March 3, 2004
The Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association announced the 2004 All-ACC Women’s Basketball teams on Wednesday afternoon and for the third straight season, Florida State’s Tasheika Allen was recognized. A 6-0 senior guard from Huntsville, Ala., Allen earned second team honors for the second straight year, while freshman Shante Williams garnered honorable mention All-ACC honors and was named to the five-player All-Freshman Team.
Allen, who earned third team All-ACC honors as a sophomore, has led the team in scoring all season long and is at 14.0 points per game which ranks sixth in the ACC. She has started all 27 games and is averaging a team-high 28.9 minutes of play per game. A team captain, Allen has scored in double figures in 20 games, including eight games of 20 or more points for 18 times in her career. She had back-to-back 20 points games four times this season and has led the team in scoring in 11 games. She was named ACC Player of the Week on January 19th and had her best game of the season with a season-high 25 points, on 73 percent shooting from the field, in 28 minutes of play in the win vs. Maryland. In the Duke game on January 5th, Allen became the 18th player in FSU history to reach the 1000-point mark and has 1,199 points in her three-year FSU career.
Rookie starting point guard Shante Williams is averaging 10.9 points, which ranks second on the team, 5.4 rebounds which ranks third on the team, and a team-high 5.3 assists per game. Williams, who has earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors three times, has led the team in scoring five times, in rebounding six times and assists 25 times. She has scored six or more points in 24 games, including 13 in double figures and has had five or more rebounds in 18 games, including double-digits three times. The team leader with 144 assists and 60 steals, Williams has played 20 or more minutes in every game, including 13 games of 30 or more minutes. She has excelled in league play and leads the team in ACC scoring at 13.0 ppg and ACC rebounding at 6.0 rpg and had scored in double figures in all but five ACC games. She scored a team-high 20 points in the win over No. 2 Duke and added five steals, eight assists and three steals in 35 minutes of play.
The Seminoles will face Maryland in ACC Tournament action on Saturday, March 6th at 8:30 p.m.