May 1, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - Senior attacker Carmen Eggert earned first-team honors while senior utility Jessica Dunn made the second team, representing UC Davis on the All-Big West Conference squads for women's water polo, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon. This is the fourth time Dunn has garnered some form of All-Big West award, while Eggert picks up her third nod. Both players were first-team picks in 2012.
Eggert led the Aggies in goals (80), total shots (191), 6-on-5 shooting (29-for-48), steals (55), drawn exclusions (50) and field blocks (27). She became just the second player in program history to amass 80 goals in a season, joining Tiffany Hodgens, who achieved the feat in each of her first three seasons. Eggert, who finished third among UC Davis' all-time career goals leaders at 189, set a school record for playing 25.4 minutes per game this season. Additionally, the Marin Catholic High School alumna received an invitation for a May 17-19 tryout for the U.S. Senior National Team.
Dunn, who scored 60 goals and a school-record 45 assists, matched Eggert's total of 105 points. She added 22-for-58 shooting on power plays, 30 steals and 20 field blocks. Dunn's goals total ranks sixth in school history while her career sum of 208 scores is second all-time behind Hodgens. She also shattered the school record for career assists, as her total of 140 easily surpassed the previous benchmark of 98, held jointly by Hodgens and Sofia Patronas. Dunn hails from Los Alamitos, Calif.
Both Dunn and Eggert earned All-America honorable mention from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches in 2011 and 2012.
First-year member Hawai'i claimed two of the conference's major awards as Monika Eggens and Maureen Cole earned Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors, respectively. UC Santa Barbara's Samantha Murphy was selected as Freshman of the Year.
UC Davis finished 15-17 overall with a No. 18 national ranking heading into last weekend's Big West Conference tournament, at which the Aggies finished seventh.