Norma Bertoch | Posted: 26 Feb 2020 | Updated: 30 Sep 2022

Hamson, Albiero receive All-Academic honors 

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Sara Hamson, Maria Albiero Academic honors

SAN BRUNO, Calif. –Junior center Sara Hamson has been named to the 2019-20 West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team, the league announced Wednesday.

This season, 18 student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.50 or better and six posted a 3.75 GPA or better. Three student-athletes are making their second appearances in Sara Hamson of BYU, Maddie Muhlheim or Portland and Lauren Yearwood of Santa Clara.

BYU's Maria Albiero was one of 26 student-athletes who were named 2019-20 WCC Women's Basketball All-Academic Honorable Mention. Albiero has a 3.76 GPA in Exercise Science.

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to her team. 


2019-20 WCC Women's Basketball All-Academic Team
Name Yr. GPA Major/School
Katie Campbell Sr. 3.36 Psychology/Gonzaga
Emily Codding Jr. 3.53 Business Administration/St. Mary's
Paige Fecske Sr. 4.00 Clinical Psychology/Pepperdine
Sara Hamson Jr. 3.83 Bioinfographics/BYU
Ashlyn Herlihy Jr. 3.61 MBA/Santa Clara
Maddie Muhlheim Jr. 3.93 Accounting/Portland
Myah Pace Jr. 3.67 Architecture/San Diego
Sofie Tryggedsson Gr. 3.65 Health, Exercise & Sport Science/Pacific
Kia Vaalavirta So. 3.92 Biology/San Francisco
Lauren Yearwood Sr. 3.86 BiologySanta Clara



BYU: Maria Albiero
GONZAGA: Katie Campbell, Louise Forsyth, Anamaria Virjoghe, Jenn Wirth, LeeAnne Wirth
LMU: Brittney Reed
PACIFIC: Jessica Blakeslee, Callie Kaiser, Josephine Millard, Kaylin Randhawa
PEPPERDINE: Deezha Battle, Jayla Ruffus-Milner, Jayda Ruffus-Milner
PORTLAND: Lauren Walker
SAINT MARY’S: Claire Ferguson, Sam Simons
SAN DIEGO: Nicole Blakes, Sydney Hunter, Ana Ramos
SAN FRANCISCO: Dolapo Balogun, Abby Rathbun, Rojeen Sharifi
SANTA CLARA: Tia Hay, LindseyVanAllen, Emily Wolph