Senior forward Michelle Plouffe and freshman forward Emily Potter were recognized by the Pac-12 media on Wednesday.
March 5, 2014
Plouffe has earned a spot on the All-Pac-12 Team by the media for the third straight season. She finished the regular season second in the Pac-12 with 8.3 defensive rebounds per game and third in the league in total rebounds at 10.4 per game (31st in NCAA).
Plouffe was also an All-Pac-12 selection in the Coaches Poll for the second straight season and is listed among the league leaders in four other categories. She is currently third with 14 double-doubles (33rd in NCAA), sixth (115th in NCAA) in steals (2.0 per game), eighth in scoring (18.3 ppg) (78th in NCAA) and minutes (34.6 per game). She also has a .410 (172-420) shooting percentage (224th in NCAA).
In the league-only stats, Plouffe is second in defensive rebounds (8.3 drpg), fourth in total rebounding (9.9 rpg), sixth in steals (1.9 spg), ninth in minutes (34.9 mpg), 10th in scoring (17.6 ppg) and 13th in blocks (0.8 bpg).
The awards continue to roll in this season for Plouffe as she was on the Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List. A Preseason All-American Third Team selection by The Sporting News and an NCAA Senior CLASS Award nominee, Plouffe has been on the Associated Press All-American Team as an honorable mention selection each of the last two seasons. Plouffe was named the espnW National Player of the Week and Pac-12 Player of the Week on Dec. 16.
Potter became the first Ute to be selected to the media's All-Freshman Team after finishing third in the Pac-12 statistics (102nd in NCAA) in blocked shots (1.5 per game) during the regular season. Potter was also seventh in field goal percentage (.468, 130-279), 12th in defensive rebounds (4.8 drpg), tied for 17th in rebounding (6.5 per game) and 26th in the league in scoring (10.4 per game).
In Pac-12 games only, Potter ranked fourth in blocks (1.4 bpg), 12th in defensive rebounds (5.2 drpg), 15th in total rebounds (6.8 rpg) and tied for 29th in scoring (9.3 ppg).
Eleventh-seeded Utah will face sixth-seeded Washington (17-12, 10-8 Pac-12) the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament First Round on Thursday, Mar. 6 at 8:30 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks.