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Bravard: All-America Nominee

March 16, 2011







TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Cierra Bravard has been named an All-Region Nominee for the 2011 NCAA Division I State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team, the WBCA announced Wednesday.

Bravard is one of seven student-athletes in Region 2 to earn the honor.

On, Monday, March 21, the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team selection committee will review the 52 total national candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team.

Bravard, who earned All-ACC First Team honors earlier this month, has led the FSU women’s basketball team into its seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Sandusky, Ohio native is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and minutes played and her 14.6 ppg and 7.6 rpg are both team highs.

The Seminoles play Sunday night at 5 p.m. ET against Samford to start the NCAA Tournament. FSU is a No. 3 seed in the Dallas Region.

Cierra Bravard: All-Star Candidate

 

The All-Region honorees are as follows:


Region 1

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Skylar Diggins

University of Notre Dame

So.

G

5-9

 

Keisha Hampton

DePaul University

Jr.

F

6-2

 

Amber Harris

Xavier University

RS-Sr.

F

6-5

 

Tiffany Hayes

University of Connecticut

Jr.

G

5-10

 

Maya Moore

University of Connecticut

Sr.

F

6-0

 

Natalie Novosel

University of Notre Dame

Jr.

G

5-11

 

Devereaux Peters 

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

F

6-2

 

Ta’Shia Phillips

Xavier University

Sr.

C

6-6

 

Samantha Quigley

DePaul University

Sr.

G

5-5

 

Elizabeth Repella

West Virginia University

Sr.

G

5-11

 

Angel Robinson

Marquette University

Sr.

G

5-8

 

Sugar Rodgers

Georgetown University

So.

G

5-11

 

Region 2

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Cierra Bravard

Florida State University

Jr.

F

6-4

 

Dawn Evans

James Madison University

Sr.

G

5-7

 

Shenise Johnson

University of Miami

Jr.

G

5-11

 

Alex Montgomery

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sr.

G-F

6-1

 

Carolyn Swords

Boston College

Sr.

C

6-6

 

Jasmine Thomas

Duke University

Sr.

G

5-9

 

Riquna Williams

University of Miami

Jr.

G

5-6

 

Region 3

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

LaSondra Barrett

Louisiana State University

Jr.

F

6-2

 

Victoria Dunlap

University of Kentucky

Sr.

F

6-2

 

Tierney Jenkins

University of Alabama

Sr.

F

6-0

 

Glory Johnson

University of Tennessee

Jr.

F

6-3

 

Porsha Phillips

University of Georgia

Sr.

F

6-2

 

Jence Rhoads

Vanderbilt University

Sr.

G

5-11

 

Shekinna Stricklin

University of Tennessee

Jr.

F

6-2

 

Region 4

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Kourtney Brown

University at Buffalo

Sr.

F

6-0

 

Tacarra Hayes

Tennessee Tech University

Jr.

G

5-7

 

Lauren Prochaska

Bowling Green State University

Sr.

G

5-11

 

Chastity Reed

Univ. of Arkansas – Little Rock

Sr.

F

6-1

 

Naama Shafir

University of Toledo

Jr.

G

5-7

 

Courtney Taylor

University of Houston

Sr.

F

6-0

 

Region 5

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Danielle Adams

Texas A&M University

Sr.

F-C

6-1

 

Kelsey Bolte

Iowa State University

Sr.

G

6-1

 

Brittney Griner

Baylor University

So.

C

6-8

 

Melissa Jones

Baylor University

Sr.

G

5-11

 

Danielle Robinson

University of Oklahoma

Sr.

G

5-9

 

Odyssey Sims

Baylor University

Fr.

G

5-9

 

Tyra White

Texas A&M University

Jr.

G

6-0

 

Region 6

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Kachine Alexander

University of Iowa

Sr.

G

5-9

 

Celeste Hoewisch

Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Sr.

G

5-7

 

Amy Jaeschke

Northwestern University

Sr.

C

6-5

 

Kalisha Keane

Michigan State University

Sr.

F

6-1

 

Jantel Lavender

Ohio State University

Sr.

C

6-4

 

Region 7

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Adrienne Johnson

Louisiana Tech University

Sr.

F

6-1

 

Eryn Jones

Portland State University

Jr.

G

5-8

 

Tahnee Robinson

University of Nevada

Sr.

G

5-9

 

Jaleesa Ross

California State Univ. – Fresno

Sr.

G

5-8

 

Region 8

 

 

Name 

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

 

Nneka Ogwumike

Stanford University

Jr.

C

6-2

 

Kayla Pedersen

Stanford University

Sr.

F

6-4

 

Jeannette Pohlen

Stanford University

Sr.

G

6-0

 

Courtney Vandersloot

Gonzaga University

Sr.

G

5-8

 

An equation to determine the number of regional nominees is use to ensure a fair number of candidates 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.  Multiply 52 (the total number of desired finalists) by the percentage to get a 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. Per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2008, Region 1 has 12 finalists and Region 4 has six finalists.

The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team for NCAA Division I will be announced at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, April 2, in Indianapolis during the WBCA National Convention, which is held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women’s Final Four®. 

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About the WBCA:
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