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  • WBCA Picks Top 20 Seniors for All-America Game
    By WBCA Communications Staff

    The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is pleased to announce the selection of the nation's top 20 high school senior female basketball players to the 2003 WBCA High School All-America Game, presented by Nike. This marks 12 years that the WBCA has sanctioned a girls' high school All-America Team.

    The 20 players who have been selected to participate in this year's WBCA High School All-America Game will be assigned to two, 10-player teams. The college-style regulation game is scheduled for Friday, April 4, at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia. The game is scheduled to tip-off during "The Night of All-Stars" at 6:00 p.m. (EST), followed by the WBCA All-Star Challenge, which will feature the top 20 senior collegiate players in the nation. This is the first time in the 12-year history of the game, due to recent NCAA legislation, that college coaches will be able to watch the High School All-Stars in person. "The Night of All-Stars" is the kick-off of the 22nd Annual WBCA National Convention, which takes place at the site of the NCAA Women's Final Four.

    Here is a list of players to participate in this year's WBCA High School All-America Game:

    Alison Bales Beavercreek, OH Beavercreek HS
    Kalee Carey Canyon, TX Canyon HS
    Jessica Davenport Columbus, OH Independence HS
    Dee Davis Cincinnati, OH Princeton HS
    Lauren Ervin Inglewood, CA Inglewood HS
    Katie Gearlds Beech Grove, IN Beech Grove HS
    Jennifer Harris Harrisburg, PA Central Dauphin HS
    Brandie Hoskins Dayton, OH Chaminade-Julienne HS
    Brittany Hunter Columbus, OH Brookhaven HS
    Tiffany Jackson Duncanville, TX Duncanville HS
    Britney Jordan Peoria, IL Woodruff HS
    Ivory Latta McConnells, SC York Comprehensive HS
    Erin Lawless Berwyn, IL Fenwick HS
    Camille Little Winston-Salem, NC Carver HS
    Amber Long Irmo, SC Dutch Fork HS
    Noelle Quinn Los Angeles, CA Bishop Montgomery HS
    Dominque Redding Clearwater, FL Clearwater HS
    Alesha Robertson Plainview, TX Plainview HS
    Liz Sherwood Castle Rock, CO Highlands Ranch HS
    Dorian Williams Jacksonville, FL Ribault Senior HS

    "I believe that this is one of the most balanced teams we have had in a long time, which made choosing this team harder than any in the recent history due to the amount of players capable of playing in this game," said Brad Smith, chair of the WBCA High School All-America Selection Committee and girl's basketball coach at Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Ore. "The majority of these players will have an immediate impact at their college next year."

    In addition, the following 20 players have been cited as Honorable Mention All-Americans:

    Katie Antony Anacoco, LA Anacoco HS
    Amanda Brown Kennett Sq, PA Unionville HS
    Keisha Brown Charlotte, NC Charlotte Christian HS
    Cori Chambers Elmsford, NY The Ursuline School HS
    Crystal Erwin Rancho Cucamonga, CA St. Paul HS
    Kalika France Forestville, MD Bishop McNamara HS
    Jennifer Hall Folsom, CA Folsom HS
    Heather Hansen Orem, UT Mountain View HS
    Janese Hardrick Powder Springs, GA McEachern HS
    Victoria Lucas-Perry Grand Blanc, MI Powers Catholic HS
    Sarah Marshall Falmouth, ME Catherine McAuley HS
    Navonda Moore Jackson, MS Murrah HS
    Eshaya Murphy Van Nuys,CA Monticlair HS
    Kristen Newlin Riverton, WY Riverton HS
    Liz Podominick Lakeville, MN Lakeville HS
    Kiana Robinson Brandon, FL Laurinburg Institute HS
    Leah Rush Amarillo, TX Amarillo HS
    Krista Sanchez Springdale, AR Springdale HS
    Carlynn Savant Bedford, TX Trinity HS
    Ashley Shields Atoka, TN Melrose HS

    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 of women's basketball and to foster and promote the development of the game of basketball as an amateur sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, visit its Web site.

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