Freshman Jones Named to WBJ All-Freshman Team

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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