Wiggins, Smith Named Associated Press All-Americans
March 28, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- Junior guard Candice Wiggins and senior forward/center Brooke Smith were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, which was released Wednesday and voted on by a panel of 50 members.
Wiggins was tabbed a Second Team All-American while Smith was named an All-America Honorable Mention pick. Wiggins remains in contention for WBCA/Kodak All-America honors in addition to Wooden Award and Wade Trophy candidacy while Smith's impressive career is expected to result in a WNBA draft selection.
Wiggins, a three-time Associated Press Second Team All-American, led the Cardinal in scoring (16.9 ppg) and three-pointers (82) in 29 games played and 28 starts. Despite not being able to play at full strength all year long, Wiggins remains one of the nation's best players.
A 46-percent shooter from the field, Wiggins ranked second in assists (96) while snagging 4.1 rebounds per game. She scored in double-figures in 25 games and scored at least 20 points in eight games this year, including a season-best 30-point effort at Arizona State on Jan. 27 that resulted in her second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor.
An All-Pac-10 selection, Wiggins was named Most Outstanding Player at the Pac-10 Tournament, averaging 22.3 points per game while connecting on 14 of 25 three-point attempts.
Smith is a two-time Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, also earning the honor last year. Smith ranked second on the squad in scoring (13.9 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg) while leading the club with 120 assists. Smith scored in double-figures a team-best 28 times.
Smith was also voted to this year's All-Pac-10 squad, garnering that honor for a third consecutive season. She was named to the All-Pac-10 Tounament team as well in 2006-07.
Selection to the AP Women's All-America Basketball Team is based on the voting by a 46-member national media panel. The 2006-07 AP women's All-America basketball team with school, height, class and key regular-season statistics, followed in parentheses by first-team votes and points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Candace Parker, Tennessee, 6-4, sophomore, 19.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.8 blocks, 1.9 steals, .520 fg pct (49 first-place votes, 248 points).
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, 6-4, sophomore, 23.6 ppg, 16.2 rpg, 3.5 blocks, .567 fg pct (46, 242).
Lindsey Harding, Duke, 5-8, senior, 14.0 ppg, 3.9 apg, 4.1 rpg, 1.5 steals (44, 234).
Ivory Latta, North Carolina, 5-6, senior, 16.4 ppg, 4.5 apg, 98 3-pointers, 1.6 steals, .841 ft pct (38, 218).
Jessica Davenport, Ohio State, 6-5, senior, 20.5 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.8 blocks, .599 fg pct (20, 188).
Sylvia Fowles, LSU, 6-6, junior, 17.2 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 1.9 blocks, .578 fg pct (20, 182).
Candice Wiggins, Stanford, 5-11, junior, 16.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 steals, 75 3-pointers (9, 141).
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland, 6-2, junior, 15.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, .721 fg pct (6, 135).
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, 6-1, sophomore, 21.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.2 steals, .506 fg pct (6, 78).
Chrissy Givens, Middle Tennessee, 5-11 senior, 22.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.6 apg, 3.0 steals, .515 fg pct (5, 72).
Katie Gearlds, Purdue, 6-1, senior, 18.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.4 apg, 74 3-pointers, .893 ft pct (2, 67).
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina, 6-1, junior, 13.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.2 steals, .552 fg pct (65).
Alison Bales, Duke, 6-7, senior, 11.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 4.5 blocks, 1.9 apg (1, 58).
Armintie Price, Mississippi, 5-9 senior, 18.1 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 4.7 apg, 3.8 steals (2, 49).
Tasha Humphrey, Georgia, 6-3, junior, 16.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, .506 fg pct (1, 44).
HONORABLE MENTION (In alphabetical order)
Matee Ajavon, Rutgers; Meredith Alexis, James Madison; Kimberly Beck, George Washington; Essence Carson, Rutgers; Tina Charles, Connecticut; Marissa Coleman, Maryland; Dee Davis, Vanderbilt; Jessica Dickson, South Florida; Natalie Doma, Idaho State; Shay Doron, Maryland; Krystal Ellis, Marquette; A'Quonesia Franklin, Texas A&M; Kamesha Hairston, Temple; Devanei Hampton, California; Stephanie Hawk, Gonzaga; Alexis Hornbuckle, Tennessee; Charde Houston, Connecticut; Tiffany Jackson, Texas; Crystal Kelly, Western Kentucky; Jackie McFarland, Colorado; Lyndsey Medders, Iowa State; Renee Montgomery, Connecticut; Carrie Moore, Western Michigan; Mandy Morales, Montana; Bernice Mosby, Baylor; Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Allie Quigley, DePaul; Jillian Robbins, Tulsa; Adrianne Ross, TCU; Brooke Smith, Stanford; Carla Thomas, Vanderbilt; Ashley Walker, California; Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh; Abby Waner, Duke; Emily Westerberg, Arizona State; Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, Purdue; Dani Wright, BYU.