March 9, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Fresno State seniors Bree Farley and Taylor Thompson were both named to the 2013-14 Mountain West Women's Basketball All-Conference teams that were announced Sunday by the league office.
Thompson was named the Mountain West's Co-Defensive Player of the Year and to the first-team while Farley was a second-team selection.
Nevada center Mimi Mungedi was the co-defensive player of the year with Thompson.
This is the second consecutive season and the third time in school history that a Bulldog has been named the league's defensive player of the year. Ki-Ki Moore was the 2012-13 MW Defensive Player of the Year and Jaleesa Ross garnered the same award in the WAC in 2009-10.
For Thompson, who ranks No. 1 in Fresno State history in career steals, No. 3 in assists and No. 13 in scoring, this is the fourth-straight season she has garnered all-conference accolades of some sort. She was named to the WAC All-Freshman team in 2010-11, was a second-team All-WAC selection in 2011-12 and was voted to the 2012-13 Mountain West third-team.
Her nod on the Mountain West All-Defensive team marks her second selection to an all-defensive team, along with her nod as a sophomore in the WAC.
For Farley, this is the first time in her career that she has been selected to an all-conference team. She led the Bulldogs in scoring during conference play this year, putting in 15.2 points per game that ranked No. 5 in the Mountain West.
Farley was a two-time Mountain West Player of the Week selection, most recently receiving this week's award that was announced on Sunday following her 31-point performance in Friday's win over San Jose State. She is one of six players in the conference this year that has registered a 30-point game.
Fresno State travels to Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday for the 2014 Reese's Mountain West Championships, where the Bulldogs will play on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. against the winner of the San Jose State-UNLV contest that is being played on Monday.
Fans can listen to the game on ESPN2 790 AM with the call from Christen Lukens or also watch it live on the Mountain West Network.
"Catch the Wave" - ESPN2 790 AM is the home of the Fresno State women's basketball team.
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