ATLANTA (March 15, 2012) - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announces the All-Region nominees for the 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. On, Monday, March 19, the 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 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team.

The All-Region honorees are as follows:

  Region 1

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Shey Peddy Temple University Sr. G 5-7
  Skylar Diggins University of Notre Dame Jr. G 5-9
  Natalie Novosel University of Notre Dame Sr. G 5-11
  Devereaux Peters University of Notre Dame GS F 6-2
  Shoni Schimmel University of Louisville So. G 5-10
  Bria Hartley University of Connecticut So. G 5-7
  Tiffany Hayes University of Connecticut Sr. G 5-10
  Nadirah McKenith St. John’s University Jr. G 5-7
  Shenneika Smith St. John’s University Jr. G 6-1
  Da’Shena Stevens St. John’s University Sr. F 6-1
  Sugar Rodgers Georgetown University Jr. G 5-11
  Anna Martin DePaul University Jr. G 5-9

  Region 2        
  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Chay Shegog University of North Carolina Sr. C 6-5
  Shenise Johnson University of Miami Sr. G 5-11
  Riquna Williams University of Miami Sr. G 5-6
  Alyssa Thomas University of Maryland So. G 6-2
  Chelsea Gray Duke University So. G 5-11
  Elizabeth Williams Duke University Fr. C 6-3
  Elena Delle Donne University of Delaware Sr. F 6-5

  Region 3

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Christina Foggie Vanderbilt University So. G 5-9
  Glory Johnson University of Tennessee GS F 6-3
  A’dia Mathies University of Kentucky Jr. G 5-9
  Anne Marie Armstrong University of Georgia Jr. G 6-3
  Jasmine Hassell University of Georgia Jr. F 6-2
  Jennifer George  University of Florida Jr. F 6-1
  LaSondra Barrett Louisiana State University GS F 6-2

  Region 4

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Jasmine Lee University of Memphis Sr. F 6-2
  Courtney Osborn Miami University Jr. G 5-10
  Tavelyn James Eastern Michigan Sr. G 5-7
  Alexis Rogers Bowling Green State University Jr. F 6-1
  Ebony Rowe Middle Tennessee State University So. F 6-1
  Jerica Coley Florida International University So. G 5-8

  Region 5

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Carolyn Davis University of Kansas Jr. C 6-3
  Angel Goodrich University of Kansas Sr. G 5-4
  Tyra White Texas A&M University Sr. G 6-0
  Chelsea Poppens Iowa State University Jr. F 6-2
  Brittney Griner Baylor University Jr. C 6-8
  Odyssey Sims Baylor University So. G 5-8
  Destiny Williams Baylor University Jr. F 6-1

  Region 6

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Jordan Hooper University of Nebraska So. F 6-2
  Alex Bentley Penn State University Jr. G 5-7
  Tayler Hill Ohio State University Jr. G 5-10
  Samantha Prahalis Ohio State University Sr. G 5-7
  Julie Wojta University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Sr. F 6-0

  Region 7

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Katie Bussey Montana State University Sr. G 5-8
  Courtney Clements San Diego State University Sr. G 6-0
  Ashlee Brown Utah State University Sr. F 6-0
  Devyn Christensen Utah State University  Jr. G 5-6

  Region 8

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Layshia Clarendon University of California-Berkeley Jr. G 5-9
  Chiney Ogwumike Stanford University So. F 6-2
  Nnemkadi Ogwumike Stanford University Sr. F 6-2
  Kayla Standish Gonzaga University Sr. F 6-3

The selection committee uses an equation to determine a fair number of nominees 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. This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region. Per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2008, the selection committee must select 12 finalists from Region 1 and six finalists from Region 4.

The 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 1:05 p.m. MT Saturday March 31, during the NCAA's Super Saturday festivities at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

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. The WBCA is pleased to join the women's sports community in commemorating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which was passed by Congress on June 23, 1972, and provides females with equal opportunities in athletics in the U.S. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.