March 15, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis guard Jennifer Decuir has been named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association First Team, as voted on by the league's 12 coaches. Decuir's teammate, Ellen Porshneva, received All-CCAA second team honors.
Joining Decuir on the All-CCAA First Team were CCAA Player of the Year Candice Allen of Cal Poly Pomona, along with teammate Keila Beachem, Grand Canyon's Kelly McRee, Chico State teammates Kim Abts and Marissa White, Monica Tokoro of Cal State L.A., Cal State Dominguez Hills' Zipporah Chase, Shavaki Jackson of Cal State Stanislaus and Cal State Bakersfield's Jasmere Kirby.
Decuir, a senior from Long Beach, led the Aggies with 15.1 points per game this season, which ranked her ninth on the conference scoring list. She also finished the season with 4.8 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game, becoming the first player at UC Davis since the 1995-96 season to average over 10 points, four rebounds and four assists per game.
Decuir scored a season-high 22 points on two occasions, two of seven contests in which she scored over 20 points. She scored in double figures in 24 of 28 contests and led the Aggies in scoring 11 times, including each of the last five games. In addition, Decuir was named CCAA Player of the Week after averaging 16.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.5 apg and 3.5 spg in two wins over Cal State L.A. and Cal St. Dominguez Hills in early February.
Porshneva, a freshman from San Jose, led the team in scoring for much of the season before finishing behind Decuir at 14.5 ppg. She added 6.3 rpg while leading the team in blocked shots with 28. Porshneva posted Aggie season-highs of 31 points and 15 rebounds in UC Davis' victory at Chico State on December 28.
She began her Aggie career by scoring 22 points against Western New Mexico, the highest output by an Aggie freshman in school history. She posted three point-rebound double-doubles in her first four games and finished the season with four total. Porshneva became the first freshman to exceed 400 points in a season since Carol Rische scored 459 during the 1979-80 season.
This marks the second conference honor for Decuir, who was a second-team selection last season, and the first for Porshneva.
UC Davis finished its 2003-04 season with a 16-12 mark, 11-11 in conference play.