March 29, 2012 By Theresa Kurtz
By Theresa Kurtz
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's basketball team capped off one of its best seasons under head coach Adrian Wiggins with its annual end of the year banquet on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate after winning their fifth WAC title, making their fifth NCAA appearance and finishing the year with a program-best record of 28-6.
The `Dogs were named the regular season WAC champions after going 13-1 in league play and won the conference tournament in dominant fashion over rival Louisiana Tech 89-61. Wiggins and the Bulldogs beat then-No. 23 Oklahoma and the Pac-12's Oregon earlier in the season.
Several records were written throughout the 2011-12 season for the Bulldogs as a team and individually. The `Dogs recorded a season-high 332 treys, which is the most in a single season. The Bulldogs also recorded a season-best 28 wins and had a 12-game winning streak, which is the second longest winning streak in program history.
Individually, sophomore Ki-Ki Moore and junior Rosie Moult set new records in 2011-12. Moore set a new single season record with 97 steals. She moved into third place in single season scoring with 571 points. Moult drained a single-game record of nine treys against Seattle University for a career-high 27 points.
Wiggins and his staff handed out awards during the banquet for the Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved, bulldog Award and Outstanding Leadership Award.
Moore was named the 2011-12 Most Valuable Player. Moore led the `Dogs with 16.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. She was named WAC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. Moore scored 28 points in a game three times and recorded six double-doubles.
Moore was second in the WAC in scoring and first in steals per game. She was named WAC Player of the Week four times in 2011-12. Moore shot a team-high 47 percent from the field.
Moult was named Offensive Player of the Year. She led the team and league with 94 3-pointers and averaged 13.1 points per game. Moult averaged 2.9 treys per game, which is among the top 3-pointer shooters in the nation. The Australian native earned All-WAC honors for the third-straight year.
Taylor Thompson was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the `Dogs. The sophomore led the team with 124 assists, while only turning the ball over 58 times. She also scored 8.0 points per game. Thompson tallied 77 steals and 143 rebounds. She earned All-WAC honors for the second year in a row.
Senior Blakely Goldberg was named the Most Improved Player this season. The Fresno native started all 34 games of her final season with the Bulldogs. She averaged 7.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Goldberg also tallied 54 assists and 43 steals. She scored a career-high 22 points against Santa Clara.
Bree Farley earned the Bulldog Award of the 2011-12 season. The Bulldog Award is given to the student-athlete that best depicts all the qualities of Bulldog student-athlete. Farley received the Bulldog award for her positive attitude, work in the class room and on the court. She averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebound per game off the bench.
Goldberg, along with fellow senior Veronica Wilson earned the Outstanding Leadership Award. The pair was co-captains for the 2011-12 season with Moult.
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