Tuesday, March 5, 2013
CORVALLIS — Oregon State women’s basketball freshman Jamie Weisner was unanimously selected to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in polling of the conference’s media corps announced Monday.
Weisner, who played at Wa-Hi before moving to Clarkston, has put together arguably one of the best freshman seasons in Oregon State history this year. She leads the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game and is a close second in rebounding, averaging 6.0 boards per contest, according to the school.
Her 379 points are already the seventh most for a freshman in OSU history and her 180 rebounds are ninth.
Against No. 6 Cal on Feb. 24, Weisner became just the fifth freshman in OSU history — and first since Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Tanja Kostic (473 points; 213 rebounds) in 1992-93 — to amass totals of 350 points and 150 rebounds in a season.
Weisner is one of just three freshmen in the top 20 in both scoring and rebounding in the Pac-12. Her 12.6 points per game are 14th and her 6.0 rebounds are 19th. With 50 assists and 137 field goals, Weisner has played a part in nearly 30 percent of the team’s 650 buckets.
The sharpshooter is also the most potent threat in the Pac-12 from downtown. Her .382 3-point percentage (47-for-123) leads the Pac-12.
She was joined on the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team by Jillian Alleyne (Oregon), Lia Galdeira (Washington State), Arielle Roberson (Colorado) and Talia Walton (Washington).
The media awards were instituted prior to the 2009-10 season. Last year, Scott Rueck was voted Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Earlysia Marchbanks was named to the All-Conference squad and Ali Gibson earned a spot on the All-Freshman team.