Reese named All-Pac-12 third straight year; Thomas, Pueyo earn honors

Information from the Arizona media relations department contributed to this report:

Cate Reese earned All-Pac-12 honors for the third straight season and Sam Thomas and Helena Pueyo received defensive honors from the conference on Tuesday.

Reese becomes the seventh Arizona player to be selected All-Pac-12 three different times. Davellyn Whyte holds the record of four times from the 2009-10 season to 2012-13. Reese could tie Whyte next season. She has announced that she is returning next year for her “Super Senior” season allowed by the NCAA after COVID-19 restrictions affected the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.


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Reese, a 6-foot-2 forward, has averaged 6.2 rebounds and a career-high 14.2 points per game. She scored in double figures in 20 of 24 games played this season including a season-high 29 points at USC on Jan. 9. She was also instrumental in Arizona’s win over then-No. 6 Louisville as she scored 21 points to topple the Cardinals on Nov. 12.

In her final year as a Wildcat, Thomas picked up two Pac-12 awards as she was named honorable mention All-Pac-12 and to the Pac-12 All-Defense Team. Thomas has amassed 194 blocks and 258 steals for her career, making her the Pac-12’s active career leader in steals. She finished the regular season shooting 44.9% from 3-point range, good for fourth in the conference.

Pueyo, a junior, was named All-Defense honorable mention. Pueyo was key for an Arizona defense that forced 18.9 turnovers a game as she ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 1.8 steals for game.

Arizona plays in the Pac-12 tournament as the No. 4 seed beginning with a quarterfinal game against either Colorado or Washington on Thursday at 1 p.m., Tucson time, at the Michelob ULTRA Arena inside Mandalay Bay.

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