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James Named Preseason All-ACC Selection

James Named Preseason All-ACC Selection

Oct. 27, 2005

CORAL GABLES, Fla. –

Miami senior forward Tamara James has been named to the Preseason All-ACC Team as determined by a voted of media and head coaches of the Atlantic Coast Conference.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

 

The selection marks the second preseason All-ACC honor for James, a native of <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Dania, Fla., who also garnered preseason All-ACC marks last year in UM’s inaugural campaign in the league. Last season, she went on to lead the ACC in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game to earn First Team All-ACC and WBCA and AP Honorable Mention All-America honors.

 

A 2005-06 National Player of the Year candidate, James enters the season ranked third all-time at UM in career scoring average (20.0 ppg) and currently sits at fourth place all-time with 1,761 points

 

Under the direction of first-year head coach Katie Meier, James and the Hurricanes will kick-off the 2005-06 season Nov. 18 hosting Samford at 7 p.m. at the ConvocationCenter.

 

2005-06 Preseason Poll                                 

1. Duke (30) – 470

2. North Carolina (10) – 446

3. Maryland – 394

4. NC State – 352

5. BostonCollege – 302

6. FloridaState – 256

7. Virginia Tech – 214

8. Virginia – 188

9. WakeForest – 166

10. Georgia Tech – 152

11. Miami – 126

12. Clemson – 54

First place votes in (parenthesis) followed by – total votes.

 

2005-06 Preseason All-ACC Team

Monique Currie, Duke

Shay Doron, Maryland

Tamara James, Miami

Crystal Langhorne, Maryland

Erlana Larkins, North Carolina

Ivory Latta, North Carolina

 

2005-06 Preseason Player of the Year

Monique Currie, Duke

 

2005-06 Preseason Rookie of the Year

Abby Waner, Duke