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.

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

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Kachine Alexander Iowa Sr. G 5-9
LaSondra Barrett LSU Jr. F 6-2
Kelsey Bolte Iowa State Sr. G 6-1
Cierra Bravard Florida State Jr. F 6-4
Victoria Dunlap Kentucky Sr. F 6-2
Dawn Evans James Madison Sr. G 5-7
Keisha Hampton DePaul Jr. F 6-2
Tiffany Hayes Connecticut Jr. G 5-10
Celeste Hoewisch Wisconsin - Green Bay Sr. G 5-7
Adrienne Johnson Louisiana Tech Sr. F 6-1
Glory Johnson Tennessee Jr. F 6-3
Kalisha Keane Michigan State Sr. F 6-1
Alex Montgomery Georgia Tech Sr. G-F 6-1
Natalie Novosel Notre Dame Jr. G 5-11
Kayla Pedersen Stanford Sr. F 6-4
Devereaux Peters Notre Dame Sr. F 6-2
Porsha Phillips Georgia Sr. F 6-2
Ta'Shia Phillips Xavier Sr. C 6-6
Jeanette Pohlen Stanford Sr. G 6-0
Lauren Prochaska Bowling Green Sr. G 5-11
Samantha Quigley DePaul Sr. G 5-5
Elizabeth Repella West Virginia Sr. G 5-11
Angel Robinson Marquette Sr. G 5-8
Danielle Robinson Oklahoma Sr. G 5-9
Sugar Rodgers Georgetown So. G 5-11
Odyssey Sims Baylor Fr. G 5-9
Carolyn Swords Boston College Sr. C 6-6
Jasmine Thomas Duke Sr. G 5-9
Tyra White Texas A&M Jr. G 6-0
Riquna Williams Miami Jr. G 5-6