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James Named Kodak/WBCA All-America Finalist

James Named Kodak/WBCA All-America Finalist

March 14, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. –

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James – one of 48 finalists who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions – is now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team.

 

A First Team All-ACC selection, James led the ACC in scoring for the second-consecutive season averaging 20.9 points per game throughout the regular season.

 

With 3,343 career points, she needs just 16 points to surpass former Hurricane great Maria Rivera as the school’s all-time leading scorer.

 

After earning a first-round bye at the 2006 WNIT, James the Hurricanes will take on the winner Thursday’s Florida International- Cincinnati game Saturday at 7 p.m. at the BankUnitedCenter.

 

The Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team for NCAA Division I will be announced at the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team Press Conference at the Westin Copley Place on April 1, 2006 at 9:45 a.m. (ET) in Boston, Mass.