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ATLANTA (March 19, 2013) - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announces the All-Region nominees for the 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. The selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team from these 52 candidates.

The All-Region honorees are as follows:

Region 1

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Anna Martin DePaul Sr. G 5-9
  Sugar Rodgers Georgetown Sr. G 5-11
  Niveen Rasheed Princeton Sr. G 6-0
  Nadirah McKenith St. John’s Sr. G 5-7
  Shenneika Smith St. John’s Sr. G 6-1
  Stefanie Dolson Connecticut Jr. C 6-5
  Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Connecticut So. G 6-0
  Shoni Schimmel Louisville Jr. G 5-10
  Natalie Achonwa Notre Dame Jr. G 6-3
  Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Sr. G 5-9
  Kayla McBride Notre Dame Jr. G 5-11
  Andrea Smith South Florida Sr. G 5-8

Region 2

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Chelsea Gray Duke Jr. G 5-11
  Elizabeth Williams Duke So. C 6-3
  Tyaunna Marshall Georgia Tech Jr. G 5-9
  Elena Delle Donne Delaware Sr. G/F 6-5
  Tianna Hawkins Maryland Sr. F 6-3
  Alyssa Thomas Maryland Jr. F 6-2
  Tierra Ruffin-Pratt North Carolina Sr. G 5-10

Region 3

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Theresa Plaisance Louisiana State Jr. F 6-5
  Kelsey Bone Texas A&M Jr. F/C 6-4
  Jasmine Hassell Georgia Sr. F 6-2
  A’dia Mathies Kentucky Sr. G 5-9
  Bashaara Graves Tennessee Fr. F/C 6-2
  Meighan Simmons Tennessee Jr. G 5-9
  Tiffany Clarke Vanderbilt Sr. F 6-0

Region 4

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Crystal Bradford Central Michigan So. G/F 6-0
  Jerica Coley Florida International Jr. G 5-8
  Courtney Osborn Miami (Ohio) Sr. G 5-10
  Ebony Rowe Middle Tennessee State Jr. F 6-1
  Keena Mays Southern Methodist Jr. G 5-7
  Naama Shafir Toledo Sr. G 5-7

Region 5

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Brittney Griner Baylor Sr. C 6-8
  Odyssey Sims Baylor Jr. G 5-8
  Hallie Christofferson Iowa State Jr. F 6-3
  Brittany Chambers Kansas State Sr. G 5-8
  Toni Young Oklahoma State Sr. F 6-2
  Angel Goodrich Kansas Sr. G 5-4
  Aaryn Ellenberg Oklahoma Jr. G 5-7

Region 6

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Tayler Hill Ohio State Sr. G 5-10
  Alex Bentley Penn State Sr. G 5-7
  Maggie Lucas Penn State Jr. G 5-10
  Rachel Banham Minnesota-Twin Cities So. G 5-9
  Jordan Hooper Nebraska Jr. F 6-2

Region 7

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Courtney Clements San Diego State Sr. G 6-0
  Chelsea Hopkins San Diego State Sr. G 5-8
  Katie Baker Montana Sr. F 6-0
  Chaundra Sewell Wyoming Sr. F 6-1

Region 8

  Name Institution Year Pos. Height
  Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Jr. F 6-3
  Gennifer Brandon California Jr. F 6-2
  Layshia Clarendon California Sr. G 5-9
  Chucky Jeffery Colorado Sr. G 5-10

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 determine 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.

The 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 1:10 p.m. CT Saturday April 6, during NCAA® Women's Final Four® Super Saturday festivities in New Orleans Arena.

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 more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.