Three Seasiders earn All-PacWest honors

Three Seasiders earn All-PacWest honors

IRVINE, Calif. – Three Seasiders were selected to the 2016-17 All-PacWest Men's and Women's Basketball team, released by the conference office on Wednesday.

Tanner Nelson and Safia Sheikh were each named to the All-PacWest Third Team for men's and women's basketball, respectively. Baldwin earned honorable mention All-PacWest honors.

Nelson led the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball in scoring this year at 16.8 points per game, good for seventh in the conference. He scored over 20 points nine times this past season, including a career-high of 35 points against Alaska Fairbanks and 31 at Hawaii Pacific. Nelson added 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists, both in the top 20 of the PacWest conference. Nelson was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Region team this season.

Sheikh ranked ninth in the PacWest in scoring at 15.1 points per game and 14th with 3.0 assists per game. She had seven 20+ point games and a career-high of 32 points to lead the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball to a victory over Dominican. After her performance against Dominican she was named Player of the Week Dec. 19

Baldwin was Seasiders' defensive enforcer in the paint this season, routinely holding opposing centers below their season averages. Baldwin topped the conference with 2.5 blocks per game and ranked No. 17 nationally. She averaged a double-double of 12.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game and tallied 11 double-doubles on the year. She finished the season ranked 13th nationally in rebounding average and 10th in defensive rebounds per game. Baldwin was named defensive player of the week Feb. 20.

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