Hoffman Named Finalist For WBCA All-America Honors

March 10, 2004

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Eastman Kodak Company today announced USC women's basketball senior Ebony Hoffman as one of 48 finalists for the 2004 NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America team.

WBCA head coach members from each of the eight WBCA geographical regions determine finalists. Once selected, all finalists are considered for Kodak/WBCA All-America team honors. The six-player Kodak/WBCA All-America team will be announced on April 3 during the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans, La.

This is the second regional honor for Hoffman, a 6-foot-3 power forward from Harbor City, Calif., who also was named to the Region VIII team in 2003. Region VIII is comprised of teams from the Pac-10, Big West and West Coast Conferences. The other selected honorees are Kristen Mann from UC Santa Barbara, Washington's Giuliana Mendiola, Idaho's Emily Faurholt, Arizona's Shawntinice Polk and Nicole Powell from Stanford.

Hoffman, who completed her four-year USC career at the Pac-10 Tournament last week, leaves as USC's most celebrated player since Tina Thompson left Troy in 1997. A starter since her freshman season, Hoffman quickly established herself as one of the Pac-10's most dominating players. She earned her third All-Pac-10 first team selection this season, in addition to being honored nationally as a preseason All-American and Wooden Award candidate. She became the first USC player since Cheryl Miller, and the first Pac-10 player to ever tally more than 1,500 career points, 1,000 rebounds and 245 steals. This year she led the team in points (14.9 ppg) and rebounds (8.1 rpg).


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