SCIAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors Announced

SCIAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors Announced

The 2018 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) women's basketball teams were announced Thursday morning following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches.

Sophomore guard Lucy Criswell of Chapman was named the 2018 SCIAC Athlete of the Year after pacing the Panthers to a 15-1 mark in SCIAC play and a share of the SCIAC regular season title as well as the second seed in the upcoming conference tournament. 

Criswell, also named a First Team All-SCIAC selection in 2018, averaged a third-best 17.0 points per game during conference play this season, in addition to pulling down 7.1 rebounds per game against league competition. A Portland, Ore. native, Criswell scored in double-figures in 14 conference games, including a season-high 28 points in a 97-69 win over Occidental on Feb. 14. 

Pomona-Pitzer's Emma Godfrey turned in a stellar debut collegiate season for the Sagehens, averaging 18.6 points (second best in the SCIAC), and a fourth-best 8.4 rebounds per contest during league play in 2017-18. Godfrey collected 11 double-digit scoring games for Pomona-Pitzer, highlighted by a 38-point effort against La Verne on Jan. 17. For her efforts she was also voted Second Team All-SCIAC. 

Chapman's Irma Munoz was voted the Ed Baldwin Sportsmanship Award winner and has been an integral part of the Panthers' program for four years. A leader by example on and off the court, Munoz has displayed good sportsmanship throughout her career. A foster child and East Los Angeles native, Munoz now gives back to the community in which she grew up. 

The Chapman coaching staff, led by 15th-year head coach Carol Jue, directed the Panthers to a share of the regular season title for the second straight year. Winners of the tournament title in 2013-14, the Panthers have reached the tournament championship contest in four of the last five years. 

SCIAC Athlete
of the Year
SCIAC Newcomer
of the Year
Ed Baldwin
SCIAC Coaching
Staff of the Year
Lucy Criswell
Emma Godfrey
Irma Munoz
Carol Jue
First Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Triana Anderson Occidental Sr. G San Francisco, Calif.
Lucy Criswell Chapman So. G Portland, Ore.
Kiana Gray Cal Lutheran Sr.  G Agoura, Calif.
Maya Love CMS So. G Denver, Colo.
Clarissa Perez La Verne Jr. G Los Angeles, Calif.
Kailee Severt CMS Sr. F/C Moorpark, Calif.
Reyna Ta'amu Redlands Sr. F Lakewood, Calif.
Second Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Corinne Bogle CMS Sr. G San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Jaryn Fajardo Chapman Jr. G Torrance, Calif.
Emma Godfrey Pomona-Pitzer Fy. F Lafayette, Calif.
Monica Hanna Whittier  Jr.  F/C  Bellflower, Calif. 
Jaime Hum-Nishikado Chapman Sr. G San Rafael, Calif.
Grace Peng Caltech So. G San Ramon, Calif.