Ramirez, Lopez-Wood Earn WCC Honors
Hazel Ramirez was named to the All-WCC First Team while Leslie Lopez-Wood earned All-Freshman Team honors.
March 3, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Senior guard Hazel Ramirez and freshman guard Leslie Lopez-Wood, who spent much of the year chasing down, and ultimately breaking LMU records, have been named to the 2013-14 All-West Coast Conference First Team and WCC All-Freshman Team, respectively, the league office announced Monday.
This marks the second All-WCC honor for Ramirez, and her inaugural selection to the first team, after earning Honorable Mention honors in 2012-13. Lopez-Wood becomes the eighth Lion all-time to be named to the WCC All-Freshman Team. The last LMU selection was Camille Buckley in 2010-11.
Ramirez has been the Lions' court leader all season long, averaging team highs of 15.1 ppg and 6.3 apg. She has scored in double figures in all but five games, while leading LMU in scoring 11 times. Already the owner of the LMU single-game assists record (12, set twice in 2012-13), she matched that feat for a third time in her career on Feb. 15 versus Pacific. Also in that game, Ramiez surpassed Kristen Bruich for the LMU single-season assist record (148 assists in 1988-89).
On Feb. 19 against San Diego, she achieved the trifecta, breaking Marlee Webb's near 20-year-old career assists mark of 441, achieved from 1993-96. Ramirez enters the WCC Tournament with 183 season assists and 469 for her career.
Lopez-Wood entered the starting lineup for the first time on Jan. 11 at Pepperdine, two games after pouring in a career-high 18 points on six three-pointers. She has held firmly to that spot ever since and is the Lions' third leading scorer at 8.9 ppg for the season and 11.1 ppg in WCC play. The sharp shooter has hit at least one three pointer in all but four games this season, and has drained four or more nine times.
In the Lions' regular-season finale at San Francisco, she finished with three triples, giving her 68 for the season and setting an LMU single-season record in the process. She surpassed the previous record of 67, set by Amanda Patton in back-to-back seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07).
Player of the Year: Jennifer Hamson, BYU
2013-14 All-WCC Women's Basketball First Team
2013-14 WCC Women's Basketball Honorable Mention Team
2013-14 WCC Women's Basketball All-Freshman Team