(Hawaii Athletics) - University of Hawai'i women's basketball's senior guard Sarah Toeaina has been named to the Big West Conference First Team for the second consecutive season, announced by the conference office on Monday.
Toeaina has been the catalyst for the Rainbow Wahine all season long leading the team in points (470), scoring average (16.2), field goal percentage (51.8%), free throw attempts (216), free throws made (143), offensive rebounds (64), and minutes played (1,024). She also finished second on the team in rebounds (177), rebounding average (6.1), and assists (54).
Her overall numbers also placed her at the top of the conference ranking No. 5 in points per game, No. 3 in field percentage, No. 2 in free throws made, and No. 10 rebounds per game.
During conference play, the Covington, Washington native scored double-digits in 14-of-15 games, and led the "Bows in scoring for 12 of the 15 games. Her standout performance of the season came at Long Beach State when she scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double.
In front of the home crowd on Jan. 25, Toeaina became the 21st member of the 1,000 point club at UH. Since then, she has kept up her torrid pace, reaching 1,180 points for No. 11 all-time in the UH record book.
Toeiana and the Rainbow Wahine will aim to continue their season with an opening-round matchup against CSUN in the BWC tournament on Tuesday at 4 p.m. HT.
FIRST TEAM Morgan Bertsch, UC Davis Drew Edelman, UC Santa Barbara Channon Fluker, CSUN Morgan Green, UC Irvine Dynn Leaupepe, Cal Poly Sarah Toeaina, Hawai'i
SECOND TEAM Tessa Boagni, CSUN Michelle Curry, UC Riverside Pele Gianotti, UC Davis Lauren Holt, UC Riverside Rachel Nagel, UC Davis Daeja Smith, Cal State Fullerton
HONORABLE MENTION Sarah Bates, UC Santa Barbara Shanaijah Davison, Long Beach State Naomi Hunt, Long Beach State Lynn Leaupepe, Cal Poly Dani Nafekh, UC Davis Jordan Sanders, UC Irvine Cecily Wilson, Long Beach State
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Sarah Bates, UC Santa Barbara Shanaijah Davison, Long Beach State Cierra Hall, UC Davis Naomi Hunt, Long Beach State Jordan Sanders, UC Irvine
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Channon Fluker, CSUN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jordan Sanders, UC Irvine COACH OF THE YEAR: Jennifer Gross, UC Davis BEST SIXTH PLAYER: Ayzhiana Basallo, Cal Poly BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Channon Fluker, CSUN BEST HUSTLE PLAYER: Dye Stahley, Cal Poly