Three Cougars Earn All-WSC
SAN LUIS OBISPO (February 24, 2018)— The Western State Conference has announced its 2018 All-WSC teams and three Cuesta players were accorded honors. Sophomore Guard Courtney Barba (Santa Maria: Righetti HS) was named to the all-WSC 1st Team, while Freshmen Maya Armenta (Guadalupe: Righetti HS) and Dakota Shinn (Placerville) were named all-earned honorable mention. Women’s Basketball ended a tough season as injuries and illness issues tore at the Cougars’ line-up all season. They finished with a respectable 10-14 overall record, but landed in 5th place in the Western State Conference with a 2-8 mark against the loop.
Sophomore Shooting Guard Courtney Barba (Santa Maria: Righetti HS) was the Cougars’ lone representative on the 2018 All-WSC First Team. She led the Cougars with 17.9 points per game, while also adding 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals. Barba started slowly and did not lead the team in scoring until their third tournament, when she scored a career-high 37 points, which was also the second-best performance in Cuesta history, against #13 Siskiyous. She was the Cougars in scoring in 14 of her next 17 games and ended the 4th highest average in Cuesta History at 17.9 points per game. Barba made her mark over her two years at Cuesta College. Her career scoring average of 14.0 points per game broke the program record set by Miriam Zabinsky by .07. Her 716 total points also was also good for 6th place overall. Barba also ranks 4th all time with 155 career steals and is 5th all time in three-points shooting percentage (27.7%).
Point Guard Maya Armenta (Guadalupe: Righetti HS) and Center Dakota Shinn (Placerville) were both accorded 2018 All Western State Conference Honorable Mention. Armenta ran the show for the Cougars and pushed them toward victory in every game at both ends of the floor. Her 4.3 assists per game rank 4th best at Cuesta for a season and on defense she tied Barba for the team lead with 75 steals. Armenta averaged 9.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Shinn averaged 12.5 points and a team-high 7.7 rebounds on the season. Shinn enjoyed five double-doubles on the season, including her breakout game against Hartnell with 31 points and a team-season-high 14 rebounds.
Courtney Barba- First Team
Maya Armenta- Honorable Mention
Dakota Shinn- Honorable Mention