Feb. 26, 2007
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine freshman Teena Wickett was voted to the All-West Coast Conference first team as well as the 2007 All-Freshman team announced Monday morning by the league office in San Bruno, Calif.
Wickett was one of three rookies to earn all-conference first team honors and one of five underclassmen. The Oakland, Calif. native was twice named WCC women's basketball Player of the Week during her first season with Pepperdine and led the team with five double-doubles.
For the season, Wickett is averaging 9.9 points per game on .590 shooting to go along with 7.2 rebounds.
A 2006 All-WCC first team selection, Daphanie was tabbed honorable mention this season after ending the season second on the team in scoring at 10.4 points per game.
Pepperdine will open the conference tournament Thursday against Saint Mary's. It marks the third straight season that the Waves will open the league's postseason tournament against the Gaels.
Gonzaga's Stephanie Hawk and San Diego's Amanda Rego were voted as co-Players of the Year, Gonzaga's Kelly Graves and San Diego's Cindy Fisher were selected as co-Coaches of the Year, Loyola Marymount's Amanda DeCoud was voted Defensive Player of the Year and Gonzaga's Heather Bowman was honored as Newcomer of the Year.
All-WCC First Team:Heather Bowman, GON - 6-2 - F - FR - Spokane, WADominique Carter**, USF - 5-11 - G - JR - Tracy, CAChandice Cronk, SCU - 5-10 - G - SR - Wasilla, AKLaiken Dollente, POR - 5-8 - G - FR - Yakima, WAStephanie Hawk*, GON - 6-3 - F - SR - Ontario, ORAmanda Patton, LMU - 5-9 - G - SR - Valencia, CAAmanda Rego, USD - 5-10 - G - JR - San Diego, CAJontelle Smith, SMC - 5-5 - G - SO - Pinole, CAAmber Sprague, USD - 6-5 - C - SO - San Diego, CATeena Wickett, PEP - 6-3 - F/C - FR - Oakland, CA
*Previous times on All-WCC first team
HONORABLE MENTIONLMU: Amanda DeCoud; Ashlee Dunlap; Jennifer Hall Pepperdine: Daphanie Kennedy Saint Mary's: Maija Lahde San Francisco: Shay Rollins Santa Clara: Jen Gottschalk
2007 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAMHeather Bowman, GON - 6-2 - F - Spokane, WALaiken Dollente, POR - 5-8 - G - Yakima, WAHeidi Heintz, USF - 5-10 - F - Spokane, WAMorgan Henderson, USD - 6-1 - F - Leawood, KSTeena Wickett, PEP - 6-3 - F/C - Oakland, CA