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Three UA Women's Basketball Players Earn Pac-10 Honors
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/12/2001
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Three University of Arizona women's basketball players have earned Pac-10 honors for the 2000-01 season. Wildcats Reshea Bristol, Elizabeth Pickney and Veranda James are receiving Pac-10 honors for the first time in their careers.

Senior guard Reshea Bristol and junior forward Elizabeth Pickney were both named First Team All-Pac-10. Bristol, a a native of Omaha, Neb., is a first-time member of the All-Pac-10 team after earning honorable mention honors last season. She helped guide Arizona to its sixth straight postseason appearance this season, and is one of only two Pac-10 players to post points-assists double-doubles, with eight on the year.

Bristol leads the Pac-10 and ranks seventh nationally in assists (7.60 apg). She ranks second in the Conference in steals (2.93 spg), fifth in scoring (15.5 ppg) and fifth in assists/turnover ratio (1.33). She paces the Wildcats in assists and steals and is second in scoring. With 252 career thefts, Bristol ranks No. 2 on Arizona's all-time steals chart. On Jan. 18, she became the ninth Wildcat to reach the 1,000-point mark in career scoring, and currently has 1,228 career points.

Pickney, who hails from Houston, Texas, is also a first-time member of the All-Pac-10 team. The only Wildcat to start all 30 games this season, Pickney ranks third in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.5 ppg), fourth in blocked shots (1.43 bpg), eighth in rebounding (6.5 rpg), offensive rebounding (2.60 rpg) and defensive rebounding (3.90 rpg), and 10th in FT% (.725). On the Pac-10 career blocked shots list, Pickney ranks ninth (109). She has notched three double-doubles on the season. Pickney is just the fourth Arizona player to score 1,000 points and pull down 500 rebounds in her career.

Veranda James has been selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. A forward from Pomona, Calif., James has started 12 of the 19 games she has played in for Arizona this season. Back after sustaining her second concussion on Jan. 24, she is the team's leading rebounder (8.0 rpg) and third-leading scorer (12.5 ppg). James, who has not played in enough games (66.7 %) to be ranked among the Pac-10 statistical leaders, scored a season-high 24 points and pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds against Rice (Nov. 28).

The Wildcats stand at 19-11 on the year and have received a berth in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. They will play Pepperdine in the first round on Thursday, Mar. 15, at 7 p.m. in the McKale Center.

For more information on the All-Pac-10 teams, go to www.pac-10.org.

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