LAS VEGAS -- (Mar. 5, 2002) All-American Erin Thorn Leads Four Cougars honored by the Mountain West Conference, Tuesday on the eve of this year's EAS Mountain West Conference Championships.
Thorn, a 5-10 junior guard from Orem, Utah was the lone BYU player named to the First-Team All-Mountain West Conference. This is Thorn's second straight First Team honor.
Junior forward Jennifer Leitner was named to the Second Team All-Mountain West Conference. Teammates Stacy Jensen and Melanie Pearson were named to the Third Team All-Mountain West. Jensen was named to last year's Second Team.
Thorn leads the league in three pointers made this season (3.15 per game). She also ranks second in the conference in scoring at 17.0 points per contest.
The Cougars get set to open MWC championship action on Wednesday with a game against Wyoming in a 2:30 p.m. tip from the Thomas & Mack Center.
2001-02 All-Mountain West Conference - Women's Basketball
First Team All-Mountain West Conference
Linda Frohlich, UNLV
Angie Gorton, CSU
Erin Thorn, BYU
Constance Jinks, UNLV
Lauren Beckman, Utah
Second Team All-Mountain West Conference
Jennifer Leitner, BYU
Jordan Adams, UNM
Lindsay Herbert, Utah
Carrie Bacon, Wyoming
Ashley Augspurger, CSU
Third Team All-Mountain West Conference
Stacy Jensen, BYU
Melanie Pearson, BYU
Mandi Moore, UNM
Claire Swinbank, SDSU
Atim Otii, SDSU
Player of the Year - Linda Frohlich, UNLV
Defensive Player of the Year - Angie Gorton, CSU
Newcomer of the Year -- Mandi Moore, UNM
Coach of the Year -- Tom Colleen, CSU
Eight other conference players received Honorable Mention honors.