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20070323 Four Wildcats Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors
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Release: 03/23/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Walnut Creek, Calif. ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona senior Linda Pace, juniors Jessica Arnold and Shannon Hobson, and sophomore Kelsey Burns <SPAN style="COLOR: black">each received Pac-10 Women&rsquo;s Basketball All-Academic honorable mention honors, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Friday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pace, from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, earns honorable mention honors for the second consecutive season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 5-foot-9 guard started the final nine games of the season, helping the Wildcats to four wins over that span.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As a starter, Pace averaged 3.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 21.6 minutes per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Pace is set to graduate in May with a degree in accounting and boasts a 3.0 grade point average.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arnold</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, earns the second honorable mention honor of career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arnold</st1:place></st1:City> started 20 of the 31 games she played in this season and averaged </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 21.2 minutes per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 5-foot-4 guard led the team in scoring on two different occasions, shot 76.3 percent (45-59) from the free throw line, and was second on the team with 31 three point field goals made.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arnold</st1:place></st1:City> owns a 3.1 GPA and is majoring in business.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Hobson, a Perris, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Calif.</st1:place></st1:State>, native earns Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the first time in her career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 6-foot-2 forward played in all 32 games this season for the Wildcats, making 19 starts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting a team-high 46.7 percent (49-105) from the field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Hobson, who graduated from the UA last December with a degree in psychology, is currently continuing her education as a graduate student.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Burns, from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Seattle</st1:place></st1:City>, receives the first honorable mention honors of her career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 5-foot-11 guard made 15 appearances this season, averaging 7.3 minutes per contest.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She posted a season-high 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field, including a 2-of-5 mark from three point range to go with two rebounds in a season-best 20 minutes of action against Stanford on Jan. 25 in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Burns owns a 3.1 GPA as a psychology major.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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