Ryan Moore, Fowzi Abdelsamad Named To All-CCAA First Team

Junior Ryan Moore led the Aggies in scoring this season with 16.3 points per game. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise
 
Junior Ryan Moore led the Aggies in scoring this season with 16.3 points per game. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise
 

March 15, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis forward Ryan Moore and guard Fowzi Abdelsamad have been named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association First Team, as voted on by the league's 12 coaches. It marks the first conference honor for Moore and the second for Abdelsamad, who was a second-team pick last season.

Joining Moore and Abdelsamad on the All-CCAA First Team were CCAA Player of the Year Jonathan Levy, along with teammate T.K. Reed, Cal Poly Pomona's Jeff Bonds and David Sybesma, Cal State Bakersfield's Fred Nichols and Martin Rajniak, Chico State's Brian Faulstich and Cal State L.A.'s Justen Naughton.

Moore, a junior from Brea, led the Aggies with 16.3 points per game this season, which ranked him third on the conference scoring list. Moore also finished as the team's top rebounder at 5.5 rpg, while shooting .525 from the field and .439 from three-point range.

Moore scored an Aggie season-high 31 points, connecting on 14 of 16 shots in a 52-point win over UC Santa Cruz. He led the team in scoring on 10 occasions and posted double-figure outings in 20 of 22 contests, including six of 20 or more. He also led the team in rebounding 12 times and assists on eight occasions. He was named the CCAA Player of the Week for the week of January 26-31 after averaging 16.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg while shooting .591 from the field and .714 from three-point range.

Abdelsamad, a junior from Los Angeles, averaged 12.9 points per game this season, which ranked him 14th in the conference. He scored a season-high 28 points in the Aggies' 74-68 victory over Cal State L.A. on February 6, one of five 20-plus point outings. He scored in double figures 18 times on the season and led UC Davis with 53 three-pointers, the eighth-highest single-season output in school history.

Abdelsamad was ranked among the conference leaders in free throw percentage for the entire season. He finished the year No.3 after connecting on .859 (79-92) of his attempts, including 25 straight during a nine-game stretch midway through the season.

UC Davis finished its 2003-04 season with an 18-9 mark, 15-7 in conference play.