Wyffels Named Second Team All-American

SALEM, OR — Vanessa Wyffels capped a brilliant season in which she led the nation in field goal percentage by being named to the D3hoops.com All-American second team.

Wyffels, a junior post from Portland, was also named All-West Region First Team and All-Northwest Conference First Team.

Wyffels, who averaged 19.1 points per game and 9.7 rebounds, was one of the only three players in all of college basketball who shot over 70% from the floor. Wyffels hit 181 of her 246 shots and connected on 114-151 free throws. She was also second on the team in assists, averaging two per game and second on the team in steals.

In the Bearcats 26 games, Wyffels led the team in scoring in 17 of those contests and was the team leader in rebounds in 20 of those games.

With only three players back from last year’s team, the Bearcats were 5-11 in conference following a winless conference campaign in 2003-04. Under head coach Tom Steers, the team finished 8-18 overall, including wins over UPS and PLU, both team which finished in the upper half of the NWC.

Wyffels will lead a solid core of returners next season including Julia Short, Laura Payne, Veronica Schneider, Kari Woody, Sara Clawson and Jennifer Bell.

2005 Women's All-America Team
First Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Leigh Sulkowski Washington & Jefferson Jr. Upper St. Clair, Pa.
G Megan Silva Randolph-Macon Jr. Glen Allen, Va.
F Amanda Nechuta UW-Stevens Point Sr. Mosinee, Wis.
F Olivia Zurek Bates Sr. Arlington, Mass.
C Tara Rohde Trinity (Texas) Sr. Norman, Okla.

Second Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Mandy Pearson Concordia-Moorhead Sr. Watkins, Minn.
G Stephanie Cleary Ithaca Sr. Tappan, N.Y.
F Siobhan Zerilla Wilmington Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
F Sarah Shogren Whitworth Sr. Newman Lake, Wash.
C Vanessa Wyffels Willamette Jr. Portland, Ore.

Vanessa Wyffels

Vanessa Wyffels