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  • GBALLMAG.COM YOUNG ALL-AMERICA TEAM
    By Dave Wohlhueter

    This is the third annual Gballmag.com Young All-America team, made up of freshmen who played significant roles for their respective teams in their first collegiate action. Some of these young players did not get recognition beyond conference freshman teams. Here's the list of players named to the Gballmag.com Young All-America team:

    DeWanna Bonner, 6-4, G, Auburn. Named to the Southeastern Conference all-freshman team. She averaged 13.5 ppg. and 6.5 rpg. per outing.

    Sha Brooks, 5-7, G, Florida. Had a great frosh year for the Gators, averaging 13.7 ppg. She was selected on the Southeastern Conference second team.

    Marissa Coleman, 6-1, G/F, Maryland. Named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year. She was instrumental in the Terrapins winning their first NCAA championship. Coleman averaged 13.8 ppg. and 8.1 rpg.

    Alexis Gray-Lawson, 5-8, G, California. She was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and received Pac-10 honorable mention. She averaged 14.6 ppg., 3.9 rpg., and 2.7 apg.

    Quanitra Hollingsworth, 6-4, F, Virginia Commonwealth. She was the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year, and named to the conference third team and All-Defensive squads. She was eighth in the country in rebounding (11.1 rpg.), and averaged 14.7 ppg.

    Renee Montgomery, 5-7, G, UConn. She was selected as the top freshman in the Big East Conference. She made the Huskie offense roll, averaging 12.0 ppg. and 3.0 apg.

    Mandy Morales, 5-9, G, University of Montana. She was Co-Outstanding Freshman in the Big Sky Conference and a unanimous selection to the conference 12-player team. Morales averaged 15.9 ppg., 5.2 rpg., and 4.1 apg. to help the Grizzlies to a 21-7 record.

    Courtney Paris, 6-4, C, Oklahoma. Gballmag.com Freshman of the Year, winning the same honor in the Big 12 Conference. Paris was named to the conference first team and defensive team. She was No. 1 in the country in rebounding (14.8 rpg.), and fourth in scoring (20.9 ppg.).

    Candace Parker, 6-3, F, Tennessee. Named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, and was selected on the conference second team. Parker averaged 17.3 ppg., shooting .552 from the field. She also grabbed 8.9 rpg. Made a name for herself with two dunks in the opening game of the NCAA tournament.

    Kendra Reed, 5-10, G/F, Southern Mississippi. Reed averaged 15.4 ppg., and was Co-Freshman of the Year in Conference USA. She was also named to the conference second team.

    Megan Skouby, 6-6, C, Iowa. She was the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. She led the conference in field goal percentage (.551), averaging 14.3 ppg. Skouby also pulled down 5.0 rpg. She was named to the Big Ten third team.

    Kristi Tolliver, 5-7, G, Maryland. Another player who was key to MD taking the national title. She played 43 of the game's 45 minutes in the title contest, converting a long 3-pt. basket with six seconds left in regulation to tie the score and send it into OT.

    Jasmine Young, 5-5, G, East Carolina. Named Co-Conference USA Freshman of the Year with Reed. She was also selected on the conference second team with a 13.1 ppg. average, and handed out 5.28 apg.




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