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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Pac-12 Media Tabs Presley All-Pac-12
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/05/2014
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Washington State guards Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley each picked an All-Pac-12 accolade from the Pac-12 Media, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Members of the media covering teams in the Pac-12 Conference selected Presley to the 15-member All-Pac-12 team and Galdeira to the five-member All-Defensive Team.

Tuesday, Galdeira and Presley were the first Cougar teammates to earn All-Conference honors as voted on by the Pac-12 coaches in program history. Galdeira also received All-Defensive Team honorable mention for the second consecutive year.

Galdeira finished the regular season second on the team and ninth in the Pac-12 in scoring at 17.7 ppg after posting nine 20-point efforts. The sophomore guard and Kamuela, Hawaii native was second in the league with 73 steals and led WSU with 54 made 3-pointers, currently tied for fifth-most in school single-season history. During conference play, Galdeira led the Pac-12 with 47 steals and was again ninth in scoring at 17.6 ppg.

Presley heads into the Pac-12 Tournament leading the Cougars and sixth in the conference in scoring at 18.9 ppg after posting 12 20-point efforts including four 30-point performances. The junior guard paces WSU in shooting percentage (.444), is second in steals (54) and third in assists (54). Her 212 free throw attempts are second-most in the Pac-12 and her 151 made free throws are third-most in the league. Presley had her first two years cut short with season-ending injuries but bounced back with one of the best offensive seasons in program history, tallying 568 points, the third-highest total in WSU single-season history. The Spokane, Wash. recorded three 30-point efforts in conference play, two coming in consecutive road wins over Utah and Colorado that earned her Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, and the other coming in the home win over Oregon in the regular season home finale.

The Cougars face the University of Oregon Thursday in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at KeyArena in Seattle. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

2014 Pac-12 Media All-Pac-12:
Jillian Alleyne, ORE; Brittany Boyd, CAL; Jazmine Davis, WASH; Reshanda Gray, CAL; Ruth Hamblin, OSU; Cassie Harberts, USC; Deja Mann, ASU; Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Amber Orrange, STAN; Michelle Plouffe, UTAH; Kelsey Plum, WASH; Tia Presley, WSU; Chrishae Rowe, ORE; Sydney Wiese, OSU.
2014 Media All-Defensive Team:
Jillian Alleyne, ORE; Brittany Boyd, CAL; Lia Galdeira, WSU; Ruth Hamblin, OSU; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN.
2014 Pac-12 Media All-Freshman Team:
Kelsey Plum, WASH; Emily Potter, UTAH; Chrishae Rowe, ORE; Lili Thompson, STAN; Sydney Wiese, OSU.
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