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Boise State's Harris and Van Hoogen Named to Preseason All-WAC Team...

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BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State women’s basketball senior duo of Tasha Harris and Jessica (Thompson) Van Hoogen have been named to the Western Athletic Conference preseason team as voted on by the league’s coaches and media. It is the third time that Harris has earned conference preseason honors and the second time for Van Hoogen.

They are both former WAC Preseason Players of the Year, Van Hoogen in 2007 and Harris in 2008, but both are coming off redshirt seasons following injuries. Harris played in the first three games last year before having her season end one minute into the second half of the third game with an injury. She was later granted a medical hardship in May of 2009 granting her a sixth year of eligibility. Van Hoogen had offseason surgery prior to the start of the 2008-09 campaign which sidelined her for the year. Both are healthy and ready to go in 2009-10.

Tasha Harris has been an impact player for Boise State and in the league since her arrival. Her career athletic honors include: 2005 WAC Freshman of the Year, 2008 All-WAC First Team, two-time WAC All-Tournament Team honoree, 2008 WAC All-Defensive Team, 2008 WAC Preseason Player of the Year (media), three-time Preseason All-WAC honoree, and five WAC Players of the Week. She is currently ranked sixth all-time in scoring at Boise State with 1,267 points, seventh in scoring average at 13.1 points per game, 11th in field goals made 401, seventh in 3-pointers made 118, fourth in 3-point percentage at 34.9 percent, second in free throws made at 347, and seventh in assists with 265.  

Jessica Van Hoogen has also been an impact player throughout her career at Boise State, her athletic honors include: 2006 WAC All-Freshman Team, 2007 WAC All-Tournament Team and MVP, two-time All-WAC honoree, 2007 WAC Preseason Player of the Year (coaches and media), two-time Preseason All-WAC honoree, and three WAC Players of the Week honors. She is ranked seventh all-time in points at Boise State with 1,209, fifth in scoring average 13.3 points per game, sixth in field goals made at 443, eighth in 3-pointers made at 101, and fourth in steals at 219.

The complete results from both preseason polls, including preseason All-WAC teams are attached below in pdf format.