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    March 1, 2017

    Emily Potter Recognized by Pac-12 on All-Defensive Team & Honorable Mention All-Star

    Potter Earns All-Conference Nods
    Redshirt junior forward Emily Potter of Winnipeg has been named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team and honorable mention on the all-conference team, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday after a vote by the league's head coaches.


    Her defensive efforts landed her on the Pac-12 All-Defensive team, after earning all-defensive honorable mention last season. Potter leads the Pac-12 in blocked shots with 86 swatted shots, good for eighth in the NCAA as she sits just 14 blocks shy of breaking the program's all-time block record.

    The starter has helped the Utes contain opponents to just 37-percent shooting from field-goal range and pilling down 42 rebounds per game.

    Potter has led the team in scoring and rebounding throughout the regular-season averaging 13.9 points and 8.6 rebounds entering the Pac-12 Conference Tournament, earning honorable mention all-conference.  She ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in field-goal percentage as the 6-6 Winnipeg, Manitoba native is shooting 52.2 percent from the floor.

    Potter became one of just 26 Utes to join the exclusive 1,000-point club 11 games into her junior season. Potter knocked down her 1,000th career point on a free-throw in the first quarter against Northern Arizona. She has tallied nine double-doubles and has scored in double figures in 23 out of the 29 games this season.

    The 12th-seeded University of Utah women's basketball team will start Pac-12 Tournament play against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first round on Thursday at 2 p.m. PT.

    Action from Seattle's KeyArena will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson (PBP) and Tammy Blackburn (Analyst) providing the commentary. Tyson Ewing will have the play-by-play call on ESPN 700.

    The tournament will take place at KeyArena in Seattle this Thursday through Sunday, March 2 - 5. Tickets are still available at pac-12.com/tickets or the East Box Office at KeyArena.
    ALL-PAC-12 (15 members)


    ALL-PAC-12 (15 members)

    Name
    School
    Position
    Year
    Hometown
    Kristine Anigwe **
    California
    F
    So.
    Phoenix, Ariz.
    Monique Billings
    UCLA
    F
    Jr.
    Corona, Calif.
    Sophie Brunner ***
    Arizona State
    F
    Sr.
    Freeport, Ill.
    Jordin Canada **
    UCLA
    G
    Jr.
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Ruthy Hebard
    Oregon
    F
    Fr.
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Marie Gulich
    Oregon State
    F/C
    Jr.
    Cologne, Germany
    Sabrina Ionescu
    Oregon
    G
    Fr.
    Walnut Creek, Calif.
    Kennedy Leonard
    Colorado
    G
    So.
    Southlake, Texas
    Erica McCall **
    Stanford
    F
    Sr.
    Bakersfield, Calif.
    Brittany McPhee
    Stanford
    G
    Jr.
    Normandy Park, Wash.
    Chantel Osahor
    Washington
    F/C
    Sr.
    Phoenix, Ariz.
    Kelsey Plum ****
    Washington
    G
    Sr.
    Poway, Calif.
    Karlie Samuelson
    Stanford
    G
    Sr.
    Huntington Beach, Calif.
    Kristen Simon
    USC
    F
    Jr.
    Gardena, Calif.
    Sydney Wiese ****
    Oregon State
    G
    Sr.
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Lexi Bando, ORE (G, Jr.); Kennedy Burke, UCLA (G, So.); Mikayla Cowling, CAL (F, Jr.); Quinn Dornstauder, ASU (C, Sr.); Gabriella Hanson, OSU (G, Sr.); Courtney Jaco, USC (G, Sr.); LaBrittney Jones, ARIZ (F, Sr.); Emily Potter, UTAH (F, Jr.); Haley Smith, COLO (G/F, Sr.); Alexis Robinson, COLO (G, So.).

    ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

    Name
    School
    Position
    Hometown
    Ruthy Hebard
    Oregon
    F
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Sabrina Ionescu
    Oregon
    G
    Walnut Creek, Calif.
    Aarion McDonald
    Washington
    G
    Tracy, Calif.
    Minyon Moore
    USC
    G
    Rodeo, Calif.
    Mikayla Pivec
    Oregon State
    G
    Lynwood, Wash.

    HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Jaelyn Brown, CAL (F, Fr.); Mi'Cole Cayton, CAL (G, Fr.); Nadia Fingall, STAN (F, Fr.); Chanelle Molina, WSU (G, Fr.); Reili Richardson, ASU (G, Fr.).

    ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

    Name
    School
    Position
    Year
    Hometown
    Kristine Anigwe
    California
    F
    So.
    Phoenix, Ariz.
    Monique Billings
    UCLA
    F
    Jr.
    Corona, Calif.
    Jordin Canada**
    UCLA
    G
    Jr.
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Gabriella Hanson
    Oregon State
    G
    Sr.
    Anaheim, Calif.
    Utah
    F
    Jr.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Briana Robertson
    Stanford
    G
    Sr.
    Fullerton, Calif. 
    ** two-time All-Defensive team honoree

    HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Breanna Brown, OSU (F/C, Jr.); Mikayla Cowling, CAL (F, Jr.); Quinn Dornstauder, ASU (C, Sr.); Caila Hailey, WSU (G, Jr.); Courtney Jaco, USC (G, Sr.); LaBrittney Jones, ARIZ (F, Sr.); Chantel Osahor, WASH (F/C, Sr.); Haley Smith, COLO (G/F, Sr.).

    Sources: 
    http://www.sltrib.com/home/4996073-155/utah-womens-basketball-emily-potter-earns
    https://www.utahutes.com/news/2017/2/28/womens-basketball-potter-earns-all-conference-nod.aspx
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