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#AztecWBB's Warren, Bostick Collect All-MW Honors

Ariell Bostick earned a spot on the MW all-freshman team.
Ariell Bostick earned a spot on the MW all-freshman team.

March 9, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The San Diego State women's basketball team picked up two Mountain West postseason awards Sunday as senior Cierra Warren (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) garnered first-team all-conference accolades, while Ariell Bostick (Oakland, Calif.) was named to the league's all-freshman team.

Warren led the MW with a .551 field-goal percentage during the regular season, which ranked among the top 25 in the nation, as well as a .528 clip in league-only games. The 6-4 center also topped the league in offensive rebounds (3.3/gm) during MW play and finished third in blocked shots (1.3/gm).

The Aztecs' leading scorer during the 2013-14 campaign, Warren ranked fourth in the conference with an average of 16.3 points in 18 MW games, surpassing the 20-point plateau on seven occasions, with SDSU posting a 6-1 record in those contests. In a home victory over San José State on Jan. 22, Warren registered the third of her four double-doubles with a career-high 31 points and 14 rebounds en route to capturing MW player-of-the-week honors. She also shares the league's top performance of the year thus far with a personal-best 14 field goals at Sacramento State in the season opener on Nov. 10.

With her award, Warren gives the Aztecs a first-team all-MW performer for the third consecutive year after Chelsea Hopkins and Courtney Clements both received such distinction in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013.

Bostick, meanwhile, became the first SDSU player to land on the all-freshman team in the MW era despite missing the final five games of the regular season due to a knee injury.

A 5-4 point guard, Bostick earned a starting assignment in 12 of 13 games played during the conference schedule, averaging 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 28.7 minutes of action. She recorded double-digit scoring totals in eight of those contests, highlighted by a career-high 19 points in an impressive home victory over Boise State on Feb. 5.

In two previous wins over San José State and Utah State, Bostick combined for 34 points, six rebounds, eight assists and four steals, helping the Aztecs complete a sweep in their late January homestand.

Defensively, Bostick averaged 1.7 steals per outing in MW play, which ranked eighth in the conference at the time of her injury.

San Diego State will next compete in the 2014 Reese's Mountain West Championship, squaring off against Air Force in its first-round matchup on Monday, March 10, starting at 7 p.m. PDT.

2013-14 All-Mountain West Women's Basketball Honors

First-Team All-Mountain West
Cierra Warren, Sr., C, San Diego State

Deanna Weaver, Jr., G/F, Boise State
Taylor Thompson, Sr., G, Fresno State
Jennifer Schlott, Sr., G, Utah State
Kayla Woodward, Jr., F, Wyoming

Second-Team All-Mountain West
Sam Martin, Sr., F, Colorado State
AJ Newton, Jr., G, Colorado State
Ellen Nystrom, Fr., G, Colorado State
Gritt Ryder, Jr., G, Colorado State
Bree Farley, Sr., G, Fresno State
Danika Sharp, Sr., G, Nevada

Honorable Mention
Arielle Wideman, Sr., G, Nevada
Antiesha Brown, Jr., G, New Mexico
Ta'Rea Cunnigan, Jr., G, San José State
Alana Cesarz, Jr., F, UNLV
Fallon Lewis, Sr., G, Wyoming

All-Defensive Team
Deanna Weaver, Jr., G/F, Boise State
Ellen Nystrom, Fr., G, Colorado State
Taylor Thompson, Sr., G, Fresno State
Mimi Mungedi, Jr., C, Nevada
Elise Nelson, Jr., G, Utah State

All-Freshman Team
Ariell Bostick, Fr., G, San Diego State

Yaiza Rodriguez, Fr., G, Boise State
Elin Gustavsson, Fr., G, Colorado State
Ellen Nystrom, Fr., G, Colorado State
Jasmine Smith, Fr., F, San José State

Player of the Year: Jennifer Schlott, Sr., G, Utah State
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Thompson, Sr., G, Fresno State / Mimi Mungedi, Jr., C, Nevada
Co-Freshman of the Year: Yaiza Rodriguez, G, Boise State / Ellen Nystrom, G, Colorado State
Newcomer of the Year: Deanna Weaver, Jr., G/F Boise State
Sixth Player of the Year: Caitlin Duffy, So., G, Colorado State
Coach of the Year: Ryun Williams, Colorado State