Copas, Musashi Named Second Team All-SCIAC
Junior guard Amanda Copas and sophomore forward Megan Musashi represented the University of La Verne on the 2012 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team as each earned a Second Team selection in a vote of league coaches.
A product of Los Osos High School, Copas played in all 25 games for the Leopards and averaged 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. She shot .738 from the free throw line while also connecting on 39 three-pointers.
"Amanda made great strides in her personal growth as a player this year," said Leopard head coach Matt Rogers. "Through the turmoil of an injury and illness plagued season, Amanda was our rock throughout our 25 games. This is a well-deserved honor, and I am glad the conference coaches are beginning to appreciate her the way we obviously do."
Copas led La Verne in scoring on six occassions and registered a team-high in rebounds in eight games. She collected three double-doubles in 2011-12, and recorded career highs in both points (28) and rebounds (14) in the Leopards' 86-67 home win over Rutgers-Camden on January 23.
Musashi averaged a team-high 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16 games played. In conference games, she ranked first in free throw percentage (.868), fifth in scoring (11.0) and ninth in both field goal percentage (.436) and three-point field goal percentage (.339).
"For Megan to be honored with All-Conference recognition, it speaks volumes to how significant her presence meant to our team," said Rogers. Megan missed the first nine game of the season but she immediately changed our fortunes upon her return. This is a very deserving honor, and I expect it to be the beginning of many more."
A product of Flintridge Prep, Musashi tallied 20+ points in three games including a career-high 23 against Cal Lutheran on January 14.
Copas and Musashi helped make history by combining for three of the Leopards' NCAA Division III single-game record of 26 three-pointers against Pomona-Pitzer on February 11.
La Verne, which finished fifth overall in the SCIAC standings, led both the conference and the nation in three-point field goals per game at 10.3.