TAMPA, MARCH 6, 2014 - A strong finish to the regular season and solid overall year earned four Bulls conference recognition Wednesday.
Courtney Williams, Alisia Jenkins, Inga Orekhova and Ariadna Pujol were named to three different all-conference teams, as the American Athletic Conference dished out its postseason awards in preparation for this week's conference tournament.
Williams (Folkston, Ga.) was the Bulls' sole first team all-conference honoree, averaging 16.8 points over the 18-game conference season, and scoring at least 17 points 11 times. Williams recorded five of her eight double-doubles in conference play, and averaged 7.5 rebounds against American opponents. The sophomore guard was named American Player of the Week Feb. 24, and made the honor roll six different times.
Tied for the conference lead in double-doubles, Jenkins (Statesboro, Ga.) joined Orekhova (Sevastapol, Ukraine) on the all-conference second team. Jenkins averaged 9.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, and led the Bulls with a steal per game in the conference season to earn the honor. Jenkins was named to the honor roll four times this season, and averaged 15.7 points and 14.7 rebounds over the last three games of the regular season.
Orekhova earned her second team award with a very balance conference season, averaging 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. The Bulls' senior scored 210 of her 277 points this season during conference play, and enters the American Athletic Conference Tournament just 45 points shy of 1,000 in her career.
Bulls' freshman Ariadna Pujol's 5.6 points and 2 rebounds per game were enough to garner All-Freshman Team honors. Pujol was named American Freshman of the Week Jan. 5, after averaging 13 points per game through the first three games of the conference season. Pujol scored in double digits four times during conference play, and seven times this season.
UConn senior Stefanie Dolson took home the American Defensive Player of the Year award, and was one of four Huskies honored on the first team. Louisville earned three first-team honorees as the only other school with multiple first-teamers. For the full release on the postseason awards, click HERE.