July 6, 2006
The 2006 All-ACC Academic Women’s Basketball Team was announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford and Florida State was well-represented with four recipients – more than any other league school. Ganiyat Adeduntan, Alicia Gladden, Holly Johnson and LaQuinta Neely were recognized for their academic accomplishments. The foursome also helped the Seminoles to back-to-back 20-win seasons and NCAA Tournament second round appearances.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
For Adeduntan, it was the Athens, Ga., native’s third such honor of her career. In 2005-06, Adeduntan, who ranked second on the team in scoring (12.1) and rebounding (5.2) became just the 19th player in FSU women’s basketball history to join the 1,000-point club.
Johnson received the award for the second straight season. The Phoenix, Ariz., native ranked third on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game and was the team leader with 106 assists.
Neely and Gladden were first time honorees. One of four team captains, Neely, who hails from Laurens, S.C., was a defensive force for the Seminoles and averaged 5.2 points and was second on the team with 96 assists.
Gladden, an Orange Park, Fla., native, earned third team All-ACC honors in 2005-06 and was named to the ACC All-Defensive Team for the second straight season. She led the team in scoring at 13.1 points and rebounding at 6.4 rebounds per game.
2006 All-ACC Academic Women’s Basketball Team
Name, School Pos. Year Major
Sarah Marshall, Boston College G Jr. Communications
Brooke Queenan, Boston College F Sr. Economics
Amanda Frist, Clemson C Sr. Early Childhood Education
Jessica Foley, Duke G Sr. Environmental Sciences
Ganiyat Adeduntan, Florida State G Sr. Nursing
Alicia Gladden, Florida State G Jr. Sport Management
Holly Johnson, Florida State G Sr. Media Production
LaQuinta Neely, Florida State G Sr. Elementary Education
Shay Doron, Maryland G Jr. Criminology and Criminal Justice
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland C/F So. Undeclared
Tatjana Marincic, Miami G/F Sr. International Finance & Marketing
Jennifer Nelms, North Carolina G Sr. Communication Studies
Jessica Sell, North Carolina G Sr. Communication Studies
Laura Haskins, Virginia Tech G Fr. Management
Carrie Mason, Virginia Tech G Sr. Accounting and Information System