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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