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Courtney Vandersloot named State Farm Coaches'All-America honorable mention

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Courtesy Gonzaga Athletics

ATLANTA - Gonzaga University women's basketball junior Courtney Vandedrsloot garnered her second All-America honor of the season after being named WBCA/State Farm Coaches' All-America honorable mention. Vandersloot was the inaugural Bulldog in women's basketball history to be named both Associated Press and State Farm Coaches' All-American, as she was awarded both last season. She is now the inaugural two-time AP and State Farm Coaches All-American.

Vandersloot, the back-to-back West Coast Conference Player of the Year, ended her season as the nations assist leader at 9.4, and fourth in steals at 3.6 and 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.2.The Kent, Wash., native helped Gonzaga to an astonishing 29-5 overall mark; 29 wins being the most in a Zag single season, its sixth straight West Coast Conference regular season title, its third WCC Tournament championship in four years and its first NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history.

Vandersloot became the WCC and Gonzaga career assists leader this season (751) and the Bulldog career steals leader (252). Vandersloot registered 10 double-doubles (9 pts/asts, 1 pts/stls) and scored double-figures points in 27 of GU's 34 contests, including six 20-plus point contests. She dished out double-figure assists 12 times, including a career-high 16 against the University of North Dakota on Nov. 25, 2009.

Her 321 assists handed out this season is a Bulldog single-season record, breaking her old mark of 239 in 2008-09. She also broke the single-season steals mark of 96 held by Maria Stack (1984-85) as she made 121 steals.

Jayne Appel (Stanford), Tina Charles (Connecticut), Victoria Dunlap (Kentucky), Kelsey Griffin (Nebraska), Amber Harris (Xavier), Jantel Lavender (Ohio State), Maya Moore (Connecticut), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma), and Monica Wright (Virginia) made up the first team.

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