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Bruin Honors: Caldwell Wins Coach Of The Year, Dixon and Walker Named To All Pac-10

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Nikki Caldwell has been honored as the PAC-10 Coach of the year. Jasmine and Markel have both been voted onto the All PAC-10 team and Markel also honored on the All-Freshman team:

UCLA Website announcement

In only her 2nd year at UCLA Coach Nikki Caldwell has earned this honor.  She turned this program around and turned a .500 club into a top 25 team with the ability to do more.  I am incredibly excited about her and the program and wish to congratulate her and say I hope she is here for a LONG time.

Jasmine, a fellow Jackrabbit, came in and made a huge impact this year.  Leading the team in scoring and rebounding.  I remember watching her as a freshman in high school and just being in shock.  It is rare to see a freshman at Long Beach Poly come in and do what she did.  She took over immediately and that carried through to college.  It also shows you how important coaching and environment are.  She was barely getting minutes at Rutgers before the transfer.  I can only hope she encourages more Jackrabbits to become Bruins.

Markel has been an awe-inspiring talent this year.  She sees the court well and plays incredible defense.  I just love watching her challenge the ball-handler with her full-court press.  Its an intensity this team had lacked.  I look forward to more years of her and can't wait for her to find her range with her jumper.  Occasionally this year she has shown glimpses of being a threat from outside 15 feet.  That is what is the big difference between UCONN and the rest of the WBB world.  Their girls are tall, athletic, can rebound, AND CAN SHOOT.  Thats what we need and its starting to happen.  Fantastic.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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