April 30, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's basketball team handed out its end-of-the-year awards for the 2012-13 season at a recent team dinner hosted by Carmento Floyd at the President's House.
Two awards were given out in March, graduating senior center Jordan Kelley was presented the Community Service Award.
As voted on by the team, freshmen guards Tia Presley suffered a season-ending injury early in Pac-12 Conference play.
The team also voted graduating redshirt-junior guard Ireti Amojo the Most Inspirational player after she came back for her final season after suffering a season-ending knee injury last year.
The final award selected by the team was the Defensive Award that went to sophomore guard Tia Presley after she finished second on the team in steals with 41 and third in rebounding at 4.3 rpg while earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors despite playing just 18 games before missing the remainder of the season.
The Washington State coaching staff selected graduating redshirt-senior guard Katie Grad for the Coaches Award for her leadership on a team that owned six freshmen and three sophomores. Grad took over a starting role early in Pac-12 play, starting the final 12 games and leading the young Cougars to a win over Arizona State in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament.
The coaches also selected Presley and freshman guard Lia Galdeira as the Top Coug Award winners after each garnered All-Pac-12 recognition. Galdeira finished her freshman campaign with team-highs in scoring (14.8 ppg), rebounding (5.2 rpg), steals (86) and made 3-pointers (41). Presley was second on the team in scoring (13.3 ppg) in addition to earning the team's Defensive Award.