Cowling Named to All-WCC Team
Alex Cowling earned her second career All-West Coast Conference Team selection.
Feb. 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES - LMU redshirt junior Alex Cowling has been named to the 2011-12 All-West Coast Conference first team, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon.
Cowling, the league-leader in points (22.5 per game) and rebounds (8.8 per game), makes the WCC's list for the second time in her career, also earning first team honors as a sophomore in 2009-10. She was the WCC Newcomer of the Year as a rookie, while also earning All-WCC honorable mention and WCC All-Freshman Team honors.
In 28 games this season, the 5-11 guard/forward combo has scored 20 points or more on 13 occasions and 30 points or more on six occasions, including a career-high 32 points on Dec. 29 against Saint Mary's. Cowling also collected 10 double-doubles throughout the regular-season, including a streak of five straight, and also came just one rebound shy of a double-double six times this year.
Cowling's numbers have put her on record watch all season long. On Feb. 9 at Santa Clara, her 22 points pushed her single-season scoring mark past her own LMU record of 526. With at least one game remaining, her school-record 2011-12 season total sits at 629, which is also the seventh highest mark in the WCC all-time record book.
Four games after breaking the LMU single-season scoring record, Cowling eclipsed the program's career-scoring record of 1,662 held by Bryn Britton (1998-02). Now, with 1,691 career points and another year of eligibility remaining, Cowling has the opportunity to become the first LMU women's basketball player to eclipse the 2,000-point mark.
AS voted on by the league's nine head coaches, BYU's Kristen Riley is the Player of the Year, Pepperdine senior Jazmine Jackson is the Defensive Player of the Year, and BYU freshman Lexi Eaton and Gonzaga redshirt-sophomore Haiden Palmer are the Co-Newcomers of the Year. San Diego's Cindy Fisher is the Coach of the Year.
The complte list of award winners are listed below.
Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
Co-Newcomer of the Year