Leaupepe Twins Selected to Preseason All-Big West Team for Cal Poly

Leaupepe Twins Selected to Preseason All-Big West Team for Cal Poly

Mustang Women's Basketball Voted Tied for 4th by Media; 6th in Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly seniors Dynn Leaupepe and Lynn Leaupepe were each chosen to the Preseason All-Big West Conference Women's Basketball Team announced Wednesday.

The twin sisters from Camarillo were joined by UC Davis junior forward Morgan Bertsch, UC Santa Barbara senior forward Drew Edelman, CSUN junior center Channon Fluker and Hawai'i senior guard Sarah Toeaina on the preseason list.

Dynn Leaupepe broke the single-season school record for free-throw percentage in 2016-17, shooting .887 (110-for-124) while averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals.

No. 11 in school history in career scoring (1,036 points), Dynn is also the Big West's sixth-leading all-time free-throw shooter (.815). A back-to-back All-Big West honorable mention and the conference Player of the Week on Jan. 9 as a junior, she begins her year also with 439 career rebounds, 147 assists and 108 steals.

Lynn Leaupepe earned All-Big West Second Team accolades last season, averaging 14.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals. She had nine double-doubles as a junior — tied for the second-most throughout the conference.

Named conference Player of the Week on Jan. 23, 2017, Lynn enters this season No. 25 in program history with 773 points, as well as No. 12 all-time in rebounding, with 495 boards.

Cal Poly was voted tied for fourth with Hawai'i in the media poll, with 98 points, and sixth in the coaches poll, with 44 points (including one first-place vote).

Defending Big West regular-season champion UC Davis was voted No. 1 in each poll, with CSUN and UCSB occupying second & third in both as well. To view the full polls, click here.

The Mustangs return 11 letterwinners, including seven seniors, from last season's team which finished 11-18 (7-9 Big West), joined by a trio of true freshmen along with a fourth newcomer in junior center Devin Stanback, who redshirted last season upon transferring from Pepperdine.

"I'm very excited about our team's training," Cal Poly head coach Faith Mimnaugh said. "We have improved defensively and our cohesion on offense is a direct result of a veteran squad's collective chemistry. I love this team and expect great things for them."

Cal Poly opens the season on Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at San Francisco, before hosting the home opener in Mott Athletics Center against Grand Canyon at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. To view the Mustangs' complete 2017-18 schedule, click here.