Three Lady Frogs named All-MWC
March 10, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Adrianne Ross, Lorie Butler-Rayford and Helena Sverrisdottir each found their names among the players named All-Mountain West Conference Monday by the league office. In addition to TCU's large presence among the all-conference teams, Sverrisdottir was selected as MWC Freshman of the Year through a vote of the league's coaches.
Ross, chosen as the Top Returning Player during a vote of conference coaches and media during the preseason, earned a spot on the All-MWC Second Team after leading the Lady Frogs to a second-place finish and 13-3 record in the Mountain West Conference during her senior season. The Hobbs, N.M., native paces this season's team in scoring (13.4 ppg), assists (2.9 apg) and steals (2.4 spg).
The selection marked the third consecutive year Ross has been named all-conference. A year ago, she was chosen as the Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year after winning the league scoring title. She was named to the All-MWC Third Team as a sophomore in 2005-06.
Ross has continued to add to her legacy as one of the most decorated athletes in TCU history. She owns program records for assists (372) and games played (130) while ranking second in points (1,628), games started (105) and field goals (593). She became only the second Lady Frog to reach All-America status a year ago, when she received honorable-mention honors from both the Associated Press and Kodak/WBCA.
Butler-Rayford earned her second career all-conference honor with a selection to the All-MWC Third Team. The Inglewood, Calif., native paced the Lady Frogs this season and ranked fourth among all league players with a 7.1 rebounds-per-game average. Her 10.8 points-per-game scoring average ranked second among Frogs and 17th in the conference. Butler-Rayford previously earned honorable-mention All-MWC accolades as a sophomore in 2005-06.
Sverrisdottir, in addition to being anointed honorable-mention All-MWC, became only the second player in program history to garner league Freshman-of-the-Year honors. A two-time conference player of the week, Sverrisdottir finished the regular season as the lone freshman to appear in the MWC's statistical rankings for scoring (9.3 ppg--21st), rebounding (5.7 rpg--14th) and assists (2.67 apg--12th). She ranked third, second and third among Frogs for each respective category this season.
Jill Sutton, the 1998 WAC Pacific Division Freshman of the Year, is the only other Lady Frog to have been named a league freshman of the year.
TCU begins postseason play Wednesday, when it meets Air Force in the quarterfinal round of the 2008 Phillips 66 Mountain West Conference Championship in Las Vegas. The 9:35 CST contest will be televised live by the Mountain West Sports Network (The Mtn.).
First-Team All-Mountain West Conference
Second-Team All-Mountain West Conference
Third-Team All-Mountain West Conference
Honorable-Mention All-Mountain West Conference
Player of the Year: Leilani Mitchell, Utah
* notes repeat all-conference selection