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MBK | Dellavedova Earns Third-Straight All-WCC Honor
Release: Thursday 03/05/2013 
by SMC Athletics

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Senior guard Matthew Dellavedova became the fifth Saint Mary's men's basketball player to earn three all-West Coast Conference first team recognitions, the league office announced today.

Dellavedova, a native of Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, earned first team all-WCC honors in each of the last three seasons and was the 2012 league player of the year.  He is a two-time academic all-America honoree and is a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

He is the Gaels' all-time career leader in scoring, assists, 3-point field goals and games started and is the NCAA's second-highest active career leader in assists. He has led Saint Mary's to a stellar 106-26 record and three postseason appearances in his three seasons.

Dellavedova joins David Vann (1980-82), Robert Haugen (1987-89), Daniel Kickert (2004-06) and Diamon Simpson (2007-09) as the Gaels' only other 3-time first team honorees.

Junior guard Stephen Holt was named to the all-league honorable mention side for the second-straight year.

All nine West Coast Conference teams head to Las Vegas to compete for the conference championship and subsequent automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Action tips off at the 2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships Wednesday, March 6, when No. 8 Portland takes on 9-seed Loyola Marymount at 6:00 p.m.


Saint Mary's enters the WCC Championships as the tournament's number two seed after posting an impressive 26-5 overall record and 14-2 mark in league play.  The Gaels earned two byes to the event's semifinals and will play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night on ESPN2.
2012-13 West Coast Conference Player of the Year
Kelly Olynyk, Jr., F, Gonzaga
 
2012-13 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year
Mike Hart, Sr., G, Gonzaga
 
2012-13 West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year
Stacy Davis, Fr., F, Pepperdine
 
2012-13 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Mark Few, Gonzaga

2012-13 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
Brandon Davies, Sr., F, BYU
Matthew Dellavedova, Sr., G, Saint Mary's
Cole Dickerson, Jr., San Francisco
Kevin Foster, Sr., G, Santa Clara
Elias Harris, Sr., F, Gonzaga
Tyler Haws, So., G, BYU
Anthony Ireland, Jr., G, Loyola Marymount
Kelly Olynyk, Jr., F, Gonzaga
Kevin Pangos, So., G, Gonzaga
Marc Trasolini, Sr., F, Santa Clara
 
2012-13 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION
Christopher Anderson (San Diego); Jordan Baker (Pepperdine); Gary Bell Jr. (Gonzaga); Stacy Davis (Pepperdine); Johnny Dee (San Diego); Cody Doolin (San Francisco); Stephen Holt (Saint Mary's); Lorne Jackson (Pepperdine); Ryan Nicholas (Portland)
 
2012-13 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE FRESHMAN TEAM
Stacy Davis, F, Pepperdine
Tim Derksen, F, San Francisco
Avry Holmes, G, San Francisco
Przemek Karnowski, C, Gonzaga
Jito Kok, C, San Diego