March 11, 2013

Ashlee Guay Named to All-Big West Second Team

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

Cal State Northridge sophomore Ashlee Guay was named to the All-Big West Second Team as voted upon by the league's coaches, the conference office announced Monday. A guard from San Diego, Calif., Guay enters the Big West Tournament averaging 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per contest. 

A mainstay in the line-up from the day she stepped on campus, Guay has had a season full of highlights for the Matadors. She has led CSUN in scoring 13 times and assists 19 times.

"It is an honor to receive this award and I want to thank my teammates and coaches for all their help this season," Guay said. 

In the Matadors' historic win at UCLA on Dec. 20, Guay scored a career-high 28 points. In another contest against a nationally ranked opponent, Penn State, she dished out a career-high 12 assists and posted her first career double-double by adding 15 points. 

In all, Guay surpassed 20 points six times on the season. She had a career-high 10 field goals and season-high four 3-pointers in a win over UC Irvine. 

Guay also showed a flair for the dramatic, helping lift CSUN to three conference victories in the closing seconds of the games. At Cal State Fullerton, she blocked a 3-point attempt that would have tied the game on the final possession. And at home, she twice beat the buzzer with game-winning lay-ups against UC Davis and UC Riverside. 

As the Big West Conference season starts on Tuesday night, Guay ranks fifth in scoring, third in assists, ninth in field goal percentage, first in steals and eighth in minutes per game. With 90 steals this year, Guay has led the league in thefts for the second-straight season and is two shy of breaking her own school record for steals in a single season. 

CSUN head coach Jason Flowers, a former point guard himself, was happy to see the sophomore recognized. 

"It is great to see Ashlee recognized by the conference for all the work she has put in not just this season, but since she's come on campus," Flowers said. "She's a great example of what being a student-athlete is, holding one of the highest GPAs on the team as well as what she has accomplished on the court. She's a great example of what our program is about and what college athletics should be about." 

At 9-9 in the Big West, CSUN earned the No. 6 seed for the Big West Tournament. The Matadors will face No. 7 UC Davis at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the Bren Events Center on the campus of UC Irvine on Tuesday, Mar. 12. 

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