Speaking of All-Americans . . . we learned this week from the always-informative Terps website that for the second time in her career, Crystal Langhorne has been voted an Academic All-American. Just another example of why her banner belongs in Comcast's rafters! Congratulations, Lang!
New-New . . . New Coach? Every year the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) hosts a post-season invitation-only two and a half day workshop for players who've completed their eligibility and aspire to join the coaching ranks. Terps senior (and consecutive game record-holder) Ashleigh Newman is one of this year's invitees to the Nike-sponsored "So You Want to be a Coach" workshop. The BasketCases think New-New would make a great coach . . . let's face it, she's been mentored by one of the best. Congratulations, Ashleigh!
And Some News from the Mystics. As expected, the Mystics not only matched Minnesota's offer to Nakia Sanford, but signed her up for the next three years! So fan favorite Kia will be sticking around the Phone Booth for several more summers at the very least. And, speaking of long-term contracts . . . the Mystics guaranteed that All-Star Alana Beard won't be changing jerseys anytime soon either. Mystics GM Linda Hargrove announced Monday that the team has signed Alana to a four-year contract. More good news for Mystics fans! By the way, Alana and Nakia participated in an on-line chat with fans yesterday . . . in case you missed it, you can find the transcript here.