Alexyz Vaioletama Lands All-Pac-12 Team Honors|
March 3, 2015
USC senior Alexyz Vaioletama leads a trio of Trojans on this year's Pac-12 honor roll, having landed a spot on the All-Pac-12 Team for the first time in her USC career. Fellow senior Kaneisha Horn and freshman McKenzie Calvert both have picked up their first career awards. Horn has earned All-Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention, and Calvert has been selected to the All-Freshman Team.
Last year as a junior, forward Alexyz Vaioletama also was picked for Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention. This year, Vaioletama has cranked up her game even further and now stands as the Trojans' top scorer. She was named the SMU Thanksgiving Classic MVP earlier this season, and has continued to shine for the Women of Troy. She has twice nailed a career-high 24 points, hitting double digits in 16 games along with six double-figure rebounding efforts as she currently averages 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. With two double-doubles this season, she holds a career total of five, while moving up the ladder to rank No. 11 all-time in career rebounds (727) as USC now sets up for action at the Pac-12 Tournament. As a member of the 2015 All-Pac-12 Team, Vaioletama weighs in as one of the conference's top-15 players this season as she wraps up her four years playing at USC.
Senior forward Kaneisha Horn also finishes off her USC career this season, having picked up All-Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention. Horn has more than tripled her production from last season, sitting tied as USC's second leading scorer with 10.3 points per game to go along with her team-best 6.9 rebounds per game. A full-time starter, Horn has hit double digits in a team-best 18 games to go along with four double-digit rebounding performances. She has registered her first career double-doubles this season with three such outings, including a career-high 20 points and 15 rebounds tallied vs. Sacramento State.
Freshman guard McKenzie Calvert appears on the honor roll in her first season as a Trojan, holding down a place on the All-Freshman Team. Selected Pac-12 Freshman of the Week back on Jan. 5, Calvert has notched 11 double-digit outings to date. She set a career-high for herself with 21 points vs. CSUN and is currently tied with Horn as USC's second leading scorer with 10.3 points per game. She's also USC's second leading 3-point shooter, having landed 36 threes in her 26 appearances as a freshman.
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