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Madison Parrish Named Competitor of the Month For December

Jan 8, 2014

University of the Pacific women's basketball junior guard Madison Parrish ha been named Pacific Athletics Competitor of the Month for December. The award is presented after each month to a Pacific student-athlete who demonstrates unusual or remarkable competitive effort. Eight student athletes receive the honor during the academic year. 

The junior from Hanford, Calif., scored in double-figures in five of six games in December, while recording a then career-high eight assists in an overtime loss at No. 21 California on Dec. 7. She also posted a career high seven rebounds against Richmond on December 28th in the Beach Classic in Long Beach, Calif. 

She averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds during the month of December, starting all six games during the month and hitting eight three pointers in a a team-high 34.8 minutes.

"Madison is the type of player every coach wants on their team:  tough, competitive, and always thinks of the team first. She is a leader, a tough defender, and always comes up with big basket when the team needs them," said head coach Lynne Roberts. "She has been asked to play four different positions on the floor throughout the season and has never questioned it. She does whatever the team needs her to do.  She will always ask to guard the opponent's best perimeter player." 

In her first year seeing action as a member of the Tigers after transferring from Fresno City College after the 2011-12 season, Parrish has made an immediate impact, leading the team in minutes per game. On the year, she is averaging 10.5 points and 3.4 assists per game.

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