Freshman Jones Named to WBJ All-Freshman Team

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    HOUSTON, Texas -- University of Houston Lady Cougar freshman sensation Chandi Jones received another honor today when she was named to the 2000-01 WBJ Freshmen All-American second team by The Women's Basketball Journal.

    Jones, who captured Conference USA Freshman of the Year honors as well as being named to the First Team C-USA All-Conference and All-Freshman team, led all freshmen (twelfth overall) in NCAA Division I women's basketball in averaging 21.5 points per game. Despite missing the final nine games of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Houston's win over UAB on January 28, her overall numbers-including 429 total points-shattered all Conference USA freshman scoring records.

    The WBJ All-America team, which is named by position, is selected by the publication's editors and contributors. A complete list of WBJ national honor winners is listed below.

    WBJ 2000-01 National Honors
    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

    2000-01 WBJ All-Americans
    First Team Cl. School Hometown
    F-G LaToya Thomas So. Mississippi State 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 Se. 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 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 Defensive All-Americans
    First Team Cl. Pos. School Hometown
    Ruth Riley Sr. C NotreDame Macy, Ind.
    Niele Ivy Sr. G NotreDame 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 TexasTech Plainview, Tex.
    Erin Batth Sr. F-C Clemson Marietta, Ga.
    Shea Ralph Sr. G-F Connecticut Fayetteville, N.C.



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