from Everett, Wash., maintains a 3.37 GPA in business administrations. She was one of two Ducks to have started all 31 games on the year. Love led the team in 3-point shooting percentage (31.5 percent) and also shot a team-high from the free throw line (92.5 percent). Her free throw percentage would have ranked at the top of the Pac-12 but she did not meet the minimum requirements. Love was a second team all-academic selection as a sophomore.
Brenner, from Portland, Ore., maintains a 3.07 GPA in psychology. The multi-sport standount started 18 of the 20 games she played after joining the basketball team in late December. Brenner averaged 7.9 points and ranked second on the team grabbing 7.4 rebounds per game. She also ranked third on the squad for minutes per game (30.3).
Delgado, from Las Vegas, Nev., carries a 3.17 GPA with an undeclared major. She averaged 8.5 points per game which ranked third on the team. Delgado ranked fifth in the Pac-12 and first on the team in 3-pointers made (59). That single-season 3-point total ranks seventh all-time in school history.
Loera, from Moses Lake, Wash., maintains a 3.0 GPA with an undeclared major. She played a team-high 965 minutes (31.1 mpg) and joined Love as the only two players to start all 31 contests for UO.
PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC - WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Chelsea Bridgewater, UTAH, Sr., 3.81, Psychology/Political Science
Kristi Kingma, WASH, Sr., 3.94, Communication
Rachel Messer, UTAH, Sr., 3.83, Management
Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH, Jr., 3.93, Biology/Psychology
Mariah Williams, UCLA, Sr., 3.89, Political Science
Layshia Clarendon, CAL, Sr., 3.47, American Studies
Katie Grad, WSU, Sr., 3.80, Sport Management
Lexy Kresl, COLO, So., 3.52, Integrative Physiology
Eliza Normen, ASU, Fr., 3.57, Biomedical Engineering
Carly Noyes, WSU, Sr., 3.49, Elementary Education
Women’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-Academic
Ireti Amojo, Jr., WSU; Liz Brenner, So., ORE; Joy Burke, Jr., ASU; Talia Caldwell, Sr., CAL; Amanda Delgado, So., ORE; Ciera Dunbar, So. UTAH; Janae Fulcher, Sr., ASU; Cassie Harberts, Jr., USC; Rachel Hargis, Jr., COLO; Toni Kokenis, Jr., STAN; Thea Lemberger, Jr., UCLA; Jordan Loera, So., ORE; Danielle Love, Jr., ORE; Mikayla Lyles, Jr., CAL; Christina Marinacci, Sr., USC; Alyssa Martin, Jr., OSU; Chiney Ogwumike, Jr., STAN; Kate Oliver, Jr., USC; Erica Payne, So., STAN; Eliza Pierre, Sr., CAL; Michelle Plouffe, Jr., UTAH; Mikaela Ruef, Sr., STAN; Bonnie Samuelson, So., STAN; Mercedes Wetmore, Jr., WASH; Aminah Williams, So., WASH.
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