March 1, 2011

Gipson, Radanovich, Fulps Earn All-WCC Honors

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. –
Santa Clara women's basketball players Lena Gipson, Ricki Radanovich and Meagan Fulps received All-West Coast Conference honors as announced today by the league office.

Gipson a senior forward from Hanford, Calif. and San Joaquin Memorial High School was named First Team All-WCC for the second consecutive season. She currently ranks No. 11 among all NCAA players in both rebounds (10.9 pg) and double-doubles (15). Gipson will go down in the SCU record books as one of the most prolific scorers and rebounders in program history.

True freshman guard Ricki Radanovich, a local player from Diablo, Calif. and Carondelet High School was named to the league's All-Freshman Team. Radanovich has started in 23 straight games and is playing nearly 30 minutes per night. She has made 51 three-point field goals, which ranks sixth in the WCC.

Sophomore shooting guard Meagan Fulps garnered All-WCC recognition for the second straight year, being named an Honorable Mention. Fulps led the Broncos in scoring for much of the season and spanning two years on the Mission Campus she has started in 50 of 53 games.

Santa Clara (10-18; 6-8 WCC) finished the regular season tied for fourth in the WCC standings and enter the WCC tournament as the league's fifth seed. SCU and eighth-seeded USF will play the tournament's opening game Friday, March 4 at 12 noon.

2011 ALL-WCC HONORS
COACH OF THE YEAR
Kelly Graves, Gonzaga
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Courtney Vandersloot, Sr., G, Gonzaga
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jazmine Jackson, Jr., G, Pep
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Camille Buckley, Fr., F, LMU

ALL-WCC TEAM
G Dominique Conners USD, Jr.      
G Natalie Day POR, Jr.      
F Lena Gipson SCU, Sr.      
G Jazmine Jackson PEP, Jr.  
F Katelan Redmon GON, Jr.      
G Jasmine Smith SMC, Jr.      
F Kayla Standish GON, Jr.  
F Louella Tomlinson SMC, Sr.
G Courtney Vandersloot GON, Sr.
G Renahy Young LMU, Sr.

ALL-WCC FRESHMAN TEAM
F Camille Buckley LMU
G Alexis Byrd POR
F Danielle Mauldin SMC
F Robie Mayberry PEP
G Ricki Radanovich SCU

HONORABLE MENTION
GON: Janelle Bekkering; LMU: Candice Nichols; POR: Tara Cronin, ReZina TecleMariam;
USD: Sam Child; USF: Kelly Jo Mullaney; Santa Clara: Meagan Fulps