Oregon State Women’s Hoops: Pivec, Slocum Selected as All-American Finalists
CORVALLIS – For the second-straight year, Oregon State’s Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum have both been named as All-America Finalists by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
The duo made up two of the eight players selected from Region 5. The WBCA Selection Committee will select the 10-player All-America Team from the 52 regionals finalists, to be announced April 2.
Pivec has also been selected as an All-America Honorable Mention by both the AP and the USBWA. The senior has been named to the All-Pac-12 team, the Wooden Award Ballot, the Cheryl Miller Award Top-10, and the Naismith Trophy Midseason Team, and is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award. The guard was tabbed as the Preseason WNIT MVP and to the All-Tournament Teams for both the Maui Classic and the Miami Thanksgiving Classic.
The guard from Lynnwood, Wash. averaged 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during her senior season. She set Oregon State’s career rebounding record earlier this month. Pivec finished second in the Pac-12 in rebounding and fifth in the conference in field goal percentage. The guard had 14 double-doubles this season, and is in the top-10 in Oregon State history for career points, rebounds and assists.
For her contributions as a complete student-athlete, Pivec was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. The senior has displayed a passion for community service, especially finding efficient ways to get the homeless access to resources. She is a team captain, and completed her undergraduate degree in three years, majoring in BioHealth Sciences. Pivec is currently a graduate student working toward a degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Slocum is also an All-Pac-12 honoree this season, and has been named to the Lieberman Award Top-10 and the Naismith Trophy Midseason Team. She led the Beavers with 14.9 points per game this season, and had a team-best 150 assists on the year.
Overall, Slocum has 507 assists in her collegiate career, good for 22nd among active player in the nation, and the second- highest total by any non-senior. She has posted four career point-assist double-doubles, and has gone over 20 points 16 times in her two seasons with the Beavers.
A point guard from Meridian, Idaho, Slocum finished ninth in the Pac-12 in scoring and fifth in assists per game. For her efforts off the court, Slocum was an Academic All-District selection. Pivec and Slocum co-founded the Beavs CARE community service organization, which brings athletes from different sports together to engage in community service.
Full List of Finalists:
|Bella Alarie||Princeton University|
|Bre Cavanaugh||Fordham University|
|Elissa Cunane||North Carolina State University|
|Nicki Ekhomu||Florida State University|
|Dana Evans||University of Louisville|
|Kiah Gillespie||Florida State University|
|Haley Gorecki||Duke University|
|Stella Johnson||Rider University|
|Jazmine Jones||University of Louisville|
|Beatrice Mompremier||University of Miami|
|Jocelyn Willoughby||University of Virginia|
|Aliyah Boston||University of South Carolina|
|Jessika Carter||Mississippi State University|
|Chennedy Carter||Texas A&M University|
|Rennia Davis||University of Tennessee|
|Tyasha Harris||University of South Carolina|
|Rhyne Howard||University of Kentucky|
|Rickea Jackson||Mississippi State University|
|Erica Ogwumike||Rice University|
|Chelsey Perry||University of Tennessee at Martin|
|Alexis Tolefree||University of Arkansas|
|Brittany Brewer||Texas Tech University|
|Te’a Cooper||Baylor University|
|Lauren Cox||Baylor University|
|Crystal Dangerfield||University of Connecticut|
|Vivian Gray||Oklahoma State University|
|Keri Jewett-Giles||Florida Gulf Coast University|
|Ashley Joens||Iowa State University|
|Antoinette Miller||University of Cincinnati|
|Olivia Nelson-Ododa||University of Connecticut|
|NaLyssa Smith||Baylor University|
|Ilmar’l Thomas||University of Cincinnati|
|Megan Walker||University of Connecticut|
|Christyn Williams||University of Connecticut|
|Grace Berger||Indiana University|
|Kaila Charles||University of Maryland|
|Kathleen Doyle||University of Iowa|
|Arella Guirantes||Rutgers University|
|Naz HIllmon||University of Michigan|
|Becca Hittner||Drake University|
|Dorka Juhasz||Ohio State University|
|Ali Patberg||Indiana University|
|Lindsey Pulliam||Northwestern University|
|Chante Stonewall||DePaul University|
|Ruthy Hebard||University of Oregon|
|Sabrina Ionescu||University of Oregon|
|Aari McDonald||University of Arizona|
|Michaela Onyenwere||University of California – Los Angeles|
|Mikayla Pivec||Oregon State University|
|Satou Sabally||University of Oregon|
|Destiny Slocum||Oregon State University|
|Kiana Williams||Stanford University|
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).