March 1, 2013

Four Women's Basketball Players Honored for Work in the Classroom

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Continuing to excel on the court and in the classroom, Santa Clara women's basketball had four players honored on the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team. Meagan Fulps and Ruta Zurauskyte were named to the All-Academic Team while Nici Gilday and Ricki Radanovich were Honorable Mention.

Santa Clara wraps-up regular season play tomorrow Sat., March 2 at 1 p.m. at the Leavey Center for Senior Day vs. San Diego. 

"From day one, when we're recruiting them, I think they understand that academics is more important than basketball," said Santa Clara head coach Jennifer Mountain. "What you do with the four years hear and how seriously you take your academics can set you up for a job when you walk out of here. Our girls have done a great job of taking it seriously and they really enjoy school academically and the challenges that it brings. I'm really proud to have four people recognized by the conference because it means we're doing it in both areas which is important." 

Fulps leads the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game. She adds 3.2 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game.

Zurauskyte is second on the team in scoring at 10.2 ppg and leads the team with 49.3 percent shooting. Zurauskyte leads the Broncos with 7.1 rpg and is averaging 1.1 blocks per game.

Radanovich averages 10.2 ppg and has hit a WCC-high 61 threes. Radanovich also leads the Broncos with 1.8 spg while grabbing 2.6 rpg and dishing out 2.5 apg.

Gilday has shown a complete game in 2012-13, averaging 7.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.1 bpg.

2012-13 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

 

Name

 

School

 

Class

 

GPA

 

Major

Kim Parker Beeston

BYU

Jr.

3.75

Health Education

Sophia Ederaine

San Diego

So.

3.71

Biology

Meagan Fulps

Santa Clara

Sr.

3.62

Communication

Sunny Greinacher

Gonzaga

So.

3.33

Psychology

Jennifer Hamson

BYU

Jr.

3.62

Exercise Science

Amy Kame

San Diego

Jr.

3.40

Communication Studies

Kari Luttinen

Portland

So.

3.51

Business

Kelsey Patrick

Pepperdine

Sr.

3.82

Advertising

Alicia Scafidi

San Francisco

So.

3.60

Exercise Sport Science

Ruta Zurauskyte

Santa Clara

RS-Jr.

3.54

Finance

Honorable Mention: Ashley Garfield, BYU; Nici Gilday, Santa Clara; Alexa Hardick, San Francisco; Xojian Harry, BYU; Hayley Hendricksen, Saint Mary's; Katelyn McDaniel, San Diego; Amy Pupa, Portland; Ricki Radanovich, Santa Clara; Haley Steed, BYU; Klara Wischer, San Diego; Jasmine Wooton, Portland