Phillipina Kyei and Grace VanSlooten bring in Pac-12 Honors for Oregon Ducks

Oregon's Grace VanSlooten, center, shoots between the USC defense.
Oregon's Grace VanSlooten, center, shoots between the USC defense. / Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard / USA

As the Ducks pack up to fly to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, some standout players have been rewarded for their hard work.

Center Phillipina Kyei and forward Grace VanSlooten have both been to the All-Pac-12 honorable mention team.

VanSlooten was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team last season and received the honorable mention recognition. This is her third conference reward in just two seasons with the Ducks.

Kyei, a junior, is leading the Pac-12 in both rebounds and double-doubles this season. The conference honorable mention reward is her first conference honor for Oregon. She has 375 boards this season to earn her a spot at No. 3 on the Ducks’ single-season record list.

VanSlooten leads the Ducks in points with 15.2 points per game with a career total of 27 double-digit games.

The two Ducks have been reliable and consistent players during Oregon’s less-than-impressive season. Head coach Kelly Graves has spoken highly of the two despite his team sitting at 12-20 overall.

The Ducks will face the Colorado Buffaloes in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. Oregon is the 12-seed and Colorado is the 5-seed entering into the conference tourney. The two teams will play on March 6 at noon on the Pac-12 Network.

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