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INDIANAPOLIS –The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm® announced today the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team.  The 10-member team was decided from a group of 40 finalists by the selection committee at an in-person meeting held during the 2011 WBCA National Convention.

The members of the 2011 NCAA Division I State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team are as follows:

  Name Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Danielle Adams Texas A&M University
Sr.
F-C
6-1
  Skylar Diggins University of Notre Dame
So.
G
5-9
  Brittney Griner Baylor University
So.
C
6-8
  Amber Harris Xavier University
RS-Sr.
F
6-5
  Shenise Johnson University of Miami
Jr.
G
5-11
  Jantel Lavender Ohio State University
Sr.
C
6-4
  Maya Moore University of Connecticut
Sr.
F
6-0
  Nneka Ogwumike Stanford University
Jr.
C
6-2
  Shekinna Stricklen University of Tennessee
Jr.
F
6-2
  Courtney Vandersloot Gonzaga University
Sr.
G
5-8


“The coaches who were selected by their peers to choose this year’s State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team debated for one-and-a-half days, which is the longest deliberation I can recall in my 15 years with this organization,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass.  “Their commitment and hard work is a testament to the forethought, conscientiousness and professionalism of the committee.  Because of their effort I know, without a doubt, that these 10 players are the best in women’s basketball for 2011 and are truly deserving of this great honor.

“The committee’s job isn’t getting any easier,” Bass continued.  “And that is a good thing because it means the number of truly outstanding players they must consider each year is increasing.  It speaks volumes about where our sport is and where it’s going.”

“State Farm is truly honored to recognize these outstanding student-athletes for their wonderful achievements, their dedication to the game of basketball and their commitment to their communities,” said Pam El, Marketing Vice President for State Farm.  “The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team represents true excellence in the sport of women’s basketball, and we are extremely proud to be associated with these remarkable student-athletes.”

The following have been recognized as State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mentions for NCAA Division I:

  Name Institution
Year
Pos.
Height
  Kachine Alexander University of Iowa
Sr.
G
5-9
  LaSondra Barrett  Louisiana State University
Jr.
F
6-2
  Kelsey Bolte Iowa State University
Sr.
G
6-1
  Cierra Bravard Florida State University
Jr.
F
6-4
  Victoria Dunlap University of Kentucky
Sr.
F
6-2
  Dawn Evans James Madison University
Sr.
G
5-7
  Keisha Hampton DePaul University
Jr.
F
6-2
  Tiffany Hayes University of Connecticut
Jr.
G
5-10
  Celeste Hoewisch University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Sr.
G
5-7
  Adrienne Johnson Louisiana Tech University
Sr.
F
6-1
  Glory Johnson University of Tennessee
Jr.
F
6-3
  Kalisha Keane Michigan State University
Sr.
F
6-1
  Alex Montgomery Georgia Institute of Technology
Sr.
G-F
6-1
  Natalie Novosel University of Notre Dame
Jr.
G
5-11
  Kayla Pedersen Stanford University
Sr.
F
6-4
  Devereaux Peters University of Notre Dame
Sr.
F
6-2
  Porsha Phillips University of Georgia
Sr.
F
6-2
  Ta'Shia Phillips Xavier University
Sr.
C
6-6
  Jeanette Pohlen Stanford University
Sr.
G
6-0
  Lauren Prochaska Bowling Green State University
Sr.
G
5-11
  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
  Danielle Robinson University of Oklahoma
Sr.
G
5-9
  Sugar Rodgers Georgetown University
So.
G
5-11
  Odyssey Sims Baylor University
Fr.
G
5-9
  Carolyn Swords Boston College
Sr.
C
6-6
  Jasmine Thomas Duke University
Sr.
G
5-9
  Tyra White Texas A&M University
Jr.
G
6-0
  Riquna Williams University of Miami
Jr.
G
5-6


About State Farm®:

State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. Our 17,800 agents and more than 66,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

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.