Felicia Ragland Named Finalist For Kodak Women's All-America Basketball Team

March 19, 2001

ATLANTA, GA - Oregon State University's Felicia Ragland is a finalist for the Kodak Women's All-America Basketball Team as was announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The Eastman Kodak Company.

Ragland, a 5-9 junior, is one of 48 NCAA Division I players vying for the 10-member Kodak All-America squad. Ragland received the most votes of the six finalists from District 8 to receive District All-America honors. District 8 includes all 26 schools from the Big West, West Coast and Pacific-10 Conference.

Ragland is the first Oregon State player to receive All-America recognition since Tanja Kostic earned honorable mention Kodak All-America honors in 1996. Just three OSU athletes have gained Kodak All-America honors, Carol Menken-Shaudt (1981), Judy Spoelstra (1983) and Kostic (1996).

Ragland, The Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year, ranks second in the conference in scoring with 19.7 points per game. The Tulare, CA ranks fifth in the conference in rebounding (7.5 rpg.), third in steals (2.61 spg.), first in 3-point field goal percentage (.466) and third in 3-pointers made (2.21 avg.).

Ragland is one of just eight OSU players to score 1,000 career points (1,165) and grab 500 career rebounds (527).

WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical districts vote for the Kodak All-America team which will be announced in St. Louis on March 29.

The finalists for the 2001 Division I Kodak Women's All-America Team are the following:

District 1Name			School				Ht.	Pos.	Yr.Svetlana Abrosimova	University of Connecticut	6-2	F	SRSue Bird		University of Connecticut	5-9	F	JRTasha Pointer 		Rutgers University		5-6	G	SRShea Ralph		University of Connecticut	6-0	G/F	SRRuth Riley		Notre Dame University		6-5	C	SRTaru Tuukkanen	        Xavier University		6-3	C	SR

District 2Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.LaQuanda Barksdale University of North Carolina 5-11 F SRAlana Beard Duke University 5-11 G FRChrissy Ford Clemson University 5-9 G SOSchuye LaRue University of Virginia 6-3 F/C SOGeorgia Schweitzer Duke University 6-0 G SRBrooke Wychoff Florida State University 6-1 G/F SR

District 3Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.Chantelle Anderson University of Vanderbilt 6-6 C SOTamika Catchings University of Tennessee 6-1 F SRMarie Ferdinand Louisiana State University 5-9 G SRBrandi McCain University of Florida 5-3 G JRKelly Miller University of Georgia 5-10 G SRLaToya Thomas Mississippi State University 6-2 F/G SO

District 4Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.Tiffany Bell University of Buffalo 6-2 C/F JRTamara Bowie Ball State University 5-11 F SOKahli Carter University of Toledo 6-0 F SRJanet Holt Tennessee Tech University 6-0 F JRJulie Studer Kent State University 6-4 C SRKatie Wolfe Oakland University 5-9 F SO

District 5Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.Janelle Burse Tulane University 6-5 C SRStacey Dales University of Oklahoma 6-1 G JRDeanna Jackson University of Alabama-Birm. 6-2 F JRSheila Lambert Baylor University 5-7 G JRAyana Walker Louisiana Tech University 6-2 F JRAngie Welle Iowa State University 6-4 C JR

District 6Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.Carla Bennett Drake University 6-3 C SOCamille Cooper Purdue University 6-4 C SRKatie Douglas Purdue University 6-1 G/F SRJackie Stiles S.W. Missouri State University 5-8 G SRJessie Stomski Wisconsin University 6-3 F JRMaren Walseth Penn State University 6-3 F SR

District 7Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.Lauren Beckman University of Utah 6-2 F/G JRAmy Ewert University of Utah 6-0 F/G SRLinda Frohlich University of Nevada-Las Vegas 6-2 F JRD-dra Rucker Southern Methodist University 5-10 F SRKate Smith University of Nevada, Reno 6-2 C/F SOErin Thorn Brigham Young University 5-10 G SO

District 8Name School Ht. Pos. Yr.Reshea Bristol University of Arizona 5-10 G SRMegan Franza University of Washington 5-11 G SRAnnie Garrison Santa Clara University 6-3 F/C SRJackie Moore Long Beach State University 6-2 C SRNicole Powell Stanford University 6-2 G FRFelicia Ragland Oregon State University 5-9 G JR

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