James Earns First Team All-ACC Honors
Feb. 27, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. –
Senior forward Tamara James has been named a 2006 First Team All-ACC selection and junior guard Renee Taylor earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors as voted on by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
A native of <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Dania, Fla., James led the ACC in scoring throughout the regular season, averaging 20.9 points per game and was the only player in the league to score in double figures in all 27 games. She also led the conference in steals with 3.11 per game and ranked among the league’s top five in rebounding with 7.6 rebounds per game.
The honor marks the second First Team All-ACC selection for James who was a 2005 honoree. Prior to UM’s move to the ACC last season, James earned First Team All-BIG EAST honors as a junior in 2004 and in 2003 received Second Team All-BIG EAST accolades along with being named a First Team BIG EAST All-Freshman selection.
Taylor, who hails from Harlem, N.Y., ranked sixth in the league in scoring with 15.6 points per game. She finished the regular season fifth in the ACC in free throw percentage (.824) and fourth in steals (2.26 spg).
She becomes the first UM player other than James to earn any type of All-ACC honors in Miami’s two-year existence in the league.
First Team (1st Team Votes)
Monique Currie, Duke (70*) 210
Ivory Latta, North Carolina (70*) 210
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland (65) 205
Tamara James, Miami (57) 192
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina (31) 163
*unanimous 1st-team selection
Brooke Quennan, BostonCollege 114
Mistie Williams, Duke 110
Marissa Coleman, Maryland 108
Shay Doron, Maryland 98
Lindsey Harding, Duke 88
Cotelia Bond-Young, Wake Forest 86
Alicia Gladden, FloridaState 78
Camille Little, North Carolina 65
Kerri Gardin, Virginia Tech 61
Sharnee’ Zoll, Virginia 56
Honorable Mention (25 or more points)
Renee Taylor, Miami 53
Tiffany Stansbury, NC State 41