Stanford’s Cameron Brink named 2023 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, presented by Nextiva
The nation's second-leading shot blocker, Cameron Brink earned her second consecutive Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year nod and Stanford's seventh overall following a regular season in which she swatted 109 shots, an average of 3.52 per game. Her 109 blocks are good for seventh in league history and the most for any player outside the state of Oregon. Ahead of her on the single-season list are Oregon State’s Ruth Hamblin (3x) and Patricia Bright, and Oregon’s Stefanie Kasperski (2x). Brink's 288 career blocks are fourth in the Pac-12 record book. Third on the list is USC’s Lisa Leslie who had 321 rejections from 1991-94. Also averaging 14.5 points and 9.4 rebounds, Brink is one of two players in the country averaging more than 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks this season (Taiyanna Jackson - Kansas), something that has not been done in the Pac-12 in records dating back to 1999-2000.