Dores With Three on All-SEC Teams

Jordyn Cambridge, Iyana Moore and Sacha Washington earn recognition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt women’s basketball tabbed three honorees on the All-SEC teams as announced by the league Tuesday. Jordyn Cambridge, Iyana Moore and Sacha Washington were the selected trio of Commodores.

Cambridge earned a spot on the All-Defensive Team for the second time in her career with the first coming in 2019-20. Known for her defensive prowess, this recognition stems from Cambridges’ natural deflecting and stealing abilities.

Earlier in the season against Albany, she set a record for steals in a single game with 10 which ranks second all-time in program history. She earned her third career double-double against Albany.

Cambridge is currently 10th in program history for career steals with 214 and fourth for single-season steals at 109. The Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list honoree is second in steals and third in steals per game nationally in addition to leading the SEC in steals.

Cambridge leads this Commodore team in minutes played per game (33.5), defensive rebounds (105), assists (122) and steals. On Feb. 20, she became the only Division men’s or women’s player to reach 100 steals and 100 assists this season.

Moore’s standout first season as a Commodore has caught the attention of the league’s head coaches as she was named to the All-Freshman Team. She leads the team in made 3-pointers and free throw percentage.

Moore is also second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game and 355 total points which leads all Vandy freshmen. She is ranked inside the top-100 nationally for minutes played, 3-pointers made and 3-point field goal percentage. In the SEC, Moore is ranked in the top 25 for scoring, points per game and 3-pointers made.

After her record breaking performance against Alabama State, she earned her first SEC recognition as Co-Freshman of the Week. Moore paced Vanderbilt’s 94-42 victory over the Hornets with a career-high 32 points. Her record setting nine 3-pointers passed the previous mark of eight held by Christina Foggie, Meredith Marsh and Abi Ramsey.

Moore aided the Commodores to a single-game program record of 17 3-pointers breaking the record set in 1993. Moore’s 32 points tied for the third-most points in a single game by a Vandy freshman.

The reigning SEC Freshman of the Week, Washington joins teammate Moore on the All-Freshman team. She has earned two weekly honors from the league this year, both Freshman of the Week recognitions. Her back-to-back double-doubles were instrumental in Vanderbilt’s win over No. 15 Florida and aided the Commodores down the stretch in the regular-season finale against Alabama.

Against the Gators, Washington tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds through her 30 minutes on the hardwood. She added two assists, a block and one steal in the first victory against a Top 25 opponent in the Shea Ralph era.

On the road against the Crimson Tide, Washington emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the low block. She set a career high in points with 23 and grabbed 13 boards. Her season-high 37 minutes played included a perfect 5-for-5 trip to the free throw line, one assist and one steal.

Washington now has seven games scoring in double figures, seven games with double-digit rebounds and back-to-back games with 15+ points and 10+ rebounds. Among SEC student-athletes, she ranks inside the top 25 in rebounds, rebounds per game and blocks. She earned the same honor Feb. 8 for her performances against Alabama and then No. 14 Georgia.

Having moved into the starting rotation for the Commodores, Washington leads the team in total rebounds at 186, offensive rebounds at 97 and 12 blocks. In the SEC, she is in the top 25 for rebounds, rebounds per game and blocks.

Vanderbilt is the 13th seed in the 2022 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament and will face 12th seed Texas A&M at 11 a.m. Wednesday inside Bridgestone Arena.