WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM ANNOUNCED
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Throughout the summer, the Sacramento State athletics department will take a look back and honor the student-athletes who have made the biggest impact on their sport over the last 10 years.
To be eligible for the all-decade team, a student-athlete must have played at least one year in their sport between the 2000-01 and 2009-10 academic years, and must have completed their eligibility as a Hornet, or be an active member of the team.
Today marks the announcement of the women’s basketball all-decade team. The squad consists of two guards, three forwards, and one sixth man.
Charday Hunt (2007-2010), Guard
Hunt was a three-year letterwinner and two-time all-Big Sky Conference selection during her time at Sacramento State, scoring 1,237 career points, which ranks sixth in program history. As a senior in 2009-10, Hunt led the Big Sky in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game, while increasing that average to 19.1 points in conference play. She scored a career-high 32 points on two occasions, against San Francisco and Northern Arizona, with both games occuring away from home. She earned first team all-Big Sky honors as a senior and second team honors as a junior, the first Hornet to be named to both teams during their career in program history. All told, the Portland, Ore. native averaged 14.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, and ranks in the top 10 in Hornet history in 10 different categories and the top five on four of those lists.
Michele St. Clair (1997-2001), Guard
St. Clair was a four-year letterwinner for the Hornets, and saved her strongest season in the Green and Gold for her final year in 2000-01. The Grass Valley, Calif. native poured in a school-record 77 three-pointers while averaging a career-best 15.8 points per game. She earned first team all-Big Sky Conference honors, and played all but 24 minutes of the season, averaging 39.3 minutes per game. She scored 36 points against UC Riverside, connecting on 9-of-13 attempts from beyond the three-point arc, setting a school record in the process. The game against Riverside was one of eight 20-plus point efforts during her senior year, which also included 28-point performances against Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge. For her career, St. Clair averaged 9.9 points per game, and ranks second in school history with 175 career three-pointers made.
Cindy Alldrin (2004-06), Forward
Alldrin earned first team all-Big Sky honors as a senior in 2005-06, averaging 11.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Vancouver, Wash., native led the team in scoring on 12 occasions during her senior campaign, and also shot a team-leading 86.7 percent (85-of-98) from the free-throw line, ranking her third in the Big Sky and tied for 21st in the nation. Her percentage also ranks second in school single season history and her 81.3 career percentage (140-of-172) ranks second all-time at Sacramento State. She recorded a career-high 22 points at Portland State, and her first career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in a home affair against the Vikings. For her two-year career, Alldrin averaged 9.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, knocking down 42 career three-pointers.
Atty Boyer (2005-09), Forward
A three-year starter for the Hornets, Boyer collected 901 career points and 546 rebounds, while shooting 43 percent from the field. A native of Sacramento who was born in Italy, Boyer averaged a career-high 12.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during her junior campaign, earning honorable mention all-Big Sky honors. Posted five straight double-doubles in conference play. During an injury plagued senior season, Boyer posted averages of 11.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. She ranked fourth in the Big Sky in double-digit rebounding games with nine, and ranked in the top 20 in the Big Sky in six categories. As a senior, Boyer became the seventh player in school history to enter the 500-rebound club and the fifth player in school history to post 800 points and 500 rebounds. She ranks in the top 10 all-time in six categories, including points, rebounds, free throws made, free throws attempted, field goals made and blocked shots.
Erika Edwards (2006-10), Forward
One of the top sharp shooters in school history, Edwards knocked down 168 career three-pointers, while totalling 902 points and 785 rebounds. She ranks third all-time in three-pointers made, and is just the third member of the school's 750 point, 750 rebound club. She tied Michelle St. Clair's school record with 77 three-pointers as a senior, ranking 14th in the nation in three-point field goal percentage at 42.8 percent. She also ranked second in the Big Sky in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per contest, which placed her in the top 100 nationally. The native of Redmond, Wash. scored a career-high 22 points against UNLV, including a 6-of-10 mark from beyond the three-point arc. She also set an impressive mark at the foul line, making her first 27 free throws on the season, ending 30-of-31 at the charity stripe (96.8 percent). Edwards earned second team all-Big Sky honors during her final season in the Green and Gold.
Emily Christensen (2007-Present), 6th Man
The only current student-athlete on the squad, Christensen has scored 768 points and knocked down 80 three-pointers during her first three years, despite averaging just 22.9 minutes per game. As a junior in 2009-10, Christensen was second on the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest. She scored in double figures in 23 of the team's 30 games, including an active 12-game streak that ended her junior season. Christensen scored a career-high 26 points at Northern Colorado, while breaking the 20-point plateau five additional times during the season. She also added six double-doubles as a junior, pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds at Eastern Washington. Entering her senior season, she is on pace to become the ninth member of the Hornet 1,000 point club.
Below are links to the first two all-decade teams as well as the remaining schedule.
Wednesday, June 30 - Baseball
Friday, July 2 - Men's Basketball
Monday, July 5 - Women’s Basketball
Wednesday, July 7 - Football
Friday, July 9 - Men’s Golf
Monday, July 12 - Women’s Golf
Wednesday, July 14 - Gymnastics
Friday, July 16 - Rowing
Monday, July 19 - Men’s Soccer
Wednesday, July 21 - Women’s Soccer
Friday, July 23 - Softball
Monday, July 26 - Men’s Tennis
Wednesday, July 28 - Women’s Tennis
Friday, July 30 - Men’s Track and Field/Cross County
Monday, Aug. 2 - Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Volleyball