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Jackson, Kuehu make WAC All-Freshman team


Hawaii women’s basketball players Kamilah Jackson and Shawna Kuehu were named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Freshman team this morning by the league.

They were the only players to receive postseason honors for UH (11-18, 5-11 WAC), which is seeded seventh in the Western Athletic Conference starting Wednesday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Jackson came straight to UH from Sacred Heart Cathedral School in California and became the fourth-leading rebounder in the country, averaging team bests of 11.9 points and 12.0 boards. With 12 double-doubles and 323 total rebounds, she broke Judy Mosley’s UH freshman records in those categories. Jackson also had the game-winning free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime against Utah State on senior night.

Kuehu, a Punahou graduate, was an all-around contributor for the Rainbow Wahine, averaging 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. She missed the last three games of the regular-season with concussion-like symptoms.

Louisiana Tech’s Adrienne Johnson was named the WAC Player of the Year and Utah State coach Raegan Pebley was the WAC Coach of the Year.

The All-WAC first team was Johnson, Nevada guard Tahnee Robinson, Nevada forward Shavon Moore, Fresno State guard Jaleesa Ross and Utah State forward Ashlee Brown.


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