WCC honors BYU players

Mar 6 2013 - 12:15am

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Brandon Davies
Tyler Haws
Haley Steed
Jennifer Hamson
Jennifer Plouffe
Brandon Davies
Tyler Haws
Haley Steed
Jennifer Hamson
Jennifer Plouffe

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced today that BYU's Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws have been named to the 2012-13 All-WCC Team.

The All-WCC Team includes the top 10 players as voted upon by the league's nine head coaches.

Haws captured the league scoring title at 20.6 points per game and was among the league leaders in rebounding (18th, 4.6 per game), field goal percentage (10th, .474), free throw percentage (fourth, .816) and minutes played (second, 35.1). He scored 20-plus points 11 times in league play and was BYU's leading scorer 11 times.

Davies finished fifth in the league in scoring (15.8 points per game) and second in rebounding (7.9 rebounds per game). He also ranked among the league leaders in field goal percentage (sixth, .505), assists (14th, 2.2 per game), steals (T10th, 1.3 per game) and blocks (T14th, 0.6 per game). Davies posted five double-doubles in league play and had five 20-point games.

After leading the Bulldogs to their 12th conference regular season title in the last 13 years, Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named the West Coast player of the year. Two other Bulldogs also picked up individual awards, with senior Mike Hart earning the conference's defensive player of the year and coach Mark Few garnering coach of the year accolades.

Pepperdine freshman Stacy Davis is the WCC newcomer of the year.

A finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Olynyk leads the WCC in field goal percentage (66.8 percent), while ranking in the top 10 in both scoring (19.3 points per WCC contest) and rebounding (7.3 per conference game). .

All nine West Coast Conference teams head to Las Vegas to compete for the conference championship. Action tips off today when No. 8 Portland takes on 9-seed Loyola Marymount at 7 p.m. The game can be seen live on BYUtv.

WCC women

BYU's Haley Steed and Jennifer Hamson have been named to the 2012-13 All-West Coast Conference Team, voted by the league's head coaches.

The honor is the second for Steed, a Clearfield High product, and the first for Hamson. Keilani Unga was named All-WCC honorable mention.

Gonzaga's Taelor Karr is the WCC player of the year, Gonzaga junior Jazmine Redmon is the defensive player of the Year, and San Diego freshman Maya Hood is the newcomer of the year.

Gonzaga's Kelly Graves is the coach of the year.

Pac-12 women

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike has become the first player to win Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

The conference also announced Tuesday that Stanford's Tara VanDerveer won coach of the year for the 13th time in her Hall of Fame career.

Utah junior forward Michelle Plouffe leads three Utes who earned All-Pac-12 honors.

Plouffe was named to the All-Pac-12 team, and was an honorable mention pick on the all-defensive team. Senior guard Iwalani Rodrigues and junior forward Taryn Wicijowski each earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

Plouffe is fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring (16.7) and sixth in rebounding (8.3). She ranks in the top 10 in 10 categories, including ranking fifth in the conference in blocks (1.3).

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