Saturday, April 05, 2008

Crystal and Kristi . . .

This time of the year, awards to college basketball players are being handed out by a number of different organizations and publictions. While it's always a great honor to receive one, particularly an "All-American" designation, some of these awards, as George Orwell might put it, are more equal than others. And there's no question that the most prestigious "All-American" selection is to be named to the State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team (formerly known as the Kodak All-America Team).

The BasketCases are therefore extremely happy to report that Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver today received that great honor, as they were both named to the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team. There are only 10 players named to this team, which puts Lang and KT in some pretty exclusive company. It also means the Terps make up 20% of the team, a pretty darn good stat when you think about how many great Division-I teams (and players) there are out there!

The others named today to the All-America Team were Sylvia Fowles, Erlana Larkins, Angel McCoughtry, Renee Montgomery, Maya Moore, Courtney Paris, Candace Parker, and Candice Wiggins. This is a wonderful honor for Lang, KT, and everyone else on the Team, and we congratulate all of them! And an extra congratulations to Candice Wiggins, who was also named the Wade Trophy Player of the Year.

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More Honors. We're also very happy to report that Virginia high school senior and in-coming Terp Lynetta Kizer has been named to the AAA All-State Basketball Team. Congrats to Yah-Yah! (The BasketCases eagerly await the first social with the team next year, so that we can ask her about the origin of her nickname. Of course, if someone who knows would please post it here as a comment, that would be great too!)


At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to all! Looking forward to knowing how Lynetta Kizer got the nickname "Yah-Yah" also!

At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to KT & Lang. I thought Laura Harper could have * probably should have rated an honorable mention. Maybe Marissa too, but definitely Harp.



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