Three Toreros Earn All-WCC Honors

USDTOREROSDOTCOM WCC Coach of the Year Cindy Fisher.
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WCC Coach of the Year Cindy Fisher.
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Feb. 28, 2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Three University of San Diego women's basketball players earned All-West Coast Conference honors, highlighted by a pair of first-team selections in senior guards Dominique Conners and Morgan Woodrow. Amy Kame was the final USD player who took home accolades, as she was named to the All-WCC Honorable Mention team. USD head coach Cindy Fisherwas honored as the WCC coach of the year, marking the second time in her tenure at USD she has received this award.

Conners, a 5-8 senior from Oceanside, Calif., takes home her third consecutive first-team All-WCC accolade, after pacing the Toreros in scoring with an average of 16.1 ppg, as she moved herself into second all-time in career points at USD with 1,691, just 31 points behind the all-time leader Amber Sprague(2004-09). In WCC games, Conners is averaging 16.4 ppg, scoring at least 10 points in every game, with a season-high of 25 coming in the win against Saint Mary's on Feb. 23. Conners managed to score 20 or more points in 11 total games this season, and scored in double figures in all but one game.

Woodrow, a 6-0 guard from Freemont, Calif., takes home her first first-team All-WCC selection after putting together a monster of a year. Woodrow averaged a career-high 13.1 ppg, and moved her career-total to 979, just 21 points shy of becoming the 15th player in program history to pass 1,000 career points. In WCC games, Woodrow averaged 11.4 ppg, as USD's second leading scorer. Woodrow scored in double figures in 20 games this season, including a stretch of 13 consecutive games through all of December and January. Woodrow also recorded a career-high 31 points in a win against Pacific on Dec. 11, 2011.

Kame, a 6-0 guard from Grand Junction, Colo., made a splash in her second season with the team, as she takes home honorable mention accolades for the first time. Kame was USD's third leading scorer on the season, as she scored an average of 11.1 ppg. In WCC games, Kame averaged 11.0 ppg, while shooting .424 from the field in conference games. Kame managed to score in double figures in 15 of the 22 games she played in. Kame scored a career-high of 19 points against BYU on Jan. 14, 2012.

Fisher meanwhile helped steer USD to one of the most successful season's in program history, as the Toreros, who were picked to finish seventh in the WCC, finished in a tie for second place with WCC newcomer BYU, while recording a program record 12 WCC wins. Overall, USD has tied a program record with 21 wins, as they are 21-7 overall heading into the WCC Tournament. The award is the second for Fisher, as she was the Co-Coach of the Year following the 2006-07 season when the Toreros won 20+ games for the first time ever.

Conners, Woodrow, Kame and the rest of the team will return to action on Friday, as they open play in the WCC Tournament as the No. 3 seed. USD will play the winner of the Portland and Santa Clara at about 2:30 p.m.

The complete 2011-12 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference team follows.
Player of the Year
Kristen Riley, BYU

Defensive Player of the Year
Jazmine Jackson, PEP

Coach of the Year
Cindy Fisher, USD

Co-Newcomer of the Year
Lexi Eaton, BYU
Haiden Palmer, GON

ALL-Conference Team
Dominique Conners, USD
Alex Cowling, LMU
Natalie Day, POR
Jazmine Jackson, PEP
Katelan Redmon, GON
Kristen Riley, BYU
Jasmine Smith, SMC
Kayla Standish, GON
Haley Steed, BYU
Morgan Woodrow, USD
Honorable Mention
Rheina Ale, USF
Lauren Bell, PEP
Alex Carbonel, SMC
Amy Kame, USD
Lindsay Leo, SCU
Jackie Nared, SMC
Haiden Palmer, GON
Alyssa Shoji, SCU

All-Freshman
Lexi Eaton, BYU
Carli Rosenthal, SMC
Kari Luttinen, POR
Sunny Greinacher, GON
Taj Winston, USF