Mar. 27, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- BYU senior Kristen Riley and Gonzaga senior Kayla Standish have been named AP All-America Honorable Mention. Riley, the WCC Player of the Year, and Standish were both named to the WCC all-conference team in February.
The award is Riley's first All-American citation. During the 2011-12 campaign, Riley was the Cougars' leading scorer and rebounder after averaging 11.4 points and 8.0 boards per game.
Riley was named WCC Player of the Year and made the WCC All-Conference Team in addition to picking up two WCC Player of the Month awards for the months of January and February and one WCC Player of the Week honor.
Standish, the two-time All-West Coast Conference honoree, helped Gonzaga to its third-straight NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance this season. The senior averaged a team-best 16.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting an impressive 48.0 percent (214-of-446) from the field and 78.9 percent (127-of-161) at the charity stripe.
Standish is now one of four Zags to earn AP honors . Shannon Mathews and Stephanie Hawk garnered honorable mention accolades in 2005 and 2007, respectively, while Courtney Vandersloot earned honorable mention honors in 2009 and 2010 and second team accolades in 2011.
-Courtesy of BYU, GON Athletics