SENIOR GUARD MICHELLE ST. CLAIR NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG SKY CONFERENCE
OGDEN, Utah - Sacramento State''s Michelle St. Clair was named to the
Big Sky Conference''s all-league first team today after a stellar
season in which the senior posted averages of 15.8 points, 2.96
three-pointers and 1.77 steals per game.
The Grass Valley, Calif., native becomes just the third Sacramento
State women''s basketball player to be named to the conference''s first
team during the squad''s five-year tenure in the Big Sky, joining
Julie Wastell (1996-97 and 1997-98) and Sephora Scoubes (1999-00).
St. Clair''s 15.8 points per game was the second-best mark in the
conference and her 77 three-pointers broke the Big Sky single-season
record of 75, set last season by Weber State''s Shelley Olson. St.
Clair also broke the conference single-game record with nine
three-pointers against UC Riverside, tying her for the second-best
single-game performance in the nation this season.
The shooting guard led the team in scoring in 15 games and scored at
least 20 points on eight occasions, including a career-high 36 at UC
Riverside. Among conference leaders, St. Clair also finished fifth in
free throw percentage (.821, 64-78), sixth in three-point percentage
(.360, 77-214) and tied for 10th in steals. Her 175 career
three-pointers is the third-best mark in conference history.
Among school career leaders, St. Clair finished her four-year career
first all-time in three-pointers made and attempted (524), tied for
second in free throw percentage (.777, 178-229), fifth in steals
(151), eighth in points (979) and free throws made (178), and 10th in
three-point percentage (.334).
St. Clair, who graduated from Grass Valley''s Bear River High School
in 1997, saw her points per game average increase from 6.6 her
freshman season to 8.3 her sophomore and junior years to 15.8 this
season, tying her for the 10th best mark in school single-season
St. Clair was the only Hornet named to the all-conference team as
Idaho State placed the most players on the team with three, including
conference MVP Mandi Carver. Montana State''s Rebecca Alvidrez was
named Top Newcomer and Northern Arizona''s Lynsie Blau was named