Hoffman Tabbed Second Team Freshman All-American

March 6, 2001

LOS ANGELES -- USC freshman forward Ebony Hoffman has been named to the Women's Basketball Journal Freshman All-American second team. This is the first honor Hoffman has received for her performance throughout the 2001 season.

The 6-2 post player who hails from Harbor City, Calif., has led the Women of Troy in scoring and rebounding through much of the 2001 season and could pace to become the first freshman to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title averaging 8.0 boards per game.

The WBJ All-America team, which is named by position, is selected by the publication's editors and contributors. Following is the list of honors.

WBJ 2000-01 National Honors

2000-01 WBJ Freshmen All-Americans
First Team Pos. School Hometown

Alana Beard G-F Duke Frierson, La.
Kelly Mazzante G Penn State Montoursville, Pa.
Christi Thomas C Georgia Buford, Ga.
Nicole Powell F Stanford Phoenix, Ariz.
Ashley Robinson C Tennessee Grand Prairie, Tex.

Second Team Pos. School Hometown
Nicole Ohlde F Kansas State Clay Center, Kan.
Rebekkah Brunson F Georgetown Oxon Hill, Md.
Diana Taurasi G Connecticut Chino, Calif.
Ebony Hoffman F-C USC Harbor City, Calif.
Chandi Jones G-F Houston Bay City, Tex.
Sara Nord G Louisville Jeffersonville, Ind.

2000-01 WBJ All-Americans

Player of the Year: Ruth Riley, Notre Dame
Coach of the Year: Sherri Coale, Oklahoma
Freshman of the Year: Alana Beard, Duke
Defensive Player of the Year: Ruth Riley, Notre Dame


First Team Cl. School Hometown
F-G LaToya Thomas So. Mississippi St. Greenville, Miss.
G-F Katie Douglas Sr. Purdue Indianapolis, Ind.
C Ruth Riley Sr. Notre Dame Macy, Ind.
G Stacey Dales Jr. Oklahoma Brockville, Ontario
G Kelly Miller Sr. Georgia Rochester, Minn.

Second Team Cl. School Hometown
F Deanna Jackson Jr. UAB Brewton, Ala.
F Svetlana Abrosimova Sr. Connecticut St. Petersburg, Russia
C Chantelle Anderson So. Vanderbilt Vancouver, Wash.
G Jackie Stiles Sr. SW Missouri St. Claflin, Kan.
G Marie Ferdinand Sr. LSU Miami, Fla.

Third Team Cl. School Hometown
F Tamika Catchings Sr. Tennessee Duncanville, Tex.
F LaQuanda Barksdale Sr. North Carolina Winston-Salem, N.C.
C Angie Welle Jr. Iowa State Fargo, N.D.
G Sue Bird Jr. Connecticut Syosset, N.Y.
G Sheila Lambert Jr. Baylor Seattle, Wash.

Fourth Team Cl. School Hometown
F Danielle Crockrom Jr. Baylor Houston, Tex.
G-F Shea Ralph Sr. Connecticut Fayetteville, N.C.
C Camille Cooper Sr. Purdue Georgetown, Ky.
G Niele Ivy Sr. Notre Dame St. Louis, Mo.
G Coco Miller Sr. Georgia Rochester, Minn.

Fifth Team Cl. School Hometown
F-C Gwen Jackson So. Tennessee Eufaula, Ala.
C-F Michaela Pavlickova Sr. Denver Prague, Czech Republic
C Jennifer Phillips Sr. Xavier Elida, Ohio
G Tasha Pointer Sr. Rutgers Chicago, Ill.
G Georgia Schweitzer Sr. Duke Columbus, Ohio

2000-01 WBJ Defensive All-Americans
First Team Cl. Pos. School Hometown

Ruth Riley Sr. C Notre Dame Macy, Ind.
Niele Ivy Sr. G Notre Dame St. Louis, Mo.
Tamara Moore Jr. G Wisconsin Minneapolis, Minn.
LaNeishea Caufield Jr. G Oklahoma Ada, Okla.
Angela Crockett Sr. G LSU Tallulah, La.

Second Team Cl. Pos. School Hometown
Tawana McDonald Jr. F-C Georgia Flint, Mich.
Rochelle Parent Sr. F Duke Akron, Ohio
Katrisa O'Neal Sr. G Texas Tech Plainview, Tex.
Erin Batth Sr. F-C Clemson Marietta, Ga.
Shea Ralph Sr. G-F Connecticut Fayetteville, N.C.

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