Kingma, Davis, Galdeira selected to All-Pac-12 women's basketball team
Washington senior guard Kristi Kingma joined sophomore point guard Jazmine Davis and Washington State freshman guard Lia Galdeira as members...
Seattle Times staff reporter
Washington senior guard Kristi Kingma joined sophomore point guard Jazmine Davis and Washington State freshman guard Lia Galdeira as members of the 15-player All-Pac-12 women's basketball team. It's the second honor for Kingma and Davis.
Kingma, who returned from a torn right ACL last year, led the conference in minutes played (37.4) and was UW's second-leading scorer (13.7 points). Davis is second in the Pac-12 in scoring (19.2).
Galdeira was also a media pick for the All-Defensive team and All-Freshman team. Washington redshirt freshman Talia Walton and Oregon State forward Jamie Weisner (Clarkston High) were also named to the five-member freshman team.
Stanford All-American Chiney Ogwumike was selected as the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Her sister Nneka, who stars for the Los Angeles Sparks, won the honors the past two seasons.
Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 22.9 points and 12.7 rebounds.
California's Lindsay Gottlieb was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year. She led the Golden Bears to the program's first conference regular-season championship. Cal won a school-record 17 league games and its 27-2 overall record tied a mark set in 2008 when Gottlieb was an associate head coach for the program.
The Pac-12 tournament at KeyArena begins Thursday. UW (19-10, 11-7) is seeded fifth and plays Oregon (4-26, 2-16) at 8:30 p.m. WSU (10-19, 6-12) is seeded eighth and will play Arizona State (13-17, 5-13) at 6 p.m.
• Washington coach Kevin McGuff and Seattle U coach Joan Bonvicini were two of 30 finalists for the Naismith coach of the year award. The final four will be named March 20 with the winner to be announced April 9.