Madison named WAC Newcomer of the Year

Idaho underwent a complete rebuilding effort this season, and although the results were a disappointing six win season, the outlook is strong as true freshman post KATIE MADISON was named WAC Newcomer of the Year, and joined fellow true freshman guard Charlotte Otero as both earned recognition on the WAC All-Freshman Team.


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MOSCOW - University of Idaho freshman Katie Madison was chosen the Western Athletic Conference's Newcomer of the Year after a vote of the league's coaches. Madison also is on the all-freshman team – along with teammate Charlotte Otero, and is a second-team all-conference choice.

"I'm really happy for the two kids," coach Mike Divilbiss said. "Both of them worked hard this year and improved a great deal. They're very deserving.

"They give us a good foundation to build on."

Madison is the conference's leading scorer with an average of 19.4 points per game and field goal shooting percentage at .508, and is ranked fourth in rebounds with an average of 9.2 per game. Her 35-point outburst against Eastern Washington in November is the highest scoring game by a WAC player this season.


True freshman guard CHARLOTTE OTERO led WAC in assists this season with 4.41 per game.
Otero is the conference leader in assists with an average of 4.41 per game. She also averages more minutes per game (36.70) than any other player in the league and her assist-to-turnover ratio is second at 1.18.

"They're both really good kids," Divilbiss said.



2006-07 All-Western Athletic Conference Team

Player of the Year: Shan Moore, Louisiana Tech
Coach of the Year: Gordy Presnell, Boise State
Newcomer of the Year: Katie Madison, Idaho

First Team All-WAC
Dellena Criner, Nevada
Shan Moore, Louisiana Tech
Ty Moore, Louisian Tech
Chantella Perera, Fresno State
Tanya Smith, Hawaii
Jessica Thompson, Boise State

Second Team All-WAC
Traci Graham, Nevada
Michelle Hessing, Boise State
Katie Madison, Idaho
Sherell Neal, New Mexico State
Tierre Wilson, Fresno State

All-Defensive Team
Amber Metoyer, Louisiana Tech
Dellena Criner, Nevada
Brittany Grice, Hawaii
Ty Moore, Louisiana Tech
Sherell Neal, New Mexico State

All-Freshman Team
Shanavia Dowdell, Louisiana Tech
Marianne Lombardi, Nevada
Katie Madison, Idaho
Charlotte Otero, Idaho
Brittany Powell, San Jose State



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