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ATLANTA - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with State Farm®, announces the All-Region nominees for the 2011 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.  On, Monday, March 21, the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team selection committee will review these 52 candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.

The All-Region honorees are as follows:

Region 1


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Skylar Diggins University of Notre Dame
So.
G
5-9
  Keisha Hampton DePaul University
Jr.
F
6-2
  Amber Harris Xavier University
RS-Sr.
F
6-5
  Tiffany Hayes University of Connecticut
Jr.
G
5-10
  Maya Moore University of Connecticut
Sr.
F
6-0
  Natalie Novosel University of Notre Dame
Jr.
G
5-11
  Devereaux Peters  University of Notre Dame
Sr.
F
6-2
  Ta’Shia Phillips Xavier University
Sr.
C
6-6
  Samantha Quigley DePaul University
Sr.
G
5-5
  Elizabeth Repella West Virginia University
Sr.
G
5-11
  Angel Robinson Marquette University
Sr.
G
5-8
  Sugar Rodgers Georgetown University
So.
G
5-11

Region 2


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Cierra Bravard Florida State University
Jr.
F
6-4
  Dawn Evans James Madison University
Sr.
G
5-7
  Shenise Johnson University of Miami
Jr.
G
5-11
  Alex Montgomery Georgia Institute of Technology
Sr.
G-F
6-1
  Carolyn Swords Boston College
Sr.
C
6-6
  Jasmine Thomas Duke University
Sr.
G
5-9
  Riquna Williams University of Miami
Jr.
G
5-6

Region 3


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  LaSondra Barrett Louisiana State University
Jr.
F
6-2
  Victoria Dunlap University of Kentucky
Sr.
F
6-2
  Tierney Jenkins University of Alabama
Sr.
F
6-0
  Glory Johnson University of Tennessee
Jr.
F
6-3
  Porsha Phillips University of Georgia
Sr.
F
6-2
  Jence Rhoads Vanderbilt University
Sr.
G
5-11
  Shekinna Stricklen University of Tennessee
Jr.
F
6-2

Region 4


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Kourtney Brown University at Buffalo
Sr.
F
6-0
  Tacarra Hayes Tennessee Tech University
Jr.
G
5-7
  Lauren Prochaska Bowling Green State University
Sr.
G
5-11
  Chastity Reed Univ. of Arkansas - Little Rock
Sr.
F
6-1
  Naama Shafir University of Toledo
Jr.
G
5-7
  Courtney Taylor University of Houston
Sr.
F
6-0

Region 5


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Danielle Adams Texas A&M University
Sr.
F-C
6-1
  Kelsey Bolte Iowa State University
Sr.
G
6-1
  Brittney Griner Baylor University
So.
C
6-8
  Melissa Jones Baylor University
Sr.
G
5-11
  Danielle Robinson University of Oklahoma
Sr.
G
5-9
  Odyssey Sims Baylor University
Fr.
G
5-9
  Tyra White Texas A&M University
Jr.
G
6-0

Region 6


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Kachine Alexander University of Iowa
Sr.
G
5-9
  Celeste Hoewisch Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Sr.
G
5-7
  Amy Jaeschke Northwestern University
Sr.
C
6-5
  Kalisha Keane Michigan State University
Sr.
F
6-1
  Jantel Lavender Ohio State University
Sr.
C
6-4

Region 7


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Adrienne Johnson Louisiana Tech University
Sr.
F
6-1
  Eryn Jones Portland State University
Jr.
G
5-8
  Tahnee Robinson University of Nevada
Sr.
G
5-9
  Jaleesa Ross California State Univ. - Fresno
Sr.
G
5-8

Region 8


  Name  Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Nneka Ogwumike Stanford University
Jr.
C
6-2
  Kayla Pedersen Stanford University
Sr.
F
6-4
  Jeanette Pohlen Stanford University
Sr.
G
6-0
  Courtney Vandersloot Gonzaga University
Sr.
G
5-8

An equation to determine the number of regional nominees is use to ensure a fair number of candidates from each region. The number of Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of Division I institutions overall to get a percentage for each region.  Multiply 52 (the total number of desired finalists) by the percentage to get a number of finalists for each region. The 52 All-Region Team members then go before the selection committee, which reduces the list to 40 finalists. These 40 finalists can come from any region. Per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2008, Region 1 has 12 finalists and Region 4 has six finalists.

The State Farm Coaches' All-America Team for NCAA Division I will be announced at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, April 2, in Indianapolis during the WBCA National Convention, which is held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women's Final Four®.

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About the WBCA:

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For additional information about the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.