Gilbreath recognized for outstanding play

Another regular season is in the books for the USC women’s basketball team, and yet another laundry list of awards has been earned by junior forward Briana Gilbreath.

For the second year in a row, Gilbreath was honored for her defense as she was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year by the media.

Last year, Gilbreath was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches, along with Stanford’s Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.

Gilbreath earned a spot on both the Media All-Pac-10 team for the first time and the All-Pac-10 defensive team for the second time during her career at USC.

Although Gilbreath is the Women of Troy’s leading scorer and rebounder, she is also known for her defensive prowess.

She currently leads the team in steals and blocks and also ranks second and third in the Pac-10 in those categories, respectively.

Gilbreath was the only member for the Women of Troy to be named to the All-Pac-10 team and the All-Defensive team, although freshman Cassie Harberts was named the the All-Freshman team by the media.