Scott Rueck Pac-12 Coach of the Year; Earlysia Marchbanks All Conference

Oregon St.'s Scott Rueck is the 2012 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year as selected by the media. (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

The Pac-12 has announced its end of season honors, as selected by the media covering women's basketball, and Oregon St. coach Scott Rueck has been named the Conference Coach of the Year. In 2 years time, Rueck has taken a team he had to rebuild almost from scratch, one so lacking in players that he had to have open tryouts on campus in order to assemble enough players to have effective practices, into an upper division squad.

Picked to finish last in the conference in the pre-season, Rueck's team finished tied for 5th place in the Pac-12, with an 18-11 overall record, and a 9-9 conference mark.

Additionally, Earlysia Marchbanks was named to the All-Conference Team, Ali Gibson made the All-Freshman team, and Patricia Bright, the Pac-12's leading shot blocker, was named to the All-Conference Defensive team.

Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year; Washington's Jazmine Davis the Conference's Freshman of the Year; and USC's Briana Gilbreath and Ogwumike were named the Pac-12 Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

UPDATED

The Conference announced on Tuesday the version of the honors as voted on by the Coaches.

The coaches agreed with the media in selecting Marchbanks to their 15 member All-Conference Team, Gibson to their All-Freshman Team, and Bright to their All-Defensive team. They also agreed about N. Ogwumike as the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Davis being the Conference's Freshman of the Year.

Gibson was also an Honorable Mention to the coaches' All-conference team.

However, the coaches felt Stanford's Tara VanDerveer, who completed the season having led the Second ranked Cardinal to now 75 straight conference wins, was the Coach of the Year, and they selected Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike as their Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Here are the complete selections:

2012 Pac-12 Media All-Pac-12:

Gennifer Brandon, California; Layshia Clarendon, California; Ashley Corral, USC; Rebekah Gardner, UCLA; Briana Gilbreath, USC; Chucky Jeffery, Colorado; Toni Kokenis, Stanford; Earlysia Machbanks, Oregon St.; Michelle Plouffe, Utah; Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford; Regina Rogers, Washington; Markel Walker, UCLA; Davellyn Whyte, Arizona; Taryn Wicijowski, Utah.

2012 Pac-12 Media All-Freshman Team:

(6 members because of a tie for the fifth spot)

Brittany Boyd, California; Jazmine Davis, Washington; Ali Gibson, Oregon St.; Reshanda Gray, California; Lexy Kresl, Colorado; Amber Orrange, Stanford.

2012 Media All-Defensive Team:

Kali Bennett, Arizona St.; Patricia Bright, Oregon St.; Briana Gilbreath, USC; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford; Jazmine Perkins, Washington St.

Here are the complete Conference coaches' awards:

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Jazmine Davis Washington G Fr. San Jose, Calif.
Layshia Clarendon California G Jr. San Bernardino, Calif.
Ashley Corral*** USC G Sr. Vancouver, Wash.
Rebekah Gardner UCLA G Sr. Upland, Calif.
Briana Gilbreath**** USC G Sr. Katy, Texas
Chucky Jeffery Colorado G Jr. Colorado Spring, Colo.
Amanda Johnson Oregon F Sr. Santa Rosa, Calif.
Toni Kokenis Stanford G So. Oak Brook, Ill.
Earlysia Marchbanks Oregon State G Sr. Salem, Ore.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike*** Stanford F Sr. Cypress, Texas
Chiney Ogwumike** Stanford F So. Cypress, Texas
Regina Rogers Washington C R-Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Markel Walker UCLA G/F Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Davellyn Whyte*** Arizona G Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Taryn Wicijowski Utah F R-So. Regina, Saskatchewan
**two-time All-Pac-12 honoree; ***three-time All-Pac-12 honoree; ****four-time All-Pac-12 honoree
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Kali Bennet (ASU, R-Sr., C/F); Brittany Boyd (CAL, Fr., G); Gennifer Brandon (CAL, R-So., F); Kimberly Brandon (ASU, Sr., G/F); Cassie Harberts (USC, So., F); Jasmin Holliday (ORE, Sr., G/F); Ali Gibson (OSU, Fr., G); Thea Lemberger (UCLA, So., G); Deja Mann (ASU, Jr., G); Jazmine Perkins (WSU, Sr., G); Michelle Plouffe (UTAH, So., F).

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name School Pos. Hometown
Brittany Boyd California G Berkeley, Calif.
Ariya Crook USC F Los Angeles, Calif.
Jazmine Davis Washington G San Jose, Calif.
Ali Gibson Oregon State G Woodridge, Calif.
Reshanda Gray California F Los Angeles, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Taylor Greendfield (STAN, F); Lexy Kresl (COLO, G); Amber Orrange (STAN, G); Jen Reese (COLO, F); Aley Rohde (ARIZ, C).

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Kali Bennett Arizona State C/F Sr. Ventura, Calif.
Patricia Bright Oregon State F/C Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Briana Gilbreath*** USC G Sr. Katy, Texas
Chucky Jeffery Colorado G Jr. Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chiney Ogwumike** Stanford F So. Cypress, Texas
**two-time All-Defensive team honoree; ***three-time All-Defensive team honoree
HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Janita Badon (UTAH, Sr., G); Charmaine Barlow (WASH, Sr., F); Brittany Boyd (CAL, Fr., G); Kimberly Brandon (ASU, Sr., G/F); Toni Kokenis (STAN, So., G); Deja Mann (ASU, Jr., G); Christina Marinacci (USC, So., F); Carly Noyes (WSU, Jr., C); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (STAN, Sr., F); Eliza Pierre (CAL, Jr., G); Jazmine Perkins (WSU, Sr., G).

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com

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