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Women’s hoops star Whyte named to All-Pac-12 team for third time

Gabriela Diaz
Gabriela Diaz / Arizona Daily Wildcat UA women’s basketball hosted USC at McKale on Friday. Arizona lost 62-74.

The Pac-12 named Arizona women’s basketball senior Davellyn Whyte to the All-Pac-12 team for the third time on Tuesday.

Whyte, a guard, was also named honorable mention All-Defensive team. Whyte is No. 2 on Arizona’s all-time scoring list, behind current UW assistant coach Adia Barnes.

Whyte has scored 2,036 points in her UA career, including 482 this season, for an average of 16.6 per game. Whyte produced the only triple-double in Arizona history against ASU on Feb. 22, scoring 31 points, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds.

In each of her four seasons, Whyte has led the Wildcats in scoring.

This season, head coach Niya Bitts and Whyte said that it was a goal of theirs for the team to make it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in Whyte’s career, but barring a championship in next week’s Pac-12 tournament, chances are slim to none that it will happen. The Wildcats (12-17) finished the regular season tied for 11th place in the Pac-12 with a 4-14 conference record.

“She has meant a lot to what we are trying to do,” Butts said on Sunday. “If you look at her complete body of work aside from post-season play, that’s all you can really ask for in a player.”

Whyte has been named All-Pac-12 twice and All-Pac-10 once.

In 2010, Whyte was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.

The Wildcats will face Utah in the first round of the women’s Pac-12 tournament in Seattle, Wash., on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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