Facebook and Twitter views and 'Likes' are great but we need SHARES and RETWEETS to get Jillian's numbers up!

140126-wash-3728-webHere's an update on Jillian's Senior Class Award Campaign... 

We've had over 1,000 views of our "Daily Pix for a Daily Click" voting campaign for the Senior Class Award over the last 12 days!  (Read more about the Senior Class Award here.)  Everyone is enjoying the photos of Jillian Alleyne over her four year UO WBB career. 

Thanks to your support Jillian's vote numbers are staying stable but we need to do more to give her the visibility she deserves!  The big 3 nominees — Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson (UConn) and Ruth Hamblin (OSU) — are also keeping their numbers stable... at over 20% of the vote!  Ouch!  We've got some catching up to do.  Can you help?


Facebook and Twitter views and 'Likes' are great
but
we need SHARES and RETWEETS

to get Jillian's numbers up
before voting ends on 3/21!

Vote Now.
Retweet Here.  ~  Share Here.

That's what counts!

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The Senior Class Award is special because
it's not an award voted on just by coaches or sports media. 

It's an award voted on BY YOU!  THE FANS!

Breanna Stewart     University of Connecticut     22.2%
Moriah Jefferson     University of Connecticut     22.2%
Ruth Hamblin         Oregon State             20.3%
Kelsey Minato         Army West Point         14.3%
Aundrea Gamble         Arkansas State             8.2%
Bria Holmes         West Virginia University     5.9%
Jillian Alleyne     Oregon                 2.3%
Adut Bulgak         Florida State University     2%
Tiffany Mitchell     University of South Carolina     1.5%
Jonquel Jones         George Washington University     1.3%

 We need more eyeballs looking at the vote reminder posts
and more keyboards clicking on that vote button.

Thanks for helping us get the numbers we need!

More info on the Senior Class Award:  An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. The award is managed by Premier Sports Management. Award winners are determined by a selection process that includes NCAA Division I college coaches in each respective sport, national media and fans. Public fan voting on the Senior CLASS Award website takes place each year during the month leading up to the NCAA Championship.

LINKS

Jillian Alleyne's Senior Class Award candidate statement and qualifications:
http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/jillian_alleyne/

Go to the Senior Class Award Voting page:
http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/womens_basketball_2015-16/

"Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne grew from childhood experiences to become conference standout"
Jonathan Hawthorne — November 9, 2015:
http://www.dailyemerald.com/2015/11/09/oregons-jillian-alleyne-grew-from-childhood-experiences-to-become-conference-standout/

"Oregon's Alleyne is having a record-breaking senior year"
Anne M. Peterson — January21, 2016:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/26d4d656822742aaadcba26250bf290b/oregons-alleyne-having-record-breaking-senior-year


Here's your photo of the day! Have you voted yet? Here are six reasons...

121015-pract-2228-webWe hope the images of Jillian from her freshman year are inspiring you to help the UO Fast Break Club boost Jill's numbers in the race for the Senior Class Award. 

Your vote matters.  Every day.  From your laptop, your desktop, your smartphone.  You can use whatever tools you have to register your vote for Jill.

DAILY VOTE HERE!

Six Reasons to Vote....
SIX RECORDS BROKEN!
(and probably more by the time you read this!)

- Pac-12 and Oregon double-double streak record (21 straight between sophomore and junior seasons, third longest in NCAA history)
- Pac-12 and Oregon single-season rebounds record (519 as a sophomore)
- Pac-12 and Oregon single-season double-doubles record (29 as a sophomore)
- Pac-12 and Oregon single-game rebounds record (27 vs. Portland State as a freshman)
- Oregon single-game field goal percentage record (Tied record by going 11-of-11 at Arizona as a sophomore)
- Oregon single-season free throws made (190 as a sophomore) and attempted (268 as a sophomore) records


Crucial win over Cal brings record breaking milestones! Check out the Game Photos!

160117-cal-7081This may look like an everyday rebound for Jillian Alleyne but it's not.  This rebound under Cal's basket took extra effort from Jillian to pull in before she fell out of bounds.  Was the effort worth it?  Jillian always plays with 120% effort but this basket was especially worth it!

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"POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Jillian Alleyne now has 1,573 career rebounds as she passed Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike to become the all-time leading rebounder in the Pac-12. Her double-double today is also No. 83 for her career and she is just two shy of tying Ogwumike’s conference record for career double-doubles … "  www.goducks.com

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Not to be outdone, Lexi Peterson also nailed an important milestone!

160117-cal-7118"Lexi Petersen scored 12 points, all of which came in the second half. She now has 1,005 career points and became the 27th player in program history to score 1,000 points … "  www.goducks.com

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There was great action all around so check out more photos....

We have the full photo gallery of the UO vs Cal posted here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153385626377799.1073741859.174005927798&type=1&l=790368d6e1

or if you're not a Facebook fan you can check them out on our Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/uofastbreakclub/albums/72157663559468931

 

 


Newsletter ~ Meet the players video!

141123-NC-112-wm2A quick recap on Sunday's game against 11th ranked North Carolina...  The final score may have been 76-59 but that doesn't tell the story of the Ducks being up 24-14 ten minutes into the first half.  The Ducks went to the locker room at half-time STILL ahead, but just by one point.  The Tar Heels came back in the second-half with all the answers and, despite some scrappy play by the Ducks, just kept stretching their lead. 

We've just posted the game photo highlights on our Flickr account, www.flickr.com/photos/uofastbreakclub.  Check them out!

NEXT GAME:  Portland State, TUESDAY, 11/25, 6 PM.

CHALK TALKS

Remember there will be a CHALK TALK before every home game from here on out.  They begin 50 minutes before game time and last only 15 minutes or so.  This is an excellent way for fans to tune up for the game! Everyone is invited, not just FBC members, so bring a friend or two!

BINGO!

Web-110212Yes.  The UO Fast Break Club's halftime BINGO has begun!  Look for the bingo sellers out in the hallways.  They'll have on their green aprons and will be loaded with especially lucky cards.  Remember, sales of these bingo cards help the Fast Break Club to support the women's basketball program at UO.

FBC "TABLE" IN THE McARTHUR CLUB

In the time between the chalk talks and the games, the FBC will "set up shop" in the McArthur Club.  We'll be available to answer questions, chat, provide membership brochures, you name it.  We have a new table-top banner that fits nicely on the small round tables.  Look for us!

TICKETS TO THE JANUARY 9 UO-OSU GAME AT GILL COLISEUM

The Fast Break Club has purchased 22 reserved seating tickets behind the Oregon bench.  The actual tickets arrive sometime after Christmas.  These 22 tickets will be sold at cost ($11) to any FBC member first-come, first-serve. 

It's a great time to join or renew your Fast Break Club membership to enjoy this great perk and sit with a great group of Duck fans behind the UO bench at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on January 9! 

Need to join or renew?  Find us in the McArthur Club before all home games or visit our FBC Membership webpage to see all the great FBC membership benefits and to print out a mail-in membership form.

If you're interested in the reserved seats behind the UO bench for the January 9 Civil War game in Corvallis you can email Jim Long (jlong@uoregon.edu).

HAVE YOU MET THE PLAYERS?

Meet the new crew and returning players in this video with scenes from the Fast Break Club's Annual BBQ for FBC members, the UO WBB team players and coaching staff plus a look at the first open scrimmage to see the team's new dynamics in action! 

(Click here for link to video.)


BREAKING NEWS.... more honors for Alleyne

Just announced by UO media:  Junior forward Jillian Alleyne has been named one of 30 members to the preseason Wooden Award watch list, the organization announced Monday.

The Wooden Award is annually give to the top player in both men's and women's basketball.

The women's basketball list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who are the early front runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members.

Alleyne is one of five players from the Pac-12 selected to the group. Alleyne was also one of five players named preseason all-Pac-12 this season by the media.

GO DUCKS!


Chrishae Rowe Dismissed for Team Rules Violation

Tonight is the opening game for the UO WBB team with an exhibition game against Westmont at 2pm at Matthew Knight Arena but the game will unfold in a way none of us expected.

Yesterday (Friday, 11/7/14) the Fast Break Club received a notice from the UO Athletic Department that Chrishae Rowe had been dismissed from the UO WBB team for a team rules violation.  Today there were a number articles in the media about this with additional info from follow-up interviews with Coach Kelly Graves.  (See below links.)

While Coach Graves did not elaborate on what the violation was he did state that there was no unlawful behavior on Rowe's part and that she is still enrolled in the UofO on an athletic scholarship.

STEPPING UP

While fans are disappointed they will not see this talented break-away scorer don the green and yellow #21 jersey this season, many realize that Coach Graves is focused on building a 'team of players' who have a commitment to the team and can "step up" their game and work together to create scoring opportunities both this season and beyond.

"Our mission is to create something great here at the University of Oregon and our players need to buy in to all aspects of that mission," Graves said in a news release.

"Our team culture, long-term, is more important than wins and losses short-term."

The new tone of play was evident to fans during the first open scrimmage held last month.  (Click here for video of 2014-15 players, coaches and open scrimmage.)  The players definitely have 'game' and are ready to learn a new style of play and start this season fresh.

FANS ALSO HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY.

It's time for us to 'step up' and let these student athletes know that we are here to support them one and all.  There is a great line-up of talent that has the opportunity to make a big difference for UO WBB.  Let’s also step up and make a difference for them!

FAST BREAK CLUB POST-GAME SOCIALS

Socials give FBC Members the opportunity to meet and greet the coaches, players and their families after some key home games.  Players say the support of the Fast Break Club folks help make their UO experience special.

Sun., December 21 - FBC SOCIAL after the 2pm game against Fresno State
Sun., January 18 FBC SOCIAL after the 1pm game against Washington State
Sat., January 31 FBC SOCIAL after the 12:30 game against UCLA
Sun., Febbruary - 15 FBC SOCIAL after the 4:30pm game against Arizona State

Read more about the other benefits of Fast Break Club membership here.

Be part of the 2014-15 team... 
COME BACK TO THE MATT! 
Click here for ticket purchase information.  

See you at the game!

GO DUCKS!

Article Links:

Daily Emerald - Rowe Dismissed
http://dailyemerald.com/2014/11/07/oregon-womens-basketball-rowe-dismissed-from-team/

Register-Guard - Rowe Sent Packing
http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/32393505-81/oregon-dismisses-rowe-from-womens-basketball-team.html.csp

OregonLive - Rowe Rules Violation
http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2014/11/oregon_womens_basketball_dismi.html