Feb. 28, 2006
The 2005-06 All-ACC women’s basketball honors continue to be announced and Florida State continues to be represented. For the second straight season, Florida State’s Alicia Gladden was named to the ACC All-Defensive Team while rookie Britany Miller was named to the 2006 ACC All-Freshman Team.
FSU’s leader with 58 steals, Gladden ranks seventh in the league in steals per game with 2.15 and sixth in ACC contests with 2.36. She is also FSU’s leader in rebounding at 6.3 boards per game. The ACC coaches began picking an ACC All-Defensive Team in 2000 and an FSU player has been among the five-member team in four of the six years.
“Alicia Gladden’s effort really speaks for itself and I am really proud of the fact that she has been a two-time member of the ACC All-Defensive Team – just a five-member team from a 12-member conference,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “This team is voted on by the coaches so I think that it is one of the highest rewards a player can get. Alicia just does so much for us defensively. She is really somebody who makes us go and turns our defense into our offensive system.”
FSU'S ALL-TIME ACC ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM HONOREES 2000 Brooke Wyckoff 2001 Brooke Wyckoff 2005 Alicia Gladden 2006 Alicia Gladden
2005-06 ACC ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM La'Tangela Atkinson, North Carolina Alicia Gladden, Florida State Lindsey Harding, Duke Ashley Key, NC State Aja Parham, Boston College
2005-06 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Lindsey Harding, Duke
Miller, the only Seminole to start all 27 games this season, has scored in double figures in nine of the last 12 games, including the last two straight including 10 points vs. No. 17 Boston College. She had a career-high with a team-high 22 points in the win over Wake Forest. She was a three-time ACC Rookie of the Week and was the only Seminole in double figures at No. 6 Maryland with 16 points.
Miller is fourth on the team in scoring at 10.4 points per game and is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game–good for second on the team. She has scored in double figures 18 times and has led the team in scoring five times including three ACC games. She has grabbed four or more rebounds in 18 games and has a team-high 35 blocks for the year. Since joining the ACC in 1992, FSU has had six players earn ACC All-Freshman team honors.
“It has been a great rookie season for players in the ACC,” Semrau said. “There’s just tremendous talent and to have one of the five players that was named to that team our of all 12 ACC schools says a lot about not only the talent, but the productivity of Britany Miller. She’s made such a huge impact on our team and she can only get a ton better and that’s what is so exciting.”
FSU'S ALL-TIME ACC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM HONOREES 1992 Connie Robinson 1996 Latavia Coleman 1997 Brooke Wyckoff 1999 April Traylor 2004 Shante Williams 2006 Britany Miller
2005-06 ACC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Marissa Coleman, Maryland Deirdre Naughton, Wake Forest Abby Waner, Duke Kristi Toliver, Maryland Britany Miller, Florida State
Honorable Mention All-Freshman Lyndra Littles, Virginia Rashanda McCants, North Carolina