SAN FRANCISCO — For the second time in his career, Oregon State junior Tres Tinkle was named first-team All-Pac-12 on Monday when the conference announced its end-of-the-year awards.
Tinkle, a Missoula Hellgate grad, is the only player on this year's team to repeat as an honoree from last year. Tinkle helped Oregon State to its first winning conference season in 29 years and averaged 20.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals. Tinkle is the only player in the Pac-12 to rank in the top 10 in all of those categories. Tinkle is second in the conference in scoring, fourth in steals, fifth in rebounding and ninth in assists.
Oregon State is 18-12 overall and 10-8 in conference play. The Beavers finished fourth in the Pac-12 regular-season standings and earned a first-round bye in this week's conference tournament. OSU will take on the winner of California and Colorado on Thursday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Tinkle is the son of Oregon State coach and former Montana coach Wayne Tinkle.