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Thursday March 15, 2012Jennifer George Voted To WBCA All-Region 3 Team For Coaches' All-America Team

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Jennifer George

The University of Florida’s Jennifer George (Orlando, Fla.) was one of seven players selected to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 3 Team the WBCA announced Thursday.

 

George is one of 52 candidates that the selection committee will evaluate and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.

 

George, a 6-foot junior forward, leads the Gators in scoring (13.0 ppg) and rebounding (9.0 rpg), an effort that also is second in the Southeastern Conference. She has posted 15 double-doubles (points and rebounds), a total that leads the league and ranks 15th nationally.

 

George was voted by the league’s coaches as a First Team All-SEC performer and by the media to its five-member second team.

  

George’s recognition is the first time a Gator has been named to the All-Region Team since 2009 when Sha Brooks was a WBCA honorable mention All-American.

 

The Gators earned their 13 th bid to the NCAA Tournament and begin the 2012 NCAA Tournament as the No. 8 seed, playing No. 8 Ohio State on Sunday, March 18 at 12:15 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live by ESPN2.

 

 

The All-Region honorees are as follows:

Region 1

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Shey Peddy

Temple University

Sr.

G

5-7

Skylar Diggins

University of Notre Dame

Jr.

G

5-9

Natalie Novosel

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

G

5-11

Devereaux Peters

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

F

6-2

Shoni Schimmel

University of Louisville

So.

G

5-10

Bria Hartley

University of Connecticut

So.

G

5-7

Tiffany Hayes

University of Connecticut

Sr.

G

5-10

Nadirah McKenith

St. John’s University

Jr.

G

5-7

Shenneika Smith

St. John’s University

Jr.

G

6-1

Da’Shena Stevens

St. John’s University

Sr.

F

6-1

Sugar Rodgers

Georgetown University

Jr.

G

5-11

Anna Martin

DePaul University

Jr.

G

5-9

Region 2

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Chay Shegog

University of North Carolina

Sr.

C

6-5

Shenise Johnson

University of Miami

Sr.

G

5-11

Riquna Williams

University of Miami

Sr.

G

5-6

Alyssa Thomas

University of Maryland

So.

G

6-2

Chelsea Gray

Duke University

So.

G

5-11

Elizabeth Williams

Duke University

Fr.

C

6-3

Elena Delle Donne

University of Delaware

Jr.

F

6-5

Region 3

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Christina Foggie

Vanderbilt University

So.

G

5-9

Glory Johnson

University of Tennessee

Sr.

F

6-3

A’dia Mathies

University of Kentucky

Jr.

G

5-9

Anne Marie Armstrong

University of Georgia

Jr.

G

6-3

Jasmine Hassell

University of Georgia

Jr.

F

6-2

Jennifer George

University of Florida

Jr.

F

6-0

LaSondra Barrett

Louisiana State University

Sr.

F

6-2

Region 4

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Jasmine Lee

University of Memphis

Sr.

F

6-2

Courtney Osborn

Miami University

Jr.

G

5-10

Tavelyn James

Eastern Michigan

Sr.

G

5-7

Alexis Rogers

Bowling Green State University

So.

F

6-1

Ebony Rowe

Middle Tennessee State University

So.

F

6-1

Jerica Coley

Florida International University

So.

G

5-8

Region 5

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Carolyn Davis

University of Kansas

Jr.

C

6-3

Angel Goodrich

University of Kansas

Sr.

G

5-4

Tyra White

Texas A&M University

Sr.

G

6-0

Chelsea Poppens

Iowa State University

Jr.

F

6-2

Brittney Griner

Baylor University

Jr.

C

6-8

Odyssey Sims

Baylor University

So.

G

5-8

Destiny Williams

Baylor University

Jr.

F

6-1

Region 6

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Jordan Hooper

University of Nebraska

So.

F

6-2

Alex Bentley

Penn State University

Jr.

G

5-7

Tayler Hill

Ohio State University

Jr.

G

5-10

Samantha Prahalis

Ohio State University

Sr.

G

5-7

Julie Wojta

University of Wisconsin

Sr.

F

6-0

Region 7

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Katie Bussey

Montana State University

Sr.

G

5-8

Courtney Clements

San Diego State University

Jr.

G

6-0

Ashlee Brown

Utah State University

Sr.

F

6-0

Devyn Christensen

Utah State University

Jr.

G

5-6

Region 8

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Layshia Clarendon

University of California-Berkeley

Jr.

G

5-9

Chiney Ogwumike

Stanford University

So.

F

6-2

Nnemkadi Ogwumike

Stanford University

Sr.

F

6-2

Kayla Standish

Gonzaga University

Sr.

F

6-3

 

 

The selection committee uses an equation to determine a fair number of nominees from each region. The number of Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of Division I institutions overall to get a percentage for each region.  This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region. The 52 All-Region Team members then go before the selection committee, which reduces the list to 40 finalists. These 40 finalists can come from any region. However, per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2008, the selection committee must select 12 finalists from Region 1 and six finalists from Region 4.

 

The 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced at 1:05 p.m. MT Saturday March 31, during the NCAA’s Super Saturday festivities at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

 

About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. The WBCA is pleased to join the women's sports community in commemorating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which was passed by Congress on June 23, 1972, and provides females with equal opportunities in athletics in the U.S. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.

 

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