Three UCLA basketball players have taken home All-Pac-12 awards after their efforts this season which has helped the women’s team to make a statement in conference play.
Not a lot was expected from the UCLA basketball women’s team this year, but that did not stop them from going above and beyond, especially three Bruins who made multiple All-Pac-12 teams.
In regards to the big award, Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere claimed her first All-Pac-12 team nomination. This year she has stepped up and lifted the Bruins on her shoulders as she led the team in scoring with 18.2 points per game and was second in rebounds with 8.2.
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But Onyenwere was not the only one to make a difference this season as senior Kennedy Burke was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention as well as an All-Defensive nominee. Burke was second in scoring behind Onyenwere with 14.8 ppg and also had the best field goal percentage on the team as she shot 49.3%. She also contributed 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.
Rounding out the awards is redshirt freshman Lindsay Corsaro who had an amazing bounce-back season. She returns after getting injured after four games into the 2017-18 season. This year she was fifth in scoring (7.2 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (4.4).
The Bruins had started out the season with an underwhelming 7-5 non-conference record, but really picked things up once Pac-12 play rolled around. UCLA went 12-6 in conference which had helped them rise to 4th place in the final conference standings, giving them a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament. The Bruins will play their first game on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. PT against the winner of #5 ASU and #12 Colorado.