March 25, 2011
TUCSON - Sophomore guard Davellyn Whyte was one of many players to etch their names into the Arizona Wildcat women's basketball record book during the 2010-11 season that saw the Cats win 21 games, advance to the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament at the Staples Center and advance to the postseason for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
For the 17th time in Arizona school history, a player hit the 1,000-point mark and Whyte marks the second player under third year head coach Niya Butts to reach the total with senior forward Ify Ibekwe eclipsing the total during her junior campaign (2009-10).
Whyte ranks 16th all-time on the points scored list with 1,010 in two seasons at UA. She and former Wildcat Shawntinice "Polkey" Polk are the only two of the 17 to score 1,000 points during their freshman and sophomore campaigns.
Whyte, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., joined the 1,000-point club with her 14th point in the Utah State game. Her history-making basket was a three pointer with 16:56 to play in the second half and tied the game at 56. She finished the game against the Aggies with 24 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Senior forward Ify Ibekwe will end her career as the only player in Arizona history to record 1,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds and the only player to average a career double-double (14.3 points, 10.3 rebounds). She is Arizona's career leader in rebounds with 1,194 and career leader in double-doubles with 55.
Ibekwe ranks No. 3 in career field goals made with 628, No. 3 on the all-time scoring list with 1,653 points, No. 4 on the career all-time steals list with 228, No. 2 on the career all-time blocks list with 166 and holds the Wildcat single-season record for rebounds with 352 during her junior year.
Senior forward Soana Lucet will end her career at No. 10 on the career all-time scoring average list with 12.9 points per game. She also set the Arizona all-time record for points in a postseason game with her career-best 35 against Utah State in the Women's National Invitation Tournament.
Junior guard Brooke Jackson is now No. 7 on the all-time career list for three-point field goal percentage with a .350 (90-257). Junior guard Reiko Thomas continues to be Arizona's all-time career leader in free throw percentage with a .838 (196-234).
Junior guard Shanita Arnold dished out 161 assists in 33 games this season and ranks No. 6 on Arizona's all-time single season assist list. Guard Candice Warthen sits at No. 2 among freshman on the all-time games played list with 32 during the 2010-11 slate.