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Green named first team All-Pac-10; three other Stanford basketball players honored

Floreal, Dunn, Heath earn NCAA West Region track and field accolades

Stanford junior guard Jeremy Green was named first team All-Pac-10 Conference in men's basketball, it was announced Monday.

Junior forward Josh Owens was named honorable mention while both Anthony Brown and Dwight Powell made the all-Freshmen Team.

Arizona's Derrick Williams was honored as Player of the Year and Wildcats' coach Sean Miller earned Coach of the Year accolades.

Green averaged 16.5 points a game, fifth in the conference. He was the second most accurate 3-point scorer (.426) in the Pac-10 behind Washington's Scott Suggs (.457) and made the second most 3-pointers (81) behind Washington State's Klay Thompson (84).

Owens averaged 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds a game for Stanford, which meets Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-10 tournament Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Brown and Powell were third and fourth, respectively, on the team in scoring. Brown averaged 8.6 points, 11.9 over his final eight games. Powell averaged eight points and was second in rebounding at 5.1 per contest.

Track and field

Edrick Floreal was named NCAA West Region Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, Jason Dunn was named the region's Assistant Coach of the Year and senior Elliott Heath was named Men's Track Athlete of the Year it was announced Monday.

All three men will be in College Station, Texas this weekend for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships beginning Friday.

Heath recorded NCAA automatic-qualifying times in the 3,000, the 5,000, and as a member of Stanford's distance medley relay squad. He capped an undefeated regular season with a win in the mile at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.

Heath's top time of 13:37.77 in the 5,000 ranks second in the country and is Stanford's indoor record.

Floreal, in his sixth year, coached the Cardinal to the MPSF title, the program's first. He had three individual champions.

Dunn's distance runners scored 57 points (of 107 1/2 total) toward Stanford's MPSF championship, while Heath and Miles Unterreiner won titles.

Women's soccer

Nicole Van Dyke, former head coach at Cal State Bakersfield, was named an assistant at Stanford Monday.

Van Dyke replaced Theresa Wagner, who took the head position at Dartmouth.

Van Dyke has coached the Roadrunners for the past five seasons, following a stint at Cal State Stanislaus from 2003-05.

"Nicole is an excellent coach with Division I head coaching experience," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "She will bring great energy to our program."

Van Dyke's responsibilities at Cal State Bakersfield included overseeing a five-year transition from NCAA Division II to Division I, and compiled a 27-55-13 record as an independent.

Last year, the Roadrunners beat one NCAA tournament team, Sacramento State, while playing to a tie against San Diego and Fresno State.

"I am ecstatic about the opportunity of working at such a prestigious academic institution and am excited about the future that Stanford brings me both professionally and personally," Van Dyke said. "Becoming part of the Stanford soccer tradition is not only exciting but also humbling."

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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