March 7, 2011

Jasmine Erving Named to All-Big West Second Team

March 7, 2011

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -

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Cal State Northridge junior Jasmine Erving earned a spot on the All-Big West Conference Second Team as voted upon by the league's coaches, the conference announced Monday morning. A junior center from Santa Ana, Calif., Erving led the Matadors in scoring and rebounding during the 2010-11 season and became the ninth player in school history to amass 1,000 career points.

"It feels good to be recognized and I want to thank my teammates for their hard work. None of this would have been possible without them," Erving said. "Although this season did not end as well as we had hoped, I think our team grew in a lot of areas and we'll be plenty motivated for next year."

Erving was a force throughout the season for Northridge and head coach Jason Flowers. She averaged a career-high 14.9 points an 6.9 rebounds on the season while shooting a team-high 43 percent (177-of-412) from the field. She also finished at 72 percent (85-of-118) from the free throw line, pulled down a career-high 205 rebounds and added 16 assists, 36 blocked shots and 17 steals for the year.

In conference play, Erving averaged 17 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. She produced the league's top two individual outputs, scoring a career-high 35 points in a home victory over Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 12. She also had 34 points in the Matadors' loss to the Titans on Jan. 14.

In that Feb. 12 victory over Cal State Fullerton, Erving became the ninth player in school history to amass 1,000 career points. For her career, Erving has scored 1,074 points, good for eighth in school history and an average of 12.5 ppg.

For a single season, Erving's 2010-11 campaign left numerous imprints in the school record book. Her 447 points checked in at seventh and her 177 field goals were the ninth-most in school history for a single season. Finally, her 36 blocked shots tied her with two other Matadors for the fourth-most in a single year.

Among the career leaders, Erving enters her senior season poised to leave an indelible mark on the Matadors' record books. She ranks eighth in points, eighth with 518 rebounds and third in school history with 103 blocked shots. Additionally, her 434 career field goals ranks sixth in school history.

From his view on the bench and in the locker room, Flowers was happy to see Erving receive the recognition for a solid season.

"Jasmine had a fantastic season and being recognized by the league's coaches is a testament to the hard work she put in throughout the year," Flowers said. "Next year could be a rewarding season for Jasmine because she has a real chance to leave an even bigger mark on the school record books."

The award marked the second-straight year Erving earned All-Big West Second Team honors. She also received All-Big West Freshman Team honors following the 2008-09 season.

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