Tritons' Historic Season By the Numbers
LA JOLLA, Calif. — The 2018-19 University of California San Diego women’s basketball season is one fans will never forget.
Behind program-record winning streaks, conference championships, postseason awards and both individual and team impacts in the record book, the Tritons put together one of the best impressive seasons ever in La Jolla.
UC San Diego (30-1) put together a 30-game winning streak to begin the season, eclipsing the previous best of 26 to start the 2011-12 season, en route to winning its fourth-consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular-season championship and its first CCAA Tournament title since 2012-13.
The Tritons were ranked No. 2 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for seven weeks in a row, as Mikayla Williams was named CCAA Player of the Year and CCAA Tournament MVP, Brianna Claros earned CCAA Freshman of the Year honors and head coach Heidi VanDerveer garnered CCAA Coach of the Year accolades for the fourth-straight season.
2018-19 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- CCAA Tournament champions for second time in program history (last time 2012-13)
- CCAA regular-season champions for the fourth-straight year
- Program record 30 game winning streak (best start in program history)
- Ranked No. 2 in the WBCA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for seven-straight weeks
- Mikayla Williams named CCAA Player of the Year
- Heidi VanDerveer named CCAA Coach of the Year
- Brianna Claros named CCAA Freshman of the Year
- Mikayla Williams and Joleen Yang both eclipsed 1,000 career points
WINNING STREAKS REACHED (Dating back to 2017-18 season)
- 36 straight regular-season victories
- 32 straight CCAA regular-season wins
- 26 straight regular-season wins away from home
- 19 straight wins at RIMAC Arena
- Highest points per game average (78.2)
- Highest Winning Margin (18.2)
- Most 3-point field goals made/Game — 16 vs. Stanislaus State 1/31/19
- Most 3-point field goals made/Season — 284
- Most blocked shots/Season — Mikayla Williams 54
- Most 3-point field goals/Season — Sydney Sharp 89 (tied)
- Most 3-pointers/Game — Sydney Sharp (8 vs. Cal Poly Pomona 2/7/19)
- Best 3-point percentage/Game — Sydney Sharp .833 (5-for-6 vs. Sonoma State 2/21/19)
- Most field goals made/Season — Mikayla Williams (second) 219
- Best blocked shot average/Season — Mikayla Williams (second) 1.7
- Total points/Season — Mikayla Williams (third) 599
- Scoring Average/Season — Mikayla Williams (third) 19.3
- Most free-throws made/Season — Mikayla Williams (third) 162
- Most free-throws attempted/Season — Mikayla Williams (third) 199
- Total Blocks — Mikayla Williams (First) 112
- Blocked Shot Average — Mikayla Williams (second) 1.2
- Field Goal Percentage — Mikayla Williams (second) .545
- Total Points — Mikayla Williams (fifth) 1,349
- Scoring Average — Mikayla Williams (fourth) 14.4
- Field Goals Made — Mikayla Williams (fourth) 507
- Most Free-Throws Made — Mikayla Williams (third) 335
- Most Free-Throws Attempted — Mikayla Williams (fourth) 431
- Total Rebounds — Mikayla Williams (third) 828
- Most 3-Point Field Goals Made — Sydney Sharp (eighth) 148
- Most 3-Point Field Goals Attempted — Sydney Sharp (eighth) 385
- Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage — Sydney Sharp (fourth) .384
About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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