Richardson, Four other Earn Pac-10 Honors
Nov. 10, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State freshman Jenna Richardson was named the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year Wednesday when conference honors were announced by Commissioner Larry Scott. Four other Beavers were named to conference teams Wednesday.
Richardson is the first student-athlete from Oregon State to earn the honor. She is second on the team in points (17), goals (6) and assists (5) this season and has 46 total shots and three game-winning goals.
Richardson ranks in the top-10 in the Pac-10 this season in shots per game (2.71), points, points per game (1.00), assists and assists per game (0.29). Her 17 points so far this season places her tied for third all-time at Oregon State by a freshman. Richardson was also named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team.
Along with the Pac-10 Player of the Year, the Pac-10 released its all conference teams Wednesday. Four Oregon State players were selected to Pac-10 All-Conference teams which are the most by Oregon State in a single-season.
Goalkeeper Colleen Boyd was selected to the Pac-10 All-Conference First Team for the first time in her career. Forwards Chelsea Buckland and Richardson, along with midfielder Courtney Wetzel, were selected to the Pac-10 All-Conference Second team. It is Richardson and Wetzel's first selection while Buckland was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2009.
This season Boyd set, and then reset, the Oregon State record for consecutive scoreless minutes. Her current record stands at 580 min, and 8 sec. She has posted a school-record 13 shutouts to this point in the season. Her season goal against average mark of 0.52 and her career mark of 0.85 are both Oregon State records.
Buckland, a sophomore from Vancouver, British Columbia, is the leading scorer this season for the Beavers. She leads the team in points with 18 and goals with eight.
Wetzel, a senior from Puyallup, Wash., is making her mark on the Oregon State record books this season. At the end of her final season at Oregon State, she will find herself in the top-10 all-time at Oregon State in single-season assists and shots along with career assists, shots, games played and games started.
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